In a recent article “New Frontiers in Simulation Process Automation” published on 3dCadWorld.com by Bruce Jenkins, President of Ora Research, EASA was identified as a 3rd generation simulation and analysis deployment platform. So what exactly does this mean, and how can it benefit engineering-focused enterprises?
As we’ve discussed before, one of the major challenges that enterprises face when it comes to modeling and simulation is the deployment of these models to non-experts in the enterprise. This “democratization of simulation” – or accessibility to simulation processes – is something that EASA can help facilitate by enabling the deployment of existing simulation models to user-friendly, version-controlled web-based applications.
In Jenkins’ article, he focuses on the automation of simulation processes – something that is critical for enterprises to optimize in order to produce the most innovative designs at the most cost and time-effective rates. EASA’s capability as a simulation process deployment software, as Jenkins outlines, serves not only to allow for greater accessibility to simulation models, but also by allowing for greater efficiency of collaboration and minimization of potential errors.
An excerpt from Jenkins’ article:
“How simulation apps escape some of the limits of older approaches is by capturing the expert rules based on the functional architecture of the product family, instead of on the geometry or topology of particular designs…Automation templates constructed on this basis allow any user, expert or non-expert, to explore alternative architectures, and to swap out entire components to find the best design most effectively. Most important is that these apps, designed and certified by experts, are immediately usable by engineers and designers without requiring specialized training—and make the full power of the underlying simulation and analysis tools available, safely and reliably.”
While several major software vendors have delivered what Jenkins described as “2nd generation platforms,” EASA emerges as the next generation tool. Further, of the other 3rd generation platforms that Jenkins mentions, only Comsol and Xogeny are not based on EASA.
Jenkins also asserts the need for simulation apps to be closely tailored to the specific needs and processes of the organization that employs it. Equally important, he notes, is that these apps need to be both forward-thinking for future innovation and at the same time immediately applicable to simulation challenges at hand in order to have the greatest value to the enterprise.
Does your company struggle with simulation process and analysis deployment? Do you employ custom simulation apps to achieve greater efficiency and innovation in design?
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