SIMULIA Isight & SIMULIA Execution Engine
Process automation and design exploration
In today’s complex product development and manufacturing environment, designers and engineers are using a wide range of software tools to design and simulate their products. Often, chained simulation process flows are required in which the parameters and results from one software package are needed as inputs to another package and the manual process of entering the required data can reduce efficiency, slow product development, and introduce errors in modeling and simulation assumptions.
SIMULIA provides market-leading solutions that improve the process of leveraging the power of various software packages. Isight and the SIMULIA Execution Engine (formerly Fiper) are used to combine multiple cross-disciplinary models and applications together in a simulation process flow, automate their execution across distributed compute resources, explore the resulting design space, and identify the optimal design parameters subject to required constraints.
Isight is a tool used for automation of simulation process flows, with the possibility of including commercial CAD/CAE software, internally developed programs, and Excel spreadsheets, in order to explore a vast range of design alternatives and identification of optimal performance parameters.
Isight enables users to automate simulation process flows and leverage advanced techniques such as Design of Experiments, Optimization, Approximations, and Design for Six Sigma to thoroughly explore the design space. Advanced, interactive postprocessing tools allow engineers to explore the design space from multiple points of view.
Isight comes equipped with a standard library of components, which form the building blocks of Isight process flows. A component is a container with its own interface for integrating and running a particular simulation application directly within Isight.
The Isight component architecture also supports the integration of customer-proprietary applications. This open integration technology is generic in order to work with a wide range of internally developed scripts, applications, and databases.
SIMULIA’s proven simulation automation and optimization solutions enable engineering teams to:
1. Drastically reduce design cycle time through integrating workflow processes in an automated environment
2. Deliver more reliable, better-quality products through accelerated evaluation of design alternatives
3. Lower hardware investments through effective use of legacy systems and more efficient job distribution
4. Eliminate the bottlenecks of ineffective communication by enabling secure design collaboration among partners
SIMULIA Execution Engine
The SIMULIA Execution Engine (formerly Fiper) provides state-of-the-art Fiper technology for distributing and parallelizing simulation process flows in a high-performance manner that helps utilize your company’s existing hardware and software investments.
The Execution Engine can be utilized as part of a SIMULIA Simulation Lifecycle Management deployment, or can be accessed directly from Isight or a customizable web interface.
By using the Execution Engine, users, administrators, and IT organizations are able to control where models are executed and the process by which they are run, allowing for optimum use of hardware and computing resources. The software integrates seamlessly with existing enterprise web application servers and databases.
Using the Execution Engine, engineering groups are able to execute complex, multidisciplinary design processes in the most cost-effective manner to quickly deliver more competitive and profitable products to the market