MSC.Software Integrates MSC.Patran With MSC.Engineering-e.com Internet Infrastructure
Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
SANTA ANA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 24, 2001
Key Engineering Software Tool Will Enable Cost Effective Simulation
For Thousands of New Companies
MSC.Software Corporation (NYSE:MNS), the established information technology software and services provider helping companies worldwide develop better products faster, today announced the availability of MSC.Patran 2001, the industry’s leading simulation platform. MSC.Patran 2001 provides a reliable, high-performance software environment for companies performing simulation of mechanical products and is integrated with, and available through, the Simulation Center, MSC.Software’s online software application environment.
“Enabling our software with Internet capabilities keeps MSC.Software on the cutting edge of new technologies and applications that allow our customers to tackle the most complicated simulations in a timely and cost-effective manner,” said Frank Perna, chairman and chief executive officer of MSC.Software. “Our customers are able to directly integrate their local simulation environment with Engineering-e.com’s SimulationCenter infrastructure. This is another example of how MSC.Software is making simulation more accessible and dramatically reducing the investment required for thousands of new companies to benefit from our technology.”
MSC.Patran 2001 allows users to conceptualize, develop and test a product, using computer-based simulation prior to making manufacturing and material commitments. Companies worldwide use MSC.Patran during their product improvement process and reduce or eliminate costly physical prototyping by utilizing applications such as finite element modeling, linear component design and thermal management.
Key new features of MSC.Patran 2001 include:
— Integration with MSC.Software’s Internet resources providing
immediate access to engineering expertise, design data and
simulation resources on the web.
— Customers are able to automatically submit simulation jobs
to the Simulation Center http://www.simulationcenter.com/.
— Customers are “one click away” from Engineering Exchange
the place to turn resources into results
— A new CAE Solids Modeling module to deliver robust simulation
geometry creation and advanced editing tools directly in the
— Significant enhancements to support recent advances in
MSC.Marc, MSC.Nastran and MSC.Dytran also enabling many new
analysis capabilities in MSC.Patran 2001.
— CAD and analysis integration enhancements with third-party
software, including ABAQUS, ANSYS, CATIA, LS-DYNA3D,
PAM-CRASH, Pro/ENGINEER, SAMCEF and Unigraphics to help to
integrate MSC.Patran’s simulation modeling within the
customers’ design analysis process for maximum impact.
— Many enhancements in finite element modeling, including the
introduction of some exciting new surface meshing tools, and
enhanced assembly meshing.
— The MSC.Laminate Modeler 2001 to bring powerful composite
laminate modeling capabilities to support design and analysis
of new composite material technologies.
— More than 600 updates to the software.
Customers may subscribe to MSC.Patran on the Simulation Center on a weekly or monthly basis thereby reducing their total cost of ownership in using simulation technology. The Simulation Center provides all of the IT resources needed to run MSC.Patran including installation, maintenance, support and all upgrades. To access MSC.Patran, customers simply need an Internet connection and a browser. Other applications, including MSC.Nastran, are also available on the Simulation Center found at www.simulationcenter.com.
About MSC.Software Corporation
MSC.Software (NYSE:MNS) is the established information technology software and services provider helping companies worldwide develop better products faster. MSC.Software’s software and services are used to enhance and automate the product design and manufacturing process. The ability to model and test software prototypes has cost-effectively enabled manufacturers to design and build everything from sophisticated aircraft and automobiles to electronic products. Simulating product performance reduces development expenses, time to market and warranty costs, positively impacting customer profitability. MSC.Software is capitalizing on the advantages of the Linux operating system for high-performance computing and the Web in all of its forms. For additional information about MSC.visualNastran, our ASP or Linux initiatives, visit us at www.engineering-e.com or www.mscsoftware.com.
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