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Dassault Releases Isight Upgrade

Dassault Releases Isight Upgrade

Call it business process automation meets engineering. Dassault Systemes' Isight simulation process automation and design optimization tool has been upgraded with new methods and capabilities to exploit multi-core processing along with a new licensing model designed to reduce cost.

Isight, from Dassault's SIMULIA brand, gives designers, engineers and researchers an open system to integrate design and simulation models created with diverse CAD, CAE and other design tool applications. The software is designed to help automate the execution of hundreds or thousands of simulations, saving time and helping improve designs by optimizing against performance or cost variables through statistical methods such as Design of Experiments or Design for Six Sigma.

The new Isight 4.5 upgrade provides new scalable parallel algorithms for leveraging multi-core computing resources, enhanced approximation and reliability methods to evaluate product performance across a range of real-world operating variables, improvements to multi-objective optimization and data mining which provides deeper insight into performance attribute tradeoffs. Dassault also released the SIMULIA Execution Engine (formerly Fiper) 4.5 for executing Isight simulation process flows across computing resources.

Customers will now be able to leverage the new parallel algorithm and optimization features in Isight combined with the distributed computing capabilities of Simulation Execution Engine to evaluate more design alternatives in less time, according to Steve Crowley, director of product management, SIMULIA, Dassault Systemes. This will result in developing better products at a lower cost, he said.

In a related move, users of SIMULIA's Abaqus Unified FEA will benefit from a new licensing policy that dramatically reduces the cost for using SIMULIA's Abaqus Unified FEA in automated design studies with Isight. Using the combination of these products allows customers to reduce their Abaqus token usage as much as 60 percent.

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