modeFRONTIER product update and roadmap @UM17

Danilo di Stefano

Faster optimization and improved usability are the leitmotifs of the latest upgrades of modeFRONTIER.

Integration & automation > New direct integration nodes are available for MSC Nastran, the multidisciplinary structural analysis application; Adams Car, the software for real dynamics for vehicle design and testing; RomaxDESIGNER, the design software for mechanical and electro-mechanical drivelines across industries; and SC/Tetra, a general purpose thermo-fluid simulation software. 

Optimization algorithms > As of this release, you will be able to choose among Manual, Self-initializing and Autonomous algorithms for your optimization strategy. Along with the Manual, our traditional offer, we have now added FAST and Powell to the list of the algorithms able to run on their own - all you need to do is set the number of evaluations. Meanwhile, PilOPT is the first of our algorithms to go Autonomous.​

modeFRONTIER 2018 > The next release will consolidate specialized expertise and streamline teamwork by:

  • improving efficiency > new GUI and workflow
  • reducing complexity > workflow building and management, autonomous optimizers
  • cutting product development time > enhanced integration with the VOLTA platform and optimization plans