Desktop Engineering announced the selection of the 9.5 version of the SimWise integrated motion, FEA and optimisation suite from Design Simulation Technologies, Inc. as its Editor’s Pick of the Week for October 1, 2014.

According to Anthony J. Lockwood, editor at large for Desktop Engineering, SimWise allows the user to simulate the rigid body dynamics of an assembly, size components, determine part interferences and collision response, identify stresses induced by motion, produce animations and even test control systems.

Being CAD neutral, SimWise works with pretty much any system. However, for tighter interaction with the user’s CAD system, DST offers plug-ins for Autodesk Inventor, Solid Edge, SolidWorks, SpaceClaim Engineer and, new with version 9.5, Geomagic Design from 3D Systems.

Lockwood comments that Version 9.5 introduces functionality that will transfer dimensions and other parameters to SimWise for use as optimisation variables in addition to new capabilities to open Solid Edge parts and assemblies directly. New features in SimWise 9.5 also include a 3D FEA mesh generator and support for 3D navigational devices from 3Dconnexion.

Read the full Editor’s Pick of the Week at ‘Integrated Motion, FEA and Optimization Software Upgraded’.

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