BURLINGTON, Mass., Oct. 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Exa ® Corporation (Nasdaq:EXA), a global innovator of fluids simulation solutions for product engineering, today announced the release of PowerDELTA ® 2.0, extending Exa's leadership as a complete simulation solutions provider. In addition to new functionality, PowerDELTA 2.0 has now integrated Exa's patented PowerCLAY ® real-time, studio-quality, mesh morphing technology providing a single simulation mesh preparation platform. Merging Exa's two powerful simulation preparation products marks a major milestone toward our goal of automating the model preparation process, giving engineers more time to analyze simulation results and improve product performance.
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Preparing a model for simulation has traditionally been a long, labor-intensive process. PowerDELTA significantly automates this process using a flexible, feature-based, template-driven approach. PowerDELTA 2.0 delivers new interactive 3D capabilities to rapidly sort and organize thousands of components — further reducing the amount of manual work required to prepare models for the automated meshing process.With the now included PowerCLAY morphing, engineers can easily produce parametrically driven, simulation-ready model variations directly within PowerDELTA. This provides the parametric shape modification capabilities needed for automated optimization and design space exploration. "The typical process of waiting for updated design iteration CAD models from component engineering or the design studio can take days or even weeks," said Alexander Mackenzie, Vice President of Product Management for Exa Corporation. "Morphing the simulation-ready model offers an alternative process that takes minutes and allows rapid simulation and analysis of many design alternatives. With PowerDELTA 2.0, engineering teams can efficiently use simulation to achieve deep understanding of the tradeoffs between design changes and performance."