Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Aras acquires simulation software provider Comet Solutions

September 26, 2018
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

September 26, 2018 – Aras, provider of open product lifecycle management (PLM) software for the enterprise, has acquired Comet Solutions, Inc., a provider of software for simulation process management.

Using Comet’s technology, manufacturers are able to reuse complex simulations in order to scale the application and use of simulation results. The addition of Comet’s capabilities to the Aras PLM platform provides a way for organizations to connect simulation – and simulation experts – to mainstream engineering processes for traceability, access and reuse across the product lifecycle.

“Extending the digital thread to include simulation tools and processes has emerged as a critical enabler for future business models,” says Rob McAveney, chief architect of Aras. “Simulation can add significant value to product development, manufacturing and field operations, but has not yet reached its potential due to limited connection to the rest of the enterprise.”

Comet’s vendor-agnostic application mirrors Aras’ open approach by connecting with a wide array of CAD, FEA, meshing, 0D/1D simulation tools, and in-house applications, which are a requirement to support organizations’ heterogeneous simulation tool environments – and therefore essential for simulation process and data management (SPDM) to work.

Comet’s capabilities for managing mixed fidelity models, different data types, and various representations of the same product or assembly for simulation purposes are an important aspect for simulation management across systems engineering disciplines. The ability to extract intelligence from simulation models and results – rather than simply managing data at the file level – is also a significant benefit above and beyond that of other SPDM systems on the market.

Comet software will be available for Aras subscribers at no charge. 

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