HEEDS® Professional interfaces with CAE applications to automate the design optimization process. HEEDS conducts a broad, efficient search for optimized designs, often in a fraction of the time it would take to perform a handful of manual iterations. Using HEEDS, engineers can overcome the limits of human intuition and even professional experience.
Product development teams worldwide use HEEDS Professional to design safer cars, engineer life-saving cardiovascular stents, develop innovative structures for air travel and space exploration, and create other groundbreaking applications. HEEDS can be applied to problems of any discipline within any market.
Within HEEDS Professional, engineers can define design parameters and multidisciplinary design goals, and execute MATLAB® analysis models to judge a design’s performance. During each design iteration, HEEDS modifies values of design variables inside a MATLAB file, the MATLAB file is executed, and HEEDS reads the results data from an ASCII output file. HEEDS performs multiple design iterations automatically while searching for design parameter values that simultaneously meet all targets and criteria. Using advanced proprietary optimization algorithms and intelligent strategies, HEEDS Professional effectively searches even the most complicated design spaces, so users can discover better designs faster.