Agile Engineering Design System v8.9, OMNIS/Agile v5.1 Released

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT, Dec 1, 2020 – Concepts NREC has released Agile Engineering Design System v8.9 and OMNIS/Agile v5.1.

The Agile Engineering Design System is an integrated suite of software modules for CAE and CAM specialized for turbomachinery. New capabilities in every module make the software easier to learn and use, run faster, produce more accurate results, and expand the types of components that can be designed, optimized and manufactured. This enables our customers to optimize turbomachinery designs based on the impact to cost, machining time, and performance.

Among the new CAM capabilities in v8.9 of MAX-PAC are the introduction of new toolpaths for roughing gas turbine components using Tshaped slotting disc cutters, improvements for machining inducers and other highly wrapped and swept components such as rocket engine turbopumps, and the availability of a new optional module for machine simulation.

On the CAE side, some highlights are a new model for choke prediction in diffusers in COMPAL, the ability to design and analyze mixed-flow turbines in RITAL, the ability to import legacy axial blades from other systems and design drooped leading edges for axial machines in AxCent, and additional capabilities to design and analyze secondary flow passages in AxCent and Fine/Turbo through pbPost.

OMNIS/Agile contains all the powerful design and modeling capabilities in a single user friendly interface that runs natively on Linux as well as Windows, allowing seamless transfers of data between modules. Using OMNIS/Agile 5.1, users can work in both meanline (AXIAL) and blading (AxCent) under the common OMNIS user interface, with the flexibility of changing from English to Chinese or Japanese.

The first beta version of our new cycle analysis product, CyCAL, is also available with the OMNIS/Agile 5.1 release. This new product couples the thermodynamic cycle and systems analysis with our existing CAE design and analysis tools.

“2020 has been a challenging year for everyone, I am very proud of what our developers have been able to achieve working from their home offices and grateful to our customers who have stayed with us and kept up the purchases and renewals needed to keep our business running,” said Dr. Peter Weitzman, President of Agile Engineering Software at Concepts NREC.

Version 8.9 and version 5.1 of OMNIS/Agile is available immediately to users on active Agile Product Support (APS).

About Concepts NREC

For over 60 years, Concepts NREC has been a strategic partner to many of the world’s leading turbomachinery companies. They are the only company in the world that offers a complete in-house “Art to Part” solution from initial concept through design, manufacturing, testing and installation.

About the Agile Engineering Design System

Concepts NREC’s Agile Engineering Design System is a complementary suite of programs for CAE and CAM that covers the entire design process — from preliminary sizing through fluid dynamics and mechanical stress and vibration analysis. Final designs can be easily imported into their industry-leading CAM software, MAX-PAC, to create efficient 5-axis machining strategies.

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