Siemens updates Simcenter 3D software

Originally titled 'CAE software platform updated'

Siemens PLM (Plano, TX, US; Berlin, Germany) has launched the latest version of Simcenter 3D, its flagship environment for multi-disciplinary CAE, with new solutions across multiple simulation disciplines.

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Siemens PLM Software Inc. (Plano, TX, US; Berlin, Germany) has launched the latest version of Simcenter 3D, its flagship environment for multi-disciplinary CAE, with new solutions across multiple simulation disciplines. Simcenter 3D is a stand-alone CAE application that works with data from any CAD source. It is built on the Siemens NX platform and works with NX CAD. The latest release provides topology optimization solutions that work with Convergent Modeling technology to provide generative design workflows. These solutions reportedly allow for more accurate motion modeling and more efficient acoustic and structural dynamics simulations. Simcenter 3D also provides expanded support for general purpose nonlinear solutions based on the NX Nastran multistep nonlinear solver as well as advanced analysis of composites based on LMS Samtech Samcef software. Additionally, support for curing simulation of composites now allows prediction of residual stresses and spring-back effects. For the first time, output from a topology optimization process can be used directly in the design process, without the need to recreate geometry. Further, users can now work directly with scanned data or an optimized shape to conduct detailed simulations to ensure performance. Also with this release, hybrid modeling allows incorporation of test-based data into simulation models to achieve better accuracy within the simulation. Other enhancements include support for modeling sub-mechanisms within motion assemblies, faster computation time for analytical contact in motion models, and improved performance for interior and exterior acoustics simulation.