HEEDS

Discover Better Designs, Faster.

HEEDS automates and accelerates the engineering design space exploration process. Whether you need to improve performance of a simple component or a complex multidisciplinary system, HEEDS is flexible enough to find the design configurations that best satisfy your requirements.

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A True Multidisciplinary Design Exploration Software

Find out more about how HEEDS helps you create better designs, faster.

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HEEDS speeds up design exploration by automating analysis workflows, maximizing usage of computational resources, efficiently exploring solutions and then assessing the performance to ensure real world goals are met.

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Process Automation
HEEDS simplifies building virtual prototypes by:
● Combining internal or commercial simulation tools;
● Connecting bi-directionally to any geometry (CAD);
● Supporting synchronous or asynchronous execution;
● Robustly managing rebuilding of wide design variants.

An easy to use interface for automating workflows utilizes SHERPA to intelligently explore possible designs and quickly identify the best solution to meet your performance needs.
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Scalable Computation
HEEDS accelerates testing of virtual prototypes by:
● Supporting unlimited load cases;
● Providing three levels of parallelization;
● Orchestrating across platforms and operating systems;
● Leveraging efficient licensing schemes, HPCs, and clouds.

HEEDS allows efficient utilization of all hardware resources such as local, remote, cluster and cloud computing. For example, run CAD changes on your local machine, structural analysis on a server and CFD runs in parallel on a cluster.
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Efficient Search
HEEDS automates exploration of virtual prototype design space by:
● Requiring no model simplification, model fitting, or surrogates;
● Requiring no search algorithm expertise;
● Automatically selecting and tuning search strategy;
● Using hybrid, adaptive search to find good designs in few evaluations.

Simplify design exploration using your existing models no matter the complexity or number of parameters and constraints. SHERPA algorithm intelligently adjusts search strategies to find the best solution in the allotted time.
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Design Review
HEEDS helps engineers readily evaluate strengths of competing designs by:
● Identifying families of top performing designs;
● Indicating areas of lucrative design changes
● Providing full sensitivities to design variables to support design reviews;
● Allowing assessment of robustness.

HEEDS provide the tools to verify the sensitivity and robustness of you design and avoid failures before to manufacture.
In Depth

Why HEEDS?

Drive Innovation

Focus on insight, not the tools
HEEDS automates your design workflow, automatically sharing data between the different tools. You are free to focus on the design selection and not the virtual testing process. Aspects such as performance tradeoffs and design robustness are easily evaluated.

Leverage your hardware investment
HEEDS allows efficient utilization of all hardware resources such as local, remote, cluster and cloud computing. For example, run CAD changes on your local machine, structural analysis on a server and CFD runs in parallel on a cluster.

Let HEEDS do the heavy lifting for you
It is common to use multiple analysis tools to test product performance. Quite often, it is a manual process to take information from one tool to the next. This makes evaluating design changes to improve performance very time consuming. Knowing what design aspects to change and by how much is also challenging. HEEDS provides an easy to use interface for automating workflows and utilizes SHERPA to intelligently explore possible designs to quickly identify the best solution to meet your performance needs.

Design Exploration for the Everyday Engineer
Most traditional design exploration tools require highly specialized optimization skills to correctly use them and require simplification of models and the changes to evaluation. HEEDS simplifies design exploration using  your existing models no matter the complexity or number of parameters and constraints. Just specify the time you are willing to wait for an answer and SHERPA intelligently adjusts search strategies to find the best solution in the allotted time.

Ensure real world performance
Relying on just one optimum design is not the best solution. It is critical that aspects such as material property variation or manufacturing tolerances are accounted for when choosing the best design. HEEDS provides the tools to verify the sensitivity and robustness of your design and avoid failures before manufacture.

Maximize your simulation investment
CAE tools are incredibly valuable for verifying product performance before manufacture or for troubleshooting problems in the field. However, the largest benefit from simulation is through upfront design exploration . Find out why leading companies are using HEEDS to fully leverage their simulation investments to Discover Better Designs, Faster.

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