MSC.Software Helps Ford Racing Speed Ahead of the Competition With Race Car Vehicle Dynamics Simulation

MSC Adams Vehicle Dynamics Technology Allows Ford to Design, Develop and Optimize Race Vehicle Performance.

SANTA ANA, Calif., March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MSC.Software (NASDAQ: MSCS), the leading global provider of enterprise simulation solutions, including simulation software and services, today announced that MSC.Software's engineering simulation software, Adams, is being used by Ford Racing Technology to design, develop and optimize race car performance at race tracks.

Ford Racing Technology, the engineering operations behind the success of Ford's storied racing history, used multibody dynamics simulation software Adams to run complex race car dynamics simulations for the design, development and optimization of race vehicles in various racing series at different race tracks. Extreme performance requirements and series mandated race car regulations constantly drive Ford Racing Technology to push the limits of its engineering capabilities using simulation software like Adams to leverage their engineers' expertise in developing and tuning winning race vehicles.

"Just like on the race track, speed is essential in race car simulation," said Patrick DiMarco, Vehicle Dynamics and Electronics Supervisor for Ford Racing. "Any refinements achieved in the engineering simulation process will lead to better performance on the track. MSC.Software's Adams and NASTRAN give us an advantage on the race track. The company's engineering simulation platform has allowed us to design and optimize race car performance for races such as the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide series, as well as the NHRA."

"Being successful on the track requires a combination of highly skilled, innovative engineers, strong teamwork and the use of state-of-the-art simulation technologies," said Bill Weyand, Chief Executive Officer, MSC.Software. "Ford Racing Technology's innovative use of Adams technology has produced winning cars in all aspects. The racing world counts in seconds and every small advantage implemented through engineering simulation can translate into huge margins of victory. Using Adams, Ford Racing continues its storied history be one of the most elite names in the world of motor sports."

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 1200 people in 23 countries. For additional information about MSC.Software's products and services, please visit

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