ANSYS Discovery Live


Accelerating Rapid Product Development with ANSYS Discovery

Last September, ANSYS  launched the preview of ANSYS Discovery Live — a new technology that can bring intuitive and real-time simulation insight to all engineering decisions.

      "one of the biggest breakthroughs in design and engineering technology in the last ten years” – Develop3

ANSYS  are moving from technology preview to the commercial availability as we introduce the ANSYS Discovery family of products. This is a big step towards the vision of simulation for every engineer and every product — to make it as easy to simulate a product’s physical performance, as it is to use Google Search.

The ANSYS Discovery family of products include ANSYS Discovery SpaceClaim, ANSYS Discovery AIM, as well as Discover Live. These three, bundled together, can be turn your design team into a powerhouse.

Let me give you an example from one of the customers who used Discovery Live during the technology preview. With the 2018 skiing season in full force what better example than Rossignol, the makers of top of the line winter sports equipment used by many of the athletes in the competition.

Rossignol has a team of engineers that work with skiers, designers and others to create new products. Of course, time to market is critical for them in terms of the ski season. With Discovery they realized that their engineers could assess changes in real-time and discuss them with the other team members to rapidly explore designs. What was previously a longer and more individual exercise became collaborative not just among engineers, but with every team member benefiting from simulation insight. The engineers could literally capture feedback from the skiers as they came off the slopes and Discovery gave them a joint language to explore product performance.     


  Innovation is now involving everyone in the company.” – Nicolas Puget, Lead Research and Innovation Manager, Rossignol

.In a different part of the world and with a very different product, Wibotic was also discovering the value of real-time simulation for design exploration. Wibotic designs and manufactures intelligent, wireless battery charging solutions for drones, robots and underwater autonomous vehicles. Dissipating the significant amount of heat produced during charging can be a challenging design problem. They began using ANSYS Discovery to simulate more design iterations in a short amount of time resulting in decreased prototyping costs and time to market. They too found increased collaboration because they could use Discovery as an interactive tool to illustrate the engineering improvements based on simulation results. You can watch the full story here.



“I was able to design on the fly with ANSYS Discovery. In a matter of 10 minutes I could be analyzing a completely different model and test thermal characteristics and airflow. The time we’ve saved in using Discovery can now be spent on other tasks related to product development, like usability, aesthetic design, and design for manufacturability.” – Chasen Smith, Lead Mechanical Engineer, Wibotic


image of ANSYS Discovery GUI

In both cases design engineers were able to immediately pick up and use simulation, thanks to the radical ease of use of Discovery — and interactively explore product options due to the groundbreaking speed. Their products are not turbines or rockets, that traditionally have benefited from simulation, but skis and battery chargers. Every engineer and every product benefiting from simulation.

Perhaps more interesting is the way the product development process changes radically with intuitive and real-time simulation. Innovation thrives when making mistakes does not imply breaking costly prototypes or redoing complex multi-day simulations, but is merely a matter of seconds and fixed by an undo button.  

You too can benefit from iterative design exploration in minutes. We invite you to try ANSYS Discovery right now for free at When you download Discovery you will automatically be taken to an online forum with lots of material to help you get started, ask questions, and share your experiences.


Release ANSYS 19.0


Next-Generation Pervasive Engineering Simulation

As the digital and physical worlds become one, products are growing in complexity. Companies are facing unrelenting pressure to innovate, lower cycle times and reduce costs, while also increasing quality and eliminating risk. They’re asking engineers to solve problems that appear unsolvable with current technology.

ANSYS 19 empowers all engineers to tame complexity and enhance efficiency for greater productivity. Our latest release updates our industry-leading engineering simulation solutions and offers tools that improve reliability, performance, speed and user experience. New capabilities deliver accurate results for problems that were once difficult or impossible to model. Users with little or no simulation experience can quickly employ the simplified, automated workflows to optimize their product designs. These are just some of the many features that will continue to propel Pervasive Engineering Simulation forward.


3D Design

ANSYS 19 offers ANSYS Discovery, the new 3D Design family of products that includes ANSYS Discovery Live — the first-ever, real-time simulation environment. These products are architected to empower all engineers to explore their designs and concepts in greater depth and with greater confidence, before validation through flagship solvers. The rapid CAD modeling capabilities of ANSYS Discovery SpaceClaim are now enhanced with assembly configurations and associative exploded views. ANSYS Discovery AIM builds upon topology optimization so users can see the live progression of solving steps and make faster, better informed decisions. And finally, Discovery Live expands the types of boundary condition inputs and displays users have at their disposal, while maintaining the simplicity of the real-time simulation environment.







ANSYS Mechanical is now more powerful with enhancements to boost productivity for engineers in all industries and all levels. Users performing structural analysis with ANSYS 19 can access faster solvers and benefit from increased availability of high performance computing cores with ANSYS Mechanical Pro, ANSYS Mechanical Premium and ANSYS Mechanical Enterprise licenses. Learn more about Mechanical’s improved user experience and advanced functionality, including the new fracture analysis capability.





With ANSYS 19, every engineer can create better, more accurate computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations. Engineers will benefit greatly from continuing improvements in automation, productivity and workflows. In addition, ANSYS 19 includes new features and functionality that enable engineers to solve CFD problems with more accuracy than ever before, especially for phenomena that were too difficult or time-consuming to simulate using previous methods. ANSYS 19 also introduces ANSYS Chemkin Enterprise for fast, accurate combustion and reacting flow simulation in a single license.





ANSYS 19 gives users robust capabilities for designing wireless, autonomous and electrification technologies. New features include radar cross section analysis, integrated electro-thermal analysis, an innovative electric machine design kit and an enhanced user experience with all electromagnetic field simulation tools. ANSYS 19 also offers an accurate, automated, easy-to-use, multiphysics and multi-technology- based work, which will spur your engineering innovation to surpass your competition.




Embedded Software

ANSYS 19 delivers powerful capabilities for workflow integration, performance and usability, plus fully certified embedded software and human machine interface (HMI) design capabilities, and dedicated solutions for automotive and avionics systems and software. New features include multi-rate applications design capabilities, enhanced HMI design capabilities that comply with ARINC 661 and are qualifiable for ISO 26262 and DO-178C. For avionics systems and automotive developers, release 19 incorporates architecture analysis and design language model-based system design.




Next-generation automotive, mobile and high-performance computing applications demand the use of advanced systems on chip that are bigger, faster and more complex. ANSYS 19 delivers a comprehensive, big data-enabled simulation platform that simultaneously solves for various design attributes such as power noise, thermal properties, reliability and performance across the spectrum of chip, package and system to accelerate your product success.




ANSYS 19 delivers powerful capabilities in two important areas: systems simulation for battery management design and deployment, and functional safety analysis for all safety-critical industries. We’ve included enhanced features and capabilities in ANSYS 19 so that you can easily model the entire design of a battery management system, from the 3D physics to the embedded software. With ANSYS Simplorer, you can also simulate and test the entire system. ANSYS 19 expands functional safety analysis across industries. You can now utilize ANSYS medini analyze for applications outside of automotive, including aerospace and defense, rail, nuclear and other safety-critical industries by profiles. These profiles are used to adapt to specific industry safety standards.




Structural optimization of material handling equipment

ANSYS Structural and Rocky DEM Optimization

Recording is available:

In this webinar, coupling approach for Rocky and ANSYS Structural will be addressed.

The coupling methodology will be presented together with applications examples. Moreover, a complete structural optimization case will be presented to illustrate the analysis.

Bulk Material Loadings
Integration Workflow (Rocky DEM and ANSYS Workbench)
Examples of applications
Hands-on demonstration
Case study presentation

 Instructor: Leon Nogueira, M.Sc.

Leon Nogueira is a Mechanical Engineer with a M.Sc. from the Polytechnic School of University of São Paulo (POLI-USP). He joined ESSS in 2012 as a CAE Applications Specialist, first in the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) group and now in the Discrete Element Method (DEM) group on the Rocky DEM technical team


Learn what the Discovery family can do for you

Discovery Live Webinar

ANSYS, are passionate about Pervasive Engineering Simulation. For years, we’ve been focused on helping our customers virtually explore product behavior to speed time to market and design products that are best equipped to meet industry demands.

Unfortunately, barriers such as time and expertise have prevented most engineers from utilizing engineering simulation and experiencing its benefits. ANSYS is continually striving to make it easier for all engineers to incorporate upfront simulation into their design concepts. The introduction of ANSYS Discovery Live in 2017 was a significant step toward this goal.

On February 13, 2018, ANSYS will be hosting a webinar in conjunction with the commercial release of the ANSYS Discovery family of products. These will allow engineers to discover their designs’ full potential — significantly faster than previously imagined.

In this live event, you’ll hear from users who gained significant time-savings and product performance confidence with ANSYS Discovery and, as a result, delivered more innovative products to market in a shorter time period.

Register today for this exclusive opportunity to see how ANSYS continues to pioneer pervasive simulation in the upfront stages of product development.

Using ANSYS ACT Scripts

November 30, 2017

11:30 AM - 12.30 PM (IST)


Making Use of ANSYS Workbench Mechanical Input Window 

The objective of this webinar is to uncover the ways how one can start taking advantage of using ACT API commands to build 2 to 20 lines of code to automate some of repetitive tasks:

Understand basics of ACT API scripting in Mechanical
Use of ACT Console in API (Equivalent to MADPL Command input window)
Understand how to access different tree objects

With ANSYS ACT, you can create a customized simulation environment that enables your engineering team to capture and use expert knowledge, specialized processes, and best practices, improving productivity, efficiency and effectiveness. The software enables you to encapsulate APDL scripts, create custom menus and buttons to incorporate your company’s engineering knowledge, embed third-party applications, and create your own tools to manipulate simulation data. To utilize the full capability of the ACT and build a complex Application for your own simulation process an expert level skill set is required. But one has to start taking small step to reach the hill.


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