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Granta MI version 7 launched

News International-French

3 Dec 2013

Granta Design has announced the latest release of Granta MI, the industry standard for materials information management.

It focuses on helping user organizations to deal with engineering realities, drawing on Granta’s unrivalled experience of implementing materials information management at leading engineering enterprises worldwide. Version 7 enhances core tools for managing the materials data lifecycle. It reinforces GRANTA MI as the system to deliver materials information and associated applications to a uniquely wide range of engineers, scientists, and managers.

Enhancements to core features include a simplified web tool through which any authorized user can upload materials data, from anywhere. Advances in graphing and querying provide greater insight as users compare data from different sources – for example, test results and handbook data. Performance improvements further optimize what is already a robust, scalable, enterprise solution. Such capabilities help users to build and maintain a single, controlled, traceable source for corporate materials data, to manage the lifecycle of every property in that database, and to ease the workflow from test results to approved design data. These are key objectives for user organizations, such as those in the Material Data Management Consortium (MDMC), the collaborative project with members including Boeing, GE, Honeywell, NASA, and Rolls-Royce. Recent new members are Doosan Babcock, Embraer, and Eurocopter.

In real engineering enterprises, it is not enough simply to build a great materials database. Data must be used. The new version goes far beyond materials engineering and structural engineering to include design, simulation, environmental and regulatory teams, and teams making strategic materials decisions to optimize purchasing or global manufacturing. Most users are not experts in the system, so Version 7 enhances ease-of-use and interactivity, for example, during charting. And it’s now easy to configure a wizard user interface to provide engineers with guidance on materials choices based on their own company’s business rules.