Plant Simulation User Interface Fresh Up Alignment in Siemens Manufacturing Portfolio
The day earlier than the RealizeLIVE Europe convention, on the Plant Simulation Consumer Day 2022 in Berlin, Dr Georg Piepenbrock, Product Supervisor for Tecnomatix Plant Simulation at Siemens Digital Trade Software program, answered this query with an outline of options and features in two main areas: PLM collaboration and materials movement simulation core objects, together with a hybrid SaaS resolution and HTC VR assist.

The primary innovation is difficult to miss: Plant Simulation Model 2201 comes with a fresh-up of the graphical consumer interface, utilizing the identical colour scheme and aligned icons as different manufacturing instruments of Siemens´ Xcelerate portfolio. Thus Plant Simulation customers will really feel instantly at house when recognizing the graphical consumer interface. This quickens the educational curves and facilitates switching between a number of software program options.

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Plant Simulation as part of the Tecnomatix family
Using a Source Code Control System SCCS Folder Model Saving Format
Xcelerator workflow Innovative solutions within Siemens DISW

Enabling PLM Collaboration

Siemens implements many seamless PLM workflows by planning and engineering. It improves knowledge sharing and reuse of PLM contexts based mostly on the Teamcenter Wizard. One other practical enhancement within the PLM collaboration is the PLMXML import of kinematic fashions of producing objects to Plant Simulation. This additionally permits reusing kinematic fashions, which exist already e.g. in Line Designer – factory design and simulation. Examine the brief video, that reveals easy methods to use imported joints for outlining particular person poses. This works with the kinematic performance already obtainable in Plant Simulation 3D.

For the Teamcenter interface, Siemens launched an enhanced knowledge file safety stage. Activating the safety setting on the Teamcenter Server removes all associated information from the native pc.

Teamcenter objects in Plant Simulation
Plant Simulation Teamcenter objects

Hybrid SaaS Benefits

Hybrid SaaS additional improves PLM collaboration with Plant Simulation. This selection supplies entry to the Xcelerator Share platform. Customers can share simulation-related knowledge, simulation fashions and outcomes through the Xcelerator Share internet platform. This additionally helps checking simulation fashions, which might be saved to Xcelerator Share, out and in. This permits Plant Simulation user groups inside an organization and even friends from the prolonged enterprise to make the most of the built-in collaboration and sharing performance permitting them to work on particular fashions in parallel with out interferences.

Materials Circulation Simulation

One other improvement focus added a number of enhancements extending the fabric movement simulation capabilities. Improvement groups can use a text-based saving sample, that permits mannequin administration and versioning in common Supply Code Management Techniques (SCCS), reminiscent of Git. With this milestone, simulation engineering groups profit from and use state-of-the-art performance in software program improvement.

Using Source Code Control System (SCCS) Git with Tecnomatix Plant Simulation
Git in Plant Simulation

AGV Proximity Management

Two security zones, added to the freely driving Transporter, permit to simply specify transporter actions. A typical instance is stopping a transporter behind a ready one at a loading place. One other job can be lowering the transporter pace in two-way visitors methods. That is completed by a SimTalk technique, that is known as, as soon as one other transporter enters or leaves the security zone.

AGV proximity management to keep away from collisions

Patch Matrix for Fluid Pipes

A while in the past, Plant Simulation launched simulation objects for batch dealing with and fluid processing. Plant Simulation 2201 provides the PatchMatrix object, simplifying mannequin design for fluid manufacturing processes. The PatchMatrix helps manufacturing program adjustments requiring a number of piping connections or adjustments between fluid tanks and filling stations.

PatchMatrix: The PatchMatrix simplifies modeling of fluid manufacturing processes
The PatchMatrix object in Plant Simulation simplifies modeling of complicated pipeline networks e.g., within the course of trade

MQTT Help for AGV Fleet Management

Message Queuing Telemetry Switch (MQTT) is a broadly used message dealer system. It’s considered one of the necessary communication platforms for the Web of Issues. Plant Simulation helps MQTT to attach simulation fashions to exterior management methods. A very good instance is a AGV Fleet Supervisor – with a connection permitting to run and take a look at the exterior management towards the digital AGV system.

Using a Source Code Control System SCCS Folder Model Saving Format

Digital Actuality with Head-Mounted Shows

Head-mounted shows (HMD) supply a easy and cost-effective method to discover simulation fashions in Digital Actuality (VR). Up to now, this required a further viewing system, including complexity to the method. Model 2201 of Tecnomatix Plant Simulation merely permits to make use of the HTC Vive head mounted show to stroll by and examine operating simulations in VR. A stunning expertise, that many purchasers will quickly add to their demo facilities, to share it with potential and current clients!

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This text first appeared on the Siemens Digital Industries Software program weblog at

Disclaimer: I am the author at PLM ECOSYSTEM, focusing on developing digital-thread platforms with capabilities across CAD, CAM, CAE, PLM, ERP, and IT systems to manage the product data lifecycle and connect various industry networks. My opinions may be biased. Articles and thoughts on PLMES represent solely the author's views and not necessarily those of the company. Reviews and mentions do not imply endorsement or recommendations for purchase.

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