Design/Simulation Software

Isight 5.0

Dassault Systèmes (Lowell, MA) has released Isight 5.0, the market-leading open desktop solution for simulation process automation and design optimization from SIMULIA, the Dassault Systèmes brand for realistic simulation.

Isight provides designers, engineers, and researchers with an open system for integrating design and simulation models—created with various CAD, CAE and other software applications—to automate the execution of hundreds or even thousands of simulations. It allows users to save time and improve their products by optimizing them against performance or cost variables through statistical methods such as Design of Experiments (DOE) or Design for Six Sigma.

The new Eclipse plug-in within Isight 5.0 provides an intuitive user-interface and common-component project templates, making it easier for partners and customers to create customized Isight applications. By introducing support for the Eclipse open-source development environment, Isight 5.0 further improves the process of integrating any type of software application, such as CAD, CAE, mathematical or scientific computing tools.

Additional support for DOE methods is also now available in Isight 5.0, including the Fractional Factorial method, which reduces the number of experiments of a full-factorial design, and the Box-Behnken method, which eliminates extreme values (corner points) that may lead to unfeasible designs. Isight 5.0 provides the MATLAB component at no extra charge and the Taguchi Method component is now part of the PRO pack.