HEEDS® interfaces with CAD/CAE applications to automate the process of building, testing, improving, and assessing virtual prototypes to discover better designs, faster. HEEDS conducts a broad, efficient search for improved feasible designs, often in a fraction of the time it would take to perform a handful of manual iterations. Using HEEDS, engineers can combine human intuition and professional experience with the power of computational pattern matching to find innovative product solutions.
Product development teams worldwide use HEEDS 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, 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 model is simulated, 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 algorithms and intelligent strategies, HEEDS effectively searches even the most complicated design spaces, so users can discover better designs, faster.