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Process automation and design exploration.

In our current product development and manufacturing environments, designers and engineers use a wide range of software tools to design and simulate their products. Often, what is required are chained simulation process flows, in which the parameters and results from one software package are needed as inputs to another.  The process of manually entering the required data can reduce efficiency, slow down product development, and introduce errors to modeling and simulation assumptions.

SIMULIA provides market-leading solutions that improve the process of leveraging the power of various software packages. Isight and the SIMULIA Execution Engine (formerly Fiper) are used to:

Combine multiple cross-disciplinary models and applications into a simulation process flow.
Automate their execution across distributed compute resources.
Explore the resulting design space, and
Identify the optimal design parameters subject to required constraints.

As a result, our proven simulation automation and optimization solutions enable engineering teams to:

Drastically reduce design cycle time by integrating workflow processes in an automated environment.
Deliver more reliable, better-quality products through accelerated evaluation of design alternatives.
Lower hardware investment through effective use of legacy systems and more efficient job distribution.
Eliminate the bottlenecks of ineffective communication by enabling secure design collaboration among partners.


SIMULIA Isight & SIMULIA Execution Engine Portfolio

With Isight, you can create flexible simulation process flows to automate the exploration of design alternatives, and identification of optimal performance parameters.


Isight is a solution that provides engineers with a suite of visual and flexible tools for creating simulation process flows. These tools consist of a variety of applications – including commercial CAD/CAE software, internally developed programs, and Excel spreadsheets – to automate the exploration of design alternatives, and the identification of optimal performance parameters. Isight enables users to automate simulation process flows and to leverage advanced techniques such as Design of Experiments, Optimization, Approximations, and Design for Six Sigma to thoroughly explore the design space. Advanced, interactive post-processing tools allow engineers to explore the design space from multiple points of view. In Isight, a component is a container with its own interface for integrating and running a particular simulation application directly within Isight. Isight comes standard with a library of components which form the building blocks of Isight process flows. The Isight component architecture also supports the integration of customer-proprietary applications. This open integration technology is generic in order to work with a wide range of internally developed scripts, applications, and databases.

SIMULIA Execution Engine

The SIMULIA Execution Engine extends the power of simulation to the enterprise. It accomplishes this by enabling users to distribute and parallelize the execution of simulations, and Isight simulation process flows, across available compute resources. It also enables users to share Isight simulation process flows and results. The Execution Engine can be utilized as part of a SIMULIA Simulation Lifecycle Management deployment, or it can be accessed directly from Isight or from a customizable web user interface. The SIMULIA Execution Engine (formerly Fiper) provides state-of-the-art Fiper technology for high-performance distribution and parallelization of simulation process flows. This helps utilize your company’s existing hardware and software investments. The Execution Engine can also be utilized as part of a SIMULIA Simulation Lifecycle Management deployment, or can be accessed directly from Isight or a customizable web interface. By using the Execution Engine, users, administrators, and IT organizations can determine where models are executed and the process by which they are run. This enables optimum use of hardware and computing resources. The software integrates seamlessly with existing enterprise web application servers and databases. Using the Execution Engine, engineering groups are able to execute complex, multidisciplinary design processes in the most cost-effective manner, thereby delivering more competitive and profitable products to market, more quickly.

SIMULIA Isight Components

SIMULIA offers Add-on Components, an extension to the standard Isight library of components, which provide interfaces to Abaqus FEA software, major third-party simulation applications, and a range of design exploration and optimization algorithms. In addition, the open framework supports the integration of Add-on Components developed by customers and partners using publicly documented APIs.


  • Easy integration of your existing simulation applications in Isight
  • Timely updates through releases independent from Isight software releases
  • Reduced simulation process costs


  • Add-on Components
  • Basic Components
  • Partner Components
  • Pro Components