ANSYS Workbench Users Benefit From MatWeb Integration

Integration of ANSYS(R) Workbench(TM) and MatWeb(R) expands material property data available to ANSYS software users

SOUTHPOINTE, Pa., May 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANSS), a global innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, today announced that it has partnered with MatWeb(R), a leading provider of technical material data sheets and a division of Automation Creations, Inc. to provide seamless access to material property data from within ANSYS(R) Workbench(TM). Increased material property data will allow ANSYS users to more accurately simulate material behavior early in the design process, ultimately saving on material costs of physical prototypes.

ANSYS users can import material properties from a growing collection of more than 55,000 material data sheets from MatWeb including hundreds of various metals, plastics and ceramics. These data sheets include precise descriptions of material properties, the majority of which originate from testing by the manufacturers.

"MatWeb is glad to partner with ANSYS in this manner," said Dale O. Kipp, director of MatWeb. "Our large technical data resource is a natural fit with this high powered simulation tool. It takes time and effort for engineers and designers to refer to paper manuals, or anything else that takes them away from their software. Now they have access to property data for the exact material they need - and with just a few clicks they can export the information right to their ANSYS software."

Users can create and export libraries of 20 materials at a time in ANSYS library format (XML) from MatWeb's vast collection of material data sheets. The appropriate property values in the correct units are automatically added to the XML file with ease and accuracy. MatWeb also provides extensive online material tools including a unit converter, weight and inertia calculator and hardness converter.

"MatWeb is an extremely useful extension of the flexible framework of ANSYS Workbench. Many users will benefit from this integration," said Mike Wheeler, vice president and general manager at ANSYS, Inc. "Our partnership with MatWeb is a direct response to user requests for easier access to material property data. This reflects our strategy to team with expert partners to provide ANSYS Workbench integrated solutions in areas outside our core competencies."

About MatWeb

MatWeb, a division of Automation Creations, Inc., provides more than 55,000 metal, plastic and ceramic material data sheets - and the search tools to manage them - to more than 22,000 engineers, scientists, machinists, and molders in every industry each day. For more information about Blacksburg, Virginia-based MatWeb, visit

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. The Company and its global network of channel partners provide sales, support and training for customers. Headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., with more than 40 strategic sales locations throughout the world, ANSYS, Inc. and its subsidiaries employ approximately 1,400 people and distribute ANSYS products through a network of channel partners in over 40 countries. Visit for more information.

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