Did you know you can test and simulate designs in a matter of seconds, with just a few simple parameters? You can. Take a look at the video at the top of this post. That’s not magic. It’s Discovery Live. In this video ANSYS runs simulations on 4 design ideas in about 20 seconds!

Engineers and designers constantly need to test new designs and changes to existing designs. Running complex simulations and building physical prototypes is expensive and takes a lot of time. It can slow down the design process and force engineers to jump in and out of a projects. Modern simulation tools help you speed up your design process, validate designs, and save time.

ANSYS coined the phrase “engineering at the speed of thought.” It’s a little corny, but it’s pretty accurate. Engineers and designers can save a lot of time by immediately testing design iterations to quickly define good ideas, and rule out bad ones. How much time could you save by running simulations upfront in the design process?

Discovery Live is perfect for all engineers and designers – whether or not you’ve used simulation before. You can learn more about Discovery Live here. You can also start a free trial if you want to try it out for yourself (you’ll just need to create an account with ansys.com). All it takes is a computer with a modern NVIDIA graphics card that has at least 4GB of RAM. Check it out. Compare ANSYS Discovery packages/prices here. We partner with ANSYS to provide solutions like Discovery Live to people like you – Contact us to learn more

Want more? See it in action during this 28 minute ANSYS Discovery Live (and AIM) demonstration video.

Designers and engineers need to quickly create and validate design concepts/changes to understand the impact they have on a product or process. Some simulation tools require specialized computers and can make it difficult to successfully setup and execute simulations. That is not the case with Discovery Live and its task-based intuitive workflow and solving engine!

Discovery Live is true to its namesake. It helps engineers and designers run upfront design level simulations live, in real-time, leveraging the power of modern graphics cards. This allows people like you to quickly optimize geometrical features and explore variations in geometry and operating conditions.

This toolset helps engineers and designers optimize designs variations prior to the creation of physical prototypes or passing their designs to dedicated analysts for details analysis – dramatically cutting down on design cycle time. This is a new chapter for product design.

So, what does the speed of ANSYS Discovery Live mean for you? It means finding design performance, and experimentation on the most complex models is available and instant. It means no problems with model integrity, or things like meshing, as you see immediate insight and trends into your designs. It means having an interactive simulation experience where you test your ideas in real-time. Discovery Live is the low-cost upfront simulation tool providing the insight you need at the speed you demand.

Learn more about ANSYS and Discovery Live here. You can also compare ANSYS Discovery packages/prices and start a Free ANSYS Discovery Live trial here.

See it in action during this 28 minute ANSYS Discovery Live (and AIM) demonstration video.

And, as always, let us know if we can answer any questions or show you a little more about any of the ANSYS tools.


Traditional preventive maintenance of industrial assets leads to expensive and unnecessary maintenance costs. Digital twins can reduce those costs by combining an accurate physics-based virtual replica of a product with data collected from the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The end result of digital twins is having predictive maintenance insights at your fingertips to analyze smart machines in real-world operating conditions. Designers and engineers can leverage this intelligence to make more informed decisions and avoid unplanned downtime.
The latest release of ANSYS 19.1 boosts productivity and eliminates product complexity across all physics. The software provides a way for product developers to rapidly build, validate, and deploy simulation-based digital twins within a single workflow. The release empowers designers and engineers to accelerate productivity and eliminate product complexity while lowering costs and time-to-market.

ANSYS 19.1 brings updates across all physics to improve users’ productivity and generate accurate designs and results. Eric Bantegnie, Vice President and General Manager of the ANSYS systems business unit says,”This release empowers customers with most efficient productivity gains – spurring product innovation and dramatically effecting their bottom lines, as well as on the global economy.”

ANSYS 19.1 delivers the ANSYS® Twin Builder™

The ANSYS Twin Builder improves predictive maintenance outcomes and optimizes your product’s operations. The Twin Builder applies the power of a multidomain systems modeler with extensive 0D application-specific libraries, 3D physics solvers, and reduced-order model (ROM) capabilities. When combined with embedded software tools, it allows you to reuse existing components of your product model. Twin Builder integrates easily with IIoT platforms so that you can connect your twin for testing or observing real-time data. The software also allows you to perform predictive maintenance on your physical products.

Building your Digital Twin

ANSYS Twin Builder saves time in the engineering process to build an accurate physics-based twin through model reuse and easy composition. It gives you:

  • Support for multiple modeling domains and languages
  • Extensive 0D application-specific libraries
  • Third-party tool (including 1D) integration
  • 3D ROM creation and integration
  • Embedded software integration

Validating your Digital Twin

Validate an accurate representation of your product and optimize product performance by 25% using:

  • Multidomain simulation with integrated post-processing
  • Rapid HMI prototyping
  • Systems optimization
  • XiL integration

Deploying your Digital Twin

Improve your operations with 10-20% reduction in maintenance costs:

  • Quickly connect to supported IIoT platforms
  • Export and deploy generated models

Building, validating, and deploying simulation-based digital twins within one workflow with the ANSYS Twin Builder will save millions of dollars for customers in oil and gas, industrial, energy, and aerospace and defense industries.

Learn more about ANSYS here.

As products become more complicated with the convergence of the physical and digital worlds, companies face additional pressure to drive innovation and increase product quality. If you don’t already know – ANSYS released their latest product update a few weeks ago – ANSYS 19. The newest release allows for your team to accomplish lower cycle times and reduce costs while increasing quality and eliminating risk.
“With the digital revolution accelerating the pace of disruption and product innovation, engineers must overcome extraordinarily sophisticated design and engineering challenges to deliver breakthrough products faster than ever,” says Eric Bantegnie, Vice President Systems Business Unit at ANSYS. “With ANSYS 19, engineers can use simulation pervasively to tame complexity and spur innovation at every level, resulting in the next generation of smarter, more cutting-edge products.”

ANSYS 19 delivers enhancements to ANSYS’ entire product offerings; structures to fluids, systems and semiconductors, and electromagnetics. ANSYS 19 delivers simulation and analysis solutions that greatly enhance productivity and create a more seamless workflow at every stage — empowering engineers to accomplish more in shorter timelines. 

For those of you, whether you’re a designer, engineer, or upper management that makes decisions that affect the way your team develops products within your company, you’ll want to take a look at these new features.

  • 3D Design: Discovery Live, Discovery SpaceClaim, Discovery AIM
  • Electromagnetics: Design with wireless, autonomous, & electrification technologies
  • Embedded Software: Embedded software & human machine interface design capabilities
  • Fluids: Create more accurate computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations
  • Semiconductors: Solve power noise, thermal properties, reliability, & performance
  • Structures: Access faster solvers and increased availability of high performance
  • Systems: Systems simulation for battery management design and deployment & functional safety analysis for all safety-critical industries

Improvements at the solver and technology level result in even faster, more powerful product performance. ANSYS 19 improves time to market and increases engineers’ productivity. Take a look at the new ANSYS 19 features here.

Contact our ANSYS Business Unit Manager, Jeff Huber, for further questions or interest.

If you are an OEM supplier to a major fortune 500 manufacturing company it probably took you a while to become their supplier. You had to prove to them that you could deliver a quality product on time, at a fair price.

Now that you have won their business it is probably equally as important to maintain that business as it was to win it in the first place. Your company probably has a nice cash flow and your employees are enjoying a nice secure job because of this win. However, the most important thing that will keep your customer coming back to you is quality.

Most major manufacturing companies realized years ago that the sooner that you can discover flaws or issues in the design phase, the easier and more cost-effective it is to fix the problem.

They found out that after completing the design process in CAD, they could move on to using simulation software, like ANSYS, to simulate prototypes. By simulating their prototypes they are able to run multiple simulations of their prototypes at one time and pick out the prototype that met their requirements to move forward and begin manufacturing.

Over the years these huge corporations have saved millions of dollars in time-savings and reduced the amount of times projects have to be constructed.

In the interest of time-savings and cost-savings, I suggest you consider looking into a simulation tool yourself. As your customer will appreciate knowing that their supplier realizes how important a quality product is. Who would you rather buy from? A company that has thoroughly tested their product or one that hadn’t?

If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of simulating your products early and often, download our brochure here.