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ANSYS and SpaceClaim Enhance 3D Direct Modeling Design and Editing

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ANSYS and SpaceClaim have announced new enhancements to ANSYS SpaceClaim Direct Modeler software. Since 2009, SpaceClaim has been available as an option to ANSYS customers, and this new version further enables simulation engineering teams to address business, engineering, and geometry issues in 3D.

ANSYS recently released ANSYS 13.0, the latest version of its engineering simulation technology suite. ANSYS SpaceClaim Direct Modeler 2010 SP1, which is compatible with ANSYS 13.0, brings 3D solid modeling to analysts who work in a 3D world but do not want to become experts in traditional, feature-based CAD systems. It enables product development and design engineers to create and modify 3D geometry models without needing to learn complex and expensive CAD systems, according to the company. As a result, simulation can be conducted earlier in the product development process, where it can have the most impact on performance, cost, and time-to-market.

“The latest version of ANSYS reflects our continuing commitment to provide significant competitive advantages for our users while allowing them to apply the software in a manner that fits their internal processes,” says Jim Cashman, ANSYS president and CEO. “ANSYS SpaceClaim Direct Modeler is a critical tool for users to create, edit and simplify geometry models in a way that is best suited for simulation. Customers have adopted the technology at a rapid rate.”

The new functionality in ANSYS SpaceClaim Direct Modeler 2010 SP1 includes:

  • New SpaceClaim designs can be directly created and edited from the ANSYS Workbench project schematic
  • Simultaneous associativity capabilities now automatically update parameters and name selections between SpaceClaim and ANSYS Workbench
  • Enhanced repair features make cleaning up dirty geometry easier
  • Automatic inlet and outlet detection algorithms expedite volume extraction
  • Beam modeling supports cross-section optimization
  • A new extend tool supports trimming and extending between curves and surfaces to facilitate beam and shell modeling

For more information, visit ANSYS and SpaceClaim.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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