Ansys EKM is a web-enabled scalable solution that allows companies to consolidate heterogeneous simulation tools, simplify job submissions and secure intellectual property. The solution delivers benefits to all levels of an enterprise, from the individual engineer interested in spending less time handling data and more time focusing on true engineering efforts, to the entire organization looking for increased productivity in the complete scope of simulation activities.
Ansys EKM enables the enterprise to address the many critical issues associated with simulation data, including backup and archiving, traceability and audit trail, process automation, collaboration and capture of engineering expertise and IP protection. Ansys EKM is tightly integrated with other Ansys simulation offerings, and can be easily integrated with other simulation codes, including legacy and other commercial off-the-shelf software.
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EKM is part of the Ansys Workbench platform. With it, you can create custom project and work breakdown structures, and add files to a repository from a local file system or external data storage device. The data access-on-demand model allows efficient usage of available bandwidth between user and repository locations.
Scalability and Flexibility
Ansys EKM is a truly scalable solution — easy to deploy and configure. The system provides entry points for both the single-user desktop (Ansys EKM Inpidual) and multi-user, multi-site deployment (Ansys EKM Shared).
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. You can use this metadata to search and retrieve the files as well as to create simulation detail and comparison reports. Data mining enables you to extract and share results from the simulation files. The configuration management supports version and revision control. The pedigree tracking function helps you understand implicit and explicit dependencies in an intuitive, visual way.
Process and Workflow Management
You can create, edit, and publish simulation workflows and lifecycle definitions to manage all aspects of the simulation process. 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-experts 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. You can easily customize external format metadata extraction.
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.