Simulation Process & Data Management Features
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.
- Data management
- Integration and automation
- Smart search
- Data mining
- Lifecycle history
- Access management
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.