Simcenter Testlab 2019.1 is here. Have you tried Testlab Neo?

There are many articles out there on why people generally resist change. We are, in the end, creatures of habit.

But let me try to convince to try something new called Testlab Neo.

Allow me to list four of the main reason why you wouldn’t want change and why you should, in fact, give Testlab Neo a try.

1. “I have limited time to try things out.” 

Of course, I can understand that. But have you ever seen this cartoon?

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“I have limited time to try things out”

You value the productivity that you have reached with good-old classic Testlab. I will be honest; Testlab Neo is not the same as the classic version, however, we made the hurdle very small. Testlab Neo is an evolution of Testlab; not a revolution.

The many founding and highly valued concepts have been kept or have been improved. Certain new concepts, such as the interactive approach to data visualization or the way you can graphically design your processing flow, can highly improve your everyday work and make it even more productive.

2. “I do not like uncertainty.”

Well, neither do we.

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“I don’t like uncertainty”

That is why we made sure that the data measured with the classic Testlab can still be transparently used by Testlab Neo and vice versa. They simply share the same database.

3. “I already paid for it.”

You’ve made significant investments in the past and I’m pretty sure that you’re not interested in paying twice. That is why we made sure that you can use Testlab Neo without any additional costs. Your investments of the past fully entitle you to use the corresponding functionalities in Testlab Neo.

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“I already paid for it”

Additionally, your current SCADAS hardware is also supported in Testlab Neo without any functionality loss.

4. “I can’t do all of the job with Testlab Neo yet.”

I will be honest, again. You can do a lot with Testlab Classic and not everything is already possible in Testlab Neo—or at least not yet.

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“I can’t do my job yet with Testlab Neo”

However, many of our existing Testlab users like to use it in combination with Testlab Neo, utilizing the best of both platforms.

Before saying “I will wait until *a very important feature* is available,” take a look at what has been added to the 2019.1 release in Testlab Neo and let us change your mind.

These new added feature include the following:

Increase your productivity with Process Designer extensions

  • Method library for an easier access to all processing functionality.

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Graphically design your processing flow

  • Process your time data with external processing methods using Python, Matlab or other scrypting languages.

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External processing of time data

    • Automatically validate and cut runs based on your own specified criteria (number of peaks, level crossing, etc.),  or define segments based on GPS information.

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Flexibly define segment start and stop time based on any condition

Close the loop with simulation

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Access Amesim simulation results directly inside of Testlab Neo

    • Directly access structural dynamics simulation results (from Nastran, ABAQUS, ANSYS, …) for easy correlation.

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Directly access 3D simulaton data from Nastran, ABAQUS or ANSYS

Get more engineering insight

    • Easily access and direct visualization of Mode Shapes created in Testlab Classic.

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Automatically visualize mode shapes using the Preview display

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Fix reference curves or complete runs

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Coupled processing cursors

Post-process simulated signals inside of Process Designer

Durability test track campaign measured with a video recording

  • …and many more additions.

Convinced? Download 2019.1 today and start your new journey!