Effective use of digital simulation can enable project managers to reduce many downstream costs and risks. Often referred to as CAE (computer-aided engineering), digital simulation can allow more concepts to be reviewed, which reduces direct costs associated with expensive physical prototypes and enables faster, more informed decisions. The overall result is better performing products and higher margins. The key to maximizing the value of digital simulation is to use it both as early as possible and then throughout the development process.
To enable the optimum level of digital simulation within a product development environment, UGS offers a comprehensive suite of CAE solutions designed to meet the needs of users at various levels.
Advanced Simulation Environment
UGS offers an advanced simulation environment that provides solutions for sophisticated analyses, including:
NX Advanced Simulation is a solution set that combines the power of an integrated NX Nastran solver with NX Advanced FEM, a broad set of model creation and review tools. Extensive geometry idealization and abstraction capabilities enable the rapid development of complex mathematical models that enable design decisions to be based on insight into real product performance.
NX Nastran is available standalone or seamlessly integrated at the core of many NX Digital Simulation products, and defines the world standard for advanced FEA solvers.
NX Advanced FEM is an open CAE environment that enables rapid creation and review of finite element simulations in a geometrically complex, multi-CAD, multi-physics environment.
Multi-solution environments – customized for the industry-leading structural solvers including ABAQUS, ANSYS, MSC.NASTRAN and NX Nastran.
NX Flow provides an embedded suite of capabilities for the simulation of complex fluid flow problems as an integral part of the development process.
NX Thermal enables effective simulation of both steady state and transient thermal response, including cyclic processes. NX Nastran – for component and system-level structural performance simulation.
Design Simulation Environment
By leveraging repeatable best practices, UGS enables an advanced environment to support a Design Simulation Environment. Capabilities in this solution allow an engineer to leverage the power of the advanced analysis technology directly within the design environment, with products including:
NX Design Simulation, a design-integrated and easy to use NX application that enables Designers and Engineers to naturally predict the structural durability, strength, vibration, bucking and thermal behavior of their own components and assemblies.
NX Motion Simulation helps users predict the complex motion behavior of assemblies and products against functional performance design objectives. The solution includes a complete set of tools for all aspects of advanced, dynamic, static, and kinematics motion simulation.
Simulation Process Automation
UGS provides solutions that enable a CAE analysis to author guidelines that will keep a designer user (with limited CAE experience) within a safe route through the CAE environment. This will ensure that the end user obtains realistic and reliable results and frees up the CAE expert to carry out the more difficult and complex work.
NX Simulation Process Studio is a graphical toolkit for creating CAE best-practice wizards, such as the NX Strength Wizard, which can be customized to meet customer-specific CAE processes and design analysis requirements.
Customer Wizards allows companies to customize specific process wizards to meet their digital product development requirements.
NX Optimization Wizard : NX Optimization Wizard is an automated design exploration tool that helps solve complex engineering problems quicker and with more confidence.