Front-End Simulation Simplified With ANSYS 7.1

New Variational Technology and Concept Modeling Tools Promise to Accelerate Time-to-Market, Encourage Design Innovation and Improve Product Quality

SOUTHPOINTE, Pa., June 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ANSYS Inc. , a global innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, today announced the availability of ANSYS(R) 7.1, featuring two technologies that will make designing and analyzing new products faster and easier, permitting more design innovations, and ultimately driving higher-quality products to market faster.

ANSYS DesignXplorer VT(TM) brings the power of variational technology (VT) to the designer's desktop, giving users the ability to visualize the effects of a multitude of simultaneously varying design parameters in a single solve. DesignModeler(TM) is a new concept-modeling tool that gives users a better way to approach the early stages of design for large, CAD-intensive structural projects. ANSYS 7.1 is the first product suite in the computer-aided engineering (CAE) industry to offer these types of capabilities to users.

These robust, easy-to-use tools support engineering design and simulation capabilities early in the product development process, when design innovations are explored and most of the manufacturing costs are determined. Meanwhile, the heart of ANSYS 7.1 - ANSYS Workbench Environment(TM) - offers a newly improved user interface, superior CAD integration, automatic meshing, and access to model parameters and other ANSYS features.

"ANSYS 7.1 provides product engineers with more data to make smarter decisions - and smarter decisions mean better products," said Mike Wheeler, vice president and general manager of the mechanical business at ANSYS. "Our combination of variational technology and concept modeling is an industry first. We are proud to offer complete, integrated solutions that shorten the product engineering process and help bring better products to market faster."

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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. Headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania U.S.A. with more than 18 strategic sales locations throughout the world, ANSYS Inc. employs more than 600 people and distributes its ANSYS(R), DesignSpace(R), AI*NASTRAN(TM), ICEM-CFD Engineering and CFX(R) products through a network of channel partners in 37 countries. Visit for more information.

About DesignXplorer

VTANSYS DesignXplorer VT(TM) is a robust optimization solution that provides a broader view and analysis of design concepts. DesignXplorer VT enables users to simultaneously visualize the effects of multiple changes to a product design, rather than having to examine each variation on an individual basis. DesignXplorer VT is embedded within the popular ANSYS product DesignXplorer, part of the ANSYS Simulation Suite.

About DesignModeler

DesignModeler is a geometry tool that allows designers to rapidly visualize new product design concepts with little or no up-front CAD drawing. Ideal for prototyping or rapidly changing design environments, DesignModeler can speed time-to-market and improve product quality by refining CAD geometry prior to simulation. Plus, if a CAD system is not readily available, DesignModeler can be used to create a model for simulation.

Note to editors: ANSYS, DesignSpace, ANSYS DesignModeler, ANSYS DesignXplorer VT, ANSYS ProFEA, ANSYS Emax, ANSYS Emag, ANSYS eNotebook, Workbench Environment, CFX, AI*Environment and CADOE S.A. are registered trademarks or trademarks of subsidiaries of ANSYS, Inc. located in the United States or other countries. NASTRAN is a registered trademark of the National Aeronautics Space Administration. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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