Structural Research Releases COSMOS/Works 7.0

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 11, 2002--Structural Research & Analysis Corp. (SRAC), a leading developer of design analysis, optimization and simulation software for the mechanical computer-aided engineering community, today announced the eagerly anticipated release of COSMOS/Works 7.0, the best-selling analysis tool for SolidWorks® users.

COSMOS/Works design analysis provides SolidWorks engineers with valuable insight into the behavior of their models early in the design process when modifications can be made quickly and easily, thereby leading to faster product development cycles and lower development costs.

Created for designers and engineers who are not necessarily experts in traditional finite element analysis, COSMOS/Works 7.0 continues to set new standards in the CAE industry for superior performance and improved efficiency. It also continues to simplify design simulation by introducing additional capabilities and productivity enhancements, while maintaining an easy-to-learn and -use interface.

COSMOS/Works 7.0 is a major product release, with several customer-driven improvements and enhancements. Some of the new and enhanced features include:

Enhancements in Loads and Restraints

    -- Bearing loads on cylindrical faces
    -- Remote loading
    -- Rigid connections for assemblies
    -- Edge pressure on shell elements
    -- Applying temperature to components
    -- Multiple restraints at a location
    -- Symbols for body loads
    -- Retaining color assignments

Enhancements in Contact Functionality

    -- Thermal contact resistance
    -- Shrink fit
    -- Large displacement for contact problems

Enhancements in the Mesh dialog box

    -- Access to meshing options
    -- Automatic mesh and run option

Enhancements in Shell Modeling

    -- Thin or thick shell formulation
    -- Edge pressure

Enhancements in Material Assignments

    -- New Material dialog box
    -- Support of orthotropic materials
    -- Improved Material Browser/Editor

Enhancements in Result Visualization

    -- Visualizing results in arbitrary directions
    -- Listing results based on geometric entities
    -- Dynamic graphing while probing
    -- Graphing results of transient thermal analysis versus time
    -- Animation of actual results of thermal transient analysis
    -- Design check for assemblies

Enhancements in Study Reports

    -- Automatic inclusion of result plots
    -- Creation of a Report folder in the COSMOS/Manager tree
    -- Cover page with your company's logo
    -- Customizable reports

Enhanced Documentation and Online Help

    -- New HTML online and tutorials
    -- New verification problems

COSMOS/Works 7.0 will be released January 2002.

About Structural Research & Analysis Corporation

A wholly owned subsidiary of Dassault Systemes S.A. (Euronext Paris No. 13065, DSY.PA) (Nasdaq: DASTY - news), Structural Research & Analysis Corporation develops and markets the COSMOS/ suite of design analysis software products for the mechanical computer-aided engineering market. For more information and a product demonstration, contact your local COSMOS/ distributor or reseller today, or call SRAC directly at 1-800-469-7287 (outside of North America, call 1-310-207-2800). For the latest news and information from SRAC, see the company's Web site, www.cosmosm.com.


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