Stewart Bible, of Resolved Analytics in Durham, North Carolina, has become the first Siemens PLM Platinum Level Certified STAR award recipient. Stewart was presented with his Platinum certificate in an online ceremony attended by Global VP of Customer Success, Stephen McIlwain, Training Manager and Global Support Team member Aaron Bird, and Dedicated Support Engineer, Chandraprakash Tourani.

For years, simulation has been used with tremendous success to reduce engineering time and costs through validation and troubleshooting. Digital design exploration, however, is often seen as a luxury that cannot be afforded due to the investment needed in purchasing, learning and deploying optimization tools. With today’s business pressures you need to explore the design space early in the engineering process to discover innovative products faster and meet your customer's expectations. Design exploration cannot be a luxury anymore; it needs to be part of the standard engineering process and that means removing the barrier to entry that has so long existed. That is why I’m pleased to announce the release of Design Manager, the brand-new design exploration feature of STAR-CCM+Ⓡ software version 12.04.

I have to say, if you haven't yet taken a look at the latest release of STAR-CCM+, version 12.04, now is the time. Design Manager, Expanded Dynamic queries, 3D-CAD to Parts Sync and Replace Assembly all coming out in one release means there is a confluence of features that can make every user more effective in nearly every application of STAR-CCM+. In today’s blog, I want to shine a light on one of these four features, Replace Assembly, hence the blog title.

Matthew Godo
STAR-CCM+ Product Manager
Stephen Ferguson
Marketing Director
James Clement
STAR-CCM+ Product Manager
Dr Mesh
Meshing Guru
Joel Davison
Lead Product Manager, STAR-CCM+
Ravindra Aglave
Director - Chemical Processing
Karin Frojd
Sabine Goodwin
Director, Product Marketing