Simulation Tool Cutomization

and Process Automation

PADT's reputation in simulation is built on more than just our ability to carry out accurate simulations of complex components and systems. It is also built on our ability to do it quickly and on our skill at developing software tools that let our customers enjoy the same speed and efficiency. For this reason, customers have come to trust PADT for their customization and automation needs.

Modifying Existing Tools and Processes

The most common way in which PADT works with customers in this area is in the customization of existing tools or processes.  Instead of reinventing the wheel, PADT's engineers use their intimate knowledge of the various tools used in simulation and modifies these tools using the built in programming scripts and languages, or by writing external tools that manage the simulation software. 

Some of the customization tools and interfaces that PADT has expertise in are:

  • ANSYS Parametric Design Language (APDL)
  • ANSYS Mechanical APDL UIDL & Tcl/TK
  • ANSYS Mechanical Jscript Programming
  • ANSYS Workbench Python Programming
  • ANSYS Customization Toolkit (ACT)
  • ANSYS FLUENT TUI and Journal Files
  • ANSYS CFX Expressions and Scripting
  • ICEM CFD Tcl/TK
  • FORTRAN, Python, C++, C#, Java, Jscript, VisualBasic
  • HTML, PHP, SQL

Customization Based on Process Knowledge

PADT is a preferred supplier for customization and automation of simulation tasks for a simple reason: our engineers understand the processes required to carry out the simulation.  Instead of simply working from a specification given to us from the customer, our team works from the beginning with the customer to design the specifications to meet the real world needs of the simulation process.  This avoids spending time on features and functions with limited value, and ensures that the resulting tools will have a significant and measurable impact on productivity.

Hooking Things Up

A lot of the customization projects that PADT undertakes are centered around creating connections between different software tools: Databases, CAD, Simulation, and Post Processing.  This can often eliminate one of the costliest and most error prone steps in the simulation process.  Using our experience with a very wide variety of tools, including CAD systems, databases, life codes, and other simulation tools, we can create a software program to translates models, transfers loads, or downstream calculations.

Experience PADT Expertise in Simulation Tool Customization and Process Automation

Please take some time to investigate our breadth and depth of simulation services that we offer by visiting the links to the right, downloading our customization brochure, or contact us now to speak to our virtual prototyping experts about how you can leverage PADT’s simulation services.

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