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14 Nov 2019
Product lifecycle management

Be Part of the “Industry Renaissance” with Dassault’s 3DEXPERIENCE PLM Platform

Challenge and opportunity can be said to be different sides of the same coin. Certainly that’s true for industry these days—especially for those in the product development and manufacturing space. The recent cover story in Compass Magazine, “Industry Renaissance transforms invention, learning, production and trade,” makes the case that the change going on in the current era is so profound that it rivals the invention of the printing press for how it reshapes society.

Welcome to the era of the “experience.” Gone are the days of manufacturing a simple, physical product. Today it’s all about solutions, services, and experiences—sometimes that’s a physical product plus an experience, sometimes that’s simply a service or experience with no tangible goods. Manufacturers—big and small, traditional and not—all scramble to meet what the Compass Magazine piece calls consumers’ “insatiable appetite for faster, slicker, personalized services.”

What makes the difference in this new market paradigm is the ability to virtualize and collaborate digitally, and to do that—to stay in the game—you’ve got to have the right tools.

What tools do you need?

To respond to customers and the market quickly, to adapt and personalize products, and to integrate physical products with services and experiences, manufacturers can’t rely on traditional habits, processes, and systems.

  • Everything must be digital. Siloed information in filing cabinets isn’t going to cut it in the digital age, so the first key is you need all of your product information, from customer requests and preliminary designs to simulation and test data to marketing and supplier information, in digital form.
  • Everything must be accessible to everyone. You also need all of that information in a single location, where it can be accessed by everyone who needs it. Customer input, marketing material, design files, manufacturing drawings, manufacturing workflows, and more should be co-located in a product file—a single source of truth for critical enterprise data.
  • You’ve got to be able to collaborate. Everyone, everywhere access for corporate data is critical, but so is the ability for team members—and members of different cross-functional teams—to collaborate and share knowledge and know-how. As Shunqun Yang, from Yellow River Engineering Consulting, an international architectural engineering firm based in Zhengzhou, China, explains, “In traditional design, multiple layers of human reviews are required to avoid errors, omissions and collisions. However, with the single data source and real-time collaboration possible on our experience platform, a [single] review can identify and resolve problems early and avoid repeated modifications.” (Quoted in Compass Magazine.)

Be Part of the Renaissance with 3DEXPERIENCE

Dassault Systèmes’ product lifecycle management (PLM) platform, 3DEXPERIENCE ensures you have no more silos and no more islands of information. As one of the premier PLM platforms, it helps manufacturers manage a product from initial idea or request through to service after manufacturing, offering virtualization, collaboration support, and digital efficiency at every step along the way.

It starts with a centralized database, a single repository or vault where all product data is stored, accessible by everyone in—and even out of—the company who needs to participate. As members of the platform, individuals can view shared data, be part of collaborative tasks, and participate in virtual communities around project work. They can collaborate on design, simulation, virtual testing, manufacturing planning and simulation, and other tasks, communicating and saving all notes, changes, versions, and even automated approval routes through the centralized platform.

3DEXPERIENCE can help your organization transform your processes to ensure you take part in the Industry Renaissance. For more information, contact Adaptive.

30 Sep 2019

Catch 3DEXPERIENCE Simulation on Wheels in the Midwest

Check out SIMULIA on Wheels with the 3DEXPERIENCE tour coming to a location in the Midwest.  Mark your calendar to check out the mobile playground which is touring from September – November 2019.

On the tour, you will find a playground of interactive experiences that showcases the power of simulation through a virtual replication of the real world, the “3DEXPERIENCE twin.” As your single source of truth, this enables simulation to be fully integrated throughout concept, design, engineering and manufacturing.

View the Tour Dates:

Anyone is welcome to attend the events marked “Open House”.  Technology Days are private events held at a specific organization.

 

 

 

 

26 Aug 2019

Improve Productivity and Double Product Development Speed with 3DEXPERIENCE

New data from Dassault Systèmes demonstrates how companies can improve productivity by 30% and accelerate product development by 100%, simply by moving to 3DEXPERIENCE, Dassault’s comprehensive product lifecycle management (PLM) platform.

The Problem

Many organizations are still working with a static, on-premise set of siloed applications. CAD, CAE, MFG, and PLM software each evolved individually, and as such, each has its own data set and its own user interface, 3D modeler, data model, file format, and security configuration. Using data from one application in another means transferring and translating it—which often necessitates a PDM system to manage file versions and traceability, increasing the number of non–value added activities employees must perform just to access data.

In addition, the quantity of data in the organization—no small matter with large file packages—and the potential for mistakes increase exponentially as employees copy files onto local machines. Not only does this result in multiple static versions of data, but it also means a huge likelihood of wasted work, rework, or errors when individuals or teams use the wrong versions of files.

Siloed applications didn’t create siloed disciplines, but their separation doesn’t encourage cooperation. Mechanical, electrical, and systems teams build their own models in their own separate domains, and the first time any team sees the systems fully integrated and the whole product working often isn’t until a physical prototype is tested. It’s no surprise physical prototypes sometimes don’t work even after more than 100 build-test-fix iterations, which means projects are delayed and quality suffers.

The Solution

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform from Dassault Systèmes delivers a unified system with more than 500 applications built natively on a digital platform with just one UI, 3D modeler, data models, and security. Each application accesses data from the shared platform without the need to share, transfer, or translate files between formats. Available on-premise or on-cloud, 3DEXPERIENCE is the single, authoritative source of data—real-time information available to all participants in the system—which eliminates local copies of files, as well as all of the non–value added activities, and increases productivity by as much as 30%.

3DEXPERIENCE also promotes collaboration, since multi-disciplinary teams can work together on a single virtual definition, from a single platform. With the software’s robust test and simulation capabilities, teams can virtually build, test, and fix all issues before ever creating a first physical prototype. This results in a high probability of the first physical prototype actually working as intended, as well as a greatly reduced number of physical build-test-fix iterations. Overall, a coordinated, collaborative platform with shared, synchronized data and leading-edge virtual simulation and testing tools means organizations can dramatically improve their product development speed.

For more information about how 3DEXPERIENCE can improve your business processes and productivity, contact Adaptive.

Download the PDF version of this blog post here.

The subject matter and PDF were supplied by Ramesh Haldorai, who is Vice President, Strategic Consulting, 3DEXPERIENCE platform at Dassault Systémes. 

Read the first installment of his series here:Model-Based Systems Engineering.

12 Aug 2019
Electromagnetic Simulation

Electromagnetic Simulation for Design & Analysis of Antennas & MW/RF Components

Join Adaptive’s own Wayne Tanner, Chief Operations Officer and Narayana Balu, Simulation Solution Consultant, Dassault Systèmes for our latest webinar.

In the 5G era, antennas and arrays form the basis of connected devices and vehicles. Antenna design, simulation and placement on platforms form one of the largest and strongest application areas of CST Studio Suite. Users design and optimize components ranging from miniaturized antennas printed on densely populated PCBs to electrically large arrays and reflector antennas. Antenna Magus – a unique antenna design tool compliments the design workflow by enabling users to quickly choose antenna models based on a range of specifications.

RF components such as filters, multiplexers, and transducers are also essential with the proliferation and sub-division of frequency bands. It is important to mitigate interference between increasingly crowded systems of transceivers and hence filters with high dynamic range and sensitivity are crucial, but challenging to design and optimize. In this webinar, we will look at how CST Studio Suite helps design and simulate antennas and RF components across a diverse set of industries.

Key Takeaways

  • Learn the fundamentals of antenna design and simulation in a 5G era
  • Design and optimization of antennas and components ranging from miniaturized antennas on PCBs to large arrays and reflector antennas
  • How to mitigate interference between crowded systems of transceivers and filters with high dynamic range
  • How using a comprehensive design and simulation platform provides benefits to cross functional teams to shorten design cycles and bring products to market faster

Watch the Replay.

26 Jun 2019
Simulation for Systems Engineers

Requirements Simulation for Systems Engineers

Manage Complexity by Simulating Requirements

Requirements specifications are at the heart of the development process. Though multiple tools are used to manage requirements, it is still common for errors to creep in at the specification stage. Validation of requirements is usually carried out after the design phase, when hardware, software and models are simulated. These HiL, SiL and MiL (Hardware, Software, Model in the Loop) simulations are performed successively to validate the embedded systems against the requirements. If there are missing and incorrect requirements, this results in costly design and test iterations.

The dynamic nature of today’s intelligent systems makes it difficult to capture requirements under various operating conditions and system states. A model-based approach advocates the modeling of operating conditions and dynamic states, related functions, and the simulation of functional requirements – to detect and rectify issues with requirements before the detail design activity. Test vectors reflecting operating conditions and dynamic system states are then generated automatically. STIMULUS, the requirements simulation solution from Dassault Systèmes adopts the model-based approach and allows you to simulate and debug the requirements to find missing requirements, identify conflicting ones etc., in exactly the same way a software developer debugs code.

For a video introduction to STIMULUS, please click here.

WHAT IF… you could validate requirements before starting the design?

Model Executable System Specifications

Model formalized textual requirements, state machines and block diagrams in a fully integrated simulation environment. Textual requirements can be allocated at each level of the system’s functional architecture. Describe operating modes and sequences of dynamic systems with state machines.

Debug and Test System Specifications

Simulate the complete system specification (requirements, state machines and block diagrams) as a whole and find specification errors before the design phase, adopting an effective requirement, and test-driven development process. Generate many execution traces that satisfy system specifications and provides powerful debugging features to analyze requirements simulation results: automatic detection and diagnosis of conflicting and missing requirements, requirements coverage, highlight of active requirements, signal monitoring, etc. 

Validate Models in the Loop (MiL)

Once the behavior models and software code are built, validate the behavior against requirements. Build a test environment where requirements are turned into test observers, import behavioral models and software executables using the FMI® standard, generate numerous test vectors and run test campaigns and validate the behavior of the system under various operating scenarios. During test campaigns, compute and report comprehensive metrics on functional coverage of requirements.

Validate Control System Models

In most companies, debugging and testing of control systems is time consuming. Most often the focus is on validating the control systems using physical prototypes. However, very often engineers realize that issues have crept-in during the definition of the desired plant behavior and related requirements. It is also noted that many operating states have not been well covered by requirements and hence are not incorporated into the control models, resulting in re-work. 

Considering the ever growing complexity of plant operating requirements, it is best to simulate and test the requirements to ensure validity and coverage before starting the control system design activity. Also, test vectors for various operating conditions should be automatically generated based on the use-case conditions and re-used in the controls design environment. This eliminates the need to create test-cases once again in the control design environment.

Use-cases defined in STIMULUS are used to create test vectors as text files automatically, while the requirements are turned into MATLAB® observers that can be embedded in Simulink® models.

For a video presentation of these capabilities of STIMULUS please click here

Contact Adaptive to find out more about what 3DEXPERIENCE can do for you.

Ramesh Haldorai is Vice President, Strategic Consulting, 3DEXPERIENCE platform at Dassault Systémes.