VCollab, Novus Nexus Partner for CAE Results Review

Intent of collaboration is to enhance product development cycles.

Intent of collaboration is to enhance product development cycles.

Novus Nexus and VCollab solutions work with a range of solvers from leading vendors. Image courtesy of VCollab.

Visual Collaboration Technologies, Inc. (VCollab), and Novus Nexus set up a partnership to streamline computer-aided engineering (CAE) results review and sharing to accelerate product development cycles.

The cooperation provides VCollab’s Rapid Results Review technology to Novus Nexus simulation automation users, replacing traditional 2D CAE analysis reporting and sharing, all while enabling VCollab users to integrate automatic preprocessing into their CAE workflows.

Novus Nexus and VCollab solutions work with a range of solvers from leading vendors, allowing users to review and share CAE analysis results without leaving the CAE environment in which they are most comfortable.

Bruce Webster, PhD, and Prasad Mandava, both CEOs & presidents of Novus Nexus and VCollab respectively, explain that having VCollab’s report generation capability baked into Novus Nexus’ end-to-end simulation automation strategy gives flexibility and power to design engineers and simulation specialists at every stage of the product development cycle.

“Novus Nexus has a long track record of fast, easy, and robust pre-processing automation. VCollab’s automatic report generation complements this technology with smart Rapid Results Review models instead of traditional 2D reports,” says Mandava. “Novus Nexus’ ability to automatically handle simulations with complex CAD geometries, together with VCollab’s interactive 3D report & Rapid Results Review capabilities, allow for high-fidelity and easy access failure investigations of whole assemblies, inside and out—a significant capability that has not previously been available with traditional automation and report generation approaches.”

“VCollab enables the creation of smart, interactive 3D CAE reports with the means to deliver engineering performance data for live design review, allowing better access for all PD stakeholders to innovate and brainstorm,” Webster says. “Novus Nexus is excited to now drive the generation of this critical capability automatically within our flagship product CAENexus. Simulation-ready CAD is the input, CAENexus the automation processor, and VCollab’s performance visualization the output for live dynamic design review and decision making. This innovation to reliably initiate CAD-to-solver, and now through to 3D models and Rapid Results Review, automatically and robustly is every bit as important as AI.”

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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