Many companies, large and small, have individuals or groups using powerful engineering simulation software like ANSYS Mechanical — one of our flagship products. These analysts tackle some of the most complex and challenging engineering problems for their organizations.
These same companies often also have separate teams of engineers working daily on new and evolving product designs. They are often experts in CAD modeling, using CAD-embedded simulation tools to evaluate their designs. These basic simulation tools provide some useful guidance, but often fail to provide the accurate results needed to refine and optimize designs with confidence. Consequently, many design simulations must be handed off to the relatively small number of simulation analysts using trusted simulation tools like ANSYS Mechanical.
Making matters worse, incompatibilities between the simulation tools used by designers and analysts force the analysts to redo much of the work done by the designers in the CAD-embedded tools. The analysts quickly become overburdened and become bottlenecks in the design process.
How Does ANSYS Engineering Simulation Software Bridge the Gap?
What if design engineers could use engineering simulation software based on the same proven, trusted technologies as their analyst counterparts, but with the automation and ease-of-use that their daily design work demands? What if design engineers could perform most of their own routine simulations, freeing analysts to focus on advanced simulations and unique challenges? What if analysts could build upon the work of designers, rather than having to redo so much of it?
ANSYS AIM 17.2 answers all of these questions. Built upon the same Workbench platform, proven solvers and other technologies that leading companies around the world use every day, ANSYS AIM delivers accurate results that can be trusted to provide the right design guidance. With its innovative, guided, highly-automated workflows, every engineer can quickly learn and use simulation for upfront design.
With the release of AIM 17.2, simulation models created by design engineers in ANSYS AIM can be directly transferred to ANSYS Mechanical for further analysis and validation. Simple drag-and-drop operations in the familiar ANSYS Workbench environment enable an analyst to open a designer’s ANSYS AIM project, transfer the model to ANSYS Mechanical and extend the simulation.
Furthermore, because the powerful, parametric Workbench platform underlies all of this, any number of additional analyses can be added to the simulation, and the entire process can be optimized with ANSYS DesignXplorer.
More to Come
We’re not stopping there. We are already hard at work deliver the same interoperability between ANSYS AIM and ANSYS Fluent, and future releases will bring even more capabilities to enhance collaboration among design engineers and simulation analysts.
If you would like to take ANSYS AIM for a spin, you can do so right now — nothing to download, no waiting! Start your free demo today!