The global vehicle body benchmarking conference EuroCarBody managed to attract some 550 engineers from all over the world to Bad Nauheim, Germany, this October. TECOSIM showcased the current development status for its self-developed benchmarking process TEC|BENCH in the accompanying trade exhibition. The engineering company used the event as an opportunity to present a newly developed web app for the first time. This app provides information and 3D animated graphics on available virtual models (stock models) from completed benchmarking projects.
"We want to use the application to give automotive industry project managers an insight into our database," affirms Martin Westerwald, Managing Director at TECOSIM GmbH. "At the press of a button, users receive detailed information about the project and can view a virtual product comparison thanks to visuals ranging from specific 3D maps through to fully validated simulation models."
TECOSIM has implemented more than 40 customised virtual benchmark projects on behalf of renowned clients in the automotive industry and other sectors. In doing so, the company has dismantled and scanned complete vehicles and individual modules, transforming them into virtual models. "Our clients are thus able to access a pool of validated simulation models from our completed TEC|BENCH projects," explains Westerwald. "The advantages over individual solutions: faster availability and lower costs."
The web app is available in English as of next year and can be used in all operating systems on both desktop computers and mobile terminal devices, such as smartphones and tablets. It contains freely accessible pages plus other sections which can be accessed after prior registration. A news page also keeps users informed with current reports from the world of computer-aided engineering (CAE). The application will be gradually expanded over the coming months.