D-Cubed AEM Version 56.0

By JonR

Key enhancements introduced in version 56.0 of D-Cubed AEM (Assembly Engineering Manager) are described below.

Enhancements to Contact Computations

AEM has pioneered motion simulations in environments where accurate solid models, not faceted approximations, come into contact and push each other around. This is a more sophisticated process than operating on faceted parts, as there are many more geometry types and configurations involved in computing contact-based motion on full solid parts. The benefits are substantial, including the direct simulation of motion on parts with a geometric accuracy that is suitable for engineering applications, rather than visualization or entertainment.

The latest release sees improvements to the algorithms used to calculate the initial contacts when bodies first collide in preparation for ongoing performance improvements.

About D-Cubed AEM

D-Cubed AEM (Assembly Engineering Manager) is a software component that enables applications to simulate the motion of assemblies and mechanisms. It accounts for the mass properties of parts, the motion caused by a range of engineering forces and devices and the interaction of parts as they collide and transmit motion to each other.

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