This in-service release (ISR2) adds features based on commercial requirements influenced by customers from various industries.
Additional display and reporting capabilities have been introduced in ISR2 for nCode GlyphWorks, a processing system for engineering data, to simplify the creation of reports. For example, the user has more direct control of plot styles and layouts and a single plot can now hold four times as many data lines. Other new features include direct decoding of data from automotive CAN-bus vehicle networks and enhanced use of data from Microsoft Excel.
nCode Automation now enables search for FE models
nCode DesignLife, a solution for CAE fatigue analysis applications, also benefits from new usability features in the display of finite element results. This includes the ability for users to create custom contour plots by defining a number of arbitrary contour levels. New capability has been introduced to directly save and submit an analysis as a batch job, which is more convenient for solving larger problems.
nCode Automation Personal Edition (PE), the desktop environment for managing data and automating analysis, is now able to index data used by nCode DesignLife, including finite element models and results files from industry-standard tools such as NASTRAN, ANSYS and Abaqus. This enables both test and CAE data to be managed in a single system.
Characteristic values for user-defined key parameters and metadata from each model can be extracted and stored within nCode Automation’s database. Storing this descriptive information makes it possible to find CAE data with either simple keyword searches or create reports using in-depth queries. As part of the indexing process, images of the FE models are generated which enable quick views of the models when searching. A fully dynamic, interactive viewer is also available for more in-depth review of FE models. The overall benefit of this system is to help engineers find the right information among increasingly large amounts and variants of data.
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