Accurate materials information is essential for any product development organization. A single, gold-source of materials information ensures accuracy and traceability for simulation teams, product designers, and throughout the product development lifecycle.
The new GRANTA MI 2020 release meets this need with a significantly-improved user experience across the enterprise. GRANTA MI customers will see a faster, more intuitive, and easier-to-use system. If you’re not yet using GRANTA MI, find out how you could benefit from shared, consistent, and reliable materials information across your engineering teams.
See also: GRANTA MI Pro, a new fast-start materials data management solution available with the ANSYS 2020 R1 release.
Faster assignment in product engineering
The new MI:Materials Gateway version 6, developed in close collaboration with key user organizations, offers faster performance when assigning materials in CAD, a simplified assignment workflow, better interaction with the model, and an attractive new look and feel. Available initially to support NX.
Find materials models for simulation
The MI:Materials Gateway version 6 experience also delivers a more productive interface for finding and applying materials models within simulation environments. Available now for ANSYS Workbench and, in a first for GRANTA MI, the ANSA software from BETA CAE.
Slicker search for every user
Search capabilities are faster, more scalable, and more effective in GRANTA MI web apps. Improved treatment of synonyms ensures you find those materials and properties that you might previously have missed due to inexact search terms. Search suggestions help you home-in on the data that you need.
Cost effective, flexible licensing
GRANTA MI now supports FlexNET licensing technology and provides monthly active community licenses. This gives you more options for providing access to a wider engineering community, particularly of occasional users, and better tools for users to understand and control usage of licenses.
Automate key capabilities with scripting
A more productive interface helps to automate key capabilities using the Python Scripting Toolkit. It is simpler and easier to develop and debug scripts with a new Streamlined API, which is pip-installable and supports Python 3.5 and above. Write fewer lines of code. Optimize bulk import and export of data. Support easy Extract-Transform-Load workflows with common export and import objects.
Deploy and explore materials data
As well as a richer and more capable experience when searching their materials data, materials engineers can deploy selected data more effectively to the wider engineering team via the enhanced MI:Explore web app, with options including new visual indicators and better charting tools.
Compare global metals specifications
The new ‘Global Metals Specifications’ dataset combines the MI-21, StahlDat SX and SteelSpec data previously available in GRANTA MI into a single resource, and adds new data from ASM Alloy Finder. This integration makes it easy to search and compare all metal specifications in one go, with improved global coverage.
The latest materials data
Many of the GRANTA MI reference datasets have been updated. Examples include MMPDS-14, Prospector Plastics, and JAHM Curve Data, and the Senvol Database™ of AM materials. The previous CAMPUS data module has been replaced by an M-Base dataset that combines all of the M-Base and CAMPUS data in a single table for easier comparison.