Type of software: Project scheduling software
Use of software: No matter what kind of work we are involved in, we are involved with tasks, resources and cost. Same is the case in the aerospace industry. The aerospace managers need to create and implement schedule of their projects, allowing them to monitor and meet their project constraints. Using ProjectLibre, aerospace managers can create, execute, monitor and report on their projects and see whether the project tasks are on track, how much time and money is spent and whether everything is going as per the plan.
Ease of User operation: The software has easy-to-understand interfaces allowing anyone to easily understand and start using the software.
The software is also available online, which means that the aerospace managers could access and work on their project schedule wherever they have the internet connection and without needing to install the software on their computer.
Cost: ProjectLibre desktop version is free of cost. Price of the online version is not published yet as the release of the online version is in the final stages but is expected to be low price.
Type of software: CAD software
Use of software: Aerospace managers often need to involve in the design process of the aircraft. The aerospace engineers design the structure and the various components of the aircraft. The aerospace managers need to check the design in order to make it feasible and technically fit. This is where nTopology comes in allowing aerospace engineers to check, modify and optimize the aircraft and its components designs to get most out of them in every possible way. nTopology works very fast, allowing rendering of design very fast and also allowing users to view real-time results of their inputs.
Ease of User operation: The software has easy to use features for aerospace managers, allowing them to easily create and render what they want. The software has collection of drop-downs, auto type capabilities to let users quickly enter their required inputs to their design.
Cost: nTopology comes with a price tag of US$ 5500 / user / year, which is a moderate price for the aerospace industry.
Type of software: Data management
Use of software: Enovia allows aerospace managers to manage and collaborate with their teams on the aircraft products they're working on. Enovia is a central information repository where an aerospace manager creates an discussion item on which team members provide their inputs. This activity helps the aerospace managers manage the complex and large processes and find solutions to problems fast.
Furthermore, with Enovia aerospace managers can manage product lifecycle from its acquisition to disposal, with the software's storing and information sharing features.
Ease of User operation: Enovia is easy to learn and use. It is accessible on the cloud hence no end users can use it without first installing and configuring on their computers.
Cost: The software manufacturer has not revealed its price but is expected to be moderately priced.
Type of software: Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
Use of software: Ansys allows aerospace engineers to analyze a variety of different fluid phenomena. The software uses physics models that can solve complex and large models, using simulation. Aerospace managers can use Ansys for turbulence modeling, shape optimization, acoustic modeling, and more. Some of the problems the software can solve include heat transfer, fluid flow and stress analysis.
Ease of User operation: Software has user-friendly interface. The software has task-based workflows for easy multi-level data processing and analysis
Cost: The manufacturer has not revealed the price but since the software deals with complex real-life computation, its price may be comparatively higher than most aerospace industry software applications.
Type of software: Aviation maintenance solution
Use of software: Corridor provides real time information to aerospace managers on maintenance of aircraft and its components. The managers can track components from the time of receipt to invoice including purchase orders, requisitions, fulfillment of the service, etc. They can add maintenance tasks to get jobs done quickly. The software also allows the managers to manage inventory, vendors and customers and track aircraft registration.
Ease of User operation: Corridor has many user screens with a lot of information. Hence, a user would require much time to understand and memorize its screens.
Cost: Software cost is not provided by the software seller. However, it would be moderately priced.