Famic Technologies Releases Version 6.3 of its Machine Design and Simulation Software Automation StudioTM (Montreal, Quebec) May 24, 2018 Originally published in OEM Off-Highway Famic Technologies has released the latest version of Automation StudioTM, its machine design and simulation software. Version 6.3 of Automation StudioTM better supports users’ documentation needs by offering a new environment of its BOM & Report Module, and expands its co-simulation reach with third-party software, control devices and PLCs. Automation StudioTM is a unique software solution covering all project/machine technologies including hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical, controls, HMI and communications. It allows users to easily combine these various technologies in order to design, document and validate complete systems using simulation. The user can drag-and-drop pre-configured components from the library or select virtual manufacturers’ products to create intelligent 2D schematics, and analyze the system’s behavior in simulation mode to help save time in prototyping phase and prevent faults at an early stage in design. Automatic documentation and reports can then be generated directly from the schematics to ensure proper machine documentation. Version 6.3 of Automation StudioTM enhances machine documentation capabilities and offers users more flexibility with its new BOM & Report Module. The automatic documentation features offered in Automation StudioTM will help users produce quickly and easily various documents, to help increase productivity and reduce machine time to market. Users can generate automatically Bills of Materials and reports by using their own template or by choosing and customizing existing ones. Added features in the software allow users to edit component properties included in the schematics directly from the reports. Additionally, Filter, Sort and Group features are available to help intuitively find the desired information. Fig. 1 - New BOM & Report Module Preview in Automation StudioTM 6.3 Version 6.3 of Automation StudioTM additionally expands its co-simulation reach with other platforms. Users can therefore create a model-in-the-loop (MIL) testing environment using APIs to simulate multitechnology systems modeled in Automation StudioTM with other complementary multi-physics simulation software. Automation StudioTM can also communicate with any CAN bus J1939 devices either to test a controller’s algorithm with a complete virtual machine, or to create a realistic and cost effective training environment. By practicing on a virtual system, users will learn to perform quicker diagnostics and troubleshooting, which will in time help reduce maintenance costs. Fig. 1 - Co-simulation capabilities with Automation StudioTM 6.3 by CAN bus J1939 and by API Fig. 1 - Co-simulation via CAN bus to create a realistic training environment with Automation StudioTM 6.3 Automation StudioTM 6.3 also offers new functionalities to better support users daily design and documentation needs. To discover all features of version 6.3, visit our website: Professional Edition Features Educational Edition Features About: Famic Technologies Inc. Since its foundation in 1986, Famic Technologies has been offering a complete range of high-end products and services in the field of software engineering and industrial automation. It has always been one step ahead, especially with the development of Automation StudioTM, its innovative system design and simulation software. Automation StudioTM Automation StudioTM is a unique software covering all project/machine technologies including hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical and automation. It is used by the different departments throughout an organization for system design, simulation and validation, training, maintenance, troubleshooting, technical publications, project documentation and sales support.