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Analysis and Simulation Software Evolves and Ventures into New Territory
For companies looking to produce the best possible products in the shortest period of time analysis and simulation technology offers a unique opportunity to ensure that their designs are not only safe and functional but also designed at peak efficiency.

The technology allows users to take their product designs and test them against a wide variety of simulated events and environments to help users predict how their designs will respond to the vast number of possible stresses they will encounter in the real world.

In fact more industries continue to see the value and invest in the technology at a rapid pace. Take a look at our overview of what’s happening in the market listed below, along with other great feature articles and case studies. Plus, we’ve included a Vendors Directory listing analysis and simulation solution providers.

ConnectPress would like to thank Premier Sponsor Mentor Graphics for their support in this Industry Spotlight. Please see their listing and ad in the Vendor’s Directory.

June 2011
New Industries Explore Analysis and Simulation Software
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor
New industries such as life sciences and alternative energy continue to take notice of the importance of analysis and simulation software.

Consolidation Happens!
By Nazita Saye, Mentor Graphics
Nazita Saye looks at computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solutions that have been acquired and where they are headed.

Facilitating Simulation: ESI Group’s Tools for Geometry & Mesh Generation – CPDA White Paper
By Ken Versprille, PLM Research Director, CPDA
CPDA examines ESI Group’s suite of simulation applications and how they address diverse simulation disciplines.

Leveraging Expert Knowledge, Best Practices, and Intellectual Property – The Lure of Simulation Automation Panel Discussion of Critical Issues for Automation and Broadening Deployment
Experts from PLM Road Map 2010 discussed how companies are leveraging simulation across product lifecycles.

Powertrain Symphony in CAD & CAE
By Chris Hardee
Learn how Ford is utilizing Abaqus and CATIA to make better more efficient powertrain designs.

New Developments in Analysis Toolsets
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor
A look at some of the recent updates to toolsets for analysis and simulation users including offerings from ANSYS, MSC and Mentor Graphics.

CFD for Mechanical Design Engineers
By CIMdata
This paper provides CIMdata’s perspective on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis; plus describes Mentor Graphics’ FloEFD CFD solution.

How’s the Weather on Mars?
Submitted by ANSYS
In this case study readers learn how ANSYS's simulation tools proved critical to the proper maintenance of the Phoenix Mars Lander.

Strengthening Simulation’s Impact
By Bruce Jenkins, Ora Research
Bruce Jenkins of Ora Research discusses what is happening in the world of simulation technology and features that are working best for businesses.

Mind Your P’s
By Nazita Saye
It is only through achieving the perfect balance in the trinity of People, Platform and Processes that we get the ultimate in Productivity.

Accelerate ROI with Design-Integrated Simulation
A Webinar by Dassault Systèmes
In this webinar Dassault Systèmes discusses how to achieve product development and business goals with design-integrated realistic simulation.

Concurrent CFD Analysis Methods Boost Automotive Design Productivity
By Mentor Graphics
This white paper discusses how mechanical design teams can accelerate the design process and increase their productivity with CFD.

Embedded Flow Simulation Improves Decision-Making and Accelerates Mechanical Design
By Mentor Graphics
This white paper describes the philosophy and key technologies behind a new breed of CFD software known as Engineering Fluid Dynamics (EFD).

Concurrent CFD for Electronics Cooling Applications
A Webinar by Mentor Graphics
This web seminar will show you how to prepare a model for analysis, analyze it and then evaluate the results.

Four Elements that Drive the Development of Superior Composite Wind Turbine Blades
In this report readers learn how simulation tools can help improve the effectiveness of wind turbines.

Concurrent CFD: Mission Critical for Next-Generation Aerospace Design
By Mentor Graphics
This paper explains how Concurrent Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) technology has become a cornerstone for aerospace mechanical design today.

How to Choose an Effective Grid System for CFD Meshing
By Mentor Graphics
This paper discusses why automated adaptive meshing is advantageous and how new designs can be meshed most effectively.

CFD Analysis for MCAD Designers - Better Products, Faster
By Mentor Graphics and CIMdata
In this web seminar CIMdata will discuss recent industry trends and business drivers for mechanical product companies.

Altair Releases HyperWorks 11.0, Creating the Most Comprehensive Open-Architecture CAE Solution in Engineering
Press Release Issued by Altair
Altair has announced that the HyperWorks software suite has added AcuSolve and solidThinking to its list of offerings.

Mentor Graphics Announces New Capital Tools that Expand Coverage Beyond the Electrical Design Domain
Press Release Issued by Mentor Graphics
Mentor Graphics has expanded its Capital product suite to include new tools addressing configuration complexity and harness manufacturing.

CIMdata Publishes “Visual Components for Factory Simulation”
Press Release Issued by CIMdata
CIMdata has announced a new paper explaining how organizations can take advantage of Visual Components' tools for factory simulation.

Simufact Launches Simulation Solution for Welding Simulations
Press Release Issued by Simufact
Simufact is launching its new Simufact.welding software, a virtual environment to help users test welding designs.

Collier Research Releases HyperSizer v6 with Improved Design and Manufacturability Optimization for Composites
Press Release Issued by HyperSizer
The latest version of composites optimization tool HyperSizer has been released.

Altair Engineering Announces the Release of MindManager through the HyperWorks Partner Alliance
Press Release Issued by Altair
Altair has announced the release of the MindManager visual mapping software tool.

OPTIS Group Acquires SimplySim
Press Release Issued by OPTIS
OPTIS has announced that it has acquired SimplySim and will be combining its functionality with their own.

Free FEA Mobile Application -- Now Available for Download
Press Release Issued by NEi
NEi has announced the release of its free Stratus for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users.

Autodesk Agrees to Acquire Blue Ridge Numerics, Inc.
Press Release Issued by Autodesk
The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in Autodesk’s Q1, fiscal 2012 (which ends on April 30, 2011).

Altair Releases HiQube 6.0, a New-Generation Business Intelligence Solution
Press Release Issued by Altair
HiQube 6.0 introduces self-service user experience and simulation-driven data analytics for Windows and Linux.

ANSYS, Inc. Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Apache Design Solutions, Inc.
Press Release Issued by ANSYS, Inc.
ANSYS and Apache Design Solutions signed a definitive agreement whereby ANSYS will acquire Apache for a purchase price of approximately $310 million.

New Batteries & Fuel Cells Module for COMSOL Multiphysics Released
Press Release Issued by COMSOL
COMSOL announced the release of the Batteries & Fuel Cells Module for COMSOL Multiphysics modeling and simulation environment.