The Engineering Simulation Conference 2018 gathers engineers and designers from all industries together to see what’s new in simulation technology, share knowledge and experiences and meet with industry professionals. Previously known as the ANSYS User group Meeting, Qfinsoft is expanding this conference to include technologies from ROCKY DEM and have a joint conference for commercial and academic engineers to collaborate and grow the engineering sector in South Africa.

The conference will include presentations from ANSYS Inc. and ROCKY DEM representatives, industry experts and support engineers, as well as networking opportunities with delegates. The Engineering Simulation Conference will be held on 3 and 6 September in Pretoria and Stellenbosch respectively.

DATE  3 September 2018  6 September 2018
VENUE African Pride Country Lodge  Spier Wine Estate
LOCATION Irene  Stellenbosch



  • Engineers and designers
  • Engineering students and lecturers
  • Technical managers and directors


  • Get an exclusive preview of ANSYS and ROCKY product roadmaps and technologies
  • Keep current with leading edge simulation technologies
  • Share experiences and expand your knowledge of engineering simulation
  • Network with other engineers and share experiences
  • Be part of the engineering simulation community in South Africa


  • Qfinsoft (Pty) LTD would like to invite all users (commercial and academic) of ANSYS and ROCKY software to submit abstracts to present at this year’s conference.
  • Submission deadline is 15 July 2018 and successful candidates will be notified by 20 August 2018. Successful candidates will also be attending the conference free of charge and receive a surprise gift on the day.
  • Presentation slots are limited, so please make sure you submit your abstract on time, since no late submissions will be accepted.


  • The cost of the conference will be R860.00 excluding VAT per delegate and is payable before the conference.


  • You can register for this year’s conference on the Qfinsoft Website.
  • Registration deadline is the 10th of August . Space is unfortunately limited, so please register soon to reserve your seat.




  • I would like to hereby express my vote of confidence in Qfinsoft, in their ability to service and provide a strong support to us as a company.  We have been a customer of Qfinsoft for over a year and I am pleased to compliment them on their impeccable service offered to us thus far

    - Nico Gunther, Powertech Transformers

  • Since the introduction of ANSYS, more students are using first principles and FEA to validate their designs. This year, more than 60% of the projects were using FEA as a standard approach for numerical calculation. This number shows the huge impact ANSYS, had on University of Pretoria. FEA is not anymore a specialised tool for few users but a standard engineering tool easily integrated in the design process.

    - Francesco Pietra, University of Pretoria

  • For their consulting, training and technical support, Qfinsoft (Pty) Ltd must be the first choice of any firm looking for CAE experts

    - Prof G Akdogan, Process Engineering, University of Stellenbosch

  • At Aerospace, we have successfully used the ANSYS suite of tools to design high-performance gas turbine engines. Throughout this program, Qfinsoft provided valuable support and assistance to accelerate the development of our models. Their accessibility, short-turn around times and willingness to go beyond what is expected make them an effective partner on our projects. 

    - Dr. Hannes Pretorius

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