“We have had a number of structural composite projects and we have undertaken those analyses and the optimisations in a much more manual approach. As those systems get more complex, an increasingly automated approach to that optimisation would certainly help us and our clients deliver these projects with a much quicker turnaround”
Matthew Hicks, Engineering Director
Using OptiAssist allows engineers to rapidly deliver high performance, lightweight products within a short timeframe. In the development of OptiAssist, the objective was clear; to deliver a unified optimisation environment for Simcenter 3D users, both for composite laminate development and non-composite applications. Designed by engineers who use optimization to routinely design products, understanding of the need for an intuitive user experience was at the heart of OptiAssist.
“We have been looking at the whole market. As a company, we have used other analysis software within the organisation and the fact that OptiAssist dovetails really well with NX was something that our engineers, who have been using it, were really very keen on. Especially concerning how well it dovetailed into NX and the Nastran side of things. As far as they were concerned, it was a ‘slam dunk’ to use it.”
In the coming years, D2H intends to apply OptiAssist to large and complex projects in the fast-paced world of Motorsport where savings in mass and time are the difference between winning and losing. OptiAssist will also be used in other sectors, as mentioned, to ensure optimum output is achieved during the product development phase.
GRM have a great pedigree in Motorsport and a proven track record across elite competition in finding the edge in optimised engineering design. Explore GRM’s offering further by viewing this Simcenter Conference Presentation.
“GRM are very proud to have supplied OptiAssist to the Formula 1® Team winning the Driver’s Championship for 15 of the last 16 years.”
Martin Gambling, Managing Director
“The team at OnePLM have been supporting D2H from the start with their use of NX and is pleased to support the company’s growth over the years. Especially so with the advanced simulation capabilities through Simcenter, and now OptiAssist for Simcenter“
Jessica Jones, Account Manager
The following optimisation solutions are available: