Priceless tools for system simulation engineers

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Siemens Phenom

Simcenter Amesim does a lot, but we all have favourite tools that can help with our everyday simulation tasks. Today, I would like to share one of these little gem with you.

Engauge Digitizer enables you to convert images of curves into numerical data. It’s easy to use and will allow you to transform curves into files. Let me explain how it works.


  1. Take a screenshot of the curve you want to digitize.
  2. Load it in Engauge Digitizer, then using the Import Wizard specify how many curves you want:01digit.jpg
  3. Edit the reference point and one point along the x and one on the y axis: 02digit.jpg
  4. Manually create the points for all the curves, there is also an automatic mode – check the tutorial03digit.jpg
  5. Export the csv
  6. In Simcenter Amesim, using the Data import, load the exported csv, Save and Edit to visualize the curves in Table Editor:




The curves are now available to use in Simcenter Amesim as inputs to some submodels or as experimental data.05digit.jpg



Are you using freely available tools to help you in everyday simulation jobs?

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Siemens Creator

You can get the same features from many other tools, especially which is one of the most famous plot reverse tools. But it's also possible using web tools: