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Leuven, Belgium, 7 June 2013 – LMS International, the leading partner in Test and Mechatronic Simulation, today announces it has joined the French Research Project AGeSys (Atelier de Génie Système – Integrated System Engineering Platform). This project, with a 3 year budget of 19 MEuro, aims at creating an open generic platform supporting Architecture Driven Model-Based Systems Engineering of mechatronic systems and embedded software, covering all industrial domains and all design phases, from conception and requirements to implementation, system verification and validation. The project is being implemented in cooperation with leading end-users from the automotive industry (Continental, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Renault and Valeo), with major aerospace participants (Airbus, SAGEM DS, SNECMA and Thales), with railway manufacturers (Alstom Transport, ATOS and Thales), and in consortium with a select group of technology providers (ATOS, CEA, Esterel Technologies, Scaleo Chip and Scilab Enterprises).
In close cooperation with end-users, LMS International will orient its investments in the AGeSys project onto further extending LMS Imagine.Lab as open and tool-neutral simulation platform enabling Architecture Driven, Model-Based Collaborative Development of Mechatronic Systems. As part of this, the newly released Imagine.Lab System Synthesis application enables the frontloading of system modeling by focusing on system architecture construction and creating executable system configurations. These configurations are based on physical and control system models for components and subsystems that can originate from multiple model authoring applications, including Imagine.Lab AMESim and The MathWorks Simulink. Systems Synthesis also facilitates the integration of the system simulation process with complementary enterprise solutions for Systems Engineering, such as for requirements management. System Synthesis connects to Imagine.Lab SysDM, which is the information management environment in the Imagine.Lab platform, enabling collaborative mechatronic system simulation and related model life cycle management, including in connection with PLM solutions for system engineering.
“Renault has been working closely with LMS on advancing it’s solutions in Imagine.Lab AMESim for multi-physics system simulation”, comments Eric Landel, Expert Leader Numerical Modeling & Simulation at Renault. “We welcome LMS’ strategy to complement AMESim with SysDM and System Synthesis as it further optimizes the process for system engineers and architects to seamlessly work on conceptual design. This continuous design work applies from the creation of system architecture, to the configuration and finally the simulation of the related systems to assess global behavior and performance”.
“The implementation of enterprise solutions for Model-Based Systems Engineering is a top priority for our clients”, comments Dr. Vincent Braibant, LMS Director Simulation Strategies, “The AGeSys project provides a unique opportunity to further develop Imagine.Lab as an open platform for Architecture Driven, Model-Based Collaborative Mechatronic System Simulation, fully interoperable with the other solutions that our clients deploy to cover all steps for Systems Engineering”.
LMS is a leading provider of test and mechatronic simulation software and engineering services in the automotive, aerospace and other advanced manufacturing industries. As a business segment within Siemens PLM Software, LMS provides a unique portfolio of products and services for manufacturing companies to manage the complexities of tomorrow’s product development by incorporating model-based mechatronic simulation and advanced testing in the product development process. LMS tunes into mission-critical engineering attributes, ranging from system dynamics, structural integrity and sound quality to durability, safety and power consumption. With multi-domain and mechatronic simulation solutions, LMS addresses the complex engineering challenges associated with intelligent system design and model-based systems engineering. Thanks to its technology and more than 1250 dedicated people, LMS has become the partner of choice of more than 5000 manufacturing companies worldwide. LMS operates in more than 30 key locations around the world.
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This press release was published by LMS International prior to Siemens PLM Software acquiring the company on January 3, 2013.