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ANSYS Reveals “Most Feature-Rich Release Yet”

27-Jan-2016
 ANSYS Reveals “Most Feature-Rich Release Yet”
Engineering simulator ANSYS has revealed what it calls the most feature-rich release in the company’s 45-year history, which it says delivers 10x improvements to product development productivity, insight and performance.

ANSYS says that simulation has been identified as one of the key pillars of the next industrial revolution, known as Industry 4.0. With the advent of the Internet of Things all products are getting smarter, new advanced materials are enabling lighter, stronger and more sustainable designs, and additive manufacturing enables users to 3-D print anything they can imagine. Unlocking the power of these trends is impossible without simulation tools’ ability to virtually explore these vastly increased options to arrive at the winning designs of tomorrow.

The company says its highlights include:
10x Improvements to Productivity. ANSYS 17.0 delivers solutions faster so engineers and designers can make more informed decisions sooner in the product development cycle. That enables organizations to rapidly innovate and bring products to market faster, while getting more productivity from their existing engineering assets. 

10x Improvements for Deeper Insight. ANSYS 17.0 delivers deeper insight into real-world product performance through such enhancements as higher fidelity simulations and better post processing. For example, with printed circuit boards, engineers can now quickly import ECAD geometry and perform coupled thermal-structural analysis with power integrity and electronics cooling analyses to accurately predict stress, deformation and fatigue. These capabilities enable engineers to design board layouts and thermal management strategies for more reliable electronic components. As a result, complex board and packages can be set up and solved in minutes, not hours or days

10x Improvements to Performance. ANSYS 17.0 delivers performance improvements for all of its product lines, particularly in the realm of high-performance computing (HPC). ANSYS 17.0 introduces the most modern HPC solver architectures that leverages the latest processor technologies. Organizations can leverage this power on most IT configurations – from desktops to cloud environments – to obtain their simulation results sooner. 

The company says its ANSYS fluids solutions have smashed the previous simulation world record by scaling to 129,000 compute cores running at 90 percent efficiency – a 10x improvement over the past two years. HPC performance of the structures suite has also improved significantly and now demonstrates scaling up to 1000 cores. Structural simulations which required running overnight, can now be completed in an hour, enabling engineers to explore 10x more variations and find the best design faster.