Engineering and scientific software supports engineering and scientific processes.
Additive Manufacturing Software is software used in the process of additive manufacturing. The software may directly control an additive manufacturing machine or be used in the processing of a design. An example would be slicer software which converts the 3d design into multiple layers (slices) and then generates the code the additive manufacturing machine uses to create the part.
Bill of materials software provides a paperless solution to help standardize, control, and automate the bill of materials generation and part procurement process. A bill of materials (BOM) is used to manage a list of components used to build a product. It may include raw materials, as well as purchased and manufactured components.
Civil engineering and architectural software is the set of tools used to design, simulate and analyze civil engineering structures such as bridges, roads and buildings.
Computational fluid dynamics software (CFD) is used for the calculation of flow parameters in fluids, and for the design and simulation of the behavior of fluidic systems. CFD is also used to simulate fluid mechanics.
Computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing software (CAD/CAM) is used in mechanical, electrical, and electronic design; simulation, drafting, and engineering; and design analysis and manufacturing.
Computer-aided engineering software (CAE) is used in engineering, analysis and manufacturing
Condition monitoring and predictive maintenance (PdM) software is used to predict equipment maintenance, and to monitor corrosion, oil condition, bearing wear, overheating and other parameters than can lead to the breakdown of capital equipment.
Data Analysis Software uses statistical analysis to describe and evaluate data
Electronic design automation (EDA) and electronic computer-aided design software (ECAD) is used to design and develop electronic systems such as printed circuit boards (PCBs) and integrated circuits (ICs).
Embedded systems software is designed to support a special-purpose computer system. It has a single dedicated function or a small number of dedicated functions, often with real-time performance constraints.
Engineering analysis software is designed to model, analyze, and predict responses and interactions for applications such as materials, structures, chemical and biological processes, electronic system performance, etc.
Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) software is used to track trends, generate statistics such as mean time between failure (MTBF), and determine the root causes of field failures (usually for products covered by a manufacturer’s warranty).
Finite element analysis software (FEA) uses a numerical technique to model and analyze complex structures by solving boundary-value problems. The structure to be analyzed is divided into points (elements) that make a grid called a mesh.
Finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) software is a analysis that models electrodynamic systems by finding approximate solutions to a set of differential equations associated to the system.
Geographic information systems software (GIS) is designed to collect, store, organize, manipulate, interpret, display, and disseminate geographically-referenced information.
Graphing and visualization software visually present abstract scientific data. The programs take numerical data and create (render) images for analysis.
Laboratory information management systems (LIMS) software is used to manage information and data in scientific and commercial laboratories.
Math calculation software is used to perform mathematical calculations. These programs provide general core calculations as well as graphical analysis that can be used in science, engineering and technology.
Mechanical computer aided-design software (MCAD) is used by machine designers and mechanical engineers to design and develop mechanical systems. MCAD software is also used in some architectural and construction applications.
Mesh generators are software systems that generate a mesh in order to simulate a geometric field. They use various algorithms such as the finite element method (FEM).
Modeling and simulation software is used to model and simulate a system or process for the purposes of testing or calibration.
Nesting Software is used to optomize a pattern layout for cutting or manufacturing to reduce scrap and tool movement. Nesting software re organizes parts by moving and rotating them in a way that allows the maximum number of parts to be created from a piece of material in a single machine cycle. Most often nesting software is used for 2d cutting such as later, water jet, or plasma, but can also be used for punching, stamping and other manufacturing processes. The same process can also be applied to 3d operations such as additive manufacutring to maximize the number of parts in a build space.
Statistical analysis software analyzes data to make predictions using statistical methods. It can be used to solve manufacturing problems, develop efficient industrial processes, or to make breakthrough discoveries.
Statistical process control software (SPC) is used to measure, control, monitor or manage industrial processes without human intervention. SPC software uses statistical functions and techniques to provide continuous monitoring.
Technology computer-aided design software (TCAD) is used to simulate the fabrication process (but not the behavior) of semiconductor devices. TCAD software helps to optimize the semiconductor fabrication process and provides 2D modeling.
Thermal analysis software is used for design and analysis of transient and steady state heat transfer processes.