RAMSIS Automotive is a CAD manikin especially developed for the ergonomic analysis of cars. Applications range from the ergonomic design of driver and passenger areas to an entire design for efficient preventative and corrective maintenance work. RAMSIS is not only available to the user as a pure CAD application (e.g. integrated into CATIA or as a stand-alone version) - as RAMSIS in VR, this ergonomics system can also be used for extensive real-time tests in the virtual reality laboratories of automotive manufacturers.
Detailed statistic knowledge about persons' body measurements and behaviour is absolutely essential if an exact representation of a future "target person" is to be created. Extensive research projects with real persons have enabled the reproduction of widely differing groups of persons and their behaviour in a vehicle, and the integration of the subsequent results in RAMSIS databases.
RAMSIS therefore has a wide spectrum of anthropometric data of the most important global regions, for example Asia, North America and Europe. Easily operable statistical functions enable the generation of digital images of customer groups and their integration into the entire design and product development process.
During the course of extensive experiments, research institutes have analysed the postures and behaviour of persons in a vehicle. Thanks to the embedding of the acquired information into the RAMSIS databases, the posture of the driver can be simulated and realistic forecasts with regard to future room and operating conditions within the vehicle can be made.
Further posture models, such as the standing posture model or the passenger posture model are also available and can be used according to the design process applications required.
After positioning the RAMSIS manikin in the work environment, the user has widely differing analysis functions to choose from - like the calculation of space and room needs, accessibility envelopes, direct and indirect manikin view and the simulation of posture-contingent maximum available force. These analytical functions provide the user with extensive information about the ergonomic quality of the product and possible critical aspects of the design.
RAMSIS can run on numerous platforms and the software can be easily and efficiently integrated into your development process chain. RAMSIS is available as a stand-alone version on UNIX or Windows platforms and as a fully integrated ergonomics tool in CATIA V4 and V5.