Aras, the leader in open product lifecycle management (PLM) software for the enterprise, today announced a partnership with Visual Collaboration Technologies (VCollab) for simulation visualization, post processing, and reporting. Aras will use the VCollab technology in Simulation Process & Data Management (SPDM) processes across the lifecycle.
Enabling simulation results automatically in the product configuration – including variants and options – provides a closed-loop for traceability to reduce physical testing, verify requirements, and improve design-space exploration. Aras views better tool chaining and data management of simulation results as foundational to Digital Thread enablement and strategic initiatives such as additive manufacturing, generative design, and Digital Twin simulation.
VCollab reads simulation results from a wide variety of formats and makes them available for visualization and analysis purposes. With Aras’ SPDM capabilities and VCollab working together, simulation experts can better perform cross-discipline analysis, analyze results, and create reports that include 3D content.
“VCollab’s tool-independent, multidisciplinary visualization capabilities are really well-aligned with our open approach and full lifecycle perspective,” said Malcolm Panthaki, VP of Analysis Solutions at Aras. “Using VCollab’s capabilities in our SPDM provides market leading automation to make simulation results accessible to everyone across the enterprise through dynamic reports, while reducing cycle times and redundant administrative tasks for the simulation analyst.”
“Our high-performance web-deployed visualization, powerful data mining and automated report generation with dynamic 3-D content make key CAE results accessible to everyone on the Aras platform,” said Prasad Mandava, Co-Founder and CEO of VCollab. “By combining Aras’ highly scalable platform with our ultra-fast post processing of large CAE files, global companies can further improve simulation throughput and analyst productivity.”
Visual Collaboration Technologies was founded in year 2000 by a group of technology professionals with a vision to provide leading edge software solutions for the science, engineering and manufacturing industries. Drawing from the diverse experiences in the CAD/CAM/CAE disciplines and the founding partners' expertise in 3D visualization, the group identified that the main bottleneck in CAD/CAM/CAE effectiveness and cross-discipline collaboration was the lack of a visual collaborative platform for the product performance/simulation data. The VCollab solution today is known for its unique capabilities to improve the productivity of simulation teams and also to improve the collaboration between simulation experts and other engineers involved in the product development process, making access to product performance data more available whenever needed.
Aras enables the world’s leading manufacturers of complex, connected products to transform their product lifecycle processes and gain a competitive edge. Aras’ open, flexible, scalable, and upgradable PLM platform and applications connect users in all disciplines and functions to critical product information and processes across the extended enterprise. Aras customers include Airbus, BAE Systems, GE, GM, Hitachi, Honda, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, and Microsoft. Visit www.aras.com and follow us on Twitter @aras_plm and LinkedIn.
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