Simulation Process and Data Management
A complete solution that brings together people, process, and technology to streamline simulation operations.
SimManager is a web-based Simulation Process and Data Management (SPDM) system that manages all aspects of CAE simulation with focus on meeting the sophisticated data management and processing needs specific to the simulation community. From project commencement to the generation of the final report, SimManager enhances simulation operations by boosting productivity and efficiency, thereby cutting down on the cost and time needed to deliver superior products to the market.
The 50 years of experience in CAE industry has endowed the D&E business unit of Hexagon, previously known as MSC Software with the requisite knowledge and proficiency to provide a complete solution that brings together your people, process, and technology to streamline simulation operations.
SimManager is a powerful platform that offers the following capabilities:
- Robust data management, including data navigation, visualization, access control, authentication, version control, and data comparisons
- Process management tools, including solver and HPC integration, assembly automation, machine learning and artificial intelligence integrations, and report generation
- Workflow management capabilities that enable you to automate repetitive tasks and streamline your engineering processes
- Administration tools, including user administration, monitoring, and statistics, to help you manage users and optimize your engineering workflows
With more consistent and reliable simulation throughout the enterprise, SimManager gives product development executives the confidence to replace physical prototypes with more rapidly developed and less expensive virtual prototypes. A greater number of design possibilities can be evaluated, enabling product innovation and lasting competitive advantage.
What is SPDM?
SPDM, or Simulation Process and Data Management, is needed in the field of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) because it provides an efficient solution for managing the vast amount of data generated by simulations. CAE is a critical component of modern engineering enterprises, allowing for faster product development and cost reduction associated with physical prototyping/testing. However, the diverse nature of CAE operations presents challenges in terms of volume and accuracy of simulations, as well as the speed of iterations and cost per iteration.
CAE departments typically use multiple simulation tools that generate a large amount of data in various formats, most of which are Work in Progress (WIP) data. This data and the associated processes are valuable intellectual property that needs to be managed and harnessed for efficient decision-making. Traditional Product Data Management (PDM) systems are not suitable for managing this heterogeneous content due to their lack of workflows and architecture for such data volumes.
SPDM systems are designed specifically to manage both data and processes associated with simulations. They provide a dedicated solution for efficiently handling the massive amount of data generated by simulations, such as Finite Element Analysis and Computational Fluid Dynamics, which have become increasingly popular in recent years. The exponential rise in data volumes generated by simulations requires efficient management to quickly obtain relevant answers for design questions and optimize product development processes. SPDM systems help companies of all sizes to effectively manage simulation data, saving significant time and resources in the design and development process.
What is SimManager?
SimManager is a web-based simulation and test data management system for all simulation data and processes. With support for all the steps from project initiation to final report generation, SimManager addresses some of the most important issues encountered by analysis groups, which results in higher simulation throughput and efficiency at a lower cost.
Should I Invest in Simulation Process Data Management (SPDM)?
Today, simulation process and data management systems (SPDM) are being used by many manufacturing companies. SPDM significantly contributes to their efforts to maintain competitive advantage in the market. With SPDM, companies are able to increase productivity, improve their quality with fewer errors and gain a greater insight into the engineering cycle. SPDM stores all the data which flows during the simulation process and makes it traceable, thus, any type of “what if” studies can be applied at anytime.
Moreover, since SPDM is consolidating the compute capacity and licenses to a single location, information technology management reported a significant cost saving in IT investment. Remote users make up to 25% – 30% of the SPDM implementation. BMW reported realization of savings up to 15% on preprocessing, 80% in post processing and 60% savings in human effort. Audi, another user of SPDM, reported a “weeks to days” reduction in the time to deliver a new design to a customer with the help of SPDM.
As a conclusion, SPDM, when integrated with simulations such as multibody dynamics, provides significant value to the manufacturers. It increases the efficiency, reduces production time and number of errors, and provides certainty of the data. With this implementation, engineers can create much more effective engineering workflow in design and also in production stages.
What are the supported platforms?
Here is a detailed list to our supported platforms : SimManager Platform Support