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: ASSESS, EASA, Engineering Software Research & Development, Front End Analytics, Kinetic Vision, NAFEMS, PLM Alliances, and VCollab. More recently we are equally excited to welcome the participation of Akselos, ANSYS, Aras, Beta CAE Systems, Beyond CAE, Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS, Future Facilities, Hexagon MSC Software, Modelon, nTopology, Ohio Supercomputer Center, OnScale, PASS Suite, Pointwise, and The UberCloud.
Each of these innovative Revolution in Simulation sponsors is a technology leader that offers software or services which make simulation not only more capable and efficient 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 Partnerships, Mike Nieburg at email@example.com.
MSC Software, part of Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division, is one of the ten original software companies and a global leader in helping product manufacturers to advance their engineering methods with simulation software and services. Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division provides solutions that utilize data from design and engineering, production and metrology to make manufacturing smarter. Hexagon MSC is a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions.
“We pioneered many of the CAE technologies that are now relied upon by multiple industries. In the 21st century and post COVID-19 world, digital transformation will be essential for achieving Industry 4.0 and smart digital twins. Hexagon and MSC Software span design and engineering, production, manufacturing and the complete product life cycle. We deliver data threads between simulation software and hardware testing. These are essential as manufacturing shifts into a more efficient, autonomous and sustainable world. We support the goals of Revolution in Simulation with our unique suite of products and our MSCOne token system that is a powerful vector towards the democratization of CAE, including our technology leading multi-physics focused co-simulation solutions.”
Hexagon MSC Software
To learn more about Hexagon MSC Software’s contribution to advancing the democratization of simulation technologies read this interview with MSC Software CEO, Roger Assaker.
Future Facilities is a software company dedicated to building a better future for the data center industry. To this end, we are pioneering the use of the Digital Twin as a new methodology for the design and management of data centers. We have developed the 6Sigma suite of simulation software products to virtualize all things data center, including the full spectrum of IT equipment (i.e. 6SigmaET) as well as the infrastructural elements (i.e. 6SigmaDCX).
“Future Facilities is the first software company to develop the Digital Twin for the lifecycle management of today’s data center market. To this end, we have captured the physical behavior of the data center with a full 3D, physics-based representation, which ultimately allows stakeholders to predict and quantify the engineering cause and effect of any proposed decision prior to actual physical implementation. Through this link between virtual and physical, the Digital Twin aligns technical operations with the business objectives of a data center. This is a new, scientifically based methodology to manage the business performance of a highly technical and complex system, replacing the historical rules of thumb and best practices. A true paradigm shift.”
To learn more about how Future Facilities is advancing the use of engineering simulation technologies through the next generation of industry-specific solutions read this interview with CEO Hassan Moezzi.
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SOLIDWORKS® offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. SOLIDWORKS Simulation provides easy-to-use structural analysis capabilities, fully embedded within SOLIDWORKS, for predicting a product’s real-world physical behavior by virtually testing CAD models. The SOLIDWORKS portfolio of simulation solutions offers everything designers need for linear, nonlinear, static, and dynamic analysis. For more challenging simulations the 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS portfolio provides connected, powerful and collaborative simulation solutions on the cloud with full SOLIDWORKS data associativity.
“Simulation-driven design is itself driven by a movement some refer to as the democratization of simulation. The goal is to create tools that allow more and more users to take advantage of FEA earlier in the design process. The simulation tools available to SOLIDWORKS users, from the desktop capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Simulation to the cloud-based analysis tools provided in the 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS platform, are accelerating the democratization of simulation. We are naturally excited to participate in the Revolution in Simulation initiative as its mission to broaden the use of engineering simulation is very much aligned with our own vision.”
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Akselos has created the world’s fastest and most advanced engineering simulation and analysis software based on Reduced Basis FEA (RB-FEA), a modelling approach first developed at MIT. We’re helping leading organizations protect large and complex assets with Digital Twin Guardians. The Digital Guardian is based on algorithms that are 1,000 times faster than legacy simulation technologies and no longer require time-consuming multi-scale modeling to deliver high-fidelity results. This enables real-time structural analysis and performance assessment from continuous monitoring of deployed assets, like offshore wind turbines, something that has never been done before.
“Akselos was established in 2013 to help mechanical engineering align with modern society’s goals. That meant going far beyond the established pattern of incremental innovation. We believe that now, more than ever, is the time to apply extreme engineering to solve our most complex environmental challenges. The mathematical breakthrough that’s behind our revolutionary technology has allowed mechanical engineering to make that big step change. As such we are excited to participate in the Revolution in Simulation technology alliance whose vision and goals for the expanded use of engineering simulation are very much aligned with our own.” Akselos CEO Thomas Leurent
BETA CAE Systems transformed engineering simulation by introducing revolutionary process automation software tools and practices into Simulation and Analysis, almost 30 years ago. Committed to our mission to enable engineers to deliver results of high value, we continue to offer state-of-the-art, high-performance software and best-in-class services to the Industry, around the world. Our simulation solutions unleash low-risk and high Return on Innovation Investment. We first established our reputation in the Automotive sector and now we are proud of the deployment of our software also in the Aerospace, Defense, Biomechanics, Electronics, Energy and other Industries. The groundbreaking technology, the excellent services and our high standards of business values and ethics are the three pillars on which BETA was founded and grows since then.
“Numerical Analysis of physical phenomena and Engineering Simulation are among the few tools we have to accelerate the evolution of products for meeting the demands of the current fast paced world, which continuously poses new challenges. Broadening the perimeter of Simulation use, and expanding its capabilities, should be among the objectives of all of us who believe that ubiquitous simulation can revolutionize the development of the products of our future. We are excited to participate to the “Revolution in Simulation” initiative, join forces with other vendors and specialists in the domain, and contribute to meeting our common objectives”
BETA CAE Systems
To learn more about BETA CAE Systems read this interview with Dr. Sam Saltiel, Chief Communications Officer, or visit www.beta-cae.com.
OnScale is the first Cloud Engineering Simulation platform. OnScale combines powerful multiphysics solver technology with the limitless compute power of cloud supercomputers. With OnScale, engineers can run massive numbers of full 3D multiphysics simulations in parallel to create true Digital Prototypes – digital representations of physical high-tech devices that capture the complete behavior of a device over its operating envelope. By shifting expensive and time-consuming physical prototyping to digital prototyping, OnScale massively reduces cost, risk, and time-to-market for R&D firms pushing the boundaries of new technology. OnScale is the Future of Engineering.
“In fast moving markets like 5G RF, engineers are pushing the boundaries of technology and realizing massive benefits from Digital Prototypes – in many cases, seeing a 90% reduction in overall cost, risk, and time-to-market compared with physical prototyping processes. OnScale has developed a disruptive cloud engineering simulation software distribution mechanism to support the compute-intensive simulation applications of the future including Digital Prototypes, Digital Twins, Simulated-Augmented AI/ML, Embedded IoT, and Simulation at the Edge. OnScale’s AI estimators accurately predict how much a simulation study will cost and how long it will take before engineers hit run, allowing them to manage tradeoffs between accuracy, solve time, and cost. Thanks to this pay-as-you-simulate approach, engineers can now readily assess the ROI of their simulation work and manage their resources more effectively.”
nTopology is the first engineering software company that allows engineers to simultaneously consider design, simulation and advanced manufacturing processes in a single, reusable workflow with nTop Platform. At its core, nTop Platform was built to solve engineering problems where geometry is a bottleneck. The modeling technology in nTop Platform can handle complexity and iteration with speed and ease. Organizations can leverage nTop Platform to automate tasks that take hours, days or weeks with traditional design tools because of the ability to build reusable workflows.
“nTop Platform was created with engineers in mind and their need for a better way to address the complexities their job demands. Our implicit modeling technology not only allows engineers to be more efficient when it comes to designs but enables them to collaborate on another level. nTop’s open platform helps engineers create living documents of their workflow (and expertise) which can easily be shared across an entire organization. We’re thrilled to join Revolution in Simulation and look forward to collaborating on a new level.”
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.”
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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.”