Tech Soft 3D Launches CAE-Based CEETRON Toolkits
The CEETRON solutions enables software engineers to accelerate CAE application development at every stage of the process.
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September 30, 2022
Tech Soft 3D, provider of engineering software development toolkits, offers a line of toolkits designed to support computer-aided engineering (CAE) workflows. Comprising four components, the CEETRON suite of solutions enables software engineers to accelerate CAE application development at every stage of the process.
The new toolkits bring together technology from Ceetron AS, Visual Kinematics (VKI) and Tech Soft 3D to provide a complete platform for pre-processing, solving and post-processing of CAE data.
“Bringing together the technologies acquired in 2020 to create a complete suite of CAE toolkits that connects with HOOPS and Polygonica is not only very exciting for us, but is also in line with our mission to empower our customers to create the most sophisticated applications and products using powerful, integrated and easy- to- use component technologies,” says Ron Fritz, CEO of Tech Soft 3D.
In a typical CAE workflow, each step requires specific technologies, where use of toolkits helps. Looking at the setup stage, HOOPS Exchange is a data access component, capable of using geometry from 30+ CAD formats.
Often, the design needs healing prior to meshing: Polygonica can be used as a component to prepare tessellations for CAE. The CEETRON toolkit line takes the relay at that point, with CEETRON Mesh yielding 2D and 3D meshes adapted to simulation purposes. As for calculations, the CEETRON Solve SDK is a framework to formulate finite element equations, assemble them into a global system, and solve them through high-performance parallel (SMP) linear algebra.
The workflow ends with analysis and sharing of the solver's results analyzed by an engineer. With CEETRON Envision, Tech Soft 3D provides technology to handle data extraction, display model generation, optimized rendering on desktop and native web, and data sharing and reporting.
The CAE workflow is also supported by technologies such as visualization, interoperability and automation. The new CEETRON Toolkits provide off-the-shelf solutions to help CAE developers reduce their development and workflow building efforts, according to the company.
Ceetron Envision is a CAE analysis and visualization platform that provides a complete framework specialized in CAE data analysis and visualization. It includes data processing, rendering, automation and sharing, and is available for browser-based web applications and classical desktop ones. Envision allows developers to dig into CAE datasets produced by solvers and provide interactive and automated analysis tools for expert engineering.
Ceetron Access provides interoperability to open closed simulation applications to the global CAE ecosystem. Through a unified access to nearly all CAE files formats, Ceetron Access is a building block for CAE interconnections and workflows.
Ceetron Mesh works on conforming tessellations to deliver fail-free automatic mesh generations. It provides meshes in 2D and 3D with control on mesh size, geometric precision and element quality. The surface mesher generates triangles and quads, and the volume mesher provides tetrahedrons and mixed pyramid/hex meshes.
Ceetron Solve is a platform for building finite element method (FEM) solvers. Its components allow defining element-level contributions, and handle global assembly as well as linear solving. It allows developers to model at element level and obtain FEM contributions of a given element and includes a built-in library of material models.
The Ceetron Toolkits provide ability to fetch and process data to provide insight to engineers.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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