Simulation Process & Data Management Features

Loading Content. Please wait

Intuitive End-to-End Support System for CAE Data Management Intuitive End-to-End Support System for CAE Data Management

With a focus primarily on improving the day-to-day activities of CAE practitioners, EKM part of the ANSYS Workbench platform is a comprehensive solution that lets you easily manage share and control simulation IP.

General Capabilities:

  • Data management
  • Integration and automation
  • Smart search
  • Data mining
  • Lifecycle history
  • Access management
  • Pedigree/dependencies
  • Dashboards
  • Relationships
  • Security

With an easy-to-use web interface, EKM allows you to very easily accommodate your current practices. Capabilities include creating custom project and work breakdown structures, and adding files to a repository from  a local file system or an external data storage device.  The data access on demand model allows efficient usage of available bandwidth between user and repository locations.

ANSYS EKM intuitive user interface

Scalability & Flexibility Scalability & Flexibility

ANSYS EKM is a truly scalable solution — easy to deploy and configure. The system provides entry points for both the single-user desktop and multi-user multi-site deployment, depending on your needs.

ANSYS EKM product scalability

Data Management Data Management

Any digital file, including simulation files, can be managed in ANSYS EKM. When files are added to the ANSYS EKM repository, the metadata or user properties are automatically extracted from supported ANSYS simulation files. This metadata is used to search and retrieve the files as well as to create simulation detail and comparison reports. Data mining allows you to extract and share results from the simulation files. The configuration management supports version and revision control. The pedigree tracking function helps you  to understand the implicit and explicit dependency in an intuitive, visual way.

Simulation data mining

Process & Workflow Management Process & Workflow Management

You can create simulation workflows to manage all aspects of the simulation process. You can create, edit and publish the simulation workflows and lifecycle definitions. Open architecture and XML format, journal and recording, decision nodes, branching, iterations, email notification, progress tracking, sign-offs and batch job submission capabilities are available out of the box.

ANSYS EKM workflow definition

Access Management Access Management

ANSYS EKM software has a very low IT footprint/complexity, while providing full control for administration needs such as roles, access control, authentication and integration to external systems for authentication. The web-enabled interface in ANSYS EKM allows secure access to the data repository and compute server from local or wide-area networks. It enables you to view and access data or submit and track simulation jobs remotely.

ANSYS EKM access management

Customization Customization

Customized applications can be easily defined, posted and published using the web portal capability in ANSYS EKM. These customized applications allow even non-expert users to run specific analyses using posted templates, as well as to perform what-if analysis to determine if the simulation meets expectations.

Custom applications can be published in ANSYS EKM.
What-if study based on simulation results

Search Search

EKM supports simple and advanced keyword, metadata, property and report-based search, with filtering based on object type, subprojects, etc. The tool automatically extracts simulation properties and other metadata from added files. Users can easily customize external format metadata extraction.

Search capabilities

Reporting Reporting

EKM provides a host of reporting capabilities to allow performance metrics versus targets comparison, project status, and comparison of simulation property similarities and differences between multiple files and for result summaries.

Comparison reports