Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Software


We provide state-of-the-art multidisciplinary design optimization software HEEDS® MDO from Red Cedar Technology.
HEEDS MDO automates the design optimization process. With revolutionary search strategies available only in HEEDS, you can uncover new design concepts that improve products and significantly reduce development costs. Even engineers with very little design optimization experience can use HEEDS MDO to discover optimal designs — in a fraction of the time it would take to perform even a handful of manual iterations.

Unlocks the Power of Your CAE Tools

HEEDS MDO integrates well with all popular CAE applications to automate and expedite design optimization. It can work with multiple software tools to handle pre- and post-processing, simulation, and multidisciplinary optimization.

HEEDS MDO features direct input and output portals for the following tools:

  • Abaqus
  • Abaqus/CAE
  • Nastran
  • Adams
  • NX
  • SolidWorks
  • Excel
  • ANSA
Additionally, HEEDS MDO offers a powerful generic interface that allows it to link to any commercial or proprietary CAE tool that creates input and/or output files in ASCII format.

Exclusive Search Technology

HEEDS MDO's default search method, SHERPA, uses multiple search strategies simultaneously, and it dynamically adapts to the problem as it learns about the design space. The unique advantages of SHERPA include:
  • Speed — SHERPA requires fewer evaluations than other methods and often finds a solution the first time, saving you days or even weeks of CPU time during routine optimization studies.
  • Robustness — SHERPA identifies better-quality solutions, for broad classes of problems, and performs global and local optimization at the same time.
  • No tuning parameters — With SHERPA, you only need to specify the number of evaluations you want to conduct.

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Customer success story:

Read how we helped Tyréns to reduce the weight of this movable steel structure by 5500 Kg!

Tyréns - Passenger Gangway Weight Reduction Project

Customer success story:

Read how we developed a method for a premium automotive manufacturer to automatically correlate virtual and physical test data.

Automatic Correlation Project


Customer success story:

Read how we helped an automotive OEM to replace physical prototypes with virtual models:

Seat rail and steering wheel vibration assessment virtual prototyping project

Read how we developed a virtual prototype for an agricultural equipment manufacturer to predict stresses in the welded frames in their products:

Agricultural equipment virtual prototyping project


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