Cadence Design Systems announced that Cadence Sigrity PowerDC technology supports Future Facilities’ new open neutral file format, which solves the challenge of sharing design models between different thermal simulation toolsets. The PowerDC technology’s adoption of the single, open-model file format streamlines the thermal supply chain, promotes interoperability and data exchange, and enables customers to improve their thermal and electrical designs while also accelerating their schedule. With easy access to thermal models, design teams using PowerDC technology can shorten design cycle time by up to two weeks.
Thermal and electrical component suppliers currently develop and provide their customers with proprietary model files that support different tools, which is a time-consuming and error-prone process. Future Facilities’ open model format enables these suppliers to develop a single common model file that works with all vendors’ simulation tools supporting the neutral file format. The PowerDC technology can read in this component model file and use it directly, saving customers valuable time and resources otherwise spent obtaining or recreating a component model from the supplier.
Adopting the neutral file format enables interoperability and data exchange between traditional thermal/mechanical engineering tools and PowerDC technology, improving overall productivity between mechanical and electrical engineering design teams. This allows them to explore variants and run more iterations, leading to better designs that meet product cost requirements.