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ATA Engineering (ATA) announced the release of version 3.2.0 of the IMAT (Interface between Matlab, Analysis and Test) range of software products.

IMAT v3.2.0 has several new capabilities and enhancements that have added to its ability to read, write and process Nastran, Abaqus and engineering test data.

ATA has designed IMAT v3.2.0 to work with Matlab R2010b, as well as with previous releases R2010a, R2009b, R2009a, R2008b and R2008a.

IMAT is a Matlab interface designed for test and analysis engineers who work with large engineering data sets.

IMAT provides a framework for importing finite element analysis (FEA) simulation data from Femap, Nastran, I-deas and Abaqus, and measured test data into the Matlab environment to leverage Matlab’s versatile programming, mathematical and graphical strengths.

ATA has spent over a decade expanding the methods built into IMAT to make IMAT an efficient and robust interface between Matlab and customer data.

IMAT v3.2.0 has several capabilities, along with many customer-driven enhancements.

The genetic algorithm (GA) in IMAT+Modal now provides users with an accelerometer selection form that allows the user to interactively adjust the GA-selected degrees of freedom (DOF) to examine the effects on the test/analysis model’s cost, as well as on any other metric result.

The software also now has the ability to rank degrees of freedom based on their importance.

The alias-free polyreference (AFPoly) curve-fitting GUI has been improved to include new capabilities for plotting and documenting test data.

For more convenient plotting, an option for fixed- or auto-scaling Y-limits when plotting frequency response functions (FRFs) has been added.

For faster post-processing, ATA has added default axes panning options and the ability to pick poles directly from the ‘Poles’ module.

Similar improvements have been made to the signal processing frequency response function (SPFRF) GUI.

Users can now set the time range to axis limits and clear lower and upper frequencies to axis limits from the right-click context menu.

Users can now also easily pan through plots and set default panning, legend orientation and location options.

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