CADdoctor TRANSVALOR Edition – Summer 2017


Transvalor and Elysium to Release CADdoctor TRANSVALOR Edition
-Guarantee Instant Reuse of Design Data in CAE Analysis-


HAMAMATSU, Japan—April 27, 2017—Elysium, a global leading interoperability solution provider, announces the first release of “CADdoctor TRANSVALOR Edition1,” a tailored version of Elysium CADdoctor, an industry-proven application for 3D data translation and optimization.

Transvalor and Elysium are proud to announce the release of CADdoctor TRANSVALOR Edition; scheduled to be released summer 2017. The custom edition of CADdoctor is designed specifically for Transvalor users to improve data quality and interoperability.

CADdoctor TRANSVALOR Edition will feature data export directly to Transvalor solutions that will guarantee:

  1. First-time success in reading optimized 3D model into FORGE®, COLDFORM®, THERCAST®, REM3D®, and other Transvalor products
  2. Accurate results in forging, forming, casting, and injection molding simulations in Transvalor solutions

Elysium CADdoctor TRANSVALOR Edition optimizing 3D data for mesh generation and accurate simulation

 

Other Key Features of CADdoctor TRANSVALOR Edition:

  • Multi-CAD Import
    Translate 3D models in multi CAD formats into proprietary format for Transvalor solutions
    Supported formats: CATIA V5, Creo Parametric, NX, Parasolid, JT, IGES, STEP, STL, OBJ, VRML, Nastran, and Point Cloud
  • Geometry Healing
    Check and repair the geometry / topology problems to prevent failures in data import, mesh generation in CAE tools etc.
  • Geometry Simplification
    Recognize and remove geometry features such as fillets, chamfers, holes, bosses and ribs, and steps to simplify the geometry for effective CAE analysis
  • Solid Envelope
    Create 3D models without interior parts (outline only) by deleting those interior parts or integrating the entire assembly model into a single solid model
  • Polygon Healing
    Check and repair polygon data

1: CADdoctor TRANSVALOR Edition will be distributed by Transvalor and its authorized distributors worldwide, and the first availability is scheduled for summer 2017.

 

Appendix

Manufacturing process analysis with TRANSVALOR solutions turn into more effective and reliable environment with the following benefits of CADdoctor TRANSVALOR Edition:

  • Manage Native CAD Format to Provide Reliable Geometries
    End-user avoids every situation of loss of geometry due to transfer from native CAD format to standard exchange format such as STEP. Typically, forging designers will now import their tooling geometries in native CAD files and convert them into Transvalor format prior to perform their FORGE® simulation.
  • Shorten the Workflow for Data Set-up
    The auto-check and auto-heal function bring comfort in the sense that most defects & geometrical errors will be automatically treated saving lots of preparation work. In forging design, common problematic situations (e.g. unstitched surfaces, short edges, etc.) are likely to be encountered in transition areas near the flash entrance or along the parting line with small fillet radii. Hence, designers will be no longer slowed down by tedious surface meshing correction.
  • Improve Mesh Quality for Faster & Greater Simulation Results
    CAD models often show tiny geometrical details which can result in heavy CAE models with very fine local mesh. The geometry simplification capability of CADdoctor TRANSVALOR Edition streamlines the model and drastically reduces the resulting number of nodes. It is noticeable on casting or injection molding application that an average reduction of 30% in the total number of surface nodes will result in a computation time nearly divided by 3. This astonishing feature is the perfect companion to the unique self-adaptive AAA re-meshing technique that is incorporated into TRANSVALOR solvers.

About Transvalor

Located in the south of France in the well-known Sophia-Antipolis technopole, TRANSVALOR has been established since 1984 and has developed world leading simulation software solutions dedicated to material processing. Transvalor is strongly rooted in research & development and has always maintained a durable association with the academic research among which the prestigious Mines ParisTech and its Center for Material Forming (CEMEF). Transvalor operates worldwide with a solid channel network and a subsidiary Transvalor Americas in Chicago (IL). Transvalor serves more than 500 clients with a constant willingness to provide cost-effective software & services and to continuously increase its customers’ competitiveness. By reducing trials & errors and eliminating product defects, Transvalor solutions speed up time-to-market and cut down engineering & production costs for the companies evolving into the forging – casting – injection molding – welding businesses. On the way to innovation with Transvalor!

To learn more about Transvalor products and services, visit www.transvalor.com

About Elysium

Elysium develops interoperability solutions for digital design and PLM markets, with millions of files translated and thousands of customers worldwide. Founded in 1984, Elysium is headquartered in Hamamatsu, Japan, and has additional offices in France, Germany, and the U.S. (MI and CA). Elysium currently supports data exchange among ACIS, CADmeister, CATIA V4/V5/V6, Creo Elements/Direct, Creo Parametric, DELMIA, Inventor, JT, NX, NX I-deas, Parasolid, PLM XML, SIMULIA Abaqus, SOLIDWORKS, Systema, 3D XML, XVL and the STEP and STL standards. Elysium products, including ASFALIS, CADdoctor and CADfeature, are the favored solutions of many leading companies for translating, repairing, and ensuring the product data quality of 3D CAD/CAM and CAE models.

For more information about Elysium products and services, visit www.elysium-global.com

All product names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

 

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Contact

Elysium Co. Ltd.

Press Tower 10th Floor, 11-1 Asahi-cho, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka

430-0927 JAPAN

Tel: +81-53-413-1002

 

Transvalor SA

Parc de Haute Technologie

694 avenue Dr Maurice Donat

06255 Mougins

FRANCE

 

 

Elysium Partners with LEMMA for CAE Analysis


Elysium Partners with LEMMA

– LEMMA to Resell Tailored Version of CADdoctor –


Partnership LEMMA CAE Analysis Elysium CADdoctor

HAMAMATSU, Japan—March 16, 2017—Elysium, a global leading interoperability solution provider, announces a new partnership with LEMMA, the expert of computational fluid and structure dynamics (CFSD), and the release of “LEMMA CADdoctor1,” a tailored version of Elysium’s standard CADdoctor, an industry-proven application for 3D data translation and optimization. It will be distributed by Lemma to its customers.

To meet a growing demand for an efficient utilization of design data in CAE analysis, LEMMA CADdoctor is designed to aid users of LEMMA solutions, including ANAMESH®, ANANAS®, and ANASLOSH®, in data preparation for CAE analysis with following key features, and contribute to lead time reduction, and increased accuracy in CAE analysis.

Key Features of LEMMA CADdoctor:

  • Smooth path from multiple CAD formats to LEMMA solutions by powerful and robust 3D data translation and healing
  • First-time success in mesh generation and accurate CAE analysis by geometry simplification, solid enveloping, and polygon repair
  • Easy-to-use software to assist users and increase the job efficiency

LEMMA CADdoctor Solution - Geometry Check, Heal, Simplification, Solid Envelope

“LEMMA CADdoctor is a great addition to the LEMMA offering. Its impressive clean-up capabilities will drastically reduce the engineering time usually spent to repair a CAD model before meshing it and then launch a CFD calculation. It complements LEMMA product like ANAMESH™ and gives us the opportunity to deliver our customers a state of the art and cost effective solution, taking advantage of Elysium know-how and background in CAD/CAE software. We are very excited by the idea our customers can now use these tools to optimize their CFD workflow,” states Mikaël BERTON, in charge of business and research development at LEMMA.

 

“We highly recognize LEMMA’s expertise in computational fluid and structure dynamics field, and it is a great honor to partner with them,” states Kentaro Fukuta, General Manager of Global Business team at Elysium. “This partnership allows us to penetrate into new market in aerospace, naval/offshore, defense, and oil and gas industries. We believe that the combination of two ‘intelligences’ will bring LEMMA customers to the next level of success—create a simple model for CAE simulation semi-automatically from the design CAD model, gain an accurate result in simulation, and even shorten the overall time.”

1: LEMMA CADdoctor is resold by LEMMA, and the first version is now available. Please contact LEMMA for further information.

About LEMMA

LEMMA is a scientific consulting company and software supplier whose headquarters are located in Sophia-Antipolis in the French Riviera. Founded in 2001 by Charles LECA and Philippe BOH, the company addresses international markets in a wide variety of sectors (aerospace, defense, Oil&Gas, maritime, process engineering) thanks to its unique expertise in Computational Fluid and Structure Dynamics (CFSD). For its service to the industry, LEMMA offers a complete range of physical and numerical models included in our in-house developed software ANA* (ANASTAR, including ANAMESH and ANANAS).

Our team of experts in numerical simulation ground their approach on advanced applied mathematics and algorithms to deliver a fast and precise solution to assist you in your technological achievements.

To cope with the ever-increasing demands of the industry for high performance computing, LEMMA has built its own HPC Computer Center with Intel® processors and Infiniband® network. We use this power with MPI parallel computing to simulate fluid or structural dynamics problems.

For more information about LEMMA products and services, visit www.lemma-ing.com

About Elysium

Elysium develops interoperability solutions for digital design and PLM markets, with millions of files translated and thousands of customers worldwide. Founded in 1984, Elysium is headquartered in Hamamatsu, Japan, and has additional offices in France, Germany, and the U.S. (MI and CA). Elysium currently supports data exchange among ACIS, CADmeister, CATIA V4/V5/V6, Creo Elements/Direct, Creo Parametric, DELMIA, Inventor, JT, NX, NX I-deas, Parasolid, PLM XML, SIMULIA Abaqus, SOLIDWORKS, Systema, 3D XML, XVL and the STEP and STL standards. Elysium products, including ASFALIS, CADdoctor and CADfeature, are the favored solutions of many leading companies for translating, repairing, and ensuring the product data quality of 3D CAD/CAM and CAE models.

For more information about Elysium products and services, visit www.elysium-global.com.

 

All product names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

 

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Contact

Elysium Co. Ltd.

Press Tower 10th Floor, 11-1 Asahi-cho, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka

430-0927 JAPAN

Tel: +81-53-413-1002

 

LEMMA

2000 Rte des Lucioles, Les Algorithmes, Bât. Le Thales A, 06410 BIOT, France

Tel: +336 60 45 09 04 (Mikaël BERTON) or +336 11 28 03 98 (Charles LECA).

Mikael.berton@lemma-ing.com

Charles.leca@lemma-ing.com

 

Elysium Partners with Transvalor to Optimize CAE Analysis


Elysium Partners with Transvalor to Provide Transvalor Users with Elysium’s Multi CAD Access and Geometry Healing for Optimized CAE Analysis


Elysium and Transvalor Partneship

HAMAMATSU, Japan—Jan. 20, 2017—Elysium, a global leading interoperability solution provider, announces a new partnership with Transvalor, the leading software editor of material forming numerical simulation.

After decades of evolution in manufacturing, today, 3D data are being used throughout the product life cycle stages, and interoperability between multiple applications/systems is a key factor to ensure smooth and effective 3D data utilization. Hence, there has been an ongoing challenge in manufacturing industry to prevent problems caused by poor data quality and/or geometrical complexity of 3D CAD data, e.g., errors in importing design data into simulation tools, translation errors such as design intent loss and broken geometry, and failures or poor results in mesh generation.

Transvalor is a renowned provider of an extensive suite of high performance simulation software addressing a wide range and variety of forming processes for metallic solid and liquid materials as well as for polymers. In the collaboration with CADdoctor, an industry-proven application for 3D data translation and optimization, this new partnership aims to 1) solve problems mentioned above which users of Transvalor solutions including FORGE®, COLDFORM®, THERCAST®, and REM3D® are facing, and 2) allow instant reuse of design CAD data. These can be accomplished by capability to translate CAD data from designing to Transvalor format while repairing geometry errors, and simplify the geometry for accurate and efficient CAE simulations.

“Transvalor has always been driven by innovation and we were looking for a highly-reputed partner to progress on CAD interoperability. With Elysium’s CADdoctor, we found exactly what we were seeking for: a robust and reliable solution that enables multi-CAD data exchange with astonishing automatic healing capabilities,” states Emmanuel Chenot, Managing Director of Transvalor. “Our customers expect seamless solutions when importing geometries of casting molds or forging dies from their CAD environment to our CAE software. Eliminating the tedious mesh repairing operations together with having access to native support for the most popular CAD file formats is a huge benefit. This contribution to get high-quality geometries is essential to ensure the quickest and the most accurate simulation results.”

“Elysium could not be more pleased to partner with Transvalor. As an interoperability solution provider, Elysium sees it as its mission to guarantee end user freedom to utilize the best-in-class 3D CAD/CAM/CAE tools for their needs, and simulation is one of the areas where Elysium has been focusing in recent years. This will expand the CADdoctor market to those that need to reuse 3D CAD data in casting, forging, forming, and injection molding simulations,” states Kentaro Fukuta, General Manager of Global Business team at Elysium. “The combination of Elysium’s CADdoctor and Transvalor’s world leading numerical simulation solutions will strongly support Transvalor customers to experience the next level of success—create a simple model for CAE simulation semi-automatically from the design CAD model, gain an accurate result in simulation, and even shorten the overall time.”

Elysium CADdoctor into Transvalor CAE Software

About Transvalor

Located in south of France in the well-known Sophia-Antipolis technopole, TRANSVALOR has been established since 1984 and has developed world leading simulation software solutions dedicated to material processing. Transvalor is strongly rooted in research & development and has always maintained a durable association with the academic research among which the prestigious Mines ParisTech and its Center for Material Forming (CEMEF). Transvalor operates worldwide with a solid channel network and a subsidiary Transvalor Americas in Chicago (IL). Transvalor serves more than 500 clients with a constant willingness to provide cost effective software & services and to continuously increase its customers’ competitiveness. By reducing trials & errors and eliminating product defects, Transvalor solutions speed up time-to-market and cut down engineering & production costs for the companies evolving into the forging – casting – injection molding – welding businesses. On the way to innovation with Transvalor !

To learn more about Transvalor products and services, visit www.transvalor.com

About Elysium

Elysium develops interoperability solutions for digital design and PLM markets, with millions of files translated and thousands of customers worldwide. Founded in 1984, Elysium is headquartered in Hamamatsu, Japan, and has additional offices in Paris, France, Southfield, MI, and Huntington Beach, CA. Elysium currently supports data exchange among ACIS, CADmeister, CATIA V4/V5/V6, Creo Elements/Direct, Creo Parametric, DELMIA, Inventor, JT, NX, NX I-deas, Parasolid, PLM XML, SIMULIA Abaqus, SOLIDWORKS, Systema, 3D XML, XVL and the STEP and STL standards. Elysium products, including ASFALIS, CADdoctor and CADfeature, are the favored solutions of many leading companies for translating, repairing, and ensuring the product data quality of 3D CAD/CAM and CAE models.

For more information about Elysium products and services, visit www.elysium-global.com.

All product names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

 

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Contact

Elysium Co. Ltd.

Press Tower 10th Floor, 11-1 Asahi-cho, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka

430-0927 JAPAN

Tel: +81-53-413-1002

 

Transvalor SA

Parc de Haute Technologie

694 avenue Dr Maurice Donat

06255 Mougins

FRANCE

 

Elysium Certified Vendor for Daimler AG

Elysium Certified Vendor for Daimler AG
—DirectTranslator Certified for Bi-directional JT Translations

HAMAMATSU, Japan—Dec. 16, 2016—Elysium, a leading provider of CAD data translations and interoperability solutions, is proud to announce that Elysium’s DirectTranslator™ has been certified as an approved tool for JT bi-directional translations by Daimler AG. The official certification was announced Nov. 3, 2016 as part of Elysium’s accomplishment of successful meeting all of Daimler’s JT qualifications.

In 2014, Elysium was approved as the JT Data-Translation Provider to Daimler Supply Chain and has proven time and again to meet the challenges and requirements of Daimler. The Daimler requirements for JT encompass downstream use cases that include digital mock-up, publishing, assembly configuration confirmation, interference checking, design-in-context, space utilization, CAE and MFG simulation, and other functions.

Elysium has continued to grow its partnership with Daimler and has become the certified vendor for JT translations. JT has become the leading standard format for 3D CAD data sharing and has become the approved delivery format for Daimler and many other automotive OEM and suppliers.

Screenshot from Daimler AG's certified vendor webpage

Figure 1 – Screenshot from Daimler AG’s certified vendor webpage

 

In addition to becoming the certified vendor for JT translations for Daimler, Elysium was also a crucial part and an official partner in Daimler’s PLM2015 with CADfeature™. To learn more about what the cooperative achievements between Elysium and Daimler, contact Elysium at marketing@elysium.co.jp.

Logo for Official Daimler PLM 2015

Figure 2 – Logo for Official Daimler PLM 2015

DirectTranslator™

Elysium’s DirectTranslator™ provides a seamless connection between different CAD systems. The official partnerships with CAD vendors, along with Elysium’s industry leading Advanced Data Exchange Kernel provides for unmatchable healing capability to deliver the highest 3D product data quality. It greatly exceeds translation achieved by data exchanges via neutral formats, or any other translation tools in both quality and performance.

DirectTranslator™ operation is a simple pushbutton, native CAD-to-CAD translation and exchange of parts and assemblies. The largest advantage of Elysium’s DirectTranslator is the best-in-industry translation success rate between multiple CAD formats. Elysium has developed interoperability solutions under the official partnerships with all the major CAD vendors, and is well acquainted with the characteristics of each CAD system. Elysium DirectTranslator™ optimizes 3D CAD data for the target CAD system using its deep knowledge of CAD systems and sophisticated geometry handling technology. Its support of non-geometry elements, such as attributes and PMI (Product Manufacturing Information), as well as geometric information is what makes DirectTranslator™ stand out from all data exchange via other neutral formats.

CAD Data Validation

In addition to translation, Elysium also offers solutions to validate the CAD data to Daimler. Elysium validation detects and categorizes the inconsistencies of two CAD data files. The latest version of Elysium CAD Validation supports the validation requirements at Daimler to assure for absolute 3D model usage for a majority of horizontal and downstream processes. Validation of 3D geometry and PMI can take an engineer months to compare using the human eye. Elysium CAD validation modules can be easily integrated into PLM systems or Web application, and then automatically deliver 3D reports in HTML or 3D PDF directly from them. Reports include 3D visualization of the model, filters for analyzing specific PMI types, model views, pass/fail criteria, and much more. One major use case is to detect regression in CAD version-up. When a company upgrades a CAD system, they compare the CAD data from an older version against the data in the newer version to ensure that there occur no unwanted changes of the data in the latest release. Another major use case is to validate engineering modifications of CAD data against reference data sets, e.g., through engineering change orders Elysium Validation capability also ensures the JT data validity for the digital factory. Elysium Validation compares original CAD data and exported JT data for a specific manufacturing process and highlights differences or any inconsistencies.

 

Screenshot from Elysium HTML Validation Report

Figure 3 – Screenshot from Elysium HTML Validation Report

About Elysium

Elysium develops interoperability solutions for digital design and PLM markets, with millions of files translated and thousands of customers worldwide. Founded in 1984, Elysium is headquartered in Hamamatsu, Japan, and has additional offices in Paris, France, Southfield, MI, Huntington Beach, CA. Elysium currently supports data exchange among ACIS, CADmeister, CATIA V4/V5/V6, Creo Elements/Direct, Creo Parametric, DELMIA, Inventor, JT, NX, NX I-deas, Parasolid, PLM XML, SIMULIA Abaqus, SOLIDWORKS, Systema, 3D XML, XVL and the IGES, STEP and STL standards. Elysium products, including ASFALIS, CADdoctor and CADfeature, are the favored solutions of many leading companies for translating, repairing, and ensuring the product data quality of 3D CAD/CAM and CAE models.

For more information about Elysium products and services, visit www.elysium-global.com.

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Contacts

Elysium Co. Ltd.
Press Tower 10th Floor, 11-1 Asahi-cho, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka
430-0927 JAPAN
Tel: +81-53-413-1002

Challenges of Working with a Global Supply Chain

With more than 300 participants already registered for the fifth annual Boeing/Northrop Grumman/ElysiumGlobal Product Data Interoperability Summit, the list of speakers and topics has now been released. Fifty aerospace, automotive, software, and IT experts from some of the most recognizable companies in business will address the data and communications challenges and opportunities that arise in today’s multi-CAD, multi-supplier environment.
The summit is of interest to anyone in the CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM space – commercial or academic – who would like to participate in discussions about best practices in data management and exchange as they apply to the year’s theme of “Enabling Productivity with Common Data Streams.”
Registration has been extended until Aug. 31 for those wishing to attend the Chandler, Ariz. GPDIS event, which takes place Sept. 9-12 at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort. For further information or to register, contact the event coordinator at Elysium Inc.:
annalise.suzuki@elysiuminc.com
The complete agenda is here.
In addition to co-hosts Boeing, Northrop Grumman, and Elysium, presenters and sponsors include Airbus, Dassault Systèmes, Honeywell, Microsoft, HP, Brigham Young University, and many others. Topics will include engineering collaboration, product data interoperability, quality and manufacturing, supplier transactions, and product lifecycle management (PLM) from a data-centric point of view.
Boeing and Northrop will conduct closed sessions for the first day and a half; sessions open to registered attendees begin at 1 p.m. Sept. 10 and run through noon Sept. 12.