ANSYS acquires CEI to boost post-processing with EnSight
Addition of engineering simulation visualization tools enables users to make faster, smarter product decisions
PITTSBURGH – July 11, 2017 – ANSYS (NASDAQ: ANSS), the global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, announced today that it has acquired Computational Engineering International, Inc. (CEI), the developer of a suite of products that helps engineers and scientists analyze, visualize and communicate simulation data. Terms of the deal, which closed earlier this month, were not disclosed.
The merger of the physical and digital worlds is resulting in products that were once unimaginable, and companies are faced with an overwhelming number of design decisions compared to previous product generations. That is something only engineering simulation can feasibly provide in a timely and cost-effective fashion. Users need to quickly analyze the immense amount of data that simulation generates to make the right engineering and business decisions. By bringing together the world leader in engineering simulation with the top simulation visualization tool, ANSYS is offering the industry new insight as companies increasingly rely on simulation to develop tomorrow's products.
Headquartered in Apex, North Carolina, CEI has 28 employees and more than 750 customers around the world. Its flagship product, EnSight, is the premier solution for analyzing, visualizing and communicating simulation data.
"CEI has a long track record of success thanks to fantastic technology built by a world-class team," said Mark Hindsbo, ANSYS vice president and general manager. "By bringing CEI's leading visualization tools into the ANSYS portfolio, customers will be able to make better engineering and business decisions, leading to even more amazing products in the future."
"We've worked with ANSYS informally for years, but now are thrilled to become part of this great company," said Anders Grimsrud, CEI president. "Joining ANSYS will give our customers access to the best engineering simulation technology on the planet, and EnSight will help ANSYS users make faster, smarter decisions. It's a win-win."
GE and ANSYS Partner in a Simulation Software Challenge for African Startups
Simulating the future: Johannesburg – 22 May 2017 – GE Africa Innovation Centre (GE AIC) and Qfinsoft, ANSYS channel partner for South Africa, are collaborating to provide start-up companies and emerging enterprises with the opportunity to access the ANSYS’ multiphysics simulation portfolio, through a challenge, ‘Simulating the Future in Africa’, which will grant the winners one year’s free access to the ANSYS Startup Program.
The challenge aims to build a cohort of African startup companies and enterprises, who will design products and processes, using ANSYS software, that can be incorporated into the industries that GE operates in in Africa – industrial manufacturing, power, oil and gas, renewables, energy connections, transportation, mining, aviation, and healthcare.
ANSYS engineering simulation software enables users to design, build, modify and test complete virtual prototypes and bring their innovative products to market faster and more cost-effectively.
Entrants who qualify for the challenge will have access for one year to the multiphysics simulation portfolio within the ANSYS Startup Program – including structural, fluids and electromagnetics suites, and the ANSYS Customer Portal, which enables users to access online technical support, product tutorials, documentation and a technical support knowledge base
ANSYS 18.1 Expands Engineering Simulation
Latest release boosts design productivity and optimization
Released : 05/16/2017 PITTSBURGH, May 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Engineers can create next-generation products quicker and easier with today's release of ANSYS® 18.1. ANSYS (NASDAQ: ANSS) continues to build upon the digital exploration and digital prototyping capabilities released in ANSYS 18 – enabling organizations to simulate more upfront, limit costly late-stage design changes, and bring their innovative products to market faster and easier.
"Products are becoming smarter and organizations are adopting simulation across the entire lifecycle to digitally gain insight into product choices at every stage of the process – a growing trend we call pervasive engineering simulation. Our customers, large and small, are developing the products of tomorrow and they know that simulation is the only way to gain the engineering insight they need to make those products a reality," said Mark Hindsbo, ANSYS general manager. "This latest release continues the tradition of having the most complete and accurate solution portfolio in the industry, so our customers can trust the simulation results to conquer the toughest design challenges and accelerate product innovation. And to bring these capabilities to more and more users, enabling every engineer to use simulation in their product development."
ANSYS AIM STUDENT: Free version now available
Posted by Guest Blogger Christopher Allen
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At the same time, it is challenging to justify the time and importance of your content against other subjects in the school, such as math or science. With the power of ANSYS AIM and ANSYS SpaceClaim, the technology education classroom has been given an important tool to fight back against the storm.
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ANSYS 18.0 Now Available
ANSYS 18: Pervasive Engineering Simulation
Today's industries are undergoing the most fundamental transformation in manufacturing since the introduction of the assembly line more than a century ago. Trends like the Internet of Things, additive manufacturing and machine learning are merging the physical world and the digital world, resulting in products that defy imagination.
As products become smarter, companies are also changing the way they manufacture and operate products. These changes require pervasive engineering simulation, in which simulation performs a central role in all aspects of the product lifecycle — from concept, through engineering design and into operations.
Engineers can save time and money by performing simulations earlier in the design cycle, using digital exploration to explore a larger design space faster before making design decisions and locking in costs. Similarly, simulation is moving downstream into operations, where real-time simulation using digital twins is providing insight into a product's real-world performance and maintenance. ANSYS 18 is our next step in delivering pervasive engineering simulation. Placing simulation into the hands of more engineers throughout the product lifecycle.