MSC.Software Partners With VI-Grade to Distribute Adams-Based Integrated Solutions Worldwide

SANTA ANA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Apr 07, 2010 -- MSC.Software, a leading global provider of simulation software and services, today announced that a new agreement has been signed with VI-Grade. This agreement will enable VI-grade to offer integrated multibody solutions based on the world leading Adams technology supplemented by VI-grade's specialized simulation modules.

According to this agreement, the "VI-grade Integrated Products" will be bundled and contain VI-grade industry specific products and related Adams modules into one seamless solution. VI-grade's line of simulation software will be available either as integrated products which embed Adams components, or as standalone modules, which provide the full power and flexibility of Adams. The customer will now have the option to acquire a fully functional solution from a single technology provider.

The product bundles dedicated to the main industries served by VI-grade and MSC.Software will be:

  • VI-Aircraft plus -- dedicated to the aerospace industry
  • VI-Rail plus -- dedicated to the railway industry
  • VI-Motorsport plus -- dedicated to the racing industry
  • VI-SportsCar plus -- dedicated to the automotive industry
  • VI-Motorcycle plus -- dedicated to the motorcycle industry

"We are looking forward to a strengthened business relationship with VI-grade," said Dominic Gallello, CEO, MSC.Software. "Thanks to the solid foundation provided by our multibody solutions and to the long-term industry-specific expertise embedded in all VI-grade products, this relationship will effectively contribute to the continuous success of our customers within the global transportation industry who rely on our Adams technology."

"We are very happy about this important evolution of our partnership with MSC.Software," said Juergen Fett, Managing Director, VI-grade. "The new product bundles will enable our team to better serve our customers with a suite of complete and cost-effective bundled solutions well supported by our expertise of more than 20 years in this area."

For additional information on all VI-grade solutions please visit the following link:

About VI-grade
VI-grade GmbH is the leading provider of best-in-class software products and services for advanced applications in the field of system level simulation. VI-grade, established in 2005, delivers innovative solutions to streamline the development process from concept to sign-off in the transportation industry; mainly automotive, aerospace, motorcycle, motorsports and railways. With office locations in Germany, Italy, Japan, and the USA, VI-grade is a young and growing company with a highly skilled technical team. For further information about VI-grade please visit:

The VI-grade Logo and all VI-grade product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of VI-grade GmbH.

About MSC.Software
MSC.Software is the Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) industry's original leader, growing from "the Nastran company" into a true market and technology leader for simulation software that includes linear and nonlinear finite element analysis (FEA), multi-body dynamics, control systems, and many other applications. Our products accurately and reliably predict how products will behave in the real world to help engineers design better, more innovative products -- quickly and cost effectively. Using MSC products, companies are able to eliminate slow and costly physical testing by creating and testing "virtual prototypes" that can be quickly evaluated for performance in any environment or conditions to achieve lasting competitive advantage. For additional information about MSC Software's products and services, please visit

The MSC.Software corporate logo, Adams, Dytran, Easy5, Marc, MD Adams, MD Nastran, Patran, Mentat, MSC, MSC.Masterkey, MSC Nastran, Mvision, SimDesigner, SimManager, and SimXpert are trademarks or registered trademarks of the MSC.Software Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. NASTRAN is a registered trademark of NASA. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

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