ADVICS Selects SimDesigner Enterprise to Accelerate Early Design Validation in their CATIA V5 CAD Environment
MSC.Software’s enterprise solution enables leading brake system supplier to speed product development and reduce time-to-market on a global scale
TOKYO, Japan – April 13, 2006 – MSC.Software Corp. (OTC: MNSC), the leading global provider of enterprise simulation solutions including simulation software and services, announced that ADVICS Co., LTD., a leading supplier of automotive brake systems and components, has purchased MSC SimDesigner Enterprise for deployment in their CATIA® V5 CAD environments.
ADVICS is currently using CATIA V5 as part of highly-efficient product development program to promote digital engineering. To accelerate product development cycle, the company will now deploy MSC.Software’s SimDesigner Enterprise for CATIA V5 which features a number of designer-friendly tools enabling earlier validation and multidiscipline simulation workbenches in one package, including an embedded Nonlinear workbench, Linear workbench, Thermal workbench and Enterprise Gateways for MSC Nastran and MSC Marc.
With this global implementation of SimDesigner Enterprise, ADVICS will be able to execute simulations at the earliest stages of design, improving the efficiency of each project and speeding time-to-market.
“Our company’s goal is to contribute to the creation of safer and more comfortable automobiles,” said Hirohiko Yoshida, manager of the design administration section, technical administration department at ADVICS Co. “This goal requires us to continuously advance the power of brake-system development—on a global scale. MSC.Software’s products will allow us to accelerate our development while continuously improving the quality and functionality of MSC’s products.”
MSC.Software’s SimDesigner Enterprise for CATIA V5 is a CAD-embedded simulation suite that features enterprise collaboration and centralized data management. Providing an intuitive, CAD-integrated method for design engineers and engineering teams to perform repeatable, fully documented simulation studies earlier in the design process, SimDesigner Enterprise delivers the ability for product teams across the extended enterprise to create and collaborate on designs and performance simulations in one powerful application.
Fully integrated within the CAD process, SimDesigner Enterprise speeds innovation, reduces development costs, improves product quality, enables better collaboration, and improves both productivity as well as consistency. With SimDesigner Enterprise for CATIA V5, designers and teams can easily use MSC.Software’s industry-leading solver products in a Dassault Systemes CATIA V5 environment, delivering a feature-rich suite of powerful tools for accurate analysis and the ability to manage, control and reuse simulation data on an enterprise-wide, global scale.
“We are very pleased that ADVICS has implemented MSC.Software’s SimDesigner Enterprise for CATIA V5 in their development of brake systems, one of the most important points for automotive safety,” said Christopher St.John, president, MSC.Software Ltd. Japan. “SimDesigner Enterprise enables companies to facilitate true simulation-driven design early in the engineering process, bringing faster, more competitive innovation to the marketplace.”
About ADVICS Co., LTD
Co-founded by Toyota Motor Corp., Denso Corp., Aisin Seiki Co., and Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., ADVICS Co., LTD is a world leading developer and distributor of automotive brake systems and components. With the mission of contributing to the enrichment of society by pursuing a better environment, safety, and comfort through their superior products, ADVICS creates cutting-edge brake systems using state-of-the-art technology and specialized knowledge from their experience in the automotive industry. For additional information about ADVICS, please visit
About MSC.Software Corporation
MSC.Software (OTC: MNSC) is a leading global provider of enterprise simulation solutions, including simulation software and services, that helps companies make money, save time and reduce costs associated with designing and testing manufactured products. MSC.Software works with thousands of companies in hundreds of industries to develop better products faster by utilizing information technology, software, services and systems. MSC.Software employs more than 1,400 people in 23 countries. For additional information about MSC.Software's products and services, please visit
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