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September 1, 2022
EnginSoft USA, a computer-aided engineering (CAE) company, is partnering with OmniQuest to resell Genesis and Iliad, as well as provide professional services related to OmniQuest's engineering optimization software.
OmniQuest was founded by Dr. Garret N. Vanderplaats 1984 as Vanderplaats Research & Development, for the advancement of numerical optimization for commercial application. A protégé of Dr. Lucian Schmit, father of engineering design synthesis, Dr. Vanderplaats is a recognized expert in the optimization field.
Genesis is a computer-aided engineering (CAE) tool for structural analysis and design optimization software package. It is written by experts in structural optimization and is used by product engineering designers and analysts in the automated application of Engineering First Principles.
Iliad is a software designed to provide a coupling with third-party engineering tools, enable the automation of the design simulation process, and facilitate analytic decision making. The design modules include multidiscipline design optimization, design of experiments, response surface approximation, and probabilistic (robust and reliability-based) analysis.
The workflow enables the execution of complex chains of design optimization, innovative algorithms determine the set of best possible solutions combining opposing objectives, and post-processing tools allows the user to perform sophisticated statistical analysis, data visualization and decision making.
“In today’s world, multidisciplinary approach is key for a successful design process. Designers are required to simultaneously consider multiple perspectives to determine the global optimal solution, facing an ever-increasing problem complexity,” says OmniQuest President Juan Pablo Leiva. “With OmniQuest the process is streamlined by combining objectives relating to variables of different disciplines.”
EnginSoft USA helps companies identify where, when and how simulation can make a difference to their business. They don't just select the best available combination of commercial software packages that fit clients' specific needs; they add value by showing companies how to use these products to achieve the best possible simulation model. When commercial products are not available, their engineers build custom modules to solve client's need. Collaboration matters, so to ensure the smooth integration of any custom module into the simulation model often requires EnginSoft’s engineering team to work closely with commercial software vendors.
“Our customers are companies that are looking to optimize their designs for performance, quality, and best use of resources,” says Chris Wilkes, president, and CEO of EnginSoft USA. “OmniQuest, formerly VR&D (Vanderplaats R&D) have differentiated themselves by being product and technology focused, with an emphasis on high-quality, usability, and user experience.”
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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