CONCORD, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—September 25, 2007— SpaceClaim Corp., the leading provider of CAD-neutral modification solutions for the extended product development team, and ANSYS, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANSS), a global innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, today announced that they have collaborated to address the need for improved CAD and CAE interoperability. The combined solution makes it possible for analysts to simplify the master CAD model, independent of the originating CAD system, for faster pre-processing, and to optimize the design based on analysis results. By combining SpaceClaim Professional 2007 software with engineering simulation solutions from ANSYS, the analyst is no longer dependent on the designer to produce specialized models for analysis. This solution promotes faster cycle times and facilitates additional analysis iterations, which can result in higher quality products.
"ANSYS has, from the start, been committed to providing open and
flexible solutions that enable design models of all types to be
imported and analyzed," said Chris Reid, Vice President, Marketing at
ANSYS, Inc. "The ability to work with these models is paramount to
design optimization. But in cases in which the analyst is unfamiliar
with the CAD system or how the model was built, it can be difficult to
make the necessary changes. SpaceClaim strengthens our CAD-neutral
strategy through its ability to open and modify models from all of the
leading CAD systems and industry-standard formats. Now the results of
analysis can be incorporated immediately into the design model.
SpaceClaim makes the collaboration between designers and analysts more
efficient, resulting in faster time-to-market for our customers."
The joint solution supports the import of CAD models into
SpaceClaim for model simplification and modification by the analyst.
The model then can be set up and solved using the powerful simulation
tools from ANSYS. The analyst can modify the design based on the
results and rerun as often as necessary, returning validated design
options to the designer.
Alternatively, the analyst can choose to automatically drive
design optimization by letting the results of the analysis drive key
design parameters of the model. SpaceClaim enables a related set of
geometry to be associated and modified together at any time. The
associated geometry behaves without regard to the constraints of the
design model, so modifications have the expected results. This
approach is ideal for design optimization because driving parameters
can be created whenever and wherever necessary, rather than predicted
and parameterized at the beginning of the design process when they are
unknown. The automated design optimization solution is on
demonstration at the National Manufacturing Week show in Rosemont,
"Our collaboration with ANSYS helps companies extend the benefits
of working in 3D to a broader group of engineering professionals. Our
breakthrough CAD-neutral solution enables them to maintain focus on
their core competency while improving their ability to achieve design
optimization more quickly," commented Michael McGuinness, COO of
SpaceClaim Corp. "We believe the collaboration between ANSYS and
SpaceClaim typifies our commitment to addressing the needs of the
extended development team."
ANSYS integration is a separately priced add-on module scheduled
for November availability.
SpaceClaim (booth 3911) and ANSYS, Inc. (booth 4106) are
demonstrating SpaceClaim Professional 2007 and engineering simulation
software from ANSYS today at the National Manufacturing Week, in
SpaceClaim Professional 2007 is available through resellers
world-wide and for purchase and download from the company's web site,
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
http://www.ansys.com for more information.
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About SpaceClaim Corp.
SpaceClaim is a privately held company targeting the mechanical
design market. SpaceClaim provides breakthrough CAD-Neutral
modification solution that enhances engineers' productivity by
empowering them to contribute to, consume, and share mechanical
designs in a 3D digital form. SpaceClaim has assembled a world-class
team of prominent executives, product developers, board members, and
advisors with unrivaled experience in bringing new computer-aided
design software to market. Founded in September 2005, SpaceClaim is
backed by Borealis Ventures, Kodiak Venture Partners, and North Bridge
Venture Partners. For more information, visit: www.spaceclaim.com.
SpaceClaim and the SpaceClaim logo are trademarks or registered
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