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RAMSIS in CATIA V5 Ergonomics software for the automotive sector is now available for the latest versions of IBM and Dassault Systèmes CAD software

Kaiserslautern, 18th August 2003 – Human Solutions GmbH now offers RAMSIS (computer-supported, mathematical-anthropological system for vehicle occupant simulation) in CATIA V5. This latest version of the software from Kaiserslautern, Germany makes the ergonomic design and analysis of vehicle interiors possible - now also in the latest versions of the development and design platforms of IBM and Dassault Systèmes.

More than 70% of car manufacturers worldwide use RAMSIS for design studies and analysis in all aspects of their vehicles' interior design or cockpits.

RAMSIS in CATIA V5 celebrates its world premiere in Wolfsburg

RAMSIS for CATIA V5 will for the first time be presented to a broad cross-section of the professional public during the RAMSIS USER CONFERENCE 2003: On the 15th and 16th of September, Human Solutions, together with partners like VW, BMW, DaimlerChrysler and others, will host a User Conference in the German Car City (the Autostadt) of Wolfsburg - the main focus will be on the ergonomics software. You’ll find more info on this at

Logical further development with new functions

“More and more companies are switching to CATIA V5 - not only from other CAD systems, but also from older CATIA versions. All these companies can now perfect their constructions (using RAMSIS as well, the number 1 ergonomics tool) directly within their CAD systems”, explained Dr. Andreas Seidl, Managing Director of Human Solutions. “Only minimal training is needed for our latest software, since the user interface for the CATIA Version is basically the same as the stand-alone RAMSIS. Users won't have to learn it all over again“.

For the first time, the new software now makes it possible to integrate all RAMSIS functions and modes directly in CATIA: so a stand-alone version will in future no longer be necessary to utilize all the software’s features. One of the main benefits users will have is that the dynamic functions now also run fluently in CATIA.

RAMSIS for CATIA 5 - now available.

Some of the powerful features of this special software by Human Solutions include posture models for drivers and rear seat passengers in cars, trucks and commercial vehicles and - brand new - for pilots in aircraft cockpit design - and construction designers in interior design can now analyze seats and seat belt systems on their PC's. The software can perform field of view and accessibility analyses of individual components, as well as all other simulations necessary for obtaining a complete overview of the interior before the first plastic models are constructed.

RAMSIS in CATIA V5 is the logical further development of the software for CATIA V4: Even more new functions have been added to the full range available in the previous version.

Included among the new version's technical innovations are:

§ Drag Link Chain (interactive movement of the manikins/occupants)

§ Automatic analysis: Posture calculation and analysis for a complete test sample of manikins.

§ Hull surfaces (the space taken up by the manikin or parts thereof)

§ Manikin contour (manikin projection on a plane, e.g., for comparison operations pertaining to 2-dimensional SAE templates)

§ Automated grasping modes for operating elements - based on extensive tests carried out by the Department of Ergonomics at the Technical University in Munich, Germany

§ Complete integration of the RAMSIS SAE module

§ Complete compatibility with RAMSIS Standalone and RAMSIS in CATIA V4

§ Platforms supported: MS-Windows, IBM (AIX), Hewlett Packard (HP UX), additional platforms upon request

Human Solutions GmbH

Human Solutions GmbH is a global software and system house with around 70 employees in Kaiserslautern, Germany and Detroit, USA. The company develops and sells hardware and software solutions for body scanning, ergonomics and simulation applications. Human Solutions GmbH has over 300 customers, including famous names like Daimler - Chrysler, BMW, Volkswagen, Airbus Industries, the German Federal Army, the Hohensteiner Institute and C & A of Hamburg.

In October 2002, the tecmath Human Solutions Division split from the parent company tecmath AG of Kaiserslautern (backdated to 1st February 2002). Since that time, Human Solutions GmbH has been an independently functioning company.

Our Performance Spectrum: Ergonomics, Simulation and Body Scanning

For the past 15 years, Human Solutions has offered solutions for the electronic data capture and simulation of human beings. Over 70% of all automotive manufacturers worldwide use the human model RAMSIS for the ergonomic calculation of movement sequences.

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