MSC Software Corp. announces that the release of SimManager, which delivers both simulation process and data management enhancements. This new release focuses on user interface improvements that make the software easier to use and provides direct integration with CAE application, such as MSC Software’s Adams, Patran and Marc, as well as ANSA from Beta CAE Systems.
New features and enhancements include:
Adams/Car – SimManager Portal and Integration
Adams/Car integration into SimManager addresses a key challenge of automotive industry by providing a platform for cooperation and global team participation in full vehicle multibody dynamics simulations.
Adams/Car-SimManager integration is achieved through a client plug-in installation, providing direct access to SimManager directly from Adams/Car interface. The plug-in provides users the ability to retrieve models from SimManager, edit, and publish to SimManager.
SimManager Client Integration
This release offers direct integration of SimManager into many of the CAE pre- and post-processing tools commonly used by engineers. The integration provides direct support to retrieve a model, input or results files from SimManager, and make modifications and publish changes back to SimManager without leaving the native application.
Direct integration is provided for the following products:
* Patran 2010-2014
* SimXpert 2012-2013
* Marc Mentat 2012-2014
* Adams/Car 2011-2013
* ANSA 15 (Beta CAE Systems)
Explorer Desktop Client
Windows Desktop Explorer for SimManager provides access to SimManager directly from your desktop, provides direct support for engineers to retrieve a model and related files and make updates that can be uploaded back to SimManager.
Work Request Workflow Enhancements
Work Request introduced in SimManager 2010 provides the ability to define standard work and tasks as well as provide the status on progress and performance of a specific task. Several enhancements have been made to Work Request in the new release providing a robust workflow management system.
Integrated VCollab 3D Model Viewer
Providing robust visualization of CAD and CAE models as well as CAE results significantly improves the “Visual IQ” of SimManager. SimManager 2014 integrates VCollab and VMove directly with SimManager as an optional module. VCollab is a vendor-neutral, ultra-compact, web-friendly generation and viewer for CAD, finite element analysis (FEA) and CAD data.
SimManager with VCollab generates lightweight web-friendly 3D snapshot and 2D images. Results can also be displayed for interactive post processing from within a Web browser.
Several other enhancements have been implemented to improve security, ease of use, and performance. The user interface and navigation have also been enhanced to improve user experience.
For more details about the new release, please register for the new release webinar on the MSC Software site.