Simpleware Software Overview
Simpleware provides the world-leading software solution for the conversion of 3D images into CAD, Rapid Prototyped and Finite Element models.
Simpleware offers three options for processing and meshing 3D image data:
- ScanIP: Core image processing platform
- +FE Module: Integrated module for Mesh generation
- +NURBS Module: Integrated module for NURBS generation
- +CAD Module: Bolt-on module for CAD integration
New in Version 6.0
- New Ribbon User Interface
►easy to learn and easy to use:
The new ribbon user interface is easy to learn and guides users intuitively through the workflow of import, image processing, measurements, visualisation and mesh creation. Easy access to tools increases efficiency and reduces learning curves, and the new Welcome Screen allows users to quickly find recent projects, import options and help resources.
- New Boundary Layers and Meshing Features
►improved mesh quality and extended support for CFD simulations:
Simpleware now generates boundary layers and provides mesh clipping for the creation of custom CFD inlets/outlets. Version 6.0 also provides several new meshing features (such as Curved quadratic elements and Tet-to-hex converter) to improve accuracy and ensure that the mesh fulfils all simulation requirements.
- New Macro Recording
►simplified customised scripts creation:
The new macro recording capabilities simplify the process of automating workflows by creating flexible scripts reflecting the operations performed. The simple to use macro recording interface translates actions into programming code and also allows users to quickly copy and paste logged actions into script.
- Better Segmentation and Statistics
►faster segmentation and more ways to compute and show statistics:
The new magnetic lasso tool detects mask boundaries with user-defined greyscale sensitivity, which speeds up segmentation of low contrast image data. Improved statistics now also work on specific Regions of Interest (ROIs) of the image, which give users even greater flexibility when working with mask and model statistics.
- Other new features include: Model Inspection, 2D Contours, Use of Regions of Interest (ROIs) for node/surface selection, etc.
Compare Features of the Different Software Modules
|Feature||ScanIP||+FE Module||+CAD Module||+NURBS Module|
|Import Image Data (incl. CT, MRI, Jpeg …)|
|Measurement and Statistics Tools|
|Robust Booleans Between Parts|
|Generate High Quality Surface Mesh|
|Generate High Quality Volume Meshes (Hex/Tet or All Tet)|
|Automated Greylevel based Material Property Assignment|
|Export FE Mesh (Abaqus, Ansys etc.)|
|Export CFD Mesh (Fluent etc.)|
|Position CAD within Image|
|Export NURBS Surfaces|
Hardware & Software Requirements
|Operating system:||Windows 8* • Windows 7* • Windows Vista* •
Windows XP* • Linux 64-bit**
|Windows 7 64-bit edition|
|Processor:||Intel Core i3 or equivalent||Intel Core i7 or equivalent|
|Memory:||4096 MB (4GB)||16384 MB (16 GB) or higher***|
|Graphics card:||OpenGL compatible graphics card with 32 MB RAM||OpenGL compatible graphics card with 1024 MB RAM|
|Screen resolution:||1024 x 768 High colour (16 bit)||1920 x 1080; True Colour (32bit) or more|
|Disk space:||10 GB||100 GB|
*Fully compatible with the 32 and 64 bit versions of these operating systems.
**Please contact us at email@example.com for more information.
***Actual memory requirements depend on the size of the images you will be working with - please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If you need any advice choosing your hardware configuration we would be happy to help. Please contact us at email@example.com
How to Buy Simpleware Software
For further information on our licence options and to receive a quote, please simply contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of our representatives will get in touch to discuss your requirements.
We provide different licences for commercial and non-commercial use as well as teaching packages. They can be purchased on a perpetual or annual contract and come with full support and upgrades for one year. Different options are also available, including node-locked, floating or dongle licenses.