February 19, 2010
By DE Editors
Version 6 of HBM’s nCode durability software provides a range of engineering products within a single desktop environment. nCode 6 includes GlyphWorks for graphical data processing, DesignLife for CAE fatigue analysis applications, and nCode Automation Personal Edition (PE) for managing data and automating analysis.
The nCode Complete Durability System (CDS) available in nCode 6 is a new licensing method that offers flexible access to nCode GlyphWorks, DesignLife, and Automation PE through licensing “CDS units.” nCode CDS allows users to run whatever product option in any combination that suits their project needs up to the limit of available CDS units. Given this access, nCode CDS eliminates the need for customers to select exact features and number of users as part of the purchase decision.
nCode CDS units are offered on an annual lease basis and the number of CDS units used by each product option is closely proportional to its commercial value.
Version 6 of the nCode product suite has also been enhanced with further integration between nCode Automation, and GlyphWorks has been added to better manage and process data. The scalable nCode Automation is available in a new edition, Automation Personal Edition, for an individual user. Automation PE takes the benefits of Automation, with its search and data warehousing capabilities, and applies it to local data.
A new Virtual Strain Gauge feature is now available in nCode DesignLife 6 to correlate physical test with finite element simulation results. This provides the ability to combine loading information and material data, thereby enabling the export of stress or strains from specified strain gauge locations on FE models. Also available in DesignLife 6 is a new Powertrain package to simulate the type of fatigue loading conditions in rotating machinery seen in applications such as automotive engines and wind turbine components.
For more information, visit HBM.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.