ANSYS Workbench


The ANSYS Workbench platform is the backbone for delivering a comprehensive and integrated simulation system to our customers. Using Workbench for your product development simulations will result in higher productivity from integrated applications leveraging common and compatible data models. Workbench gives you access to multiphysics and systems level insights that could not be attained before. IT organizations realize greater reliability, lower support costs and lower total cost of ownership because our platform addresses the hardware, software and data compatibility problems encountered with using many standalone applications.

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The ANSYS simulation platform is the cornerstone of a comprehensive and integrated simulation system. It enables you to create highly productive workflows by providing you with a consistent framework where you integrate applications and leverage common engineering data to gain access to even greater multiphysics and system level insights. ANSYS 18 makes simulation easier and faster, regardless of your level of expertise. New tools in ANSYS ACT help you customize workflows and create vertical applications, and new capabilities in ANSYS EKM enable you to perform intelligent data searches and access HPC clusters over a web interface. Performance enhancements in ANSYS DesignXplorer accelerate design optimization for even large designs, and a new 3-D results viewer empowers you to quickly share your results with your coworkers and technology partners.

Easily create ANSYS apps to tailor your workflows
The ACT App Builder helps you to quickly and interactively create apps with minimum development effort using a remarkably simple graphical user interface, eliminating the need to write scripts for custom apps.



The ANSYS ACT App Builder lets you quickly create custom simulation apps with minimum development effort using a simple graphical user interface.

Transform how you run simulations with vertical ANSYS apps
With the release of ANSYS 18, companies can transform how they use simulation by creating innovative and highly-intuitive vertical applications specific to their businesses. You can create an application environment with all the tools you need from a single consistent user interface, making it easier for both expert and non-expert users to adopt best simulation practices.
Customize your workflows with powerful yet simple automation APIs

Customize your workflows with powerful yet simple automation APIs
Whether you use the ACT console or develop workflow task callbacks, the new ANSYS Workbench Automation APIs enable you to easily navigate through workflow elements in an efficient integration environment.

Access your HPC environment anytime, anywhere
ANSYS EKM lets you access your on-premise centralized compute clusters using a web browser interface. Simulation analysts can launch, monitor and control their batch or interactive jobs on remote compute resources anytime and from anywhere.

Manage your third-party simulation data
At ANSYS 18, EKM can now perform intelligent data search and retrieval of third-party simulation data that is added to workflows. You can automatically extract metadata, generate detailed reports and create images from third-party simulation files for easy retrieval and reuse.

Quickly optimize your design, no matter your expertise level
Design exploration accuracy is dependent on the accuracy of the response surfaces generated. ANSYS 18 introduces a new Genetic Aggregation Response Surface (GARS) algorithm that enables non-expert users to generate the most accurate response surface for quick product design optimization. The algorithm finds the best combination of metamodels, settings, kernel variations and polynomial regressions, all optimized for minimum root mean square error (RMSE), for each output. Now you can run larger design point studies faster, as the design table performance is significantly improved, with 50 percent faster load and 400 percent faster evaluation of the types of selected cells, which improves the speed of the context menu. Algorithms like GARS have been refactored to be faster and use 40 percent less memory.

View and share 3-D simulation results using ANSYS Viewer
Sharing simulation results is difficult if your coworkers or customers do not have access to specialized simulation software. The new ANSYS Viewer enables you to export simulation results in a smaller, neutral file format so you can share your results in 3-D. Reviewers and collaborators can view, manipulate and comment on these small files for quick and easy collaboration.

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New capabilities for ANSYS Simplorer enable you to design complete electrical systems with a new graphical modeling editor for Modelica, new Reduced-Order Model interfaces and compatibility with model libraries from Modelon. Its enhanced interoperability capabilities give you improved connectivity with systems engineering processes, support for Functional Mock-up Interface (FMI) co-simulation, system model identification and closed-loop testing with embedded software designs in ANSYS SCADE. Finally, inclusion of Simplorer Entry into ANSYS mechanical, fluids, electromagnetics and embedded software products adds systems simulation capability to ANSYS physics and software solutions.

New graphical modeling environment helps you to simulate complete physical systems

Modeling complete physical systems is easier than ever with the new, diagram-based graphical modeling environment for the industry-standard Modelica language. Simplorer now covers fluid power, liquid cooling and mechanical dynamics. A new Reduced-Order Model (ROM) generator for coupled mechanical–thermal behavior also lets you analyze and reuse 3-D physics-based models at the systems level.



ANSYS Simplorer offers greater levels of interoperability, including reduced-order model (ROM) and Functional Mock-up Interface (FMI) co-simulation capabilities, for simulating complex, system-level models.

Enhanced interoperability improves complex systems integration

With new support for FMI co-simulation, system model identification, connections to systems engineering flows and support for closed-loop testing with embedded software, Simplorer increases its lead over the competition in terms of interoperability of varied simulation technologies. The new systems engineering gateway connects physical system simulation in Simplorer with system architecture design in ANSYS SCADE Architect, and embedded software models created with ANSYS SCADE Suite can be validated with a new closed-loop system testing methodology.

Simplorer Entry adds systems simulation to ANSYS physics and embedded solvers

ANSYS Simplorer Entry extends multiphysics analysis and optimization to the system level. You can now include systems analysis in any design involving ANSYS mechanical, fluids, electromagnetics and embedded software solutions. Simplorer Entry gives you access to all the languages, model libraries, solvers and interfaces available in the full Simplorer product, and is only limited in the size of model that it can simulate. For ANSYS SCADE users, Simplorer Entry is a powerful platform for modeling physical plant behavior and testing embedded controls within the system.

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