This blog is the second in a three-part Aras Primer on the Digital Twin. Part 1 reviewed what a Digital Twin is, Part 2 will present the Digital Twin in various industrial contexts, and Part 3 will bring the information back around and focus on use cases.
As product complexity increases and businesses seek opportunities for growth, simulation moves to the forefront for strategic capabilities around the Digital Twin, for predictive maintenance and closed-loop development, as well as additive manufacturing, and generative design.
With Aras SPDM, you can develop mechanical assembly simulations that are automatically connected and meshed and are fully associative to the parametric CAD geometry.
As simulation-driven design becomes a core pillar of digital product development, a refreshed simulation product data management emerges.
As opportunities arise to manage complex products in the field, organizations are realizing that existing technology is lacking, making it difficult to keep up with the pace of change. Failing to excel is affecting brands, profitability, and business sustainability – this creates the opportunity to digitally transform with the Digital Twin.
What is a Digital Twin? Everyone you ask might have a different answer; but, the Aras Innovator viewpoint is distinct, and you can learn about it right here.
Aras-for-ANSYS-AIM is a technology demonstration for ANSYS® AIM of establishing a bidirectional connection with the Aras Innovator platform. It enables users to store ANSYS AIM project files on the Aras Innovator server and use the functionality of Aras Innovator to manage ANSYS AIM projects.
Digital threads can help in a manufacturer’s digital transformation, but it doesn’t have to be a complex process. A six-step plan for developing a low-code digital thread is highlighted.
See how the Aras Simulation Management environment is created and reused, how it is related to items managed by Aras Innovator PLM platform, and how that platform’s change and configuration management helps to establish and maintain traceability.
This brief, 4-minute overview of Simulation Management in Aras Innovator demonstrates how to manage simulation inputs and results in the digital thread of product information.
This paper discusses three examples of the successful integration of MBSE with a PLM platform resulting in a complete tool-agnostic digital thread.
Recently, Aras and AVEVA announced a strategic licensing partnership. The two companies will collaborate on developing scalable Asset Lifecycle Management (ALM) solutions that enable the Industrial Digital Twin.
Today’s product innovations, and tomorrow’s, rely on simulation. Managing simulation data and results in the Digital Thread with Aras scales the value of simulation to more of the product lifecycle, advancing innovation today and into the future.
The ability to keep up is a two-fold challenge: how well-positioned was your company for the last set of trends, and how flexibly can you adapt to the next set?
The Simulation Management (SM) application in Aras Innovator lets users centrally manage simulation inputs and results, providing better visibility and access to simulation data across the enterprise.
Several rarticles explore how the strengths of the Aras platform—openness, configuration management, flexibility, and scalability—address the challenges companies typically face when managing simulation.
This survey is intended to provide insight into industrial needs, status, and plans for digital thread implementations.
Digital twins create an opportunity to bring modeling and simulation techniques out to the operations phase of an asset. These capabilities allow organizations to improve accuracy of operations and maintenance decisions to optimize their aircraft fleets and can be used by OEMs to support future product improvements in next generation aircraft.
Product Identification & Unique Device Identification capabilities like those found in Aras Innovator help companies to easily obtain customer details for communication purposes should a product recall be needed.
As an extension of CIMdata’s Cloud-SaaS PLM Adoption survey, executives from Aras and CIMdata joined together to analyze the study’s findings. Mark Reisig from Aras joined Stan Przybylinski of CIMdata to examine the voice of the customer and add their own insights to the findings of the study. Don’t miss this informative discussion between these two leading experts in the PLM domain.
The United States Air Force’s Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and their innovation partner, The Wright Brothers Institute (WBI), joined forces this past summer to sponsor an internship program, The Summer of Innovation – Digital Drone. The idea for this program stemmed from the AFRL Aerospace Systems Directorate’s desire to develop a program that could be used to train the directorate’s engineers in one of the Air Force’s major digital transformation initiatives.
With enhanced integration between Ansys optiSLang and Minerva, democratization of simulation automation is just a few clicks away, enabling experts and nonexperts to reap the benefits of simulation.
Systems Thinking is central to the design of complex systems and to the implementation of your long-term Digital Thread strategy. This Executive Brief describes the risks associated with product complexity and provides you with a practical guide to implement a Systems Thinking approach.
If you capture a product’s configuration correctly, you have context―which enables you to create traceability. In essence you have created the Digital Twin time machine. The context of the Digital Twin, supported by digital thread data, and analysis tools like simulation or analytics, allows you to move backwards and forwards for any product or system of products.
Simulation has often been disconnected from the rest of the development process, struggling with traceability and the ability to provide meaningful feedback in a timely manner. Watch this demonstration as it shows how a user of the Aras Innovator digital thread platform can use simulation to evaluate the performance of a design as it progresses, and how the results of simulations are tied back to Requirements to do closed-loop Verification and Validation at every stage of the product lifecycle.
“We believe that simulation is crucial to developing tomorrow's next generation products, and that better data and process management of simulations are needed to enable the digital processes of the future that will support these products,” Peter Schroer . "We see ANSYS and the Aras partnership as a potential game changer to connect simulation to technical processes for traceability, access and reuse throughout the product lifecycle. "
“SPDM platforms will be crucial to realizing the true potential of PLM, digital threads and digital twins, and enable collaborations with other corporate platforms, such as ERP, MES and MRO to realize Industry 4.0 concepts in the next step,” says Marc Halpern
In response to on-going customer demand, Aras is pursuing an open, flexible strategy for SPDM, allowing organizations to manage simulation at scale, accommodate a diversity of toolsets and include spreadsheets and custom applications.
Making product development seamless and efficient across disciplinary boundaries requires blurring the lines between systems modeling, design, and analysis, while capturing a complete, accurate, traceable, and configuration-managed digital record of the product’s definition as it evolves—a complete Digital Thread of product data. Download this article from Digital Engineering.
Presented at NAFEMS World Congress 2019 - A tool-agnostic, unified, requirements-driven, systems-centric data model is required to best capture data for simulation and SPDM. This paper presents case studies to illustrate the benefits of this approach for representing and managing the simulation data and automating complex multi-fidelity, multidisciplinary simulations that include dynamic controls software.
Simulation and analysis (S&A) has traditionally been a complex undertaking handled by a small community of CAE simulation experts. They typically work on complex problems and the specialized simulation software they use reflects that intricacy.
Many of today's PLM solutions are notably not focused on enhancing functionality to support engineering, instead focusing on capabilities for other aspects of this business. In this video, we talk about how Aras has invested in simulation and system engineering capabilities for Innovator.
Digital Engineering Editor, Jamie Gooch writes how configuration management, system thinking and sustainable transformation guide Aras expansion.
Rev-Sim's Malcolm Panthaki and EASA's Mike Nieburg answer the question... Can non-experts safely utilize advanced modeling and workflows?
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The MBD team at Toyota Motor Europe R&D is responsible for technical development of simulation methods and their deployment. This webinar defines the overall vision of the engineering data management solution, its extension to SPDM and results that have been measured.
Original spreadsheets have been replaced by the “single source of truth,” the digital thread in the Aras platform that covers the engineering data for vehicle dynamics performance. The variant-design-simulation relationships are managed within this system-centric digital thread regardless of where the system and design details are authored.
With Aras, Nissan has realized the benefits of integrating with the alliance partner in a short period of time, and the construction of a digital thread is becoming a reality.
Enabling free flowing but structured discussion of the basic Systems Thinking allows individuals and teams to explore fundamental issues that should be addressed by every engineering organization.