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.

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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 Launches Elysium Germany to Meet Local Demand

Elysium Launches Elysium Germany

With a Mission to Meet Customer Demands for Local Representation

Elysium Germany office opens January 2017

HAMAMATSU, Japan—Jan. 6, 2017—Elysium, a global leading interoperability solution provider, announces the launch of a new business unit of Elysium Europe SARL, Paris, France, Elysium Europe German Branch office, on Jan. 1, 2017 to target German customer satisfaction.

Elysium established its global presence in 2000 via Elysium Inc. (California, USA) and subsequently opened its first European office in 2004 via Elysium Europe S.A.R.L. (Paris, France). After years of growth through both direct sales and collaboration with its authorized partners, Elysium’s cutting-edge technology is now extensively used by manufacturers worldwide to support increased productivity, reductions in lead time and greater supply chain integration. In 2014 Daimler selected Elysium’s solution for their CAD data migration project and authorized Elysium’s CATIA V5 to/from JT DirectTranslator as a Certified Data Exchange Tool within their supply chain. This designation elevated Elysium’s profile and resulting in increased engagements in Germany. Elysium was then selected as an Official Supplier for Daimler’s PLM2015, the multiyear migration project which placed Elysium technology companywide for workstation-level “File Open1” to migration-level “CMM2.”

As a key market for global manufacturing, Germany has been aggressively promoting the concept of Industrie 4.0. “The goal of our new business unit is to better support both new and existing customers across Europe, emphasizing Elysium’s speed and reliability of interoperability solutions. It is a valiant challenge for us to develop solutions reflecting requirements and voices from German customers,” states Kensuke Tashiro, Managing Director of Elysium Europe S.A.R.L. “I am delighted to appoint Mr. Alexander Christ, M.Sc., a current Ph.D. candidate at Techniche Universität Darmstadt, as our first employee to directly represent Elysium in Germany. With Mr. Christ’s experience in mechanical engineering, his expertise in all things Industrie 4.0, and with his tie to Techniche Universität Darmstadt, Elysium will continue its dominance within the interoperability market.”
Appendix
1 “File Open” refers to an OEM product to Siemens allowing for a native CAD file to be directly opened from within NX.
2 “CMM” refers to an OEM product to Siemens allowing for translation of Assemblies, Parts, and Associative Drawings from CAD A to NX.
Please contact Elysium at marketing@elysium.co.jp for further details.

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 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

DiK investigates Elysium Technology to support Industrie 4.0

DiK investigates Elysium Technology
To Support the Industrie 4.0 in the German Academia

Elysium and DiK / Technische Universtitat Darmstadt Partnership

HAMAMATSU, Japan—Dec. 21, 2016—Elysium, a global leading interoperability solution provider, announces the partnership with the Department of Computer Integrated Design (DiK) at Technische Universität Darmstadt (hereafter “TU Darmstadt”).

TU Darmstadt is a university in Germany which is prestigious for its high expertise in engineering, and DiK, led by Prof. Dr.-Ing. R. Anderl, focuses on the research on digital engineering—development of methods and tools for CAD / PLM systems.

TU Darmstadt and Elysium partner to launch a project to study “Interoperability in Industrie 4.0.” TU Darmstadt is going to analyze the application of Elysium technology to Industrie 4.0, specifically aiming to develop new methods and tools to support Industrie 4.0 technologies such as cyber-physical systems (CPS) and Internet technologies.

“I am proud of this partnership,” states Kensuke Tashiro, Managing Director of Elysium Europe. “We are excited to propose next-gen intelligent manufacturing with Elysium’s sophisticated technology.”

About Technische Universität Darmstadt / Department of Computer Integrated Design (DiK)
Since its foundation in 1877, TU Darmstadt has continuously addressed the urgent issues of the future through teaching, research and technology transfer at the highest level. Based in the innovative Frankfurt Rhine Main metropolitan region, TU Darmstadt has a strong impact on engineering both in academia and industry beyond the borders of Germany.
The Department of Computer Integrated Design (DiK) is part of the department of mechanical engineering at TU Darmstadt. Founded in 1993, the integration of information as integral part of modern mechanical engineering and the linkage of education and research to industrial needs have been the main drivers at DiK.
For further information, please visit http://www.dik.tu-darmstadt.de/fachgebiet_dik/index.en.jsp.

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 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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Contact
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 InfiPoints Ver.3.0 – Enhanced for BIM

Elysium to Release InfiPoints Ver.3.0 —Enhanced Functionalities for the Collaboration with BIM Solutions, and Scan Registration

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HAMAMATSU, Japan—Oct. 18, 2016—Elysium, a leading provider of point cloud data solutions, announces the latest release of InfiPoints Ver.3.0. Enhancements include supporting a wider variety of output formats to satisfy BIM (Building Information Modeling) software collaboration, as well as capabilities to quantitatively evaluate point cloud registration accuracy to better utilize your captured 3D point cloud data for engineering purposes, marking a shift from “point cloud for viewing,” to “point cloud for high-level application.”

As Building Information Modeling (BIM) becomes the standard for the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industries, effective and efficient 3D laser scanning and utilization of that data become a necessity. Every aspect of design, construction, maintenance, and renovation, are now being managed by 3D data.

It is important to understand the numerous issues, obstacles and complexities of applying BIM to existing buildings and structures. How will the BIM data be modeled? What are the costs and tools needed to collect existing measurements and 3D data? With the rise of building renovations and infrastructure renewals, and the decrease in experienced labor, there is a need for an optimal, cost-efficient solution for this new area of AEC.

Elysium’s newest version of InfiPoints meets this demand by increasing the efficiency of BIM modeling with the addition of steel structure modeling, and enhancements to the current piping capabilities. Elysium has developed technologies which allow not only geometric information to be exported, but parameters such as length and diameter to be exported as well, easing your modeling work flow of existing buildings in your BIM software. The modeled data can be exported as IFC, one of the most commonly used neutral formats, or to various exclusive CAD formats.

“Elysium has been delivering 3D CAD interoperability solutions to the advanced manufacturing industry for more than 30 years. We are really proud to develop our new technology to bridge InfiPoints with BIM not only with point cloud based modeled geometry, but also with its parameters utilizing our expertise and know-how” stated Atsuto Soma, CTO of Elysium Co. Ltd.

Soma adds, “As fundamental processes, such as multiple scan data registration, heighten its functionality and quality, and BIM software coordination strengthens, point cloud practicality needs to step up. BIM will become more active than before with use in existing building renewal, and point cloud will be more widely used in high-level engineering. Elysium has been researching and developing point cloud application solutions at a whole new level. Elysium would like to continue contributing to the expansion of the industry.”

<Major Enhancements>

1. Added Steel Structure Modeling Functionality
In InfiPoints, you can easily create CAD models of structural elements using planes auto-extracted from 3D scanned point cloud data. Standard specifications of steel structural elements (listed below) are pre-registered to InfiPoints, so that all you have to do is select a type, and adjust the size either by numerical values, or an easy mouse operation in the view window.
• H-beam
• I-beam
• T-beam
• Angle
• Channel
• Flat bar
• Square pipe
• User defined standards
This enhancement impacts the digitalization of existing facilities by creating rough CAD models of equipment, as well as surroundings including the piping systems, structures, walls and the floor, in InfiPoints, and then easily creates CAD models in BIM solutions based on them.
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Create a structural model (highlighted in pink) referencing point clouds

2. Enhanced Pipe Modeling Functionality
Pipe modeling functionality has been enhanced for detailed digitalization of pipe systems—connect pipes with reducers, set the clearance between flange pairs, and more. This allows you to export detailed CAD models to BIM solutions.

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A reducer connecting two pipes with different diameters

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Orange: Paired flanges treated as a single element
Pink: Paired flanges, yet treated as two elements

3. Added Support for Data Export Including the Parametric Information
You can export CAD models in editable formats including parametric information such as length and diameters. This includes IFC, a neutral format for BIM solutions, or other formats for equipment CAD systems. This addition contributes to a significant lead time reduction on the modeling process in BIM solutions because CAD models do not have to be created from scratch. CAD models can be created by modifying the CAD models created in InfiPoints.

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4. Added Functionalities to Improve and Validate the Registration Accuracy
To meet the growing demands for “practical” point cloud data for wide utilization in the actual engineering process, data registration functionality has seen intensive enhancements;
• Added functionality to align shots to improve the registration accuracy
• Improved the detection accuracy of reference spheres / checker boards in point clouds
• Added functionality to evaluate registration accuracy and check detected errors in both numerical values and color map visualization
• Added functionality to export the evaluation results report for records and sharing purposes
This allows work planning based on a common recognition of registration accuracy among related persons, provide the client with an evaluation results report to prove that the registration accuracy is within a set tolerance, and more.

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Checking registration accuracy by color map and histogram

5. Added Support for Data Import of Scanned Data from DPI-8, a Handheld Scanner from DotProduct
InfiPoints now supports the data import of point cloud data obtained from 3D scanning with DPI-8, a handheld laser scanner developed by DotProduct.
DPI-8 is ideal for capturing areas invisible from stationary laser scanners, e.g., backside of equipment and tight spaces, and is often used in combination with stationary laser scanners. In InfiPoints, you can seamlessly integrate scanned data collected by both devices.

 

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About Elysium Co. Ltd.
Elysium develops geometry handling and interoperability solutions for digital design and PLM markets. It has worked closely with CAD vendors under the official partnerships and also world-leading companies including Toyota Motor Corporation, Renault Sport F1 Team, Northrop Grumman Corporation. With millions of files translated and thousands of customers worldwide, its technology has been proved one and only. With this powerful background accumulated in its 30-year history, Elysium has stepped into a new industry to accelerate the utilization of 3D scanned point cloud data. Choose InfiPoints to experience the new generation; handling massive point cloud data with high performance, modeling from point clouds and more!
Visit http://www.elysium-global.com/ for more information.
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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 and DotProduct Announce InfiPoints DP On-tablet Feature Extraction for DPI-8

HAMAMATSU, Japan—Oct. 11, 2016—Elysium and DotProduct LLC are announcing the release of InfiPoints DP. This powerful new Android application will allow DotProduct users to extract planar surfaces and cylinders from their scan data and export them to industry standard solid modeling formats, all on the same tablet used to capture the data. This greatly enhances the effectiveness of the DPI-8 Kit for use in surface-based CAD and BIM design environments, both on and off the tablet. The end-to-end workflow is being demonstrated live at the DotProduct booth (Hall A3, Booth A3.010) all week at INTERGEO in Hamburg, Germany.

 

InfiPointsDP Tablet Viewer

Phi.3D 2.1 & InfiPoints DP offer new rapid path from DPI-8 scanning to CAD and BIM

With the latest release of Phi.3D 2.1, all new and updated DPI-8 handheld scanners are ready for direct integration with InfiPoints DP. The new “Send Scene To” function in Phi.3D 2.1 offers several sharing and integration features, including direct export to InfiPoints DP on the tablet.

Within InfiPoints DP, DPI-8 users can extract planes and cylinders from the scanned point cloud data, and export these features directly to IGES and DWG CAD files. This scan to CAD workflow can now come full circle right on the tablet, with the ability to export DPI-8 scanned data into mobile CAD tools such as OnShape or Autodesk Fusion 360. Off the tablet, this workflow is enabling import into mainstream solid modeling programs such as SOLIDWORKS, Creo Parametric, and others.

All new DPI-8 Kits will soon begin shipping with InfiPoints DP pre-installed, giving new DotProduct customers immediate access to InfiPoints DP, including a free 30-day trial. Existing DotProduct customers can also download and install the app from www.dotproduct3d.com.

“While the DPI-8 has proven itself as an excellent tool for reliable point cloud capture, there has always been a gap between point cloud scans and solid modeling and BIM tools. With the addition of InfiPoints DP to the DPI-8, we are one step closer to closing that gap, all on the tablet,” states Tom Greaves, Chief Marketing Officer of DotProduct LLC.

 

 

About DotProduct LLC

Founded in 2012, DotProduct delivers handheld 3D data capture solutions running on tablets and mobile devices. The company’s real-time 3D-capture and processing solutions augment and in some cases replace laser scanning workflows. Customers include engineering, construction, surveying, manufacturing, law enforcement organizations and more. For more on the technology and its applications, please visit www.dotproduct3d.com.

 

About Elysium Co. Ltd.
Elysium develops geometry handling and interoperability solutions for digital design and PLM markets. It has worked closely with CAD vendors under the official partnerships and also world-leading companies including Toyota Motor Corporation, Renault Sport F1 Team, Northrop Grumman Corporation. With millions of files translated and thousands of customers worldwide, its technology has been proved one and only. With this powerful background accumulated in its 30-year history, Elysium has stepped into a new industry to accelerate the utilization of 3D scanned point cloud data. Choose InfiPoints to experience the new generation; handling massive point cloud data with high performance, modeling from point clouds and more!

Visit http://www.elysium-global.com/ for more information

Elysium Updates its JT Based Solutions to Meet the Requirements of the German Automotive Supply Chain

CADdoctor for JTHAMAMATSU, Japan, May 13, 2016—Elysium, a global leading interoperability solution provider, announces major enhancements to its JT based solutions to meet the requirements of the German automotive supply chain. Elysium’s high fidelity JT solutions—translate to/from JT format, verify JT data in conformity with standards or company rules, and validate JT data before and after data translation or engineering changes—have been proven the best by many German enterprises in the automotive industry. Daimler and its suppliers, who have successfully implemented a sophisticated data exchange scheme while maintaining the highest standard in their actual operation, is just one example of the success of Elysium’s JT solutions.

With the rapid increase in demand for MBD (Model Based Definition) and MBE (Model Based Enterprise), it is essential to implement an effective data exchange process into the entire supply chain to stay highly competitive and successful with supplier integration.

Elysium has now enhanced its product portfolio with a new addition, “CADdoctor for JT,” a tool to verify JT data in conformity with specified standards or company rules, and usability in receiving tools. CADdoctor for JT leverages Elysium’s expertise acquired through PDQ (Product Data Quality) activities at many major enterprises worldwide. This new addition enhances CADdoctor’s B-rep geometry PDQ to include key compliance criteria including LOD (Levels of Detail) configurations, attribute details, check of illegal characters, and JT specific PDQ compliance. This features flexibility in the customization of check items and tolerances to satisfy customer-specific requirements and reporting functionality to export the check results in 3D PDF, HTML, and XML formats. It also allows integration within existing management workflows and processes. In a future release, Elysium’s advanced geometry healing capability will be added to CADdoctor for JT to improve the data quality of JT files and further contribution to smooth supplier integration.

STEP AP242 BOM (Business Object Model) XML support is another major update to Elysium’s JT based solution. This allows for the handling of JT which represents geometric parts, together with STEP AP242 BOM XML which represents the assembly structure and various metadata. STEP AP242 is a new international standard, which will be used as an implementation model to support data exchange related to PDM systems and associated services. This enhancement will benefit the German automotive industry in the context of supply chain management and data exchange between supplier and Automotive OEM.

Elysium CATIA V5 to/from JT DirectTranslator, which is certified as compliant with Daimler quality standards, and widely utilized among Daimler and its suppliers, now supports a German user interface to improve the user experience.

“Elysium is continually enhancing our product portfolio to meet the demands and requirements set forth by our growing user base here in DACH (Deutschland, Austria and Switzerland),” states Kensuke Tashiro, Managing Director of Elysium Europe. “We strive to assure our end-users that the use of products will improve the PDQ within the product life cycle, as well as the guarantee for zero defect 3D data collaboration within the Automotive supply chain.”

Elysium contributes to the progress of supplier integration by its powerful interoperability solutions.

 

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 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.

Elysium Announces a Major Upgrade, CADdoctor EX7, to Optimize Data for Efficient CAE Analysis

HAMAMATSU, Japan – Nov. 30, 2015 – Elysium, a leading provider of 3D translation and geometry optimization technology, announces that a new release of CADdoctor, EX7, is available today. CADdoctor is a superior-performing 3D data translation and utilization tool that is highly regarded in the CAD/CAE industry, and well-known for its robust results and excellent quality.

With the growing global desire for a shorter product lifecycle, the manufacturing world is faced with the challenge of shortening the lead-time in the manufacturing process. Conducting virtual simulations is one of the key factors in facing this challenge, and it has sprung the rapid growth of utilizing CAE tools, even in the early design stages. Elysium has significantly enhanced its Geometry Simplification and Reverse Engineering functionality within CADdoctor EX7 to make these CAE tools even more effective.

“Since its release, CADdoctor has been chosen by many companies for its powerful and robust translation capability between multiple CAD formats. It’s contributed to the streamlining of the manufacturing process, as well as the CAE and mold designing processes by adding Geometry Simplification, Mid-surface Generation, Manufacturing Checks, and so forth, to meet past demands,” stated Kentaro Fukuta, general manager of Global Business at Elysium. “As the utilization of CAD data throughout the manufacturing process has grown, we have developed functions to support efficient CAE analysis.”

One of the major enhancements of CADdoctor EX7 is to the Solid Enveloping functionality. Elysium has improved the capability to detect gaps between parts, and fill them automatically. This significantly improves the accuracy of enveloping assembly models, as well as allowing for the added feature of extracting the interior outline. Fluid Analysis can take an incredible amount of manual work to prepare data for CAE analysis because of the large amount of clearance gaps. With this enhanced Solid Envelope functionality, the geometry of the interior space can instantly be extracted from the design CAD data, saving days of data preparation. The time to simulate the gas flow and temperature distribution within a car exhaust system, for example, is significantly reduced by the automatic extraction of the interior geometry of a muffler.

The protection of IP (intellectual property) has become another common use of the Solid Envelope function as more and more companies increase data exchange with other companies, often across the globe. “Data sharing is an absolute requirement amongst the manufacturing supply chain. The issue remaining within these data sharing scenarios is that accuracy must be a given, however, the protection of Intellectual Property plays a tremendous role as the global supply chain now faces data breach and of course plagiarism. CADdoctor aims to address these manufacturing and security requirements with its advanced enveloping functionality and key features which allow for invisible component removal, high performance enveloping, and interior space extraction,” states Ken Tashiro, COO of Elysium Inc. “In addition, we have increased our performance in handling very large models, often encountered in the automotive and aerospace industries, to provide very accurate yet lighter-sized models with IP removed.”

The Reverse Engineering functionality in CADdoctor EX7 has also been enhanced to generate a high-quality B-rep from polygons created in CAE tools. This enables B-rep generation from deformed polygons, for example, results of flow analysis to simulate the stretching of plastic parts during the mold process, and then conduct interference checking against neighboring parts.

Overview of CADdoctor EX7 Enhancements

1.       Enveloping

CADdoctor recognizes and fills gaps in a large or complex assembly automatically by improved Boolean operations and other advanced technologies.

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Advanced gap filling

CADdoctor merges assembly models into a single solid model, and extracts the outline of the exterior parts in preparation for efficient fluid analysis.

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Enveloping large complex assembly models

CADdoctor also extracts the outline of interior parts of assembly models and automatically creates a CAD model that can be used instantly in CAE analysis to simulate the flow of gas and fluid inside the product.

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Extracting the outline of inner void and creating a new CAD model

CADdoctor now merges multiple volumes, including both sheet volumes and solid volumes, and can create a single solid model. This offers a substantial advantage for manufacturing companies as they can now start CAE analysis much earlier, where they were challenged in the past with multiple volumes from bosses and ribs during early design stages.

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Merging solid volumes and sheet volumes into a single solid model

2.       Reverse Engineering

The Reverse Engineering module has been enhanced to generate B-reps from polygon data created in CAE tools for structural analysis and strength analysis.

 

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

 

 

The Global Product Data Interoperability Summit (GPDIS) 2015

As part of the management team for GPDIS 2015, Elysium is proud to announce this year’s event was a great success!

Hundreds of attendees gathered in Phoenix, AZ to take part in this distinguished annual meeting.

Check out Desktop Engineering’s coverage of GPDIS 2015 to learn more about the topics, meetings, and presentations from this event.

http://www.deskeng.com/virtual_desktop/?p=11083

Interested in the presentations given this year? Visit the History tab of the GPDIS website to view all open presentations.

www.gpdisonline.com

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for next year’s event. GPDIS 2016 will be held in Pheonix, AZ, September 24-30, 2016.

GPDIS 2015