Elysium Partners with Transvalor

Elysium_logoHAMAMATSU, Japan, Jan 20, 2017 – Elysium, a global leading interoperability solution provider, announces a new partnership with Transvalor, the leading software editor of material forming numerical simulation.

image_elysium-caddoctor-transvalor-editionAfter decades of evolution in manufacturing, today, 3D data are being used throughout the product life cycle stages, and interoperability between multiple applications/systems is a key factor to ensure smooth and effective 3D data utilization. Hence, there has been an ongoing challenge in manufacturing industry to prevent problems caused by poor data quality and/or geometrical complexity of 3D CAD data, e.g., errors in importing design data into simulation tools, translation errors such as design intent loss and broken geometry, and failures or poor results in mesh generation.

Transvalor is a renowned provider of an extensive suite of high performance simulation software addressing a wide range and variety of forming processes for metallic solid and liquid materials as well as for polymers. In the collaboration with CADdoctor, an industry-proven application for 3D data translation and optimization, this new partnership aims to 1) solve problems mentioned above which users of Transvalor solutions including FORGE, COLDFORM, THERCAST, and REM3D are facing, and 2) allow instant reuse of design CAD data. These can be accomplished by capability to translate CAD data from designing to Transvalor format while repairing geometry errors, and simplify the geometry for accurate and efficient CAE simulations.

“Transvalor has always been driven by innovation and we were looking for a highly-reputed partner to progress on CAD interoperability. With Elysium’s CADdoctor, we found exactly what we were seeking for: a robust and reliable solution that enables multi-CAD data exchange with astonishing automatic healing capabilities,” states Emmanuel Chenot, managing director of Transvalor. “Our customers expect seamless solutions when importing geometries of casting molds or forging dies from their CAD environment to our CAE software. Eliminating the tedious mesh repairing operations together with having access to native support for the most popular CAD file formats is a huge benefit. This contribution to get high-quality geometries is essential to ensure the quickest and the most accurate simulation results.”

“Elysium could not be more pleased to partner with Transvalor. As an interoperability solution provider, Elysium sees it as its mission to guarantee end user freedom to utilize the best-in-class 3D CAD/CAM/CAE tools for their needs, and simulation is one of the areas where Elysium has been focusing in recent years. This will expand the CADdoctor market to those that need to reuse 3D CAD data in casting, forging, forming, and injection molding simulations,” states Kentaro Fukuta, general manager of global business team at Elysium. “The combination of Elysium’s CADdoctor and Transvalor’s world leading numerical simulation solutions will strongly support Transvalor customers to experience the next level of success—create a simple model for CAE simulation semi-automatically from the design CAD model, gain an accurate result in simulation, and even shorten the overall time.”

About Transvalor

Located in south of France in the well-known Sophia-Antipolis technopole, TRANSVALOR has been established since 1984 and has developed world leading simulation software solutions dedicated to material processing. Transvalor is strongly rooted in research & development and has always maintained a durable association with the academic research among which the prestigious Mines ParisTech and its Center for Material Forming (CEMEF). Transvalor operates worldwide with a solid channel network and a subsidiary Transvalor Americas in Chicago (IL). Transvalor serves more than 500 clients with a constant willingness to provide cost effective software & services and to continuously increase its customers’ competitiveness. By reducing trials&errors and eliminating product defects, Transvalor solutions speed up time-to-market and cut down engineering & production costs for the companies evolving into the forging – casting – injection molding – welding businesses.

To learn more about Transvalor products and services, visit www.transvalor.com.

About Elysium

Elysium develops interoperability solutions for digital design and PLM markets, with millions of files translated and thousands of customers worldwide. Founded in 1984, Elysium is headquartered in Hamamatsu, Japan, and has additional offices in Paris, France, Southfield, MI, andHuntington Beach, CA. Elysium currently supports data exchange among ACIS, CADmeister, CATIA V4/V5/V6, Creo Elements/Direct, Creo Parametric, DELMIA, Inventor, JT, NX, NX I-deas, Parasolid, PLM XML, SIMULIA Abaqus, SOLIDWORKS, Systema, 3D XML, XVL and the STEP and STL standards. Elysium products, including ASFALIS, CADdoctor and CADfeature, are the favored solutions of many leading companies for translating, repairing, and ensuring the product data quality of 3D CAD/CAM and CAE models.

For more information about Elysium products and services, visit www.elysium-global.com.

AutoFormplus R7 Released for Simulation

AutoForm_logoWILEN B. WOLLERAU, Switzerland, Jan 20, 2017 – AutoForm Engineering GmbH, the leading supplier of software solutions for the sheet metal forming industry, has unveiled its latest software version AutoFormplus R7. This release brings tangible benefits and enables users to reach the next level of process simulation.

Cooling channels – tool design, tool temperature and sheet temperature.

Cooling channels – tool design, tool temperature and sheet temperature.

AutoFormplus R7 enables users to reach the next level of process simulation through a new set of powerful enhancements and functionalities. As a result, users benefit from higher flexibility and efficiency in process set-up and final validation for all forming processes in general and in particular for progressive dies and hot forming.

AutoFormplus R7 brings advances in process modeling for hot forming as this release allows users to take cooling channels into account. Cooling channels can now be easily modeled with 3D curves and their corresponding diameters. Different cooling channel layouts lead to different temperature distributions on the tool surfaces. Hot spots on the tool surface can be easily detected and controlled depending on the selected layout of the cooling channels.

Blank plan and bend plan: AutoFormplus R7 new functionalities enable users to efficiently plan and simulate (e.g. springback) progressive dies.

Blank plan and bend plan: AutoFormplus R7 new functionalities enable users to
efficiently plan and simulate (e.g. springback) progressive dies.

One of the major highlights of AutoFormplus R7 is the improved planning and simulation of progressive dies. In particular, AutoFormplus R7 supports the following use cases: import of CADdesigned tool geometry for the final process validation, part import for the planning stage and part import for full process engineering, which includes die face generation and simulation. These use cases are supported by new functionalities which enable users to efficiently plan and simulate progressive dies.

In addition, AutoFormplus R7 enables users to benefit from AutoForm-Sigmaplus capabilities as all Sigma pre and post processing functionalities are now integrated within AutoForm-ProcessExplorerplus. AutoFormplus R7 software users can now take advantage of Sigma applications – Systematic Process Improvement and Process Robustness. As a result, users can ensure a highly efficient engineering process and robust part production while meeting desired quality requirements.

Stamped part

Stamped part

Dr. Markus Thomma, corporate marketing director of AutoForm Engineering, stated: “We have once again unveiled a new software release which is testimony of our latest development endeavors. We invite you to join us at our roll-out events which are currently being held all over the world. At these events, we will give you insights into new enhancements and functionalities which were developed to better assist you when using our software.”

About AutoForm Engineering GmbH

AutoForm offers software solutions for the die-making and sheet metal forming industries along the entire process chain. With 300 employees dedicated to this field, AutoForm is recognized as the leading provider of software for product manufacturability, tool and material cost calculation, die face design and virtual process optimization. All of the Top 20 automotive OEMs and most of their suppliers have selected AutoForm as their software of choice. Besides its headquarters in Switzerland, AutoForm has offices in Germany, The Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy, USA, Mexico, Brazil, India, China, Japan and Korea. AutoForm is also present through its agents in more than 15 other countries.

For detailed information, please visit www.autoform.com.

Tech Soft 3D Releases HOOPS Communicator 2017

TechSoft3D_newlogoBEND, OR, Jan 20, 2017 – Tech Soft 3D, leading provider of software development tools and 3D PDF solutions to the engineering industry, announced the release of HOOPS Communicator 2017 software development toolkit (SDK), a simple, powerful toolkit for advanced 3D Web visualization.

New user interface makes model navigation seamless on any device

New user interface makes model navigation seamless on any device

“The world of engineering graphics today is stunning and vibrant, and tremendously complex when creating applications for the web, and every year new web technologies result in better performance and increased complexity,” said Guido Hoffmann, HOOPS Communicator product manager. “The team has worked hard this year to improve the product in all areas and with this release we have further streamlined the architecture to make it even easier to integrate HOOPS Communicator into an often complex server environment.”

HOOPS Communicator 2017 addresses these complexities with a simple, powerful toolkit for advanced 3D web visualization. High level APIs allow users to connect 3D data to vital business intelligence and customize branding, user interface and look and feel. Whether customers are creating a web-based service or deploying a custom solution for use inside the corporate firewall, if their team can write HTML code, they will be able to add 3D content quickly.

HOOPS Communicator 2017 provides support for drawing, smart loading, semantic PMI data and improvements to the user interface including Axis Triad support and point/edge snapping for selection. Also, a simplification of server architecture, a completely reworked Model Browser (with multi-select), vastly improved touch and mobile support and level of detail support for even faster model streaming result in a richer user experience.

About HOOPS Communicator

HOOPS Communicator integrates seamlessly into web applications to provide rich 3D data in the cloud and mobile devices. Several leading cloud providers are currently shipping commercial solutions based on HOOPS Communicator technology, including GrabCAD (now Stratasys), TeamPlatform (by 3D Systems), ARAS, Directworks and Kenesto, with many more in active development.

Developers interested in evaluating HOOPS Communicator can sign up for a free 60-day trial.

About Tech Soft 3D

Tech Soft 3D is the leading global provider of development tools that help software teams deliver successful applications, as well as the creator of the 3D format that is part of the PDF standard. Established in 1996 and headquartered in Bend, Oregon, Tech Soft 3D also has offices in California, France, England and Japan. The company’s toolkit products power nearly 500 unique applications running on hundreds of millions of computers worldwide, while the tetra4d brand of end-user products are used by many of the top manufacturing and construction firms for converting CAD data into 3D PDF.

For more information, visit www.techsoft3d.com and www.tetra4d.com.

e-Xstream engineering Releases Digimat 2017

MSC_Logo_portoNEWPORT BEACH, CA, Jan 20, 2017 – e-Xstream engineering, an MSC Software company, developer of Digimat, the leading nonlinear multi-scale material and structure modeling platform, announced the latest release of Digimat.

Digimat 2017.0 extends its modeling possibilities to both new capabilities and new advanced materials while continuously improving its workflow efficiency.

New Capabilities

Users can now perform progressive failure analysis (PFA) of short fiber reinforced plastic (SFRP) parts with implicit FEA solvers. The insights gained from performing PFA allows users to fully predict the ultimate part strength without the need of additional engineering testing.

Discontinuous fiber composites (DFC) inter-chip delamination can now be modeled. Digimat-FE provides a full characterization of the DFC failure for any type of loading and microstructure.

The virtual tests on unidirectional (UD) and woven materials in Digimat-VA now include the bearing family, therefore allowing to complement and reduce the costly physical bearing tests by simulation.

New advanced materials

New woven 3D geometries are available in both Digimat-MF and Digimat-FE tools. A simple user interface allows to define most common weave patterns for orthogonal and interlock woven 3D materials.

Digimat-MX public database has been extended to include new ready-to-run models from DSM and Dupont Performance Materials.

Improved efficiency

Digimat-RP now supports the interface to Radioss/shell, Optistruct, and Permas FEA codes. This gives structural engineers more accurate results in their analysis of plastic parts, which will ultimately provide a more robust design workflow.

Digimat-MX, the material database tool of Digimat supports automatic reverse engineering of UD and woven PFA models.  The complex process of multiscale material model creation and calibration has been simplified down to a single click.

The generation of SFRP type of microstructures in Digimat-FE has been accelerated, allowing to reach faster a higher volume fraction of inclusions for the SFRP microstructure geometry.

This latest release of the material modeling platform brings a series of exciting new features and improvements for both material and structural engineers dealing with an ever wider range of advanced materials.

About e-Xstream

e-Xstream engineering, an MSC Software Company is a software and engineering services company 100% focused on the multi-scale modelling of composite materials and structures. The company helps customers, material suppliers, and material users across many industries reduce the cost and time needed to engineer innovative materials and products using Digimat, the nonlinear multi-scale material and structure modelling platform. Since September 2012, e-Xstream engineering is a subsidiary of MSC Software Corporation.

For additional information about MSC Software’s products and services, please visit www.e-xstream.com.

About MSC Software

MSC Software 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. As a trusted partner, MSC Software helps companies improve quality, save time, and reduce costs associated with design and test of manufactured products. Academic institutions, researchers, and students employ MSC’s technology to expand individual knowledge as well as expand the horizon of simulation. MSC Software employs 1, 200 professionals in 20 countries.

For additional information about MSC Software’s products and services, please visit www.mscsoftware.com.