Ideal Upfront Simulation Tool for Design Engineers

A few days ago someone asked me if ANSYS flagship products are appropriate for the “average” engineer, and more particularly design engineers doing upfront simulation. I believe the better question to ask is which ANSYS products are geared toward design engineers, and why.

More often than not, design engineers are quite familiar with 3-D modeling tools, which are the starting point of simulations in the product development process. But given their focus on product design, manufacturability, documentation, etc., they typically do not have time or prior experience required to learn how to use a fully featured simulation tool like ANSYS Mechanical or CFD. Continue reading

The Next Step in Engineering the System – Embedded Software

Several years ago, ANSYS laid out a vision for what we called Simulation Driven Product Development. Simply put, Simulation Driven Product Development is a discipline for accurately predicting – not approximating – how products will operate in the real world.

image of Esterel Technologies logoEarlier today, ANSYS advanced that vision with the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Esterel Technologies, a leading provider of embedded software for mission-critical applications. Esterel provides software and systems engineers a solution to accurately model and simulate the behavior of the embedded software code to gain insight earlier in the design process and trace it to its requirements.

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