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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16 / 94-102 Keys Rd
Moorabbin, Victoria 3189
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Local Phone: 03 9532 0700
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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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How we do not crash into people

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Our ADAS systems are here to assist us. But how do we test the systems that are supposed to help us not crashing into people? We crash into dummies!

 

Vehicle safety has become more important than ever; it’s crowded on the road and there’s too much place for human errors.

  • There are more than 1 billion automotive vehicles operating worldwide
  • 3,287 people are killed by crashes daily
  • More than 90% of all accidents is caused by driver error

Therefore, decreasing the human influence on driving can significantly reduce the number of casualties. Implementing advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) is the first step towards achieving full autonomy (level 5), a situation in which the driver is no longer needed to operate the vehicle. Siemens is fully equipped to perform all sorts of ADAS tests.

 

Our dedicated ADAS team performs consumer tests for passenger vehicles (Euro NCAP testing for example) and for heavy vehicles such as trucks and buses (UNECE testing for example). Among other things, to make sure our vehicle does not crash into people.

 

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What we do crash into

 

We are fully equipped with the latest test targets for AEB (autonomous emergency braking) tests. Autonomous emergency braking systems help us from not crashing into objects in two ways: they help avoid such situations by warning the driver and when there’s no response, they’ll break for you.

 

Our global vehicle target (GVT) is a controllable soft vehicle target that looks exactly like a passenger vehicle, but its body is built from lightweight foam so it is easy to reassemble in between test runs. It is controllable thanks to the GPS platform (accurate to 1 cm!), it can go up to 100 km/h and contains the same radar, lidar and visual attributes as a passenger vehicle. Therefore, it will be seen as such by the vehicle under test (vehicle under test is the naming for the vehicle that is being tested). 

 

We use adult and child dummies, as well as adult bicyclist dummies for the vulnerable road users assessment. These dummies are also made from lightweight foam parts, so it’s easy to re-attach a leg in case of an unfortunate system failure. They’re designed with humanlike radar cross section, infrared and visual properties. 

 

 

 

What we don’t crash into

 

Besides testing vulnerable road users and autonomous emergency braking systems, we are also fully equipped to test lane support systems (LSS) at the test facility in Aldenhoven, Germany. Here, we can perform LSS tests on real road edges.

 

 

Want to see how we do it?   

 

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Simcenter community: Welcome Mentor Mechanical Analysis users on board!

 

As a valued Mechanical Analysis user, we would like to welcome you to the Simcenter Communities page!

 

This is an essential source of information where you can get the latest news directly from the horses’ mouth!  Visit this page to find out any new information coming from our Simcenter products, you can also interact with us here directly as we are always keen to hear from our users about your experience with our software.

 

There are three vital areas that you cannot miss:

 

BLOG:  This is where our product specialists will share new/exciting information that they think would interest you.  Use the commenting area to give feedback on our blogs and start a conversation with us.

 

KNOWLEDGE BASE:  Here you will find technical articles about our products so check here for any articles hot off the press!

 

FORUM:  Use this area to post any ideas, questions or comments on any Simcenter products.

Please note that Mentor Ideas for Mechanical site will still be running in parallel to Simcenter Communities site so please use the  Mentor Ideas for Mechanical site for your questions and suggestion to Mechanical Analysis software.

 

Have a browse around and join in our Community.  We hope to hear from you, but we also hope this area provides you plenty of practical and constructive information.  If you have any questions or suggestions for content on this site, please contact @JessicaFertier, @Venkata.

Enable the next generation simulation your development requires.

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We are pleased to invite you to our unique webinar, in which we will present and illustrate our new state-of-the-art method.

 

Developing and validating autonomous vehicles is an unprecedented challenge that will turn simulation from a mean to optimize projects resources to a mandatory enabler. 

 

An autonomous system reliability validation will often require at the least millions of test cases to be assessed, with numerous domains to be considered: sensors behavior, sensors fusion strategy, decisional artificial intelligence, lower level controls, drivers’ behavior, vehicle multi-physics, all this embedded in realistic environments and scenarios. The coming AD validation will require the combination of efficient ego vehicle sensors, controllers, AI and vehicle dynamics models with a tremendous amount of scenarios, while enabling CAE engineers understanding of the millions results generated, without analyzing them all. This also needs to be driven by requirements and linked to collaborative development assets repositories.

 

This year, Siemens PLM will launch its first generation ADAS and automated driving simulation framework. With this launch, Siemens PLM aims to provide a virtual validation and verification simulation framework gathering the needed domains while enabling scenarios, designs and massive results spaces exploration to pin down system failures root causes and validate autonomous systems. 

 

The webinar will be presented by our Product Line Manager for ADAS and autonomous vehicles Enguerrand Prioux. During this webinar, we will provide more information about our new ADAS and automated driving validation and verification framework and demonstrate it.

 

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Simulation Reuse: The Key to Analysis Productivity?

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Analysis is no longer the purview of highly trained experts. For more than a decade, engineers have been able to run simulations of the models they’ve designed. Now, their simulation systems include more capabilities and tools than ever. Engineers can mesh a model. They can apply boundary conditions and loads. They can solve for several physical forces acting on their model at the same time. They can take multiple types of physics into account.

 

While this new age of simulation has delivered numerous benefits to engineering teams, what if they could do more faster? What if engineers don’t need to start from scratch, building every model anew.  What if they don’t need to “take it from the top,” as it were, each time they run a simulation? Perhaps they don’t need to start from a clean slate sheet every time when it comes to model creation and simulation.

 

A Treasure Trove of Past Analyses

 

Engineers at most manufacturers have already created models and simulations for many of the company’s parts and products. Those models are digitally stored--digitally warehoused by some means--within the manufacturer.

That’s particularly true for companies that work in highly regulated industries--like those in the pharmaceutical, medical device, and food packaging industries—and those must document due diligence with their designs. In many cases, these companies are required to save the models and simulations that demonstrate their products have met regulatory specifications. If in a worst case scenario, someone brings a lawsuit against the company, the models and simulations come immediately into play. They stand as proof that the product was safely designed.

 

Beyond proof of due diligence, these simulation models and results represent more. They embody a significant of work and, in some cases, best practices that have been carefully developed over years. Additionally, these completed simulations represent work that can be built upon. The results have been accepted and are shown to be superior to any other, earlier results. They’re the final product. They already exist.

 

Accelerating Simulation Processes

 

In all of these cases, there is little need to start every simulation from scratch. Rerunning an existing simulation is a valid case. Engineers can use these simulations to build new products. Existing simulations offer a shorter path to delivering results, representing a more efficient way to work than beginning with a clean slate. Why recreate the wheel when a simulation of the wheel, representing best practices, already exists? Grab that simulation and make it your own. Many times, you only need to make a slight change to the pre-existing simulation. Then it will be perfectly suited to your needs. You may need to tweak the geometry. You may need to apply and solve for a new load case, apply a boundary condition. You may need to tweak the finite element mesh.

 

Opening Legacy Simulation Models

 

Before a completed analysis can be reused, however, it must be accessed. In many cases, accessing a simulation is more complicated than simply opening a file. Older simulation models and results might be in old, proprietary, or depreciated formats. Too often, companies may no longer even own the simulation application that was used to build the analysis model.

 

In the aerospace industry, for example, certain parts continue to be manufactured for years. But their designs are slightly changed as time and needs change. These design can be updated with only a few changes to the existing model. But simulation application needs access to that original model no matter its format.

 

Companies may keep their models and simulations in the digital archives, but they’ve certainly updated their design and simulation technologies over the years.  They’ve may have moved to an entirely different CAD system or updated their system numerous times throughout the years. They may have models stored that came from any number of suppliers provided in any number of formats. The simulation application must be able to open all of them.

 

In order to accelerate the simulation process through reuse, engineers need simulation tools that can open analysis models in a wide range of native or neutral formats.

 

Changing Legacy Simulation Models

 

Of course, your simulation application also has to let you make changes to an existing model. That may seem straightforward, but there are many functions it needs to allow for. It’s important you be able to modify the geometry of the existing model. You have to be able to change its mesh geometry or even to change the mesh itself. You need to be able to create and modify loads and boundary conditions as well.

 

Remember, no need to recreate the wheel. The wheel you’re looking for probably already exists. But it also probably won’t be exactly suited to your present-day needs. Some simulation applications let you find the wheel, modify it, and run the needed simulations. Ultimately, to get the most from reusing existing simulations, engineers need simulation tools that can not only open legacy analysis models but modify them as well.

 

Recap

  • Compared to starting from a clean slate, existing simulation models may offer a shorter path to delivering results. There are many scenarios in which a slight change to a pre-existing model is the only thing needed.
  • Simulation applications need to provide access to existing models and must allow engineers to make changes to them, like tweaking geometry or applying boundary conditions.

That is my take folks. Do you have experience in leveraging legacy simulation models? Sound off in the comments and share what you’ve found.

 

Siemens PLM provides a range of capabilities that directly address legacy simulation workflows. For more details on how FEMAP addresses these needs, download our complimentary eBook.

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