Simulation Data & Process Management – Vendor Scorecard_SUM
CPDA's third in-depth analysis of the leading simulation data and process management (SDPM) solutions concludes that the leading vendors have made excellent progress. There are now capable solutions to enable the adoption of good practices for simulation data and process management. The analysis covered five leading vendors – ANSYS, Dassault Systèmes/SIMULIA, MSC.Software, Siemens PLM Software, and Altair. A comprehensive evaluation of features and functions, the scorecard covers sixty criteria in the four main categories – workgroup process support, simulation data management, PLM integration framework, and utilities.
Despite early agreement on the priority expressed by users to adopt a framework based on SDPM, however, the level of implementation by users has been disappointing. Adoption of the tools has been slow, with the vendors referencing only a few production sites, which generally have limited experience and deployment.
Keywords: simulation data, process management, SDPM, ANSYS, EKM, Workbench, Dassault, SIMULIA, SLM, Simulation Lifecycle Management, MSC.Software, SimXpert, SimManager, Siemens PLM, Teamcenter for Simulation, Altair, Hyperworks Enterprise