ANSYS, Inc. Announces AI*Environment

New Generation Pre- and Post-Processing Solution Combines Technologies From ANSYS, Inc. and ICEM CFD Engineering to Serve Mechanical Industry

CANONSBURG, Pa., Nov. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- ANSYS®, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANSS - news), the global innovator of simulation software and technologies aimed at optimizing product development processes, today announced AI*Environment(TM), a new generation of pre- and post-processing solutions for the mechanical engineering industry.

AI*Environment combines ICEM CFD Engineering's pre- and post-processor technologies with ANSYS, Inc.'s simulation expertise. Aimed at the computer- aided engineering community, AI*Environment allows modeling and meshing for structural, thermal and CFD projects and supports CAD interfaces with CATIA, Pro/Engineer, SDRC IDEAS, Solid Works and Unigraphics. The new solution enables users to build and prepare models within their CAD system that can be exported directly to AI*Environment for meshing. AI*Environment provides links to various analysis solvers and supports direct CAD meshing for surfaces and solid models in addition to batch or interactive assemblies.

"AI*Environment is a true leader in CAD-based meshing and post-processing technology to address the needs of mechanical engineers. This solution provides the state-of-the-art geometry, input, repair and meshing tools necessary to solve the most complex meshing issues," stated Michael Wheeler, vice president of marketing for ANSYS, Inc. "ANSYS, Inc. continues to provide technologically advanced solutions needed to support the engineering design process and decrease the associated development costs."

AI*Environment is expected to ship in early 2002.

About AI*Solutions

AI*Solutions from ANSYS, Inc., combines the state-of-the-art, technology from ICEM CFD Engineering with ANSYS, Inc.'s simulation expertise to provide product development teams the latest simulation products and technology platforms. AI*Solutions is continually expanding to include:

    -- AI*Workbench(TM): An open and flexible application development
       technology platform that enables customers and partners to create
       customer- and industry-specific engineering simulation templates to
       meet their specific needs.

    -- AI*EMAX(TM): A family of high-frequency electromagnetic analysis
       products for the electronics industry that supports the functionality
       to analyze RF/microwave passive components and circuits,
       electromagnetic interference and compatibility (EMI/EMC), antenna
       design, and object identification.  AI*EMAX includes leading-edge
       pre- and post-processing technology from ANSYS, Inc.'s ICEM CFD
       Engineering subsidiary.

    -- AI*Environment: The next generation of general pre- and post-
       processing tools for mechanical engineering.  AI*Environment includes
       the industry's leading meshing technology from ANSYS, Inc.'s ICEM CFD
       Engineering subsidiary.

For additional information on AI*Solutions, please visit the ANSYS, Inc. Web site at

About ANSYS, Inc.

ANSYS, Inc., founded in 1970 as Swanson Analysis Systems, Inc., develops and globally markets engineering simulation software and technologies widely used by engineers and designers across a broad spectrum of industries, including aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, electronics and biomedical. Headquartered at Southpointe in Canonsburg, PA, ANSYS, Inc. employs 400 people and 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. ANSYS, Inc. distributes its ANSYS®, DesignSpace®, AI*Solutions(TM) and ICEM CFD Engineering products through a network of channel partners in 37 countries, in addition to its own direct sales offices in 18 strategic locations throughout the world. For additional information on ANSYS, Inc., please visit

ANSYS is registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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