Interfaces and Interoperability
Do you have a single tool that covers all your interfaces?
The definition of interoperability is the ability of a system, software, or product to exchange and make use of information with other systems, software or products without special effort on the part of the user. For two systems to be interoperable, they must be able to exchange data and subsequently present that data in an understandable way.
In comparison to suppliers, OEMs have it easy when it comes to interoperability (Fig. 1). OEMs have their standard applications and hence also their standard interfaces.
Suppliers, however, need to provide an environment capable of covering the whole range available within the OEMs they serve. Having a good and reliable toolbox to cover import and export functionalities is essential.
The ESS Solution
The Interoperability of the alsim PLATFORM is a powerful toolbox. Our customers recognize the value in having a trusted partner who provides more than just software. Our customers appreciate that our software is a solution!
The available interfaces solve complex product data interoperability problems so that the world’s leading manufacturers can focus on making great products. The ESS product portfolio is well established and can serve various of CAD applications to export complex multipart geometries.
Entire car bodies can be exported e.g. from CATIA and carried over to alsim Data Cleaning Merge for fully automatic Data Cleaning and 3D meshing. Export functionalities allow results to be exported e.g. NX. Other interfaces can write into, e.g., native Star-CCM+ file format, Fluent mesh or Open Foam. Suppliers are happy to use this toolbox since it contains the needed interfaces OEMs need daily.