Digimat is capable of communicating micromechanical material models to all major FE solvers found on the market.

Digimat Interface to FEA capabilities include:

  • Communication of user materials and to FE solvers
  • Storage of user data in FE results
  • Choice of solution method to balance individually between the need for accuracy and fast computational time
  • Plug-Ins to different graphical user environments
    • Marc Mentat
    • Abaqus CAE
    • Ansys Workbench
    • Hypermesh

Micro-Macro coupled multi-scale simulations can be set up easily.

The extension of the Digimat multi-scale approach to read locally distributed microstructure information is straight forward. Based on process simulation results it bridges the gap between the influence of the manufacturing on the composite properties and the final impact onto the performance of the part.

All interfaces are bundled together in one Digimat tool. In the final software solution the required parts can be picked individually to address the needs of the personal CAE environment:

Digimat-CAE

Covers interfaces to manufacturing simulation, computer tomography and FEA software. Offers GUI guidance for setting up coupled analyses and supports this approach via embedded Digimat Plug-Ins for native FEA pre-processors.

The following table provides the list of officially supported FEA software versions. This applies to Digimat-RP and Digimat-CAE coupling.

Supported platforms are accessible on MSC Software website

On Windows, graphical user interfaces (GUI) and solvers are delivered. On Linux, only solvers are provided.

To prepare the model, a Windows machine is advised to have access to the GUIs, while the analysis can be run on both Windows and Linux system as you prefer.

Digimat can be installed on HPC (Linux or Windows) and integrated in queuing system (PBS,…). This requires the customization of the queuing system. Support team is at your disposal to help you in the integration of Digimat in HPC queuing system.