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CAD-Embedded Simulation

SimDesigner makes linear and nonlinear FEA, thermal analysis, and motion analysis capabilities from MSC.Nastran, Marc, and Adams available within the CATIA V5 CAD environment. Many manufacturers want to bring simulation forward in their product development process to have functional performance analysis lead design, rather than simply validate design.

SimDesigner Graphic This can be challenging in organizations that cling to an “over the wall” mentality between design and analysis engineers, as CAE engineers wait for detailed drawings to get started on even the most basic analysis, and in turn, design engineers wait for CAE to be completed. Worse yet, changes made late in the design cycle can increase costs by several orders of magnitude and significantly delay time-to-market.

MSC.SimDesigner enables designers or analysts to perform analysis early by providing powerful linear FEA, nonlinear FEA, and multi-body dynamics solver technology inside of the CATIA V5 user environment. The benefits of providing easy to use analysis functionality within the familiar CAD environment include elimination of CAD translation & fixing, enabling simulation earlier in the design process, and correctin design flaws before products are ever seen by customers.

SimDesigner capabilities include:

  • Motion Workbench

  • Structures Workbench

  • Thermal Workbench

  • Enterprise Gateways