34th CADFEM ANSYS Simulation Conference: trip report and reflections on the innovation processes of smaller German CAE software companies and on remote visualization

I am just back from CADFEM’s 34th Fachkonferenz zur numerischen Simulation in der Produktentwicklung.  The event took place in Nürnberg during October 5-7, 2016.  It was a wonderful event for any engineer with interest in FEA, CFD, or DEM: 700-800 CAE professionals in dark suits from major German engineering organizations discussing key challenges in the… Read More

Interview with Ceetron CTO Fredrik Viken about Ceetron’s upcoming release of their SDK for 3D visualization for cloud-based CAE applications

By Grim Gjønnes*, Crisp Ideas AS The cloudification of CAE applications is picking up speed. Established vendors like ANSYS, Autodesk and Dassault Systèmes Simulia, as well as newcomers such as Onshape, SimSolid and FIDESYS have recently announced new cloud-based offerings, or cloud-based extensions of their existing offerings. Last year Ceetron, the market leader in 3D… Read More

Security architectures for cloud-based CAE and SPDM offerings, an interview with Ceetron’s CTO Fredrik Viken

The benefits of CAE in the cloud appear clear (see the blog post https://ceetronblog.com/2015/12/14/cae-in-the-cloud/  for an overview, from a Ceetron perspective). Ceetron is committed to a strategy of making 3D visualization in the cloud as efficient and immersive as it is on any desktop. Major CAE tool vendors like Simulia, Autodesk, Siemens, ANSYS, and others… Read More

The future of visualization solutions for HPC and HPC-based visualization, in CAE space

Over the last few weeks, I have been involved in discussion with various external parties about Ceetron’s visualization solutions and how they can be applied in the HPC world.  I thought it could be interesting to explore this issue in more depth, with some assistance from my colleague Andres Rodriguez-Villa. Ceetron has for many years… Read More

Data exchange format standardization in the CAE market, and the case for standardization on VTFx

(DISCLOSURE: While an employee of Crisp Ideas AS, Oslo, Norway and adviser in the areas of business development and strategy to technology companies, I have and have had engagements with Ceetron AS, the owner of the VTFx data exchange format.) The VTFx data exchange format has a long history in the CAE community, with the original specification dating… Read More

NAFEMS World Congress trip report, and the future role of 3D visualization in engineering analysis, collaboration, and V&V

Some weeks ago, I came back from the NAFEMS* World Congress on CAE in San Diego where a question that I had thought resolved, was still (decades after the widespread adoption of 3D visualization technology) generating disagreement. In preparing for my trip to NAFEMS, I had re-read a thread in LinkedIn’s CAE Professionals Group that… Read More