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ANSYS Twin Builder

Build, Validate and Deploy Complete Systems Simulations and Digital Twins for Predictive Maintenance

ANSYS Twin Builder improves predictive maintenance outcomes to save on warranty and insurance costs and optimize your product’s operations.

To build your system easily and quickly, Twin Builder combines the power of a multidomain systems modeler with extensive 0D application-specific libraries, 3D physics solvers and reduced-order model (ROM) capabilities. When combined with embedded software development tools, Twin Builder allow you to reuse existing components and quickly create a systems model of your product.

To validate your system and ensure expected performance, Twin Builder combines multidomain systems simulation capabilities with rapid human-machine interface (HMI) prototyping, systems optimization and XiL validation tools.

To connect your twin to test or real-time data, Twin Builder easily integrates with industrial internet of things (IIoT) platforms and contains runtime deployment options, allowing you to perform predictive maintenance on your physical product. It is the only product that offers a packaged approach for your digital twin strategy.

Building Your Twin
Reduce engineering time to build an accurate physics-based twin twice as fast through model reuse and easy composition with Twin Builder’s:

  • Support for multiple modeling domains and languages
  • Extensive 0D application-specific libraries
  • Third-party tool (including 1D) integration
  • 3D ROM creation and integration
  • Embedded software integration

Validating Your Twin
Validate an accurate representation of your product and optimize product performance by 25 percent using:

  • Multidomain simulation with integrated post-processing
  • Rapid HMI prototyping
  • Systems optimization
  • XiL integration

Deploying Your Twin
Improve operations with a 10 - 20 percent reduction in maintenance costs:

  • Quickly connect to supported IIoT platforms
  • Export and deploy generated models
ANSYS Twin Builder Flow


Multidomain Systems Modeler

Compose your system using multiple domains and languages. Create hierarchical schematics of complex power electronic circuits and multidomain systems.

Connections with ANSYS 3-D Physics
Extensive 0D Application-Specific Libraries

Select models from multiple physical domains and multiple levels of fidelity to capture the desired system dynamics at an appropriate level of detail.

Extensive Model Libraries
Third Party Tool Integration

Twin Builder provides leading support for the Functional Mock-up Interface (FMI) standard, enabling you to combine models from a variety of sources into a full system description.

Flexible Scripting and Customization
Reduced Order Models (ROMs)

Reduced-Order Modeling (ROM) capabilities generate accurate and efficient system-level models from detailed 3D physics simulations.

Integration with Embedded Software
Embedded Software Integration

Twin Builder readily integrates embedded control software and HMI design to support model-in -the-loop and software-in-the-loop flows for testing the performance of embedded controls with models of the physical system.

Powerful Graphical Modeling
Multidomain Systems Solver with Integrated Post-Processing

Twin Builder performs efficient and accurate simulation of continuous-time, discrete-time and analog/mixed-signal behaviors. Powerful graphical waveform plotting capabilities enable you to visualize time-domain and frequency-domain data in a variety of 2D and 3D display and tabular formats.

Powerful Waveform Analysis and Post-Processing
Rapid HMI Prototyping

Twin Builder includes a rapid prototyper that enhances the simulation experience with powerful, easy-to-design, interactive graphical panels.

Robust, High-Performing Solver Architecture
System Optimization

System performance can be optimized based on cost functions of specified design variables, using built-in algorithms or in connection with ANSYS DesignXplorer and ANSYS OptiSlang.

Simulation-Based Test Environment
XIL Integration

Different techniques exist in Twin Builder for integrating software with a physical model, including: cosimulation for model-in-the-loop (MiL) design and tuning of control strategies, and code import for software-in-the-loop (SiL) validation of the real embedded code in the virtual system.

Standards-Based Interoperability
IIOT Connectivity

With Twin Builder, you can easily connect your digital twin to various Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platforms, enabling access to test and real-time data. Twin Builder’s built in APIs provide seamless connection to PTC ThingWorx, GE Predix and SAP Leonardo.

Standards-Based Interoperability

See how our customers are using our software:

Automating Battery Pack Design

Automating Battery Pack Design

Systems-level simulation energizes the virtual prototyping process for electric vehicle batteries.

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Meggitt’s Use of Twin Builder for Hardware/Software Cosimulation

Meggitt had to redesign the controller, including software, in a very short period of time. Using a SCADE-Twin Builder co-simulation approach, they were able to hit safety of flight in 7 months, and certify the entire product in just about a year.

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