Fakuma 2023 Sigmasoft brings simulation from the CAE department to the office PC
At Fakuma in Friedrichshafen (17-21 October), Sigma Engineering will not only be giving a sneak peek at the upcoming Sigmasoft 6.1 version, due for release by the end of the year, but will also be showcasing its latest freeware tool, Sigma Interact.
Known as a prominent polymer processing simulation suite, Sigmasoft offers deep insights into polymer shaping. However, the results and details are typically only visible to experts at their workstations, not where discussions and implementation need to take place. This is often in meeting rooms, in different buildings, with mould makers or with customers. To prepare all these results for discussion, screenshots and videos are often created, but these are static and limited to the selected perspectives.
With Sigma Interact, the results of Virtual Molding can be manipulated directly on one's own PC, without the need to install or license Sigmasoft. The entire cycle can be rewound and fast-forwarded from different perspectives. Thermal problems, flow defects, fibre orientations and much more can be accurately tracked. The results of a trial plan can be evaluated, for example, to optimise material selection or cycle time. The new version of Sigma Interact also includes an interactive display of shrinkage and warpage. Using the mouse, the perspective can be changed, zoomed and elements can be switched on and off.
The evaluation is independent of the simulation software licence. The only requirement is to export an .iact file with the desired result from Sigmasoft and then share it.