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Red Cedar Technology Releases HEEDS MDO 5.4 and HEEDS NP 1.0

East Lansing, MI (March 2, 2011) – Red Cedar Technology announced today the release of HEEDS® MDO 5.4 (formerly HEEDS Professional), which introduces new features that streamline the design optimization process for engineers:

  • Output portals for ANSYS Workbench and Nastran
  • Input portals for Abaqus, ANSYS Workbench, LS-DYNA and Nastran
  • Fast, efficient parallel design evaluations with HEEDS PARALLEL
  • Direct integration with external queuing systems, including MSHPC
  • Automatic checks for analysis completion and success
  • Forming limit diagram (FLD) criteria

HEEDS MDO is a powerful software package that automates the design optimization process.

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Red Cedar Technology Elects New Board Chairman

Robert R. Ryan Joins Red Cedar Technology's Leadership Team
Bob Ryan
East Lansing, MI (June 30, 2010) – Robert R. Ryan was recently elected chairman of the board of Red Cedar Technology. He has over 25 years of experience in the high tech software industry and also currently serves as Chairman and CEO of AboutGolf, Limited. Mr. Ryan previously served as President of Mechanical Dynamics, Inc. (MDI). He led MDI from start-up to over $50M in annual revenues, took the company public, completed seven international acquisitions, and positioned MDI as the leader in its market sector. In 2002, Mr. Ryan oversaw the sale of the company to MSC.Software and served as Executive Vice President of the newly combined firm.

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ETA Collaborates with Red Cedar Technology on Industry Research for Reducing Vehicle Weight

ACP design process uses Red Cedar’s SHERPA search strategy
ETA Vehicle
Troy, MI (May 21, 2010) — Engineering Technology Associates, Inc. (ETA) has announced that its Accelerated Concept to Product (ACP) process, an advanced product development process that uses design optimization technologies to provide solutions to design problems, was successful in achieving significant weight reductions as part of the Future Generation Passenger Compartment (FGPC) project and the Future Steel Vehicle (FSV) initiative. FGPC and FSV are high-profile steel industry initiatives seeking to reduce next generation vehicle weight by 30 percent or more.

FGPC ImageETA’s ACP process uses innovative, holistic product development process with multi-disciplinary (MD) loading based on topology and 3G (geometry, grade, and gage) optimization. It incorporates Red Cedar Technology's HEEDS® Professional, a powerful software package that automates the design optimization process. HEEDS contains a unique search strategy called SHERPA, a proprietary hybrid adaptive strategy for parameter optimization.

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