- Engineering Workflow Automation
- Design Space Exploration
Our workflow capturing technology is renowned for its user friendliness. Regardless of the engineering discipline or technology, any engineering simulation workflow can easily be sketched in a drag-and-drop process editor. It is all about quickly integrating any commercial or in-house developed engineering software into a repeatable workflow – whatever the complexity of the related processes.
No matter how complex engineering processes are, our workflow technology makes it easy to capture and manage the process. Securely stored in a central repository, all workflows can be readily retrieved and reused. They can even be made accessible as project templates to other users within the organization. Besides repeatedly running engineering simulation processes fully automatically, this approach can be used to consolidate simulation best practices by deploying standardized processes throughout the company.
The most straightforward workflows simply include a single engineering software building block. With our wide choice of preconfigured direct interfaces, setting up such a workflow is easy. And when customers want to embed a commercial or in-house developed software, for which no such standard interface is available, they can confidently rely on our generic integration mechanism to take the hassle out of manually transferring data between software tools. Ultimately, they can even build their own dedicated interfaces based on our unique industry-proven UCI/UCA technology.
Engineering workflows sometimes can be a bit more complex. That is not a problem because any engineering workflow can easily be formalized by mapping the related simulation data flow. Simulation workflows may contain multiple branches, each containing one or more engineering software programs. Even special statements can be added to define looping and conditional branching, or break points can be inserted anywhere to allow for user-defined interventions.
In the context of systems engineering, our nested workflow capabilities prove to be extremely useful. They enable development teams to cascade top-level engineering targets down to the lowest level of the systems modeling hierarchy. That makes it easy to evaluate optimal designs for any partitioned subsystem. Cascading targets in a coordinated fashion and realizing those targets on any decomposed subsystem, greatly simplifies the search for a final optimal system design.