Reality Based Design
Maximus for 3D Design
In ultracompetitive markets, it’s critical to shorten design cycles to get products to market faster. Digital prototyping provides an invaluable tool that allows designers to iterate and visualize extremely quickly and accurately. Plus, the organization can involve clients much earlier in the design process while giving them higher confidence in what they’re commissioning.
Maximus-class workstations unleash the interactive potential of applications like SolidWorks, Siemens NX, PTC, CATIA and 3ds Max, allowing designers and artists to breathe life into their creations using an intuitive approach matching the real-world behavior of light and materials. The graphics and computing power of NVIDIA Quadro® and Tesla® GPUs minimizes rendering times and maximizes interactivity to speed the creative process so you can get your products to market faster.
Maximus for Engineering Analysis
Simulation Engineers are constantly looking for new ways to improve product quality while reducing development time and cost. This often involves simulation methods such as computer-aided engineering (CAE) tools for finite element structural mechanics, computational fluid dynamics, and electromagnetics. However, these systems often require investments in centralized server environments that are relatively complex and costly in their deployment.
Maximus-class workstations leverage Quadro® and Tesla® GPUs to restore simulation turnaround requirements and remove all productivity bottlenecks. This GPU acceleration has benefited key CAE applications from ISVs such as ANSYS, Altair Engineering, Autodesk, FluiDyna, IMPETUS, MSC, Prometech, SIMULIA, Vratis, and others. As a result, engineers can now experience much faster simulations from their desktops. This lets them realize model fidelity that was previously impossible—and produce more design variations in less time.
Photorealistic rendering and Design
With Maximus technology, you can perform rapid photorealistic rendering of your designs in applications such as 3ds Max or Bunkspeed while still using your system for other work.
Ray tracing with CATIA Live Rendering
With Maximus technology, photorealistic rendering is interactive. And it allows you to simultaneously run other applications without bogging down your system.
Engineering analysis and DESIGN
With Maximus technology, you can perform simultaneous structural or fluid dynamics analysis with applications such as ANSYS while running your design application, including SolidWorks and PTC Creo.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING
“Last year, we were forced to compromise, eliminating a lot of great features and dumbing things down because our computer technology wasn’t fast enough to perform the design and rendering we needed. This year was an entirely different story. The NVIDIA Maximus-powered system gave us the time to explore different options - with Maximus systems we can now be 10 times more creative. In a given amount of time, we can explore so many different options and get to a better end product.”
Mercedes Advanced Design Center California.
Mercedes Benz creates a Concept Car using Maximus
“Oh my! This truly feels like heaven. To think that it was just yesterday that we had to design first and then let the machine wait hours rendering.. and we’re onto pulling off both at the same time!..
Nvidia Maximus hybridizes Quadro and Tesla products
“The NVIDIA Maximus-powered system is like getting three people’s worth of use on a single machine. This system is a beast. We haven’t yet found anything it can’t handle, even simultaneous CAD, analysis, and additional number crunching in remote rendering jobs. We can do all our highly complex analysis or rendering without interrupting other work going on.”
Director of Information Systems for Astrobotic Technology.
Astrobotic Technology uses Maximus to Ignite a New Era of Moon Exploration
“By bringing FEA and CFD processing power back to local machines, NVIDIA offers engineers an ideal multitasking possibility: They can now design their product’s geometry in CAD software, evaluate its aesthetics in near real-time rendering mode, and verify its structural integrity and functions through simulation.”
Kenneth Wong’s Virtual Desktop
NVIDIA Maximus Unveiled: A Mini-HPC System in a Desktop Box
“The reason why the NVIDIA Quadro K5000 makes sense for us is because we can create fully rendered images of a bike before we actually build it…A major manufacturer might make several passes at a design, make a clay model, and do further refinements, but with our small staff and budget we need to do it all in one pass. Before, in order to make the render manageable we’d have to turn off several graphics features, so we would make an educated guess and hope for the best, but now we can utilize all the graphics features and see exactly how the bike looks, every detail, and tweak things as needed while still in that rendering phase – that’s a huge advantage and something we hadn’t been able to do before.”
Senior Engineer, Motoczysz