Optimus 10.17

The 10.17 release of Optimus includes multiple new and more powerful software interfaces, Noesis Solutions has announced. All new interfaces are built on Optimus’ UCI/UCA infrastructure, which enables customers to connect any commercial software with legacy and in-house simulation tools and data models into a single workflow. Optimus’ workflow automation and design space exploration technologies enable manufacturers to implement an ‘engineer by objectives’ development strategy.

According to the company, Optimus’ range of software interfaces frees engineering teams from non-value adding tasks, and eliminate manual model changes and data processing during the execution of virtual experiments. The time savings create new opportunities to gain deeper engineering insights from the simulation results and to make better-informed decisions.

The new direct interface for CETOL 6σ supports the optimisation of engineering challenges involving mechanical tolerance analysis. Product development teams use Sigmetrix’ CETOL 6σ tolerance analysis software to acquire the insights needed to confidently release designs to manufacturing. The new Optimus interface for CETOL 6σ now enables them to evaluate the impact of assembly and component tolerances on product performance. Furthermore, the new interface makes it easy to set up an automated simulation workflow containing CETOL 6σ model entries.  

Support has also been announced for electromagnetic simulation software CST Studio Suite from CST Computer Simulation Technology. Thanks to the integrated design environment, users can access a full range of electromagnetic solver technologies, allowing them to address design challenges across the electromagnetic spectrum; from static and low frequency to microwave and RF, for a range of applications including EDA and electronics, EMC & EMI and charged particle dynamics.

Optimus 10.17 has also been extended to support parallel execution of multiple MSC Adams runs, either using Optimus’ local parallel capabilities, Optimus Parallel Services, or third-party queuing systems. Optimus Parallel Services (introduced with Optimus 10.12) is Noesis Solutions’ fit-for-purpose lightweight queuing system that is easy to install and configure in a network environment without advanced IT infrastructure. In any of these MSC Adams-involved parallel execution scenarios, Optimus orchestrates the remote execution of inputs substitution, simulations and results extraction.


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