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18.01.2021

“R2020.7” release opens up new potentials for digital continuity in engineering

CENIT launches comprehensive release of 3D simulation platform FASTSUITE E2

Stuttgart, January 19, 2021 – CENIT is introducing the new release “R2020.7” of its FASTSUITE E2 product. The latest version of the 3D software offers widely expanded functions that, among other benefits, provide efficient tools for closing the digital gaps between design, simulation, engineering and production. New, preconfigured software packaging offers optimal support for a broad range of user types.

The new release “R2020.7” of FASTSUITE E2 closes the gap between engineering and production planning. Functions such as geometry comparisons between component versions permit users to manage the entire lifecycle of products and workpices during an automation project, including design changes and variants. The release also features greater ease of use in generating product assemblies, particularly regarding layouts with multiple operation sequences and stations.

To manage the various stages of a product throughout the manufacturing process, the new FASTSUITE E2 release offers tools for defining a hierarchical group of component versions that represent the same product in the simulation. Quite often, robot programmers or planning engineers receive new design variants of a product that is already being used in a specific project. To identify the differences between the product versions, the new E2 release offers a rapid comparison of the two items and visual display of the deviations. Thanks to this analysis, users can efficiently evaluate the effects of the respective geometry changes on previously programmed operations to decide whether these can remain unchanged or need to be updated.

Improved interoperability from simulation back to design

In addition to output of all layout data and fixture design in STEP format, users can now also generate a swept volume of the working area in automation systems; these can likewise be exported in STEP format. The resulting volume can be used in FASTSUITE E2 to detect interference spaces in jig and tooling design, and to define interlocking zones in offline programming. And in the design departments, it can be used to update the jigs and fixture data in accordance to the required working space of the robot and tooling.

 

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