ANSYS Workbench Integrates With CoCreate 3D CAD

.NET API establishes connection between 3-D CAD and digital simulation

SOUTHPOINTE, Pa., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANSS), a global innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, today announced the availability of a direct connection between its ANSYS(R) Workbench(TM) simulation environment and CoCreate's 3-D CAD software.

With the new integration, solid models created in CoCreate's Designer Modeling can be transferred directly to ANSYS' simulation environment. The integration also establishes an association with the 3-D CAD model so that changes made within Designer Modeling are updated within ANSYS Workbench.

"With a direct integration between design and simulation, CoCreate's and ANSYS' mutual customers will see immediate results toward leaner product development," said William M. Gascoigne, CEO at CoCreate. "This connectivity between the two systems will transfer information so design and simulation run in parallel."

The integration between the CoCreate and ANSYS applications highlights the importance of openness within the CAD/CAM/CAE industry, where a company's product lifecycle management (PLM) portfolio often includes applications from multiple vendors. CoCreate's newly available .NET API paved the way for extending the 3-D CAD environment of Designer Modeling to the ANSYS Workbench environment.

Digital simulation software is growing on the desktop as more engineers analyze products for real-world conditions while they design. This trend toward "everyday analysis" -- where digital simulation occurs as part of the daily design process -- benefits companies by providing better product quality, reduced prototyping costs and faster realization of optimal designs. As a result, the ANSYS Workbench provides a powerful means with which to leverage the 3-D product development process.

"This link with CoCreate's Designer Modeling is just another example of the flexibility of our ANSYS Workbench environment," said Mike Wheeler, vice president and general manager at ANSYS, Inc. "This type of joint open communication empowers the customer to apply analysis early in the design process allowing for 'analysis-lead design'."

ANSYS will offer the integration starting with the 13.20 version of OneSpace Designer Modeling from CoCreate and ANSYS 10.0. The One Space Designer geometry interface is available for purchase from your ANSYS sales representative. For more information about CoCreate or ANSYS products visit http://www.cocreate.com or http://www.ansys.com.

About CoCreate

CoCreate develops smart CAD and 3rd generation PLM software for companies that want to boost business with lean product development, fast design creation, and efficient knowledge re-use. Plus, CoCreate offers the highest performance collaboration technology on the market, so you can tie multiple sites and companies together into a single team. You can find CoCreate products in more than 30 countries and on the Web at http://www.cocreate.com.

About ANSYS, Inc.

ANSYS, Inc., founded in 1970, develops and globally markets engineering simulation software and technologies widely used by engineers and designers across a broad spectrum of industries. 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. Headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania U.S.A. with more than 25 strategic sales locations throughout the world, ANSYS, Inc. employs approximately 600 people and distributes its products through a network of channel partners in 40 countries. Visit http://www.ansys.com for more information.

ANSYS, ANSYS Workbench, CFX, AUTODYN, and any and all ANSYS, Inc. product and service names are registered trademarks or trademarks of ANSYS, Inc. or its subsidiaries located in the United States or other countries. ICEM CFD is a trademark licensed by ANSYS, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

CoCreate is a trademark of CoCreate Software GmbH & Co. KG. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Kelly Wall of ANSYS, Inc., +1-724-514-3076, or
Email Contact ; or Todd Black of CoCreate Software, Inc. North
America, +1-970-267-8120, or Email Contact ; or Reiko Tai of
CoCreate Software Company, Japan-Asia-Pacific, +81-42-352-5938, or
Email Contact ; or Thomas Roser of CoCreate Software GmbH & Co.
KG, Europe, +49-7031-951-2208, or Email Contact

Web site: http://www.ansys.com/
http://www.cocreate.com/


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