A Strategy for Simulation Data and Process Management (EX)
Simulation Data and Process Management, or SDPM, represents a critical element of a broader strategy that must address process management and optimization, multi-disciplinary collaboration, and the full integration of simulation software applications in product development.
CPDA conducted an in-depth analysis of the SDPM offerings from Altair, CoMeT Solutions, ESI, Fluent, MSC, and Siemens UGS and evaluated their approaches. The review first differentiated the capabilities of their frameworks during both the conceptual and detailed design phases and then evaluated their specific simulation data management aspects. Overall, vendors have made significant progress in providing advanced tools for simulation data and process management. The unrecognized chaos of simulation data scattered across individual desktops should be fully organized with an effective SDPM approach.
Keywords: Simulation Data and Process Management, SDPM, multi-disciplinary collaboration, Simulation Integration Framework, PDM, PLM, Altair, Comet Solutions, ESI, Fluent, MSC, Siemens UGS, requirements, functional architecture, product structure, bill of analysis