To run CES Selector you will need the following:
A compatible Microsoft Windows operating system: Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit; Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 32-bit or 64-bit; Windows 10 32-bit or 64-bit
2GB of RAM
1GB of available hard drive space
CES Selector - Basic Edition: Core material selection capability. Includes the unique MaterialUniverse dataset (which provides complete and comparable data for over 4000 materials and processes) and the full set of selection, comparison, and visualization tools.
FE Exporters: Tool for exporting data from CES Selector into the format required by a range of analysis packages (e.g. Abaqus, Ansys, Nastran, etc.)
Synthesizer Tool: Part Cost Estimator: Estimate part cost and investigate how component cost is likely to vary with material choice, process chain and production volume.
Synthesizer Tool: Hybrid models: Estimate performance of hybrid materials and structures (e.g. sandwich panels, composites, foams & honeycombs) and compare against conventional materials and identify which configurations show the most potential.
Modules and Products Not Currently Available Through the APA
Specialist data sets in advanced editions: Compiled by 3rd-party data providers. Complement the MaterialUniverse by providing in-depth information on specific grades and designations.
- Polymer Edition: CAMPUS & M-Base Plastics, Prospector Plastics + additional chemical resistance data in MaterialUniverse
- Metal Edition: MI-21, StahlDat SX, and SteelSpec
- Aerospace Edition: MMPDS, MIL-HDBK-17 and Firehole Composites
- Medical Edition: Polymer edition + healthcare specific properties in MaterialUniverse
For more information on 3rd party data sets. Click here.
Add-on data modules: JAHM Curve Data, Senvol Database, ASME BPVC-IID, ESDU MMDH, Coatings, Global Powder Metallurgy, StahlDat Sheet Steels, ecoInvent Key Materials Indicators, The Periodic Table, Amorphous metals & metal foams.
Eco Audit Tool: Tool to quickly estimate the environmental impact of a product over its entire lifecycle, identify strategies for reducing impact and evaluate what-if scenarios.
CES Constructor: Database building tool - create your own database, add or edit materials/properties in the datasets provided by Granta
CES EduPack: CES EduPack is a unique set of teaching resources that support Materials Education across Engineering, Design, Science and Sustainable Development. It provides a comprehensive database of materials and process information, powerful materials software tools, and a range of supporting resources: textbooks, lectures, projects, and exercises.
GRANTA MI: GRANTA MI is the leading system for enterprise materials information management. A single ‘gold source’ for all of your materials data saves time, cuts costs, and eliminates risk. Apps, tools to capture and re-use knowledge, and support for CAD, CAE, and PLM all help you to drive material innovation, empower design, and solve materials-related business problems.