Adds Multidiscipline Trade Study and Optimization Capabilities to CAE Tools Portfolio with PHX ModelCenter® 9.0
SANTA ANA, CA and Philadelphia, PA – September 28, 2009 – (NASDAQ: MSCS) MSC.Software, a leading global provider of simulation software and services, today announced its strategic relationship with Phoenix Integration, a leading provider of software for engineering automation, integration, and design optimization. Through this agreement, MSC.Software will market and sell ModelCenter® by Phoenix Integration and its component technology, which quickly integrate and automate widely used CAE applications including Nastran, Patran, Adams, and many others. Ultimately this partnership can result in the seamless integration of industry-standard CAE platforms from within the PHX ModelCenter® interface.
“Our relationship formally combines MSC.Software’s finite element analysis, multibody dynamics, and other CAE solutions with Phoenix Integration’s complex design optimization technologies. The combination enables engineers in aerospace & defense, automotive, wind energy, packaged goods, and many other industries to design better, more robust products,” says Ted Pawela, Vice President of Marketing at MSC.Software.
The latest version of Phoenix Integration’s flagship software, PHX ModelCenter® 9.0 is set for general market release later this year. PHX ModelCenter 9.0 is scheduled to provide an easy-to-use visual environment for quick and easy integration of leading CAE platforms to perform multiple trade-off studies—parametric evaluations, design of experiments (DOE), response surface modeling (RSM), and optimization studies—and find the best design solutions efficiently and effectively. Automation of MSC.Software’s engineering analysis technologies in PHX ModelCenter® enables users to shorten design cycles, reduce design iterations, and expose downstream design problems earlier. The ability to inspect many designs and find then correct weaknesses earlier can save corporations millions of dollars and countless hours.
“We take great pride in our ability to maintain a prominent position in the conceptual design world. Our strategic relationship with MSC.Software represents an important next step of our growth. More and more of our users are looking to incorporate design optimization in their CAE processes. We’re excited to address this need through the collaboration of our technologies,” says Scott Woyak, Ph.D., President and CEO of Phoenix Integration.
Current MSC.Software customers can add design optimization technologies to their product design processes with PHX ModelCenter by contacting email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Phoenix Integration, Inc.
Phoenix Integration commands a leadership position in flexible, scalable, high-performance enterprise solutions for the conceptual and preliminary stages of product design and systems analysis. Phoenix software is used worldwide to enable integration of models and simulations, process automation, results visualization and data management. Global organizations that leverage Phoenix solutions include nine of the top 10 U.S. defense contractors and seven of the top 10 aerospace companies. For more information, visit www.phoenix-int.com.
About MSC.Software Corporation
MSC.Software (NASDAQ: MSCS) is a leading global provider of simulation software, 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. MSC.Software employs approximately 1000 people around the world. For additional information about MSC.Software's products and services, please visit www.mscsoftware.com.
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