John McMillan

MODELON IMPACT: COLLABORATIVE SYSTEM DESIGN AND SIMULATION ON THE CLOUD

August 12, 2022

Traditional simulation and modeling workflows for products and systems design often use a manual steady-state analysis approach and require extensive time for model library development, are often dependent on a single user, and do not support modern shift-left collaboration workflows. When model simulation workflows are siloed, they not only extend design cycles but also deprive …

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MODELON IMPACT: COLLABORATIVE SYSTEM DESIGN AND SIMULATION ON THE CLOUD

Traditional simulation and modeling workflows for products and systems design often use a manual steady-state analysis approach and require extensive time for model library development, are often dependent on a single user, and do not support modern shift-left collaboration workflows. When model simulation workflows are siloed, they not only extend design cycles but also deprive key stakeholders and decision-makers access to simulation insights to determine when improvements could be made to fully optimize the development and performance of the design.

WHAT IS MODELON IMPACT?

In an era where digital transformation is impacting nearly every facet of product and systems design, Modelon’s approach to product simulation is both modern and collaborative. Their approach is a cloud-based system simulation environment that delivers a virtual design analysis and optimization platform for multidomain industrial systems. Modelon’s solution platform is called Modelon Impact. It’s a unique and flexible design environment where collaboration and communication sharing limitations can be set based on your organization’s stakeholders that supports better decision-making and ensures products can be impacted from a single source of truth.

Built on open standards technology with more than a decade of development, Modelon Impacts’ simulation solver, commercially validated modeling components, and workflow templates were developed with engineers in mind. The tool considers every aspect of a product and systems design and performance for major industries including access to a robust and extensive set of industry-specific libraries of models that accelerate product design and systems development for automotive, industrial equipment, energy and power, and aerospace. Modeling can be performed across multiple domains within a single system or sub-system.

WHAT ABOUT ACCELERATING SIMULATION?

Modelon Impact was designed with ease of use in mind. Users can choose to start system design simulations from scratch or domain-specific templates provided. Searching and adding models to the workspace is a simple drag-and-drop operation onto the design canvas. The systems design models can then be connected, and parametric data can be customized on-the-fly as desired. When the system is ready for simulation Modelon’s advanced solvers for tackling dynamic and steady-state simulations can be launched and simulation results reviewed. The results can then be shared with engineering departments, internal stakeholders, and partners. 

With an open-standards platform, Modelon Impact is easily integrated into the users existing and proprietary tools through Python, Jupyter, HTML, and REST APIs. Additionally, via Modelica, the acausal equation-based programming behind the models, users can make changes, and easily leverage existing models as starting points for authoring custom model components as well as integrating 3rd party component libraries.

HOW IS MODELON IMPACT DIFFERENTIATED?

Historically, design teams are bottlenecked and get few insights from simulation. Modelon offers systems modeling and simulation software that helps engineers virtually design, analyze, and simulate physical systems that accelerate product development for a range of industries. Its cloud-native system simulation platform approach offers boundless accessibility, with nothing to install, and virtually unlimited capacity resources to tackle complex design and simulation tasks. 

Access to validated physical system libraries and models from other providers is a key differentiator for Modelon Impact. With a built-in supply of validated model content, tailored for physical systems on a commercial scale, some customers have seen a 20X reduction in simulation time. Modelon also prides itself on having a support team with deep industry expertise that partners with its customers to create innovative technologies focused on their respective industries. With an open-standard platform, Modelon Impact’s accurate simulation can be accessible to every engineer so they can make better decisions.

TAKEAWAYS

Modelon Impacts’ cloud platform is a powerful design, simulation, and industrial analysis systems solution. Its collaborative approach enables engineering teams to solve complex problems quickly and reliably. With validated models provided and fast simulations, users can customize, adjust, and iterate on design-optimized, reliable products faster.

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