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SimScale Integrates Parasolid and HOOPS Exchange for more Powerful 3D CAD Handling

In just over a half-decade this young German software company has more than 100,000 customers utilizing its range of engineering analysis software, distributed through a SaaS model through the web.

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SimScale of Germany (SimScale GmbH), the provider of a fully cloud-based engineering simulation platform, has announced a collaboration with Siemens PLM Software and Tech Soft 3D to optimize simulation workflows through enhanced handling of CAD models.

SimScale—Engineering Simulation in Your Browser

SimScale provides a powerful web-based 3D simulation technology and changing the way engineers, designers, and students design products. The latest release of SimScale—which will be available shortly—will integrate Parasolid and HOOPS Exchange to enable a more convenient and seamless simulation workflow, while at the same time further increasing simulation result accuracy—both in FEA and CFD.

Key Takeaways

SimScale is showing just how powerful SaaS (software as a service) can be using the most modern software development methodologies. Key takeaways include the operating system independence and device independence solutions like SimScale deliver, affording engineers and designers more flexibility with where they access and do their work—like customer sites, factory floors, workshops, and travel and home. The introduction of Parasolid and HOOPS Exchange increase core capacities to these modern workflow scenarios. 

“Our vision at SimScale is to enable every designer and engineer to take full advantage of engineering simulation—independent of budget, hardware, and know-how. This includes seamless interoperability with the customer’s CAD system as well as fast, robust and accurate preparation of CAD data to achieve reliable simulation results quickly. Integrating Parasolid and HOOPS Exchange will help us achieve just that.” said David Heiny, CEO, and co-founder of SimScale.

01 – SimScale works through your browser and thus can be used across device types and operating systems. (image: SimScale GmbH / Architosh. All rights reserved)

Parasolid, as readers here at Architosh are likely aware, is the industry-leading 3D geometric modeling kernel (or software engine) used for CAD, MCAD, and CAE (computer-aided engineering) solutions worldwide, while HOOPS Exchange is the leading CAD translation software development kit (SDK).

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“This latest implementation of Parasolid in a cloud-based application will enable engineers to simulate, test and modify 3D models using only a web browser,” says Jim Rusk, chief technology officer, Siemens PLM Software. “In selecting Parasolid, Simscale also obtains translation-free interoperability with hundreds of other applications that integrate Parasolid to design, edit and exchange high-precision 3D models based on the Parasolid XT data format.”

“With the rapid pace of technology advancement, our partners continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible for engineering software development in web technology—our mission is to help them create the best engineering applications in the quickest, easiest way possible,” said Gavin Bridgeman, chief technology officer at Tech Soft 3D. “We are excited about the partnership with SimScale and in particular enabling their customers to bring their CAD data, be it Parasolid-based or otherwise, effortlessly and accurately to the SimScale platform.”

Since the official launch in 2013, SimScale is challenging the “status quo” of the traditional computer-aided engineering (CAE) software market by offering a fully cloud-based engineering simulation solution with zero hardware and software footprint, available at the fraction of the price of its competitors.

“SimScale users have the benefit of a fully collaborative, professional-grade CAE tool covering multiple simulation types powered by unlimited computing power—all via a standard web browser.” said Jon Stevenson, Board Member of SimScale. “The fact that SimScale runs in the cloud enables a broad range of advantages such as multi-user access, collaboration, easy scaling of computing resources, and automated maintenance. ”

Availability and Trial Versions

SimScale offers a Community plan which is free to all users willing to share their projects publicly. The Professional plan can be tested via a free 14-day trial. Getting started with the trial version only takes a few minutes and requires just a standard web browser.

To learn more about the SimScale pricing plans, visit: https://www.simscale.com/product/pricing/

 

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