National Design Engineering 2003
Latest Innovations and Enhancements Bring Associative Analysis
Capabilities to Autodesk Inventor, Solid Edge and SolidWorks Users to
Help Them Simulate Real-World Operating Conditions
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 3, 2003-- COSMOS today announced that the eagerly anticipated new release of COSMOSDesignSTAR will be demonstrated at the National Design Engineering Show in Chicago, March 3-6, 2003, in Booth #7007. COSMOSDesignSTAR, a multi-CAD design analysis tool, allows designers and engineers to quickly detect potential design problems and fix them before prototype production begins so companies don't have to spend time and money fixing post-production errors. By being able to conduct multiple "what if" scenarios, designers can quickly determine the reliability of their products, shorten design review cycles and reduce the number of expensive physical prototypes.
Unique Insight Into the Real-World Behavior of Solid Models
COSMOSDesignSTAR 4.0 allows designers to analyze the overall
structural integrity of their parts and assemblies. Fully associative
with Autodesk Inventor, Solid Edge and SolidWorks, COSMOSDesignSTAR
4.0 can also read geometry files from a number of other popular solid
modeling programs, including Pro/Engineer, CADKEY and IDEAS.
COSMOSDesignSTAR 4.0 introduces major improvements in ease of use
and analysis automation. It showcases new analysis functionality and
numerous customer enhancements.
Automatic Mesh Tools
For those engineers who are not analysis experts, COSMOSDesignSTAR
4.0 includes a number of new tools to help even novice users
successfully mesh and analyze complex parts and assemblies:
|--||A mesh failure diagnostic tool to identify possible problems with the model and offer solutions to those problems;|
|--||Controls for easily meshing parts in complicated assemblies, especially those with large size differences between the parts;|
|--||Automatically attempting to mesh the model with a different element size in case the mesh fails on the first pass, with user controlled inputs on the number of attempts and the change in element size.|
New Sketcher Interface to Define/Modify the Geometry
In addition to numerous analysis enhancements, COSMOSDesignSTAR
4.0 also features a new sketcher tool allowing users to create their
own 2D profile or cross section. The sketching feature allows
engineers to make simple part geometry changes directly within the
COSMOSDesignSTAR interface. COSMOSDesignSTAR 4.0 sketcher tool paves
the way for introducing 2D analysis on 3D CAD models, saving time and
-- Projecting the defined 2D section onto the 3D CAD models,
without having to toggle back and forth between the CAD and
-- Create 2D surfaces out of the sketches.
COSMOSDesignSTAR 4.0 puts more power into the designers' hands by
allowing them to simplify the analysis done on certain 3D CAD models
like thin and thick extrusions, and solids with an axis of revolution.
With COSMOSDesignSTAR 4.0, it is possible to break down such a 3D
model into a two-dimensional planar body representation. New elements
to support such 2D analysis capabilities have been incorporated. The
2D element features greatly reduce analysis solution time by more
efficiently using computer resources.
Loads/Assembly Contact Conditions
COSMOSDesignSTAR 4.0 introduces new capabilities in the area of
loads/assembly contact conditions, providing greater flexibility for
designers to mimic the real-world conditions as well as reduce
-- Remote loads, which allow the user to ignore certain
components in the assembly and yet consider their effects on
the rest of the assembly;
-- Rigid connection that allows one or more faces of one
component to move rigidly with respect to one or more faces of
another component in the assembly;
-- Shrink fitting that simulates the effect of fitting one
component inside a slightly smaller cavity;
-- Thermal contact resistance that eliminates the need to model
very thin layers of material between two parts, thereby saving
meshing and analysis time.
Results Visualization Tools
COSMOSDesignSTAR 4.0 includes nearly 100 customer requested
enhancements, including multiple options for visual feedback to help
interpret the analysis results and improve analysis reports. Some of
these enhancements include:
-- Exploding individual parts of an assembly (move, rotate,
enlarge, shrink) to conveniently define loads and boundary
conditions as well as to view results plots;
-- Superimpose the deformed shape over the original model with
different levels of transparency;
-- Show maximum and minimum value annotation that helps in
identifying the critical areas of the model;
-- Section and Iso plot transparency;
-- Customizable legends in plots: Position, number format, plot
title, etc. can be customized for individual plots;
-- Many more results visualization enhancements.
All of these features allow users to share and disseminate visual
analysis data more easily with clients and co-workers.
COSMOS, formerly known as Structural Research & Analysis
Corporation, is an affiliate of Dassault Systemes S.A. (Nasdaq:
(Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA). COSMOS has been a leading developer
and innovator of finite element analysis, optimization and simulation
software products for over 20 years. For the latest news, information,
or a live online demonstration, visit the company's Web site
www.cosmosm.com) or call 310/207-2800.
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COSMOS and COSMOSDesignSTAR are trademarks of Structural Research &
Analysis Corporation. Other brand and product names are trademarks of
their respective owners. Copyright (c) 2003 COSMOS.
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