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 Draws Business Leaders to First Global Summit on Validating Model-Based Definition

Elysium Global Summit 2017 – January 23rd to 24th

Risk avoidance, quality and corporate profitability underpin move to ensure data integrity across all-digital manufacturing environments.

Annalise Suzuki (right), Director of Technology and Engagement for Elysium, speaking with presenter Ram Pentakota of Adient, at Elysium’s first global summit on Model-Based Definition and validation.

Image 1. Annalise Suzuki (right), Director of Technology and Engagement for Elysium, speaking with presenter Ram Pentakota of Adient, at Elysium’s first global summit on Model-Based Definition and validation.

 

SOUTHFIELD, MI, February 14, 2017—Elysium Inc., a leading global interoperability solution provider, hosted their first global user and partner summit in Huntington Beach, California this January.  Attendees included a select group of engineering-driven organizations, many of which are engaged in implementing Model-Based Definition (MBD) for all-digital manufacturing processes.

Joining the Elysium summit were Boeing, Gulfstream, Google, Rockwell Collins, Renault Sport Formula One Team, Zodiac Aerospace, Adient (Former Johnson Controls Automotive Seating), Karma Automotive, Kuka Systems, Advanced Integration Technology, BC Engineering & Design, Parker Hannifin & Parker Aerospace.

“Each company that attended our summit has diverse engineering systems and partners,” said Annalise Suzuki, Director of Technology & Engagement for Elysium. “They absolutely must work from a unified digital model that conforms to the highest standards of accuracy for designing, machining and passing product information to stakeholders across their organizations.

“With the accelerating rise of automated work cells, we’re seeing a commensurate supporting investment by industry leaders who are concerned about ensuring that data quality doesn’t hold back the processing speeds offered by new technologies grounded in MBD. Increased production throughput and quality are key ingredients for profitability and customer satisfaction, whether in aerospace industries or consumer goods manufacturing. Our suite of solutions for the all-digital environment addresses long-standing challenges in data interoperability for both legacy and future products, systems, and platforms.”

CADValidator functionality highlighted

Model-Based Definition (MBD) enables the automation of 3D data capture and comparison capabilities. Highly robust Elysium software, such as the CADValidator module in the ASFALIS product, enables downstream processes to leverage fully vetted MBD data. While automating form-fit-function changes, CADValidator also captures presentation and representation changes that are not otherwise encapsulated in drawing-centric processes. (See CAD validation video.)

Screenshot shows Elysium’s 3D PDF validation report detecting an engineering change in which a hole diameter has been modified from 40 mm to 52 mm. Associative geometry is highlighted for easy interpretation.

Image 2. Screenshot shows Elysium’s 3D PDF validation report detecting an engineering change in which a hole diameter has been modified from 40 mm to 52 mm. Associative geometry is highlighted for easy interpretation.

Elysium’s CADValidator ensures that models translated from other systems or from previous releases of the same system are identical. It also validates CAD data for short- and long-term storage and retrieval so that any derivative models do not compromise quality. CADValidator assures that derivatives with long production lives remain faithful to their originals, which is critical when the originating CAD system has gone through many releases or is no longer available.

Renault Sport Formula One Team presents at the summit

Ian Goddard of Renault Sport Formula One Team discusses his group’s collaboration with Elysium for ensuring data quality throughout the product development cycles of the team’s racecar.

Image 3. Ian Goddard of Renault Sport Formula One Team discusses his group’s collaboration with Elysium for ensuring data quality throughout the product development cycles of the team’s racecar.

Renault Sport Formula One Team’s Ian Goddard was one of the presenters at the California summit. “Elysium software is critical to product development within our Formula One racecar program,” said Goddard, Head of Technical Partnerships and the engineer in charge of computer-aided engineering (CAE). “We collaborate with other partners like Infiniti, working with the Infiniti European Technical Centre to explore our common reliance on Elysium products. The development cycles of our F1 car center on tight race schedules and require very fast exchange of data without manually stopping to check geometry or question manufacturing process instructions. Our timescales are so critical that a single data issue could mean an important upgrade would miss its race debut but, with the support of Elysium, this has never occurred.

“Whoever originates the data in our supply chain, it has to read and perform the same for every expert in our network—our data is not allowed to have a pit stop for repair and tuning!”

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About Elysium

Elysium products such as ASFALIS, CADdoctor and CADfeature are the favored solutions of many leading companies for translating, repairing, and ensuring the product data quality and interoperability of 3D CAD/CAM and CAE models. The company’s software serves the digital design and PLM markets worldwide, with millions of files analyzed for thousands of customers. Founded in 1984, Elysium is headquartered in Hamamatsu, Japan, and has additional offices in Paris, France, Boblingen, Germany, 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. For more information about Elysium products and services, visit www.elysium-global.com.

 

Contacts:
Annalise Suzuki, Director of Technology & Engagement, Elysium Inc.
3000 Town Center, Suite 1330
Southfield, MI 48075
Direct: +1 (248) 436-1313
Mobile: +1 (701) 641-0653
www.elysiuminc.com

Lynn Manning, Parker Group
401-272-1510
team@parkergroup.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

Elysium to Release CADfeature 14.0-Support for Associative Drawings in SOLIDWORKS Developed with Dassault Systèmes’ SOLIDWORKS API Team

HAMAMATSU, Japan—May 10, 2016—Elysium, a leading global provider of data translation software, announces the release of CADfeature 14.0. CADfeature is a feature based translation system that offers complete design intent with the scalability to address the needs of individual designers or globe-spanning enterprises. To answer the demands from Dassault Systèmes’ SOLIDWORKS users, Elysium has enhanced the CADfeature product family to include the support for associative drawing creation in SOLIDWORKS.

Elysium has been supporting many migration projects at world-leading enterprises with its unique set of tools to support advanced and sophisticated interoperability requirements. Those strategic migration projects have been completed to provide significant enhancements to the CADfeature platform. In this new release, Elysium partnered with Dassault Systèmes’ SOLIDWORKS API development group to enhance CADfeature and added support for associative drawing creations in SOLIDWORKS including:

  • All view types (Projection, Section, Auxiliary, Isometric, Detail, Break View, Broken-Out Section)
  • Font mapping
  • Component view visibility override
  • 2D Annotation (Symbols, Dimensions, Notes, GTols, Centerlines, and Centermarks)

“We are excited with the new enhancements to Elysium’s CADfeature product line as it will provide a much higher level of data interoperability with SOLIDWORKS and we look forward to building upon our partnership with Elysium in the future,” states Kurt Lundstedt, Manager, SOLIDWORKS Product Portfolio Management, Dassault Systèmes.

“Elysium is very proud to announce the final release candidate of CADfeature version 14 which, amongst many enhancements, now supports the ability to create drawings in SOLIDWORKS 2016,” states Kensuke Tashiro, Managing Director of Elysium Europe. “This effort was possible with our new relationship with Dassault Systèmes’ SOLIDWORKS API Development and Product Management Teams.  We continually work to maintain our ability to provide the highest fidelity within the most complex of CAD translation functions, such as drawing translation, which is a ‘black belt art.’ Our efforts would not be possible without the efforts set forth by Dassault Systèmes’ SOLIDWORKS API Development team to provide the many API’s for this latest enhancement to CADfeature.  We are proud to add Dassault Systèmes’ SOLIDWORKS to the drawing translation library.  Elysium maintains its relationships with all CAD OEMs to provide for the future of high fidelity multi-CAD support.”

Elysium Presents Global Partner Awards 2015

HAMAMATSU, Japan—March 18, 2016—Elysium, a leading global provider of data translation software, announces that the Most Valuable Partner Award 2015 was awarded to CAMTEX GmbH (hereafter “CAMTEX”) in Suhl, Germany in recognition of the exceptional achievement, and the Rising Sun Award to :em engineering methods AG (hereafter “:em”) in Darmstadt, Germany for the outstanding contribution in the first year. Awards were presented during the Elysium Partner Summit held in Elysium Global Headquarters, Hamamatsu, Japan, on Jan. 21, 2016.

Most Valuable Partner Award 2015 | CAMTEX

The award, the first ever, was established to honor the lifetime achievement of CAMTEX, which is dedicated to the business of Elysium products, and has contributed to Elysium’s success throughout the over fifteen-year partnership.

CAMTEX specializes in the ability to consult and distribute the CADdoctor and ASFALIS product series, which address B-rep translation with geometry healing. Their outstanding expertise, as well as their high-quality technical support, are undoubtedly leading edge, and have gained the customers’ confidence.

“We are delighted to receive this award and see it as a motivation to continue along our common successful path with Elysium. Our focus is on the benefit to the user. We always ask ourselves: What exactly does our customer need? And thanks to the range of functions and the quality of all Elysium products, we are able to find a suitable solution for nearly every translation and data exchange problem,” says Steffen Volkmar, CEO of CAMTEX GmbH.

“I am very pleased that CAMTEX was selected to receive the Most Valuable Partner Award,” stated Kentaro Fukuta, General Manager of Global Business, Elysium. “We hope to maintain the strong partnership, and continue to provide best-in-class interoperability solutions to German speaking regions together.”

CAMTEX has been successful in Web marketing in recent years, and achieves very high deal-closing rate toward various types of customers.

Rising Sun Award 2015 | :em engineering methods

The award, the first ever, was established to honor the fastest revenue growth ever achieved by a global partner during the entire history of Elysium which was established back in 1984. :em held the first face to face meeting with Elysium July 10, 2014, then signed a partnership agreement in October 2014.  Elysium’s internal revenue forecast with :em was shattered by 100 percent within a 12 month period.  This exceptional performance is only due to the fact that :em team consists of highly skilled engineers with true industry experience and knowledge to provide for best practices and processes to support the complex Elysium world of interoperability.

“Elysium and :em build a perfect partnership thanks to excellent CAx competences, market understanding and customer oriented solutions and services on both sites,” stated Sven Kleiner, Chief Operation Officers of :em.

“I am very pleased that :em was selected to receive the Rising Sun Award.  It’s been a pleasure working side by side with :em over the past 14 months and I certainly expect higher results in 2016,” commented Kensuke Tashiro, Managing Director, Elysium Europe.

:em and Elysium Europe are currently engaged in numerous migration and multi-CAD integration at Machinery and Automotive Tier 1 suppliers, such as Brose, BOS, Bosch, Continental, Fette Compacting, Grammer, Johnson Controls, Westfalia etc.

About CAMTEX

The independent system house focuses on the exchange, translation and repair of CAD data and offers converters and tools for data repair for nearly all CAD formats as well as consulting, training, and service in all aspects of the multi-CAD environment.

CAMTEX is a reseller for CAD data exchange software of Elysium Co. Ltd. (Japan) and TransMagic Inc. (USA) in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The company creates the German software versions for both manufacturers as well as the accompanying documentation, and provides technical support in the German-speaking countries.

For customers with small or infrequent requirements the service provider translates and repairs the data immediately on the order date and in the strictest confidence.

About :em engineering methods

:em engineering methods AG, :em in short, develops and introduces innovative methods for virtual product development. As an independent integrator of IT systems, :em offers a comprehensive range of services for OEM, suppliers and engineering service providers. Topics such as CAD methods, Knowledge Based Engineering, (Model Based) Systems Engineering, MultiCAD and JT Data Exchange, Supplier Integration, Cooperation Management, Requirements Management, Knowledge Protection, Profitability Analysis, CAD data conversion, CAD data migration and product and simulation data management (PDM and SPDM) are part of :em’s portfolio.

:em uses its excellent competences in processes, methods and technologies for the conception, development and realization of integrated, efficient, and optimized solutions for the whole product life cycle based on IT tools such as CATIA V5/V6, Siemens NX, Elysium CADdoctor and CADfeature, 3D Experience Platform, Teamcenter, ModelCenter, Matlab/Simulink, Dymola, SimulationX, Enterprise Architect, Rhapsody or Cameo Systems Modeler. With the business units Business Processes, CAD|CAE, Software and PDM|PLM :em offers a holistic approach in order to introduce methods and IT systems within product engineering.

Elysium to Launch a New Solution to Allow Seamless Data Flow in Multi-PLM/PDM Environment – Connecting Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE Platform and Aras Innovator

HAMAMATSU, Japan—Feb. 29, 2016—Elysium, a leading global provider of data translation software, announces a new product called “Elysium xPDM for Aras” that will revolutionize the exchange of product information between Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform, a collaborative business experience platform whose 3D design, analysis, simulation and information intelligence applications drive innovation processes across all disciplines, and the Aras Innovator PLM platform from Aras. As the only solution provider authorized by both Dassault Systèmes and Aras, Elysium has developed an integration connector for data exchange between the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and Aras Innovator.

Using the xPDM infrastructure provided by Dassault Systèmes and the open Web services APIs in Aras, the connector enables data to flow smoothly and securely between the two systems. For example, a company using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform’s applications for 3D design and Aras Innovator for other processes such as manufacturing and supply chain operations can take advantage of Elysium’s high fidelity 3D data translation technology and the xCAD infrastructure from Dassault Systèmes to ensure accurate 3D CAD data are available to everyone across the organization using Aras.

In order to address shorter life cycles, efficient design processes must be linked with global manufacturing, quality, purchasing and sales information. More and more businesses are choosing to implement the best platform to manage a variety of information including CAD data, drawings, technical documents, material information, cost and more throughout the entire manufacturing process and supply chain. Many manufacturing companies are selecting the best suited PLM and PDM systems for each purpose. Data exchange compatibility and the ability to distribute information between these different PLM and PDM systems have been an ongoing challenge for many organizations which is why Elysium has specifically developed this connector product.

“We have long standing relationships with all the major PLM providers,” stated Kentaro Fukuta, general manager of Global Business at Elysium. “We are proud of our strong partnership with Dassault Systèmes, world leader in 3D design software, 3D digital mock up and PLM solutions, for the development of this solution using Dassault Systèmes xPDM infrastructure, and with Aras on the Multi-CAD Gateway solution for Aras Innovator. The history and knowledge that come with these partnerships have made it possible to develop this unique and innovative solution.”

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Elysium Announces Release of ASFALIS EX7

Gear Up Your Model Based Definition and Engineering Change Order Management in Multi-CAx Environment with High-fidelity Validation Capability

HAMAMATSU, Japan—Jan. 8, 2016—Elysium Co. Ltd, a leading global provider of data translation software, announces that a release of ASFALIS, EX7, is available today. ASFALIS is a highly robust multi-CAD translation environment that enables extreme accuracy, performance, and customization with advanced tailoring of processes to allow for integration into a broad range of manufacturing industries.

With the growing global desire for a shorter product lifecycle, many innovative enterprises are running multiple engineering processes concurrently to shorten the lead-time of the overall process. A system to manage engineering changes is fundamental to achieve lead-time reduction in this complex workflow. There is an increasing demand for this type of system in light of the ever-changing circumstances, such as mergers and acquisitions, business tie-ups and so forth, due to the reorganization of the industry.

Currently, the global trend is to use a neutral format such as JT to archive and retrieve CAD data independently from the version-ups of CAD systems. Therefore, data translations are regularly occurring between native CAD formats and neutral formats. To maintain high fidelity between these constantly occurring translations, a powerful translation tool is in high demand, as well as data validation tools to detect any changes during conversions and prevent trouble in post processes.

To meet these demands, Elysium has drastically enhanced the data validation capability for multi-CAx environments in ASFALIS EX7.0. ASFALIS compares and detects the differences of all the information included in 3D CAD data, such as PMI (product manufacturing information), attribute and assembly trees, as well as geometry.

“With the increased use of MBD (model based definition) and ECO (engineering change order) management, validation of CAD data has become much more important in the manufacturing world today,” stated Kentaro Fukuta, general manager of Global Business at Elysium. “Data validation is widely utilized throughout the manufacturing process; verifying data before and after the engineering changes to efficiently and effectively confirm and inform of modifications, verifying the data before and after translations to validate data before sending to other companies or divisions, and so forth. ASFALIS EX7.0’s enhanced Geometry Validator facilitates the smooth and efficient communication between companies and divisions for true collaboration. This is a fundamental requirement with the complexity of today’s product and process.”

ASFALIS is a total solution. It facilitates enterprises in accelerating the cooperation between MBE (model-based engineering) processes throughout the manufacturing process, from product design to sales and services, and building a productive supply chain. EX7.0 can validate PMI and attributes, including dimensions, annotations, and symbols, between two CAD files, and export the results in a report. This addresses the needs to quickly, yet precisely check the modifications made at pre/post processes, and apply those modifications if necessary.

Furthermore, we have added support of 3D PDF—light and handy, yet informative format containing both geometry and non-geometry information—to meet the growing global demands. Now the validation results reports come in 3D PDF or HTML format, making it easy to share information between companies and divisions without installing special viewers.

Another key addition to ASFALIS EX7.0 is the support of STEP AP242 BOM (Business Object Model) XML format, which is highly regarded in automotive and aerospace industries as one of the best standard formats for its capability of complete definition of the product and long-term archiving and retrieving.

Moreover, a new front-end “ASFALIS DirectTranslator” is now available, offering the simplest way to utilize the power of ASFALIS. This comes in two types, standalone type—right-click the file, and run the translation from the context menu—and plugin-in type—run the translation directly from the user interface of the CAD systems (*1).

 

*1: ASFALIS DirectTranslator Plug-in type is available for CATIA V5, Creo, NX, and SOLIDWORKS.

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Exporting the detected differences in reports

Left: Difference on the numerical value in PMI / Right: Difference on the location of PMI

 

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User interface of ASFALIS DirectTranslator

 

l  Major Enhancements at ASFALIS EX7.0

  • Enhanced Geometry Validator functionality to include non-geometry elements such as PMI and attributes to the validation target
  • Added capability to export validation report in 3D PDF format
  • Added support for STEP AP242 BOM XML
  • Added front-end “ASFALIS DirectTranslator” to utilize the power of ASFALIS with a simple operation

 

Contact licenses@elysiuminc.com to inquire about upgrading to ASFALIS EX7.0.

3D Geometry Healing Technology Added to the Altair Partner Alliance-Elysium has joined the program, enabling CADdoctor on the HyperWorks platform

TROY, Mich. and HAMAMATSU, Japan – July 7, 2015 – Altair and Elysium Co. Ltd. today announced that Elysium has joined the Altair Partner Alliance (APA), adding its 3D geometry healing and translation software CADdoctor. CADdoctor understands multiple Computer Aided Design (CAD) formats and Product Data Quality (PDQ) criteria to easily translate and repair data as well as simplify geometry to reduce file size for more efficient Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) analysis.

CADdoctor is equipped with a standalone user interface, which applies the built-in geometry healing module, Data Exchange Kernel (DEK). DEK can understand the characteristics, representations, tolerances, etc. of various CAD systems to guarantee an accurate translation to support the data preprocess for CAE analysis.

“Elysium could not be more pleased to join the Altair Partner Alliance. This will expand the CADdoctor market, specifically to those hoping to re-use 3D CAD data from designing for their CAE analysis.” said Kentaro Fukuta, General Manager of the Global Business team at Elysium. “CADdoctor, an industry-proven application for 3D data translation and optimization, will strongly support Altair customers in the time reduction of the preparation for CAE analysis. By removing complex and detailed features such as holes and fillets, enveloping huge assembly models, and generating mid-surfaces, CADdoctor will reduce the overall time for analysis, increase the success rate and accuracy of CAE analysis, and more.”

 

In addition to data translation, CADdoctor includes powerful modules for cleaning up messy geometry. Users can check PDQ criteria against industry or customer-specific standards. The technology can automatically and interactively detect and repair errors, generate mid-surfaces from detailed solid models, repair and optimize polygon data. It can also equalize the polygon elements without sacrificing the geometry outline and compare CAD files before and after engineering changes, translations, etc. with a visual color map accompanied by the necessary numerical values.

“CADdoctor is a great addition to the Altair offering,” said James Dagg, Chief Technology Officer of Modeling and Visualization at Altair. “Its impressive geometry modification and cleanup capabilities complement Altair products like HyperMesh and Inspire, and we are very excited for our customers to benefit from these tools.”

CADdoctor is extremely versatile, with applications in any industry taking advantage of CAD/CAE software to optimize and evaluate designs before production.

To learn more about CADdoctor, register for the introductory webinar taking place July 21, 2015 at 9 a.m. EDT and 3 p.m. EDT, or visit the Elysium solution page.

About the Altair Partner Alliance

Altair’s HyperWorks platform applies a revolutionary subscription-based licensing model in which customers use floating licenses to access a broad suite of Altair-developed, as well as third-party, software applications on demand. The Altair Partner Alliance effectively extends the HyperWorks Platform from more than 20 internally developed solutions to upwards of 60 applications with the addition of new partner applications. Customers can invoke these third-party applications at no incremental cost using their existing HyperWorks licenses. Customers benefit from unmatched flexibility and access, resulting in maximum software utilization, productivity and ROI. For more information about the Altair Partner Alliance, visit www.altairalliance.com.

About Altair

Altair is focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance.  Privately held with more than 2,500 employees, Altair is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA and operates more than 45 offices throughout 24 countries.  Today, Altair serves more than 5,000 corporate clients across broad industry segments.  To learn more, please visit www.altair.com.