When product development teams gain earlier insight into the performance potential of a design through simulation, better decisions happen sooner: like refined vehicle aerodynamics, improved underhood space usage, high-performance packaging, and digital validation that the product will meet its requirements. Simulation in the SIMULIA PowerFLOW suite delivers this critical understanding of a product’s performance potential early – to head off costly late-stage failures and design changes later.

But when simulation engineers need to manually coordinate geometry handoff and preparation from a number of different stakeholders – including designers, CAD engineers, and suppliers – the value offered by simulation can diminish. Waiting for geometry to be completed, manually preparing models in inefficient third-party tools, integrating systems for simulation from multiple product development teams, and coordinating changes from engineering, design, and suppliers can burden the simulation process with delays, error-prone manual steps, and a lack of traceability to the latest product updates.

PowerDELTA® is a fully-featured simulation mesh creation tool. It helps companies to eliminate inefficient third-party tools to deliver the industry’s fastest combination of mesh quality and turnaround time for PowerFLOW-ready surface meshes – beating out its competitors with 20 – 75% faster turnaround times throughout the simulation preparation process. What’s more, it overcomes common product development challenges to connect simulation results with design direction sooner. Automated features improve usability and speed, enhance concurrent engineering, streamline design and engineering workflows, and accelerate product development so that engineering insights can guide design decisions sooner, reducing rework and redesign cycles later.

PowerDELTA 3.1 offers new and improved tools for:

  • Geometry creation: Engineering simulations can leverage incomplete CAD geometry, like studio surfaces and past program data, so performance potential can guide design decisions sooner.

  • Simulation preparation: Engineers can analyze, identify, and correct mesh issues faster and with better usability, achieving the highest quality PowerFLOW mesh in the industry’s fastest times.

  • Concurrent design and collaboration: Centralize changes from both CAD and engineering into one evolving model used in multiple types of simulation throughout product development

  • Gap detection and closure: Automatically detect and resolve gaps in CAD level. This feature accelerates the surface mesh preparation process by reducing interactive time and simplifying gap resolution process.
  • Geometry Editing: Engineers have new geometry editing tools, such as face extension, filleting, remove face, scaling…, so watertight geometry can be prepared efficiently with high degree of accuracy.