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The CADFEM ANSYS Extension for compression and visualization of simulation data

Small Files

C.A.V.E. stands for “Collaboration and Visualization Engine”. Based on VCollab’s leading data compression technology, CADFEM developed C.A.V.E. inside ANSYS for an integrated use within ANSYS Workbench. With C.A.V.E. inside ANSYS, you are able to shrink large ANSYS result files to about 1 % of their original size. Without any compromise to accuracy, results can easily be distributed, presented, and archived.


Big Advantages

  • Data compression rates up to 99%
  • All result parameters are conserved
  • ANSYS Workbench integrated
  • Easy and comfortable data exchange
  • Professional 3D project presentation
  • Memory saving data storage

Technical Informations

  • Supported file formats from ANSYS Workbench: .RST and .RTH; CFX; FLUENT
  • Standalone versions supports LS-DYNA
  • Export and Visualization in Microsoft Office Products
  • Fully integrated into ANSYS Workbench v13 and higher
Component Original size .rst-file Compressed .cax-file
In-mold assembly (9 results) 529 MB 3,3 MB
Automotive assembly (16 results) 68 MB 1,0 MB
Mechanical Component (8 results)137 MB 0,4 MB

Big can get so small!

C.A.V.E. inside ANSYS makes huge simulation files tiny. And because all of the desired user ANSYS Workbench result sizes (.RST, .RTH, CFX, FLUENT) are retained, the compressed model is suitable to use for discussions in distributed teams or with the customer.

C.A.V.E.’s great advantage: it can be made available to project participants by e-mail or data transfer easily and in no time – an integrable in Office Viewer is all that is required. In addition, the Premium Viewer VCollab Professional allows for detailed analysis of results to virtual reality representations.

3D visualization

The model generated with C.A.V.E. inside ANSYS retains a high
data quality at greatly reduced file size. This allows users to
incorporate meaningful 3D visualizations in product reports
or project presentations. Additionally, large 3D files are
archived at only a fraction of the space.


Product configurations

C.A.V.E. inside ANSYS

ANSYS Workbench has integrated compression tool for all common ANSYS result files, a powerful viewer, & postprocessing of simulation results into predefined view options: export of 2D-pictures, MS-Office integration, connection to MS Share Point, and HTML export.

C.A.V.E. Professional inside ANSYS

complete C.A.V.E. inside inside ANSYS functionality plus: high-end viewer for load case interaction, merging of diverse models, creation of AVI / GIF animations, x-y Plots, comment function, blast exposure,3D walkthroughs, and creation of 3D images for VR applications.


Your start in the world of simulation

Your start in the world of simulation

  • Introduce simulation safely
  • 4 steps to be operational
  • Accompaniment throughout the process


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