Design Simulation Technologies Develops New 4D Mechanical Simulation Product with Spatial’s 3D Software Components

BROOMFIELD, Colo. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 12, 2012 — Spatial Corp., a leading provider of 3D development components for design, manufacturing and engineering applications, today announces Design Simulation Technologies (DST) has launched their new product SimWise 4D, a mechanical simulation product providing 3D kinematic and dynamic motion simulation integrated with Finite Element Analysis. DST is pleased to acknowledge this new product has been brought to market with the help of Spatial’s 3D ACIS Modeler and 3D InterOp components.

DST's SimWise 4D is a mechanical simulation product providing 3D kinematic and dynamic motion simula ...

DST's SimWise 4D is a mechanical simulation product providing 3D kinematic and dynamic motion simulation integrated with Finite Element Analysis (Photo: Business Wire)

SimWise 4D is created for mechanical designers and engineers who need to simulate the performance of their designs. While applicable to all mechanical industries, SimWise 4D has a clear focus on products consisting of moving mechanical assemblies. SimWise 4D helps designers and engineers obtain answers to fundamental questions about their designs, such as “Does it Work?” and “Will it Break?” It brings 3D dynamic motion simulation integrated in a single package plus tight connections to CAD systems to the engineer’s desktop in a product that does not require an engineering analyst to operate. The product’s Integrated Mechanical Design Simulation; 3D Dynamic Motion combined with FEA; tight integration with leading CAD systems; physics-based high-definition animation; and link to control simulation products provide a complete mechanical simulation environment.

3D modeling capabilities and CAD translation components are required by DST to represent model geometry, evaluate mass properties, and check for interference, with all analyses performed on imported CAD geometry. The flexibility and robustness of 3D ACIS Modeler address the breadth of DST’s modeling needs. 3D InterOp delivers the highest quality data exchange of CAD formats, enabling superior CAD file translation; meeting DST requirements for error-free data. The quality of data import reduces support burden and allows engineers to start analysis sooner rather than work to clean up the model. It is this quality and ability to support DST’s unique requirements that allows SimWise 4D to pass on crucial benefits to the end-user such as reducing the number of physical prototypes, decreasing warranty costs, and improving product quality.

“Spatial’s components allowed us to get our product to market faster with world-class modeling and interoperability,” states Alan Wegienka, DST Director. “It would not have been possible to bring this product to market without Spatial’s technology because we would never have been able to develop the modeling and interoperability technology we obtained from Spatial.”

"We are excited about our partnership with the DST team, and helping them deliver SimWise 4D. The technical advancements in the product confirm Spatial’s value – enabling DST to focus on innovative analysis rather than managing data translation issues or developing algorithms for tessellation and collision detection,” commented Ray Bagley, Spatial Director of Product Planning and Management. “Our commitment to DST continues and we are eager to assist them as they engage their customers and continue to extend SimWise 4D.”

About Design Simulation Technologies

DST develops physics-based simulation software. The company’s products are used by engineering professionals to build and test virtual models of their mechanical designs, and by educators and students in the classroom to teach and learn about physics and engineering kinematics, dynamics, and machine design. With DST’s SimWise 4D, Working Model 2D, and Dynamic Designer products, users evaluate their designs’ performance, conducting complete, accurate simulations. They can quickly perform many “what-if” analyses, find and correct design problems, and refine and validate their designs without the need for physical prototypes. DST develops, markets, and supports these software tools for commercial and academic users worldwide. Selected DST products are available from leading CAD suppliers and CAE resellers. For more information visit

About Spatial

Spatial Corp., a Dassault Systèmes subsidiary, is a leading provider of 3D development software components for technical applications across a broad range of industries. Spatial’s 3D modeling, 3D visualization, and CAD translation software components help application developers deliver market-leading products, maintain focus on core competencies, and reduce time-to-market. For 25 years, Spatial 3D components have been adopted by many of the world's most recognized software developers, manufacturers, research institutes, and universities. Headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado, Spatial has offices in the USA, Germany, Japan, China and the United Kingdom. For more information, please visit or contact Spatial by email at Email Contact or by phone at 303-544-2900.

ACIS and SAT are registered trademarks of Spatial Corp. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright © 2012 Spatial Corp.

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