The Fibersim portfolio of software for composites engineering from Vistagy, a Siemens PLM company, is used by numerous leading manufacturers in the aerospace, automotive, marine, and wind energy industries. Fibersim supports all of the unique and complex design and manufacturing methodologies necessary to engineer innovative, durable, and lightweight composite products and parts.
It’s also the only comprehensive software that addresses the entire composites engineering process — from conception, laminate definition, and ply creation through simulation, documentation, and manufacturing. Fibersim is integrated into the leading commercial 3D CAD systems (Catia, NX and Creo Parametric) to help you capture a complete digital composite product definition. And Fibersim goes beyond CAD to create a customized environment that enables you to ‘work how you think’ when designing innovative products that create a competitive advantage.
Key Capabilities and Benefits
Fibersim supports every step of the composite part development process, including:
- Enabling engineers to specify laminates and select the best ply creation methodology for the job, be it ply-based, zone-based or structure-based design
- Automatically creating ply geometry by defining transitions with sequence, drop-off, and stagger profiles that automatically populate the CAD model, as opposed to the tedious process of manually creating the CAD curves for each ply
- Generating variable offset surfaces and solids, including mock-up surfaces for interference checking, mating surfaces for parts joined together, and tooling surfaces for manufacturing
- Verifying and communicating design requirements by automatically generating engineering documentation and/or Microsoft Excel tables
- Simulating part producibility based on material and manufacturing process, which provides early feedback and enhances development process efficiency
- Defining manufacturing boundaries and details, such as splices, darts, and tape courses, to reduce costs and time-to-part
- Automatically creating manufacturing documentation for factory floor instruction that ensures consistent layup and product quality
- Automatically generating manufacturing data — such as flat patterns and data to drive automated cutting machines, laser projection systems, fiber placement machines, and tape laying machines — and sharing it downstream and across the enterprise