Under this agreement, the organizations have aligned to deliver best-in-class composites product development technology that will streamline and improve their customers' complete, end-to-end composite product development process for aerospace, automotive, defense, marine and wind turbine manufacturing. By providing customers with a complete solution that links the design, analysis, manufacturing and quality planning processes, customers will be able to take advantage of advanced capabilities to efficiently optimize the entire development process as well as part performance.
"The composite development process requires design and analysis capabilities to be closely aligned so that products can be designed, validated, and optimized without having to translate volumes of data between different software tools," said Doug Peterson, senior vice president of product development for MSC.Software. "By integrating VISTAGY's market-leading composites technology with SimXpert, we can provide a better solution for supporting true multi-discipline composite design and analysis."
MSC.Software's SimXpert will use the SimEnterprise SOA to integrate with VISTAGY's FiberSIM composites software, thus providing a unique capability to improve the engineering process by creating a common data representation and design tool for composite lay-up. As a result, the solution will eliminate data translations and inconsistencies between design and analysis while more effectively managing design changes throughout the development chain and optimizing composite part performance.
"With composites playing a critical role in new product development efforts, we began a search to elevate and accelerate the delivery of next generation capabilities to our customers," said Frank Kovacs, vice president, strategic business development. "Our research and feedback from customers led us to VISTAGY. The company's expertise, culture, dedication and technology made it an easy decision to partner. We are excited about bringing forward this technology to customers today, with a strong roadmap of future capabilities within the SimEnterprise platform."
"We are enthusiastic about the benefits this partnership will deliver to our joint customers," said Steve Luby, president & CEO at VISTAGY. "The partnership allows us to offer a common platform and a unique new set of capabilities tailored specifically to composites development, which helps our mutual customers optimize and streamline the complete development process and ultimately create better performing composites in less time, with fewer errors."
About MSC.Software Corporation
MSC.Software (NASDAQ: MSCS) is the global leader of enterprise simulation solutions, that help 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 1100 people in 23 countries. For additional information about MSC.Software's products and services, please visit www.mscsoftware.com .
VISTAGY, Inc. develops engineering software that provides specialized functionality to significantly improve the value of commercial 3D CAD systems. VISTAGY's specialized engineering environments enable engineers to capture and communicate complete virtual product definitions within CAD, thereby increasing productivity, improving the communication of product information throughout the product lifecycle, and allowing better-informed decision-making early in design. VISTAGY software is used throughout the world in the aerospace, automotive, marine, medical, wind energy, sporting goods, and transportation interiors industries. The company also offers training and consulting services. For more information, contact VISTAGY in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA, at +1.781.250.6868 or visit www.vistagy.com. "VISTAGY. Engineer success."(TM)
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