The ESI Group, a solution provider in virtual prototyping for manufacturing industries, has launched Visual-Environment 9.0. ESI's multi-domain simulation platform hosts most of ESI's virtual prototyping solutions, and is open to third party technologies. ESI's platform enables industrial users to automate all their Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) processes from Computer-Aided Design (CAD), through pre- and post-processing, modelling, simulation and visualisation, to reporting in any CAE domain - all in a unified environment.
This version provides significant performance improvements in display: the operational speed for viewing and manipulating models is increased manifold, especially for huge models (exceeding 10 million elements).
The new version comes with a local database that can automatically synchronise with local servers, and work alongside VisualDSS, ESI's Decision Support System for managing simulation content and to increase workflow efficiency and productivity.
Other improvements in Visual-Environment 9.0 include Visual-Cast, the first complete release of ESI's user environment dedicated to pre/post processing, meshing, modelling, set-up and handling for ESI's ProCAST.
Adding to the existing environment supporting ESI's CEM solutions for simulating electromagnetic compatibility, Visual-Environment 9.0 now also supports advanced electromagnetic scattering, antenna placement and radar signature analysis. It now offers a fully-integrated environment for all CEM needs.
Visual-Environment 9.0 now introduces new CAE domains, launching Visual-CFD for simulating Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) with the widely used open source code OpenFoam. This new dedicated OpenFoam environment has been conceived to bring the benefits of this open source code to industrial purposes.