Looking to apply more structure to engineering simulation? ANSYS Inc. has a new product it claims can help do just that.
The new ANSYS Engineering Knowledge Manager (EKM) is positioned as a solution for bring data management and process management to simulation efforts. Sort of like a Product Data Management (PDM) tool, but tuned specifically to the requirements of simulation analysis.
According to officials, ANSYS EKM offers collaboration and communications functions, ensuring engineers transfer the right simulation information to the right people when it’s needed. The software has support for archiving and managing simulation data, historic tracking of files, advanced search and retrieval functions, report generation, simulation comparison tools along with workflow automation, collaboration capabilities and the ability to capture and deploy best practices.
Last year at Hannover Fair, lots of people were talking about Industry 4.0. This is a concept that seems to have a different name in every region. Iíve been referring to it as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), not to be confused with the plain old Internet of Things (IoT). Others refer to it as the Connected Industry, the smart factory concept, M2M, data extraction, and so on.
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