EDGE plm software Solutions

EDGE plm software, Product Lifecycle Management specialists can help you with:


Hybrid CAD - Solid Edge

Solid Edge is a portfolio of affordable, easy-to-use software tools that address all aspects of the product development process- 3D design, simulation, manufacturing, design management, thanks to a growing ecosystem of apps.
Solid Edge combines the speed and simplicity of direct modeling with the flexibility & control of parametric design- made possible with synchronous technology.

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CAE Simulation & Analysis

Simcenter solutions deliver a unified, scalable, open and extensible environment for 3D CAE with connections to design, 1D simulation, test, and data management. Simcenter speeds the simulation process by combining best-in-class geometry editing, associative simulation modelling and multi-discipline solutions embedded with industry expertise.
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Machining- NX CAM Express

CAM Express is a modular, flexible configuration of numerical control (NC) programming solutions that allows you to maximize the value of your investments in the latest, most efficient and most capable machine tools. Easy to deploy and easy to learn, CAM Express provides powerful NC programming offering machining capabilities from 2.5 to 5 axis.
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PDM- Teamcenter Rapid Start

Teamcenter Rapid Start delivers the world’s most widely implemented product data management (PDM) solution, Teamcenter, preconfigured to utilize the industry best practices and the expertise of Siemens PLM Software. By choosing Teamcenter Rapid Start’s preconfigured capabilities, you minimize the costs of consulting & deployment, and get started with PDM quickly & cost-effectively.

Learn more about EDGE plm software:

EDGE plm software is a privately owned Australian provider of software solutions aimed at the Engineering and Manufacturing sectors. EDGE has been providing engineering design centric solutions since 2004 with over 500 customers across Australia and New Zealand. Typical solutions from EDGE would include the provision of software, maintenance, support, consulting and training services.

The EDGE software portfolio includes CAD, CAM, FEA & PDM solutions and EDGE fully supports and offers training and mentoring services on its entire portfolio. EDGE has been a business partner of UGS/Siemens since 2004. EDGE also configures and sells Dell hardware to assist our customers maximise their software investments. Read more about us…

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We offer a comprehensive product line

We tailor the right solution at the right budget

  • EDGE plm software is a solution provider of engineering design software and services.

  • We offer the full Siemens Mainstream Engineering product range, including Solid Edge, Femap, NX CAM & Teamcenter.

  • EDGE has been a selling and supporting PLM solutions for offer 11 years.

  • We have many years of training and mentoring experience.

  • We support Siemens Mainstream Engineering range in Australia & New Zealand.

  • We offer a free support help line for all users trialling Solid Edge or Femap.

  • We offer regular free training webinars and hints and tips sessions, plus regular newsletters.

  • We can tailor your training needs to your specific requirements either at your facility or ours.

  • Enjoy a hassle free support system, with a dedicated expert team. We’re ready to help!

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Introducing Solid Edge ST8: Re-imagine what’s possible

Build in prototypes ways you never thought possible.

Your CAD software should help you work smarter, not harder. That’s why there’s Solid Edge, a hybrid 2D/3D CAD system that uses synchronous technology that finally frees you of the limitations of your traditional CAD software.

Want to edit dimensions easily? Re-use imported data without the hassle? They’re easy to do and more with Solid Edge. Solid Edge leverages synchronous technology, enabling your company to deliver breakthrough designs. Designers can accelerate model creation without engaging in design preplanning. They also are able to perform faster ECO edits by eliminating model regeneration, while increasing the re-use of imported 2D or 3D data.

Solid Edge has proven successful in helping companies reduce engineering costs through better re-use of 2D and 3D data. Imported assembly layouts can drive 3D product design where interference checking can solve fit and position problems before manufacturing. Synchronous technology can edit imported 3D models, reducing the need for redesign.

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With Solid Edge you can build entire 3D digital prototypes and optimize your designs before production. You can design assemblies with machined, cast or stylized components and leverage process-specific applications to simplify frame, piping, tube, wiring, weldement, and mold tooling design.

The Solid Edge user interface removes the need for unnecessary decisions. Logical inference engines recommend next steps and intuitively consider affected geometry. The SmartStep ribbon bar guides you through the feature creation process, presenting design decisions in a logical sequence, letting you easily review and change decisions to optimize your designs.

Solid Edge offers a full suite of tools that let designers author, edit, distribute, and explore design alternatives. Engineering teams can package design and supporting data into a compact collaboration file, facilitating fast design iteration. Using XpresReview, a free, downloadable viewer, files can easily be shared with internal teams, vendors, and customers.

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Electric vehicles are not quiet! Join the 3 day hands-on masterclass

Greta Thunberg is everywhere these days. For those of you who happen to not know her (is that possible?): Greta is a Swedish 16-year old activist that wants to stop global warming and climate change. Since the summer of last year, she camps outside the Swedish parliament building and inspires thousands of high school students across the globe to take part in weekly strikes and marches. She travels by train, or, by electric vehicle.

 

“Youth for climate”, do they have a point? Sure they do. They don’t have any channel speaking for them, so they choose their own path for being heard. You can help too. And actually, you already do. After all, YOU are in the driver seat to optimize eco-friendly vehicles… So please, read on.

 

June 11-13, Siemens PLM Software is organizing a 3 day hands-on master class to address the NVH and acoustics of hybrid and electric vehicles. Because, contrary to popular belief, electric vehicles are not quiet!

 

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Electric and hybrid electric vehicles drastically reduce CO2 emissions, but ensuring their acoustic comfort means tackling a host of new phenomena. An electric driveline often generates annoying high-frequency tonal noises, while hybrid powertrains exhibit transient noises. Traditional noise sources, such as road noise and wind noise become more prominent without the masking from an internal combustion engine. Additionally, new noise sources that went unnoticed in the past need to be considered, such as HVAC, battery cooling, and steering systems.

 

Our integrated solutions combine engineering services and the best of simulation and testing tools to help EV and HEV manufacturers and suppliers deliver superior NVH and acoustic performance of the electric drive, battery, and full vehicle.

 

Join the masterclass and go home with (real) solutions to

  • Optimize electrical motor noise behavior andleave electromagnetic performance unchanged
  • Integrate electric drivelines while ensuring smooth operation with minimum NVH impact
  • Get a grip on noise from auxiliaries such as HVAC, power steering and others
  • Tackle wind and road noise using test and simulation approaches
  • Balance NVH and ride comfort with body weight

Leuven, the heart of NVH activities

The Leuven facility is the heart of our NVH business. The engineering hall is equipped with state-of-the art infrastructure for design, virtual simulation and physical prototype testing. You’ll get an exceptional view inside our normally secluded premises. These  include a 2-wheel chassis dyno in a large semi-anechoic room and a full range of in-house structural test labs and semi-anechoic chambers, equipped with multiple multi-channel mobile and laboratory testing and analysis systems.

 

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Designed for … you
This advanced seminar is designed for NVH and acoustic specialists in both simulation and testing domains. Our message is specifically fine-tuned to NVH managers and engineers interested in gaining insights into advanced technologies for solving the challenges posed by hybrid and electric powertrains, as well as Platform Managers who want to gain insights in how to balance NVH with other performances. A general understanding of NVH is desirable.

 

Blog_1_EV_NVH_Masterclass_meeting.jpgLectures from Simcenter domain experts

As Greta said: “I don’t want your hope. I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic. And then I want you to act.” Well, we all know you’re taking action… You’re developing electric cars, and optimizing its performance. No need for you to panic. Just make sure you stay on top of the game and register for this event!

 

 

> Register here to join the Hybrid and Electric Vehicle NVH Masterclass

> Simcenter NVH solutions for EV and HEV 

Colorful Fluid Dynamics? Say it again, I dare you…

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Colorful Fluid Dynamics”, an old pun on the Computational Fluid Dynamics acronym, CFD, can be divisive. Doug McLean, Boeing Technical Fellow (retired), offered the following perspective from his exceptional book entitled Understanding Aerodynamics [1]: “These days it is common to see a complicated flow field, predicted with all the right general features and displayed in glorious detail that looks like the real thing. Results viewed in this way take on an air of authority out of proportion to their accuracy. In this regard, modern CFD is a very seductive thing”. Seductive indeed. Shortly after we first introduced Advanced Rendering in Simcenter STAR-CCM+ 12.02, it was quickly embraced by many users to generate highly compelling images and animations.   

 

Professor Phil Roe, Univ. of Michigan, makes a provocative comment in his recorded lecture entitled “Colorful Fluid Dynamics: Behind the Scenes[2]. He states that “Even inaccurate CFD can be useful”. I’m excerpting a small part of his presentation so I’m at risk of quoting him out of context – I urge you to check out his well-considered backstage tour of CFD in this YouTube video to learn more. He further notes that “The power of detailed visualization makes CFD more rich in information than experiment”. Few would disagree that CFD simulation results innately contain a wealth of opportunity for insight and communication.

 

Walter Bauer, former Manager of Vehicle Thermal Management at Daimler AG, and now Siemens consultant, pointed out in a recent conversation that "creating the right content is one thing, making the right assessment of that content is another". The CFD specialist who runs simulations daily will need only the minimum level of information to arrive at that "right assessment". Those who don't, or no longer, routinely speak the language of vectors, streamlines, cutting planes, volume rendering and so on will want “rich information” presented in a more accessible way to move them towards that "right assessment" as quickly as possible. Walter suggests that the needs of both personas show two sides of the same coin.


So. Is presenting CFD results using “Colorful Fluid Dynamics” good or bad? I propose that it’s neither and instead I'll take the seemingly self-serving position to state that it's essential. Today, I’m going to share how Simcenter STAR-CCM+ 2019.1 expands your ability to create, in glorious detail, information-rich, colorful fluid dynamics, with new rendering materials and new ways to generate rendered content faster, in batch, for your cluster runs.

 

Let’s look at a sequence of images showing the simulated transport of dust particles coming from inside and around the wheel wells of a notional car travelling down a road. The dust particles are colored by their velocity component normal to the ground plane. How are these images the same? Objectively, each one presents exactly the same CFD data. How are they different? That's subjective - it depends on who's looking.  

 

cfd_specialistic_post.pngFocusing on the CFD results.

basic_context.pngMaking the car look a little more like a car.

simple_photorealism.pngApplying new render materials to the car (emissive for tail light assembly and thin fresnel for the tail light cover and car windows).

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Of the four images, which one did you look at the longest and why? It’s less about how long you looked. It’s far more about which depiction of the same CFD results captured your attention the most effectively. Broadening this a bit further, a team of stakeholders ranging from CFD specialists to non-CFD specialists to Directors, will need to collectively assess these results; potentially evolve new questions; and, come to informed decisions, in the least amount of time possible. "Colorful Fluid Dynamics" doesn't need to be divisive at all. Quite the opposite, advanced rendering techniques can bring us together to achieve common goals.

 

Is this notion of the democratization of CFD postprocessing within practical reach?  Our Advanced Rendering implementation is CPU based, and in many cases, it scales well. With Simcenter STAR-CCM+ 2019.1, we're removing a previous hardcoded limit on the number of render threads you can use for a batch job on a cluster. We're also delivering a major upgrade to MesaGL. This is the software-based version of OpenGL that gets used as a fall-back on clusters lacking dedicated graphics hardware. On it's own, the MesaGL upgrade delivers substantial performance speed-ups for graphically demanding things like Line Integral Convolution (LIC), Volume Rendering and accurate particle rendering. Putting the MesaGL upgrade and the ability to specify a render thread count greater than 1 together, you can see the performance improvement compared to our previous release below for advanced rendering (left) and LIC (right).  Full disclosure here - the performance that you'll be able to realize will depend on your scene composition. What you're getting this time around is the ability to leverage "many" render threads thereby making the trade-off between quality and performance more accessible. 

 

performance_mesaGL.pngPerformance improvements for rendering in Simcenter STAR-CCM+ 2019.1 With Simcenter STAR-CCM+ 2019.1, producing "Colorful Fluid Dynamics" should let you be more creative, and, let you deliver content faster than you were previously able to. Now that you have these tools in-hand to generate a single highly effective image, spoiler alert, stay tuned for Simcenter STAR-CCM+ 2019.2, when we deliver a whole new capability to produce animations, the likes of which you've never seen before. 

     

 

 

References

[1] McLean, D., “Understanding Aerodynamics” (2013), p.492, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

[2] Roe, P., “Colorful Fluid Dynamics: Behind the Scenes”, retrieved from https://bit.ly/2IqE4gX

Quick guide: Predicting pass-by noise earlier in the vehicle development cycle

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Noise pollution is an emerging issue and is becoming a hot topic around the world. More and more countries strive to improve the living environment and decreasing sound levels is one of the top priorities. The trend is obvious, especially in the transportation industry, which plays a big role in this matter. Can you believe that since the first United nations agreement, the value of the vehicle noise emission limit decreased with 14dB? And what's more, these limits will decrease even more by 2024!

 

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That means that the automotive OEMs have only few years to develop the next generation of their vehicle models with reduced noise levels. So, how the OEMs can speed up this process successfully? How can the automobile manufactures develop new models faster to comply with the new international requirements?

To answer this question, let’s first talk about some new testing methodologies available today.

 

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Indoor pass by noise test procedure

The pass-by noise testing has been executed in open field (proving grounds / test track) since ever using dedicated test equipment. Unfortunately, this technique it is highly dependent on the weather conditions. Imagine you could execute the same test in indoor environment (semi-anechoic rooms), fully independent of the weather. What about the results? Are they equal to the exterior tests?

 

One innovation that the automotive industry is currently adopting, is the “indoor pass-by noise testing”. (You can read about this technique here). Defined by international standards (ISO 362-3), this methodology can now be used not only for engineering purposes, but also for homologations.

 

To achieve a good match between exterior and interior noise levels, the tire noise should be corrected, as this is not correctly measured indoor. The international standard also describes the methodologies, how to calculate the tire noise model and “add” it to the measured indoor pass-by noise.

 

It’s great that now the OEMs can use both exterior and indoor NVH tests to homologate their vehicles. Let me ask another difficult question. What happens, if at the end of your vehicle development cycle, you don’t meet official vehicle pass-by noise limits? That’s a perfect moment to talk about Pass-by Noise Engineering.

 

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Faster vehicle development powered by prediction of vehicle pass-by noise

For the past years, some engineering techniques were development to enable further analysis of the vehicle overall pass-by noise levels. Basically, the goal of these techniques is to separate the contributions generated by components or sub-systems. Additionally, these techniques also improve troubleshooting processes. The most complete engineering method is the Airborne Source Quantification (ASQ). The ASQ technique allows to do pass-by noise contribution analysis by separating the noise contribution for different noise sources. It also provides information about the acoustic loads of each sub-system.

 

The ASQ model requires a measurement of local FRF’s and acoustic noise transfer functions to identify the operational loads from nearby pressure indicator responses and propagate the loads to the various target microphones on the sides of the vehicle. Once you obtain a good ASQ virtual model, the FIR filters are constructed. This will allow you to use a time-domain synthesis of the various source contributions to each target microphone. And eventually, you can recombine the synthesized target response signals with the pass-by sound by considering the vehicle speed profile.

 You can execute this technique using not only testing techniques, but also 3D simulation. If a validated finite element model of the car is available (normally used for simulation of vehicle pass-by noise radiation), you can calculate the transfer functions based on your virtual model. This step can really speed-up the full process, as measuring transfer functions can be very time-consuming.

 

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Discover the new test-based and simulation method to meet new pass-by noise requirements

Siemens Simcenter brought this engineering method to the next level. The partnership project with Daimler Trucks Germany resulted into a new method that allows to make predictions of pass-by noise levels on component level. By using the results of ASQ and testing these components in test benches, even before the integration in the full vehicle, you can define the targets already in the beginning of the development. This breakthrough methodology will set a new milestone in the relation between OEMs and suppliers. Using the potential of this approach, the targets can now be defined by component/sub-system long before the prototyping phase.

 

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Perhaps you can now think of some other great advantages of this technique? I can mention another one that is very important during a development of a new vehicle. By splitting the noise contributions by components or sub-systems, the OEMs can use these models to “simulate” several variants of vehicle configuration. This will help the responsible teams to select the best combination for the optimal final emitted sound pressure levels.

 

In the beginning of this article, I’ve asked what the OEMs could do to ensure their new cars will comply with the new regulation. Now that you know the latest the pass-by noise engineering techniques and its benefits, you can easily answer this question!

 

Learn more about pass-by noise prediction 

The trend of adopting these new techniques is taking off in the automotive industry. Interestingly, it will help to shorten the development cycles, avoid delays and troubleshooting in the final stage of this cycle.

Are you interested to learn more about this topic? Please read the full paper about Pass-by Noise Prediction HERE.

 

5 reasons to visit Siemens PLM and IDS at EUCAP 2019

Siemens PLM and strategic partner Ingegneria Dei Sistemi (IDS) are teaming up to participate at the European Conference on Antennas and Propagation 2019 (EUCAP), taking place March 31st to April 5th, 2019 in Krakow, Poland. This is one of the flagship events which promotes not only new trends in antenna theory, techniques, and technology, but also closer relations among academia, research centres, and industry.

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Together, Siemens PLM and IDS provide a full solution for electromagnetic engineering: simulation, physical testing and engineering services. Visit both companies at booth 36 and 37 on the 2nd floor to discover how:

  1. Simcenter provides one unique integrated environment for antenna engineering, for both multi-discipline and multi-physics simulations
  2. Simcenter integrates best-in-class solver and application technologies addressing a wide range of antenna engineering problems
  3. To assess antenna performance, not only at the component level but also integrated into the system
  4. To develop holistic digital twins of your products and how electromagnetic engineering fits into this
  5. Vehicle contamination can affect radar sensor performance for autonomous vehicles

To demonstrate the effectiveness of these technologies in product development, the Electromagnetic Engineering Division of IDS will showcase its DronEM product. This is a micro unmanned aerial vehicle fully configured with an electromagnetic sensor; it can measure electromagnetic fields and both process and visualize the acquired data.Colibrì_1.pngDronEM UAV from IDS

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