Trend towards the democratization of simulation tools

The computer-aided engineering (CAE) industry seeing a trend towards the democratization of the simulation tools.
The aim is to bring the power of prediction computer model simulation experts as a way to guide the early cycle product design.

Traditionally, it is an assessment of the manufacturing process complicated casted product. simulation experts generally need to assess the two-step problems computational fluid dynamic (CFD).

Altair is its democratizing software simulations Click2Cast CAE solutions. This product is part of Altair solidThinking portfolio, which seeks to CAE tools into the hands of non-experts on the use of advanced simulation early in the development cycle. These tools offer intuitive user interfaces (UI), aiming to have both novices and experts trained in CAE matter of hours.

“The traditional approach to training days and one targeting experts place more than the software on the problem at hand,” said Ravi Kunju, solidThinking Vice President of Altair. “Click2Cast brings the right experience to the design and manufacturing engineers with simplicity so that anyone can run a simulation in the organization.”

Click2Cast focusing specifically on those who design and manufacture the product casted. It will give engineers and colleagues the ability to determine how it will be possible to manufacture their designs early in the development cycle.

“Manufacturing is disconnected with the product design cycle,” said Kunju. “There will be many designers to develop something without assessing if makeable or not. We want to tools for early design phase to the designers so they can see if the product is castable or stampable . this is when Click2Cast fits in. “

Kunju explained that there can be a significant risk to the design concept did not assess manufacturing feasibility. In this case, you know what defects show up (as porosity, air entrapments, cold shots or blow holes) when the product hits production facility for metal casting. But Click2Cast, designers, engineers and manufacturers can:

-Assess The conceptual design can be manufactured

-Compare concept designs to others for manufacturing

-Reduce manufacturing tryouts create design guidelines

-Assess placement of gates, vents, risers and runners

-The detailed Validate near the end of the development cycle