MULTI-CAD SOLUTION FOR COMPOSITES

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Fibersim provides a specialized engineering environment integrated into your CAD system that supports the entire process, from the preliminary stages of design to detailed models, analysis and manufacturing.

Fibersim significantly reduces the cost and time required to design and manufacture innovative, durable and lightweight composite structures found in industries such as aerospace, marine and automotive.

Fibersim improves the entire composites engineering process by helping you quickly create and transition accurate designs, drawings and related data from concept to the manufacturing floor.

Fibersim significantly reduces the cost and time required to design and manufacture innovative, durable and lightweight composite structures.

Fibersim seamlessly integrates into popular 3D CAD systems to create and transition accurate designs, drawings and related data throughout the entire design, analysis and manufacturing process. Fibersim evaluates native CAD geometry and displays results within the CAD system without translation or approximation.

Features & Benefits of Fibersim:

  • Reduce material necessary to achieve required strength/stiffness
  • Achieve higher production rates and decrease assembly costs
  • Eliminate manual data entry errors
  • Alleviate communication barriers between analysts and engineers
  • Expanded Teamcenter integration throughout the entire manufacturing process
  • Ensures an accurate, bi-directional exchange of CAE and CAD composite part definitions
  • Enables selection of best-in-class CAE and CAD tools

The new version of Fibersim provides design engineers with a powerful decision support environment for optimizing products by enabling them to import and update their CAD model from the CAE composite part representation. As a result, design engineers and stress analysts communicate better and make smarter decisions that result in better products.

  • Support for new composite design manufacturing techniques and improved integration with Teamcenter.
  • High performance open format Analysis Interface widely adopted by best-in-class CAE solutions, enabling customers to work with the tools they want to use.
  • High definition (HD) user experience for visualizing and refining imported CAE ply boundary definitions and incorporating them into the master model definition.
  • Analysis Interface enables the bi-directional exchange of CAE and CAD composite data eliminating the need for interpretation and manual data re-entry. Data exchanged includes composite part metadata and geometric representations for plies and cores.
  • Improved ability to manage the revisions of composite CAD models from NX, Catia and Creo within Teamcenter, ensuring full revision management of derivative data sets generated by Fibersim while also associating the files to the master composite part definition model.

In addition, the new version of Fibersim introduces native design workflow support for parts designed to the manufacturing extended definition. Most parts are defined to their engineering net definition and then extended to incorporate manufacturing excess. Companies have found that many part types do not lend themselves to this standard design approach and, instead, are best designed to the manufacturing extended definition and then trimmed to the engineering net definition. The parts are designed in this manner so minimum weight can be achieved while maintaining standard transition offset requirements.

The Composite Engineering Environment and Advanced Composite Engineering Environment are modules in the Fibersim portfolio. The Composite Engineering Environment (CEE) is for general purposes while the Advanced Composite Engineering Environment (ACEE) is for large complex structures.

Both modules are integrated into the NX, Catia and Creo Parametric (formerly Pro/Engineer) CAD systems. In addition, a variety of optional products that enhance these base products are available.

Composite Engineering Environment

CEE increases engineering productivity by transforming your existing CAD system into a high-performance tool for designing and manufacturing composite parts. Engineers at leading aerospace, automotive, wind energy and marine companies have used CEE to generate better designs by taking advantage of its specialized tools to meet the challenges of working with advanced materials. Not only has CEE enabled engineers to optimize designs, it has also reduced development time, material waste, design revisions, tooling costs and manufacturing time. The key capabilities and attributes include:

  • 3D ply definition
  • Laminate analysis
  • Productivity assessment
  • Generation of 3D flat patterns
  • Open architecture

Advanced Composite Engineering Environment

ACEE provides a flexible and automated environment for defining complex parts. The software is flexible enough to easily accommodate the demands of designing a wide variety of composite parts and the complete range of materials and manufacturing processes used to create them. Automation tools in ACEE reduce potential for error and, by speeding the design process, leave engineers free to focus their expertise on design innovation, process selection, part performance and quality. ACEE tools for preliminary design and automation include specialized design methods for defining industry- and part-specific laminate specifications and requirements, dynamic generation of ply boundaries and drop-offs and variable offset surfaces.