ANSYS and VISTAGY Integrate ANSYS Composite PrepPost and FiberSIM

Bi-directional Integrated Solution Provides Cutting-Edge Design and Analysis Workflow for Composites

PITTSBURGH & WALTHAM, Mass. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — December 14, 2010 — ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANSS), a pioneer of engineering simulation, and VISTAGY, Inc., a leading provider of industry-specific engineering software and services, have taken a major step in closing the loop between composites design and analysis by integrating ANSYS® 13.0 Composite PrepPost and FiberSIM® 2010 composites engineering software. This bi-directional integration, enabled by FiberSIM’s Analysis Interface, allows customers to exchange detailed lay-up information between design and analysis quickly and accurately. As a result, users can optimize parts, assemblies and structures more efficiently.

With composites quickly becoming more prominent in a variety of industries — including aerospace, automotive, wind energy and marine — both companies recognized the need for an integrated, bi-directional solution that allows stress engineers and designers to expeditiously exchange accurate composites data for laminate plies and fiber orientations. Traditionally, designers and stress engineers have worked in very different environments, which prevented an efficient exchange of data. This greatly slowed and limited the product development process. As a result of this integration, customers can conduct a faster and more iterative process for optimizing composite parts, can ensure there is no disconnect between part certification and manufacturing since lay-up details can be validated by ANSYS Composite PrepPost, and can be confident that the analysis of the design model is accurate.

“The partnership with ANSYS will enable our customers to develop products around a complete and detailed master model available to both design and stress,” said Dr. Olivier Guillermin, director of product and market strategy at VISTAGY. “The integrated solution will allow engineers to spend less time making sure their designs and analyses sync up and more time innovating. As a result, they’ll be able to reduce errors, shorten development times, and get composite products to market quicker.”

“From an overall product development perspective, a composites solution is not complete without the ability to create an optimal layout — through engineering simulation — well before any manufacturing concerns are addressed. The second part of the process involves the capability to move the product into manufacturing, with assurance that it is still a valid design. The ANSYS and VISTAGY solution does just that,” said Barry Christenson, director of product management at ANSYS. “The sophisticated combined technology offers the capability to reach an end-to-end composites design.”

The combined composites solution requires purchasing software from both VISTAGY and ANSYS.

VISTAGY and ANSYS will present a live Webcast to detail how this integrated solution can improve the process for optimizing composite parts. Closing the Loop between Composites Analysis and Design is scheduled for Thursday, February 3, 2011, at 8:00 PST/11:00 EST/16:00 UTC/GMT. Register at http://events.vistagy.com/vistagy-ansys-webcast.

About VISTAGY, Inc.

VISTAGY, Inc. is a leading global provider of industry-specific engineering software and services that create rich product descriptions for better-informed decision making early in the design cycle. The company enhances commercial 3D CAD platforms by applying specialized process knowledge and domain expertise to create solutions that solve some of the world's most complex engineering problems. As a result, customers significantly increase their reuse of engineering data and ultimately reduce cost, improve quality, and cut time to market. VISTAGY is a strategic partner to hundreds of leading manufacturers in the aerospace, automotive, and wind energy industries, including Bombardier Aerospace, General Motors, and Sinomatech Wind Power Blade Co. The company is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA, www.vistagy.com. VISTAGY…Engineer success.

VISTAGY, the VISTAGY logo, FiberSIM, and Engineer Success are registered trademarks or trademarks of VISTAGY, Inc., in the United States and in other countries. All other companies and products referenced herein have trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

About ANSYS, Inc.

ANSYS, Inc., founded in 1970, develops and globally markets engineering simulation software and technologies widely used by engineers, designers, researchers and students across a broad spectrum of industries and academia. The company focuses on the development of open and flexible solutions that enable users to analyze designs directly on the desktop, providing a common platform for fast, efficient and cost-conscious product development, from design concept to final-stage testing and validation. The company and its global network of channel partners provide sales, support and training for customers. Headquartered in Canonsburg, Pa., U.S.A., with more than 60 strategic sales locations throughout the world, ANSYS, Inc. and its subsidiaries employ more than 1,600 people and distribute ANSYS products through a network of channel partners in 40+ countries. Visit www.ansys.com for more information.

ANSYS, ANSYS Workbench, Ansoft, AUTODYN, CFX, FLUENT, and any and all ANSYS, Inc. brand, product, service and feature names, logos and slogans are registered trademarks or trademarks of ANSYS, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States or other countries. All other brand, product, service and feature names or trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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