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Simcenter HEEDS – Simplify the Design Space Exploration Process

Modeling and simulation software provide an excellent way for designers and engineers to cost effectively evaluate how their products will perform under expected operating conditions.

But these type of design questions aren’t infrequent.  They arise every day in every industry.

  • How many?
  • Where to locate?
  • What should be the size?
  • What Material properties?
  • What should be the weight?
  • What should be the taper, twist & can’t angles?
  • Is there any scope to reduce the cost?

So, you might ask yourself, how easy is it for you to use simulation to answer these types of questions today?

Would it help if you get the answers faster without much human intervention?

Design space exploration software takes modelling and simulation to the next level by allowing users to discover better designs faster to drive innovation and performance.

To remain in the competition, businesses need to develop smart products within ever shorter design cycles. The developed products need to integrate the mechanical functions with electronics and controls, utilize new materials and manufacturing methods and deliver new designs

Traditional Process Vs HEEDS

Design exploration is originated more than 20 years ago and fell far short of the goal, for a variety of reasons. Although they leveraged the best technology available at the time, they suffered from three fundamental limiting factors:

  • CAE simulation models weren’t very robust and often didn’t rebuild reliably around the baseline
  • Compute resources were limited
  • Design search strategies were too inefficient and required more evaluations than was practical

The problems encountered with traditional approach are

  • Too much error-prone,
  • Too costly
  • Too difficult
  • Required too much iteration
  • Too much time consuming
  • Demanded far too much expertise

The result was that this approach became relegated to use only by experts on the toughest problems and, even then, the expected gains were usually very limited.

HEEDS from SIEMENS PLM Software helps companies to overcome these issues with the traditional approach & align re- sources with the value of simulation by providing four technology enablers for streamlining virtual product development.

Accelerate Process Automation – Intuitive to use, with HEEDS, you can easily define the design workflow and automatically share data between different simulation and modeling products. HEEDS with its process automation capabilities enable users to evaluate any design variant, more easily and efficiently. HEEDS design space exploration studies faster and make more efficient use of your hardware and software resources.

Execute Simulation Faster – Testing virtual prototypes is easy and fast with HEEDS. By leveraging HEEDS you can run design exploration studies more efficiently, using your existing hardware and software resource. HEEDS provides you with transparent, automatic, and scalable computation functionality.

Improved Product Performance and Search Strategy – Leveraging multiple global and local search strategies, HEEDS easily incorporates user intuition to identify higher-performing families of designs with minimal simulation time and cost. It works well with any number of design variables, enabling the user to set up the design study to identify the engineering challenge being faced.

Insights to Make Better Design Selection – Using HEEDS, users can compare performance over a wide range of designs and find the design families that meet the features and requirements. You can easily input variables by identifying the designs and make immediate changes during reviews, in addition to predicting results.

Thus, HEEDS will remove all the bottlenecks and barriers of the traditional process:

  • No need to simplify model (can efficiently find good designs with a large number of variables)
  • No need to select algorithms (HEEDS automates this)
  • No need to use just one search strategy (HEEDS leverages all strategies simultaneously)
  • No need to tune algorithms (HEEDS automatically tunes throughout the design study)
  • No need for iteration (HEEDS finds the best way to traverse the design space each time)
  • No errors introduced (HEEDS doesn’t rely on any response fitting)
  • No need for optimization expertise (it’s built into HEEDS)

Simcenter HEEDS modeling and simulation software solution helps improve the performance of a simple component or a complex multidisciplinary system. Being more flexible and intuitive, HEEDS makes it easy to modify the design configurations that meet your requirements.

With improved usability and simplification of analysis, using computer-aided engineering (CAE) tool you can use simulation to drive innovation and performance, apart from troubleshooting and verifying designs.

Simcenter HEEDS modeling and simulation software solution helps improve the performance of a simple component or a complex multidisciplinary system. Being more flexible and intuitive, HEEDS makes it easy to modify the design configurations that meet your requirements.

With improved usability and simplification of analysis, using computer-aided engineering (CAE) tool you can use simulation to drive innovation and performance, apart from troubleshooting and verifying designs.

HEEDS can help you uncover new design concepts to improve products and significantly reduce development costs.  The solution can be integrated with all popular CAD and CAE applications and works with multiple software tools to handle pre- and postprocessing, simulation and multidisciplinary design exploration.

  • HEEDS has been used successfully across many industries to:
  • Improve design processes
  • Increase customer satisfaction
  • Reduce design time
  • Lower prototyping costs and drive innovation

Streamlining the design space exploration through improved automated analysis tools, processes, and results, HEEDS is being used extensively across many industries to improve design processes, increase customer satisfaction, reduce design time and lower prototyping costs and drive innovation.

Please reach out to us for any questions, let’s talk about where your business is today and how HEEDS can help your designers.

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