2019 Prenscia User Group Meeting

April 30 - May 1 | Novi, MI (USA)

Transforming data into decisions

HBM Prenscia is proud to present the 2019 Prenscia User Group Meeting, featuring its leading software brands, nCode and ReliaSoft. This two-day, user-centric event features two dedicated tracks of hands-on workshops, product test drives, and customer presentations that will better allow users to transform data into decisions. Abstract submission and registration is now open!

An immersive, two-in-one experience: a co-located event for users of nCode and ReliaSoft software


Interactive experiences

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in interactive workshops, explore new software features through hands-on test drives led by qualified instructors, and collaborative group discussions.

Technology updates

HBM Prenscia will showcase the latest updates to both nCode and ReliaSoft products. New solutions for efficiently processing huge volumes of sensor data, test design, maintenance optimization, and life data and warranty analysis will be presented.


Seize the opportunity to network and learn from other nCode and ReliaSoft users. Share experiences, while expanding your personal network.

User-led presentations

The highlight of the user group meeting. The opportunity to listen to presentations by users representing innovative companies, best practices, and a broad range of applications.

Hands-on workshops

New in 2019, the Prenscia User Group Meeting will include a number of collaborative workshop experiences. Attendees will work together in small groups to overcome a provided challenge and will leave with real-world solutions to common engineering problems.

Workshops are a hands-on, interactive, learning experience. Due to the in-depth nature of the workshops, it is highly recommended and encouraged that participants bring a laptop with nCode or ReliaSoft software installed and licensed.

Temporary licensing is available for attendees after registration has been completed. Please feel free to direct any questions to info@hbmprenscia.com with the subject line 'Prenscia UGM software license'.

nCode workshops

April 30
2:15pm - 3:15pm: Analysis of drag race car performance data
A instrumented drag car was raced at the drag strip with the goal of improving performance. In this workshop, you’ll navigate the complexities of real measured road load data to quantify vehicle performance and vibration characteristics using nCode GlyphWorks.
3:20pm - 4:20pm: Durability testing, reliability, & failure mode comparison
May 1
2:15pm - 3:15pm: Fatigue failures in test & FE: are we speaking the same language?
What happens when durability failures from the test lab don’t correlate with analytical life predictions? This workshop will highlight the need for effective communication when trying to answer this question: do failures correlate with predictions?
3:20pm - 4:20pm: Material selection & fatigue performance of a wind turbine

ReliaSoft workshops

April 30
2:15pm - 3:15pm: Comparison of test & field failure data using Weibull++
Comparing field failures to test data is important to validate testing methods and identify reliability problems early – but how can you accurately identify differences? Attendees of this workshop will learn to calculate reliability metrics using ReliaSoft Weibull++ for both test and field datasets, with a focus on comparison using plotting, reporting and calculation tools.
3:20pm - 4:20pm: Reliability demonstration test design using Weibull++
May 1
2:15pm - 3:15pm: Accelerated life testing analysis using ALTA
With ever-faster product development cycles, companies are becoming more interested in accelerated life testing. Workshop attendees will use ReliaSoft ALTA to analyze accelerated test data and learn how experienced ALT practitioners can improve results by optimizing stress levels and sample allocation.
3:20pm - 4:20pm: System reliability analysis using BlockSim

Call for papers

Abstracts for customer presentations are being accepted now through February 8, 2019 - don't miss the chance to share your knowledge and exchange information on relevant issues with your peers!
The nCode track will showcase advanced technology for understanding product durability, analyzing measured data, and performing CAE-based fatigue analysis.

We are currently seeking customers to present on their experience using:

  • nCode GlyphWorks for processing measured data and performing durability analysis
  • nCode DesignLife for CAE-based fatigue analysis
  • nCode VibeSys for performing acoustics and vibration analysis
  • Aqira for creating, sharing, and running engineering apps and analysis processes

Sample UGM presentations can be found on our Resource Center.
The ReliaSoft track focuses on exploring programs for reliability, asset management, quality, safety, and maintainability. 

We are currently seeking customers to present on their experience using:

  • Weibull++ for reliability test design and predicting performance during warranty period
  • BlockSim for system reliability, availability, and optimization for both repairable and non -repairable systems
  • ALTA for designing the accelerated tests
  • XFMEA for all types of FMEA and risk analysis
  • ReliaSoft applications used for reliability engineering modeling and analysis

Venue information

Suburban Collection Showplace

46100 Grand River Ave,
Novi, MI 48374


While the Prenscia UGM is free to attend, we do request that you register in advance so that we can confirm accurate numbers with the venue. Please complete this form in order to confirm your attendance.