Pittsburgh – May 3, 2009 – The University of Pittsburgh’s (Pitt) Swanson School of Engineering, a leading U.S. engineering institution, has deployed software from ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANSS), providing its engineering faculty and students access to world-class simulation tools. Pitt has licensed ANSYS Academic™ and Ansoft Academic™ product bundles that include tools for classroom demonstrations and hands-on instruction as well as sophisticated products that provide the unlimited numerical capabilities necessary for doctoral and post-doctoral work.

ANSYS Academic product bundles provide universities access to all the features and capabilities available in its industry-standard engineering simulation tools in a value-added, scalable manner that meets the needs of diverse users. Not only can Pitt users access the leading simulation capabilities in individual engineering disciplines — structural mechanics, electromagnetics, thermal analysis or fluid dynamics — but they can take advantage of the technology’s multiphysics capabilities to solve complex problems and perform multi-scale engineering simulations. ANSYS recently added Ansoft Academic product bundles to the portfolio, enabling students to address radio frequency, microwave, signal integrity, electromagnetics and mechatronics sectors.

“Our students now have access to the same powerful simulation tools that are used by professionals across the global engineering field. The software provides them with hands-on, real-world experience that will enable them to deliver more value as they move forward in their careers,” said Brian Vidic, director of technology at the Swanson School.

“Traditionally, there was little overlap among various engineering disciplines,” said Paul Lethbridge, academic program manager at ANSYS, Inc. “However, there is a growing trend toward blending these separate disciplines to create relatively new and emerging fields such as microsystems and mechatronics. By incorporating these coupled-physics capabilities in the ANSYS Academic portfolio, we are helping to train a new generation of ‘multiphysicists,’ or engineering generalists, who can meet the changing needs of industry. Whatever the user’s primary engineering discipline, the multiphysics capabilities of ANSYS software allow him or her to explore beyond the limited scope of a single product, which encourages innovation and multi-scale thinking.”

About The University of Pittsburgh
The University of Pittsburgh, founded in 1787, is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the
United States. Today, the University serves more than 35,000 full- and part-time students at its 132-acre Pittsburgh campus and four regional campuses. The Swanson School of Engineering’s 100 faculty members serve nearly 2,500 students in six departments — including Bioengineering, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science. The School also offers interdisciplinary programs in Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Computer Engineering, Engineering Physics, Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Petroleum Engineering. To learn more, visit or
About ANSYS, Inc.
ANSYS, Inc., founded in 1970, develops and globally markets engineering simulation software and technologies widely used by engineers, designers, researchers and students across a broad spectrum of industries and academia. 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, Pa., U.S.A., with more than 60 strategic sales locations throughout the world, ANSYS, Inc. and its subsidiaries employ more than 1,600 people and distribute ANSYS products through a network of channel partners in 40+ countries. Visit for more information.

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