Newton Versions and Pricing

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Newton Professional – Includes all available features of the software. The professional version can be used to solve a wide range of engineering problems in both the mining industry as well as other fields.  Imported surfaces can be given a range of custom movement profiles. Multiple material generation points and multiple materiel sets can be used in the same simulation.

Newton Professional is AC-Tek’s most powerful DEM software package.

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Newton Basic – Identical to the professional license except for a few limitations: The Basic version limits the cluster count to 150,000 and only one material generation point is available.  However, imported geometries can still be given custom movement profiles to solve a wide range of engineering problems.  Impact and abrasion wear is not available in the basic version.

Newton Basic allows users to model a wide range of engineering problems at an affordable cost.

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Newton Chute – Developed for users focused on transfer chute design. It is an extremely powerful, yet easy to use version of the software. It goes hand and hand with AC-Tek’s Sidewinder conveyor design software. Newton Chute is identical to the professional version and gives all the same performance and features. This includes impact and abrasive wear data recording: Newton Chute limits the cluster count to 350,000 (and up to one million spheres) with a single material generation point. This is typically more than adequate to simulate even the most difficult transfer chute designs.  All surface velocities and movement profiles are specified using the built in conveyor geometries. 

Newton chute is an amazingly powerful and easy to use tool for transfer chute deigns.  By providing it to the industry at an affordable pricing point AC-Tek is revolutionizing the industries use of DEM software and improving troublesome transfer chutes around the world!

The table below shows the exact difference between various versions of the software.

Newton
Newton
Basic
Newton
Chute
Newton
Professional
PARTICLES
Maximum number of spheres
850,000
1,000,000
2,000,000
Maximum number of clusters*
150,000
350,000
1,000,000
Maximum number of material generation locations
1
1
5
Material properties input (friction, cohesion, liquid content, etc.)
1 Set
1 Set
Unlimited
Create custom cluster shapes
No
Yes
Yes
Import cluster shapes via DXF and CSV files
No
Yes
Yes
Create custom particle sets
No
Yes
Yes
Simulate hanging chains using clusters
No
Yes
Yes
Record cluster impact and abrasive wear
No
Yes
Yes
3D CAD SUPPORT
AutoCAD Inventor / Solid Edge / Solid Works
    .stp, .step, .stl, .iges, .igs  file formats
Yes
Yes
Yes
AutoCAD .dxf file importing
Yes
Yes
Yes
GEOMETRY
Maximum total layer count
(imported layers + geometry generated within Newton)
10
30
50
Automatic belt generation for chute designs
1 Belt
2 Belts
3 Belts
Simulate 3-Roll conveyor belts
Yes
Yes
Yes
Simulate 5-Roll conveyor belts
Yes
Yes
Yes
Simulate apron feeders
No
No
Yes
Simulate chain feeders
No
No
Yes
Simulate en masse feeders
No
No
Yes
Simulate bucket elevators
No
No
Yes
Specify surface properties per-layer
Yes
Yes
Yes
Assign layer surface velocities
* limited to conveyor belt surfaces 
Yes
Yes*
Yes
Assign layer linear and rotational motion
Yes
No
Yes
Assign layer cyclic linear and cyclic rotational motion
No
No
Yes
Create custom layer movement profiles
No
No
Yes
Record layer impact and abrasive wear
No
Yes
Yes
Record layer forces
No
No
Yes
Insert particle kill-boxes
Up to 10
Up to 10
Up to 10
SOLVER
Multi-core processing
1 – 16
cores
1 – 16
cores
1 – 16
cores
Simulation file queuing
No
No
Yes
Solver license count (more can be purchased)
1
1
1
Network license sharing
No
No
Yes
POST PROCESSING
Keyframe animation generation (AVI format)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Single-frame playback file generation
Yes
Yes
Yes
Export layers and particles to DXF file
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plot and export tonnage data to CSV file
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plot and export wear data to CSV file
No
Yes
Yes
Plot and export force data to CSV file
No
No
Yes
Network pre/post-processing users
0
0
2
Free ‘Newton Viewer’ software distribution to enable clients to view playback files
Yes
Yes
Yes

Licensing Options & Pricing


Newton Basic &  Chute License
Newton Basic and Newton Chute use a USB dongle which must be installed on the computer running the software. All pre and post processing, as well as the DEM simulation calculations are performed on this computer.
  Network Newton Professional License
Normally installed on a separate standalone computer dedicated to running DEM simulations. The software can be installed on multiple PC’s, and two users can also be performing pre/post processing calculations simultaneously. For example: One user many be preparing a DEM situation, another user may be post processing results, and the server may be running a DEM simulation.

 

SOFTWARE PRICING
 

Newton Basic License

Newton Professional – Annual Maintenance
(per license, required) 

$8,495

$1,495 per year


Newton Chute License

** $1,500 Discount Limited Time Offer
(Sidewinder Users – Sept 31, 2017)

Newton Professional – Annual Maintenance
(per license, required) 

$6,995

$5,495**

$1,295 per year

 

 

Newton Professional License

**25% Discount Limited Time Offer
(valid for all orders placed before Sept 31, 2017)

Additional Newton Professional Licenses

Newton Professional – Annual Maintenance
(per license, required)

$24,950

$18,725**

$12,750

$5,495 per year

 

The first year maintenance payment is included in the purchase price of the license. After this, the annual maintenance payment for each license is required for continued use of the software.

30 day technical support is included with any professional licenses. Hourly technical support and Newton training courses are also available. Please contact AC-Tek to obtain a quotation for Newton training.

 

PURCHASE NEWTON SOFTWARE

Payment can be made by check or bank wire transfer. Please contact us for a quotation, or invoice. Be sure and include the payment address, shipping address, and any relevant PO number. Alternatively you may purchase the software or update your annual maintenance plan via a credit card at the links below.

Please note there is an additional 3% Credit Card fee for all online payments (non check or bank wire transfer payments).  If you prefer to pay by check or wire transfer please email us at info@actek.com and request a software quotation.


Newton Basic
$7,645

Newton Professional
$18,725


Newton Chute
$6,995

Newton Chute (Sidewinder Users)
$5,495


 

ANNUAL MAINTENANCE

To renew your annual maintenance plan, click the appropriate link below.

Newton Basic – $1,495

Newton Chute – $1,295

Newton Professional – $5,495

 


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