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ANSYS, PTC Working to Accelerate Product Innovation with Simulation-Driven Design

Design at the Speed of Thought is Aim of Integrated Offering

BOSTON–ANSYS and PTC have partnered to accelerate product innovation by providing customers with simulation-driven design capability. Working together, ANSYS and PTC will deliver ANSYS Discovery Live real-time simulation within PTC's Creo® 3D CAD software. The combined offering will be sold by PTC as part of the Creo product suite.

The unified modeling and simulation environment is said to remove the boundaries between CAD and simulation and enable design engineers to gain insight into each of the many design decisions they make throughout the product development process. This insight will enable design engineers to create higher quality products, while reducing product and development costs, the companies said in a press release.

The collaboration between ANSYS, a specialist in engineering simulation, and PTC, known for 3D CAD, leverages the companies' respective technology strengths and market presence. ANSYS developed its groundbreaking, real-time simulation solution, ANSYS Discovery Live, to further its strategy of Pervasive Engineering Simulation.

This combined offering will give designers the power of Creo, the award-winning 3D CAD software from PTC, fully integrated with ANSYS Discovery Live. The integration of the two software packages brings real-time simulation into the modeling environment, creating an interactive design experience.

"With the combined solution, engineers will be able to see the real-time results of simulation during the modeling process, enabling them to understand design changes in their models. This capability has the potential to dramatically improve engineering productivity and quality, and the combined solution can be a differentiator in the market," said Jim Heppelmann, president and CEO, PTC, in the release. "Partnering with ANSYS makes tremendous sense on every level."

The first product planned to be delivered by the companies will integrate ANSYS Discovery Live into Creo to enable instantaneous static structural, thermal, and modal simulation. Over time, the companies intend to integrate the full breadth of ANSYS Discovery simulation functionality into Creo.

"ANSYS is the global leader in engineering simulation, and Discovery Live is the latest example of our innovation in action," said Ajei Gopal, president and CEO, ANSYS. "By embedding ANSYS Discovery Live into Creo, we will expand our audience to include design engineers, who will be able to design at the speed of thought. The power of simulation will now readily be provided to engineers as they make thousands of decisions and model explorations, providing them with unprecedented insight into their design choices."

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