Revolution in Simulation is proud to recognize the founding sponsors who are contributing time, expertise, and funding to our initiative and the Rev-Sim.org website: ANSYS, Aris, ASSESS, EASA, ESRD, Front End Analytics, Kinetic Vision, NAFEMS, PLM Alliances, and VCollab. More recently we are equally excited to add Aras, Beyond CAE, ESTECO, Modelon, Ohio Supercomputer Center, PASS Suite, Pointwise and The UberCloud.
Each of these innovative Revolution in Simulation sponsors is a technology thought leader that offers software or services which make simulation not only more capable and powerful for the expert, but also more usable and reliable for the new user or non-CAE specialist.
To learn more about becoming a Revolution in Simulation sponsor, and showcasing your simulation capabilities and market leadership, contact our Director of Alliances Rich McFall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pointwise, Inc. is solving the top problem facing computational fluid dynamics (CFD) today – reliably generating high-fidelity meshes. The company’s Pointwise software generates structured, unstructured, overset and hybrid meshes; interfaces with CFD solvers such as ANSYS FLUENT®, STAR-CCM+®, OpenFOAM®, and SU2 as well as many neutral formats, such as CGNS; runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac, and has a scripting language, Glyph, that can automate CFD meshing. Manufacturing firms and research organizations worldwide have relied on Pointwise as their complete CFD preprocessing solution since 1994.
“How do you democratize engineering simulation and make it safe and reliable for non-experts? A good start would be to make mesh generation invisible. That’s why Pointwise is sponsoring Revolution in Simulation, to be part of a diverse team dedicated to making simulation more broadly accessible. We view democratization as more than a zero-sum game; we see it as elevating simulation for practitioners across the entire spectrum of expertise.”
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PASS software provides smart simulation and sizing tools for piping and equipment engineers and designers. PASS enables new users to perform piping/equipment analysis in days rather than months. When the design engineers can use this design software easily and get their job done quickly, there are huge benefits to the industry.
“The mission of the PASS development team is to deliver powerful and effective software tools for piping and equipment simulation which are easy to use and simple to learn, and not just for the experts. We believe it is time for the revolution in simulation, and would like to join others who share our mission and vision. We are excited to be a part of the Revolution in Simulation online community.”
From product prototyping to process design, high performance computing can save businesses both time and money, while improving products and streamlining operations. OSC has been a leader in the field of HPC industrial engagement since the Center’s creation in 1987. Under the AweSim program, OSC and its industry partners are together pioneering the field of M&S as a Service – automating the manual prototyping process and creating reusable apps to support affordable and accessible HPC modeling, simulation and analysis for manufacturing. The platform provides the tools needed to rapidly develop customized M&S tools (known as apps), which in turn enable companies to more quickly address emerging customer requirements.
“Today’s competitive landscape requires new levels of innovation and faster time-to-market. Organizations must accelerate product offerings and new product development by fully leveraging current and emerging technologies. Cloud-based computing helps to automate manual prototyping process and provide affordable, accessible and scalable M&S on HPC. The Ohio Supercomputer Center is proud to support and sponsor the growing Revolution in Simulation initiative.”
Dr. Alan Chalker
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BeyondCAE provides global strategy, business development, and industry/market analysis consulting to multiple software companies, end-user enterprises, and private equity/VC investment firms. Founded by Dr. Dennis Nagy, a 47-year veteran of international executive experience and accomplishments in all aspects of the global engineering simulation (CAE) software industry, BeyondCAE is currently particularly focusing on the Democratization of Engineering Simulation and the key role Simulation Applications (SimApps) and Digital Twins play in the dramatic expansion of businessbeneficial engineering simulation use throughout the Product and Systems Performance Lifecycle (PPL).
“BeyondCAE has personally experienced the orders-of-magnitude increase in the parallel development fields of numerical methods, digital computing, the practical inclusion of these fields into widely-used simulation software (CAE) systems, and their proven business benefits in the design, development, and manufacturing phases of present-day physical products and systems. We are now poised to take these developments to new levels of business benefit throughout the entire Product/System Performance Lifecycle. This is why BeyondCAE is proud to contribute to the Revolution in Simulation effort.”
To learn more, please contact Dr. Nagy, Principal at BeyondCAE, at 919.619.5347 or Dennis.Nagy@BeyondCAE.com.
Modelon provides software solutions and expert services to organizations that use model-based simulation tools to design and develop technical systems. The Modelon Library Suite, Creator Suite, and Deployment Suite are leading solutions for modeling, simulation and optimization. Our products deliver a unified picture of product system interaction and performance – from product concept to operation.
Modelon, an industry leader in model-based systems engineering, leverages open-standard technologies that enable customers to use their tools of choice and share models throughout the product development cycle. Today, we serve a client base across a wide range of industry sectors which include some of the largest companies in the world.
“Modelon is committed to deliver on the promises of open-standard technologies – enabling any organization to effectively leverage common code system simulation solutions to design and operate their technical systems. We have built and are continuing to build excellence in solutions and teams for simulation based systems design needed to serve any client.”
UberCloud provides Cloud With One Click – a secure, on-demand, browser-based self-service platform for engineers and scientists to build, compute, and analyze their engineering simulations. Founded in 2014, UberCloud is located in Los Altos, CA and works with customers in the manufacturing, life sciences, oil & gas, and financial industries.
“Many industry predictions for 2019 are talking about the wider and growing acceptance of Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Industry 4.0, Digital Twins, 3D Printing, and Cloud Computing; no surprise, as this is a continuation of 2018. But behind all these trends and ‘techniques’ is one big common trend fueled by the engineers’ desire to make their complex and demanding tools and techniques more applicable, economical, user-friendly, intuitive, and automatic, to be finally used by every engineer. This broader trend is now greatly supported by the Revolution in Simulation organization and is well-known as Democratization, Appification, Containerization, and more. In our CAE community, we see this trend greatly supported by NAFEMS, COFES, ASSESS, Rev-Sim, UberCloud and others, and by many outstanding individuals and groups.”
Aras, the leader in open product lifecycle management (PLM) software for the enterprise, provides an open, flexible, scalable, and upgradable PLM platform that enables global companies to modernize and transform systems engineering processes across the lifecycle, to connect people and product information throughout the enterprise. Aras brings a Simulation Process and Data Management (SPDM) capability into its open PLM platform to provide a way for organizations to connect simulation and simulation experts to mainstream engineering processes for traceability, access, decision-making and reuse across the product lifecycle.
“For too long, simulation has been the exclusive domain of the experts within silos, limiting its impact on product development. Aras’ SPDM capabilities bring the power of simulation to everyone in the enterprise, using the foundation services of the open Aras Innovator Platform to manage the lifecycle of the simulation data for traceability across the entire Digital Thread. Only by making validated and timely simulation results available to all enterprise engineering processes will simulation have a significant impact on the rapid, iterative product development process. Aras is excited to be a part of the revolution, and to participate and contribute to this industry-wide community that is dedicated to expanding the impact of simulation to everyone across the enterprise.”
To learn more about the Aras Platform approach enabling innovation in the product development process, please visit us.
ESTECO is an independent software provider, highly specialized in numerical optimization and simulation data management with a sound scientific foundation and a flexible approach to customer needs. With 20 years’ experience, the company supports leading organizations in designing the products of the future, today.
Our smart engineering suite brings enterprise-wide solutions for design optimization, simulation data management and process integration and automation. We help companies excel across this innovation journey, providing leading-edge technology to master engineering complexity and accomplish the shift to agile product development.
VOLTA is a web platform for multidisciplinary business process optimization and the management of enterprise simulation data
modeFRONTIER is a comprehensive solution for process automation and optimization of the engineering design process
“We want our technology to reach beyond the field experts and extend the benefits to a wider target of engineers. For ESTECO, democratization means enabling you to extract the best value from our technology even if you are not an optimization expert.”
With over 40 years and more than 3,000 people focused on the design and simulation needs of engineers and other professionals, ANSYS provides an unparalleled array of tools for everything from concept and product design to in-depth validation. Our tools enable engineers, doctors, scientists, and others to understand and optimize the structural, thermal, fluid, and electronic performances of products. We’re passionate about democratizing and pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology so our customers can turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at lower cost.
“Simulation is the most powerful tool available to provide insight into the impact and trade-offs of design choices. However, traditional engineering simulation has a learning curve often measured in decades, and each analysis takes weeks on average. Only by making simulation as easy and as pervasive as Excel can engineers fulfill the promise of better, smarter, and more sustainable products of tomorrow. ANSYS is excited to participate in a new industry-wide initiative like the Revolution in Simulation that is working to do just that by democratizing the power of simulation to make it as reliable for use by every engineer as it is for CAE specialists.”
Since 1988 Kinetic Vision has been delivering progressive and imaginative product and process solutions for its international customer base. The company’s expertise is turning strategy into execution using the latest Digital Development Tools to support the Product Lifecycle. This includes enterprise-wide deployment of advanced technologies such as HPC modeling and simulation, industrial scanning and virtual reality, but also extends to many other cost-saving and speed-to-market solutions.
“Modeling and simulation is the only way manufacturers can innovate quickly enough to meet disruptive market forces. For example, Amazon has changed the transport landscape for many industries. Products that were once designed for palletized delivery to distribution centers and retailers are now being shipped directly to the consumer. That’s convenient for the consumer but a headache for the manufacturer as now their once-sufficient product packaging might not be suitable anymore. The only way to rapidly adjust to a change like this is through simulation. Those tools need to be readily accessible and usable for all – Revolution in Simulation is at the forefront of making that happen.”
To learn more about Kinetic Vision and examples of their contributions to advancing the practice of engineering simulation read this interview with President and CEO Rick Schweet.
NAFEMS provides knowledge, international collaboration, and educational opportunities for the use and validation of engineering simulation. NAFEMS is the only worldwide independent association dedicated to engineering simulation. Currently, there are more than 1300 member organizations worldwide ranging from major global corporations through small-scale engineering consultants.
“The full potential analysis and simulation is not often realized due to such factors as accessibility, usability, financial, and confidence. Our support of the Revolution in Simulation initiative highlights our commitment to continue to advance analysis and simulation technologies, best practices, and usability.”
NAFEMS Americas partnered with a number of industry thought leaders and end-user companies to host a year-long program of webinars focused on three major topic areas, one of which was Democratization. If you’re not a member, you can view introductory webinars listed here.
VCollab helps product development companies by providing CAE Visual Collaboration tools to Smart Extract Intelligent Simulation Information from CAE Results files for easier sharing and faster design validations, leading to accelerated innovation.
“VCollab believes in simulation as a vehicle for innovation. In order to bring the simulation to the forefront to validate designs in time, there is a need to revolutionize the way the simulation is being done today. The complexity associated with simulation need to handled so that more people in the product development companies use, share, consume and collaborate with the intelligent simulation information.”
To learn more about VCollab’s contribution to advancing the democratization of engineering simulation technologies read this interview with VCollab Co-Founder and CEO Prasad Mandava.
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Front End Analytics delivers dramatic increases in product development velocity, quality and innovation. We offer Value Centric Services and the Best in Class Software in the areas of: Engineering Simulation, Simulation Democratization, and Predictive Analytics. Our solutions cover the entire product lifecycle from conceptual product design to field usage.
“In the 1900s the size of the auto industry was a few million. To drive a car one needed to be an expert (i.e. essentially a mechanic). Today, the industry is over $2 trillion because anyone can now drive a car without needed to know the inner working. This same transformation is occurring in simulation, where democratization and digitization are revolutionizing the product lifecycle.”
EASA enables you to “appify” your simulation models and workflows to easily-deployed, web-based applications that capture design rules, constraint checks and error trapping, which can then be deployed to any controlled group of users. Users could be existing subject-matter-experts needing to streamline their current workflows, and/or users who are not experts in modeling.
“Globally dispersed and culturally diverse internal customers have not historically had access to some of our most valuable tools. The EASA platform has changed this; we can now rapidly build and deploy to the enterprise custom web-based applications that facilitate the use of our existing tools. The benefits are clear; the need for expensive and time-consuming physical prototypes are reduced, resulting in improved product quality, and reduced time to market.”
To learn more about EASA’s contribution to advancing the democratization of engineering simulation technologies read this Interview with EASA Director Sebastian Dewhurst.
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The ASSESS Initiative is a broad reaching multi-industry initiative with a primary goal to facilitate a revolution of enablement that will vastly increase the availability and utility of Engineering Simulation, leading to significantly increased usage and business benefits across the full spectrum of industries, applications and users. The vision of the ASSESS Initiative is to bring together key players for guiding and influencing the software tool strategies for performing model-based analysis, simulation, and systems engineering.
“The changing role of Engineering Simulation is really about business benefits. However, achieving those benefits and associated growth of the Engineering Simulation market is tempered due to the lack of expertise available. A Simulation Revolution needs to occur to achieve the potential growth in business benefits from the use of Engineering Simulation.”
ESRD, Inc. is the developer of StressCheck®, the world’s premier high definition, detailed analysis simulation tool, and are thought leaders in Simulation Governance, the deployment of Smart Engineering Simulation Apps and the Democratization of Simulation.
“ESRD is welcoming the opportunity to participate in and sponsor the Revolution in Simulation initiative. We strongly believe that the vision of expanding the use of simulation by non-experts can be safely realized through the practice of Simulation governance, which provides the safeguards to ensure that routine analysis in support of design decisions can be performed reliably by engineers without expert training.”
To learn more about ESRD and their contributions to advancing reliability in engineering simulation read this interview with ESRD’s President and CEO Dr. Ricardo Actis.
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PLM Alliances provides business and market development consulting to alliances, partners, and communities that help accelerate new technology adoption across the many solution software market segments of PLM, including CAE, Simulation & Analysis, and High-Performance Computing.
“PLM Alliances is excited to participate in and sponsor the Revolution in Simulation initiative. Analysis technologies have now matured to the point where it is possible to democratize simulation for making it far more accessible and reliable for use by experts and non-specialists alike.”