CompoSIDE design software upgraded

Originally titled 'Design software upgraded'

Composites design software specialist CompoSIDE Ltd. (Cowes, UK) has released CompoSIDE v2.7.0.

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Composites design software specialist CompoSIDE Ltd. (Cowes, UK) has released CompoSIDE v2.7.0. The new version includes improvements to CAD file imports and group topology management functionalities within BoMGen, the automated bill of materials generation environment, for a seamless reporting experience regardless of the primary CAD system used. In addition, CompoSIDE has introduced a coefficients of thermal expansion (CTE) function for layered materials and laminates, allowing a more accurate analysis of these components early in the design phase. New features allow users to include combined thermal mechanical loads and review the response analysis in LAMINASpace using tabular and graphical capabilities. The user can define constant or variable thermal loading. CompoSIDE 2.7.0 also provides integration within CompoSIDE modules to streamline design workflows and reduce the design time for composite parts and products. Laminates created in LAMINASpace or 2D beam section from SECTIONSpace can be instantly converted into 3D shell FE models using wizards in FESpace, CompoSIDE’s finite element analysis module. Beam sections can be instantly extruded for detailed design activities, automating creation of 3D shells from any given conceptual 2D section design. Elements retain their properties and laminate selections, bridging the gap from conceptual and detailed design activities. Improvements to the automated mesh capabilities are said to deliver significant time savings. CompoSIDE is licenced on a monthly or annual subscription basis with an unlimited number of users. Subscriptions start at £200/€250 a month for all core modules; a free 30-day trial is available at www.composide.com.