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Dassault Systemes (DS) has launched Isight 5.0, an open desktop solution for simulation process automation and design optimisation from Simulia, the DS brand for realistic animation.

Isight is said to provide designers, engineers, and researchers with an open system for integrating design and simulation models – created with various CAD, CAE and other software applications – to automate the execution of hundreds, or even thousands of simulations.

It allows users to save time and improve their products by optimising them against performance or cost variables through statistical methods such as Design of Experiments or Design for Six Sigma.

The Eclipse plug-in within Isight 5.0 provides an intuitive user interface and common-component project templates, making it easier for partners and customers to create customised Isight applications.

By introducing support for the Eclipse open-source development environment, Isight 5.0 is said to further improve the process of integrating any type of software application, such as CAD, CAE, mathematical or scientific computing tools.

‘As a Simulia Component Integration programme partner, our team used the application programming interfaces and development resources available for the successful and rapid creation of a robust fe-safe component for Isight, enhancing durability optimisation,’ said Ian Mercer, software director at Safe Technology.

‘The Eclipse plug-in simplified and accelerated our development efforts.

‘We were able to develop a proof-of-concept component within two working days, and started a working prototype within one week,’ he added.

Jean-Claude Ercolanelli, senior vice-president of product management at CD-Adapco, said: ‘CD-Adapco’s motivation to deliver a Star-CCM+ plug-in for Isight is to help our user community address their ever-increasing business challenges, including product optimisation tasks.

‘Through close collaboration with Simulia’s development team, this free plug-in is available for current Star-CCM+ users who want to perform Design of Experiment studies and optimisation tasks using Isight,’ he added.

Additional support for Design of Experiment methods is also now available in Isight 5.0, including the Fractional Factorial method, which reduces the number of experiments of a full-factorial design, and the Box-Behnken method, which evaluates extreme values (corner points) that may lead to unfeasible designs.

Isight 5.0 provides the Matlab component at no extra charge and the Taguchi Method component is now part of the Pro pack.

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About Dassault Systèmes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 100,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault systems portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product – SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design – DELMIA for virtual production – SIMULIA for virtual testing – ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. Dassault Systèmes is listed on the Nasdaq (DASTY) and Euronext Paris (#13065) stock exchanges. For more information, visit our website.

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