LEDAS Ltd. is an independent software development company founded in 1999 in Novosibirsk, Russia.
LEDAS provides computational components and services to its customers PLM (CAD/CAM/CAE/PDM) and ERP software development companies and manufacturing enterprises, using its core competence in mathematics, computer science and computer-aided design, solid experience in software development & 3D modeling, proprietary technologies, and advantages of its location.
LEDAS actively promotes PLM (product lifecycle management) and ERP (enterprise resource planning) business strategies by organizing multi-vendor conferences, publishing books, and supporting dedicated web-resources.
We at LEDAS perceive our mission as the automation of key industrial processes design, simulation and planning. These are the areas where system users require a set of intelligent functions in order to accelerate product development and planning of related processes and resources. We help our customers develop intelligent applications, promote, and deploy
Our R&D team consists of 40 high-qualified mathematicians, mechanical and software engineers, 9 of them have PhD, others have MSc and BSc degrees in Mathematics, Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering.
Our competence in Mathematics & Computer Science covers the following fields:
- Discrete mathematics
- Graph theory
- Combinatorial optimization
- Numerical analysis
- Linear algebra
- Non-linear equations & Optimization
- Differential equations
- Interval analysis
- Constraint satisfaction problems
- Finite & mixed domains
- Interval constraints
- Geometric constraints
- Constraint decomposition
- Black box solving
- Heuristic search
- Computational geometry
- Fitting of polygonal mesh
- Collision detection
- Motion simulation
- Minimal enclosing box
- Optimal stone cut
- Scheduling & optimization
- Critical path method
- Serial method
- Serial sampling method
- Branch-and-bound method
- Job-shop scheduling
- Interval scheduling
- Free-hand constraints
Competence of our mechanical & software engineers in CAD/CAM/CAE includes:
- 2D sketching
- 3D modeling (both direct & feature-based)
- Assembly design
- Kinematics analysis
- Knowledge-based engineering
- Feature-based data translation
Our many years of experience in industrial software development for our customers (including long-term cooperation with the market leaders) has enabled us to work out our development and quality processes, including:
- Role-based software development
- Long-term roadmaps with milestones
- Project schedule
- Weekly development cycle
- Coding standard & style
- Multi-level testing of functionality & coverage
- Indicators of progression
At LEDAS, we have a rich set of hardware & software platforms available for development and testing:
- Windows 2000, XP, Vista, x64
- Windows 2003 Server
Our programming skills include (but not limited to):
- MySQL, Apache, IIS, Flash
100% licensed software tools installed at LEDAS include:
- Revision control system: SVN
- Compilers: Microsoft Visual Studio, gcc
- Scrip shells: Awk, Korn shell
- Bug tracking: IMS (own made system)
- Debuggers: Microsoft Visual Studio, Intel Thread Checker, Intel VTune Performance Analyzer, IBM Rational Purify Plus
- Documentation: doxygen
- Mathematics: MAPLE
- Translation & software localization: SDL Trados
- Office applications: Microsoft Office
3D modeling & programming
Our mechanical engineers excel in product development in the following CAD systems:
- Autodesk Inventor
- CATIA V5
- T-FLEX CAD
Our software engineers have good knowledge of the following API for popular CAD development environment:
- CAA V5
- Open CASCADE
- SolidWorks API
During our long history (including its academic “pre-history”) we have developed several state-of-the-art computational technologies in the following fields:
- Geometric constraint solving
- Collision detection & motion simulation
- Interval constraints
Based on these technologies, we have developed several software products computational components and proposed them for licensing.
Based on our own state-of-the-art technologies, LEDAS developed several computational software components (engines and solvers) that are licensed by software development companies for integration into the end-user software:
For its customers, LEDAS provides a set of services related to software development and other outsourcing activities:
- Consulting on our technologies
- Integration of our components into the customer’s software
- Computational software development
- Application customization and add-on development
- Training of customer’s personnel
Standard hourly rate for outsourcing software development at LEDAS varies from $30 to $45 depending on professional skills needed to perform a particular task, and the volume and regularity of tasks from a particular customer.
The attractiveness of our skills/rate ratio has been proven by the long-term strategic partnership between LEDAS and the world leading software development companies.
Quite a few software development companies have licensed our software components:
- Proficiency (Israel)
- ADEM Technologies (Russia)
- AWV (Switzerland)
- Tecnos (Italy)
- Evo.Solutions (Japan)
- JRI Solutions (Japan)
Free academic licensees were granted to:
- Novosibirsk State University
- Novosibirsk State Technical University
- Purdue University (USA)
- Northwestern Polytechnic University (China)
Since 1999, we have developed the core computational components for CATIA V5 and other products of Dassault Systemes (France), and we cooperate with DS in localizing their software for the Russian market.
Other companies that ordered software development at LEDAS include:
- Exigen (USA)
- Sukhoi Civil Aircrafts (Russia)
- CTRUE (Israel)
Our specialists have trained personnel of the following enterprises:
- AVTOVAZ (Russia)
- Sukhoi Civil Aircrafts (Russia)
- TAYZHMASH (Russia)
For VirtualCAD (Canada) we perform the full cycle of 3D modeling and web design & programming tasks for creation of on-line catalogs of parametric 3D CAD parts.
LEDAS headquarters is in Akademgorodok, which is a world-famous educational and scientific center in Novosibirsk, Western Siberia, the third largest Russian city after Moscow and St-Petersburg.
Created 50 years ago in the ecological heaven of the pine forest 20 km south to Novosibirsk on the bank of the Ob river, Akademgorodok became a home for 35 research institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences (with 5,000 scientists), 50 IT companies (with 1,500 programmers), and 30 other high-tech companies (with 1,000 engineers). Many world-leading technological companies have R&D offices in Akademgorodok, including Intel, Schlumberger, and Samsung.
Novosibirsk State University (one of the leading Russian universities in Mathematics, Physics and Biology) with its 6,000 students is a unique source of highly qualified workforce for LEDAS.
In 2005, a TechnoPark was started in Akademgorodok, already comprising 160,000 m2 of labs & offices, to establish a stronghold of Russian innovative economics, based on the existing scientific potential in IT, bioinformatics, and electronics.
LEDAS is the main organizer and sponsor of isicad biennial PLM forums in Novosibirsk, which are always a stage for 3-days discussions between end users (representing 300 manufacturing enterprises across all Russia), software developers and resellers (representing 30 CAD, CAM, CAE, PDM and ERP companies, including Autodesk, Dassault Systemes, Oracle, PTC, SAP, and Siemens PLM Software), scientists (representing the leading Russian and European technical universities), and the key Russian mass media in the fields of CAD/CAM/CAE, PLM and ERP.
See more details on each of the conferences at the dedicated web-sites:
Performing its mission, LEDAS popularizes PLM and ERP business strategies and software tools in a series of books written by its specialists:
LEDAS sponsors and supports a bilingual PLM+ERP portal isicad.ru. The Russian part (isicad.ru/ru) presents the PLM world for the Russian community, while the English part gives information about the Russian PLM market for the international audience.
At isicad.ru you can always find:
- Important information on CAD/CAM/CAE/PDM/ERP, including news, press-releases, announces and reports on related events
- Analytical papers and monthly industry surveys
- Quick references (glossary of PLM terms, a list of global & local PLM providers)
- Advertising of the leading solution providers