CAD-Neutral Geometry Exchange

ANSYS delivers best-in-class geometry interoperability. You can seamlessly launch ANSYS tools directly from your CAD system ― and reduce workflow bottlenecks.

Geometry Interfaces

With direct interfaces to all major computer-aided design (CAD) systems, support of additional readers and translators, and an integrated geometry modeler exclusively focused on analysis, ANSYS offers the most comprehensive geometry-handling solutions for engineering simulation in an integrated environment.

ANSYS solutions include best-in-class CAD integration technology in an industry-leading, CAD-neutral CAE integration environment. This provides direct, associative, bidirectional interfaces with all major CAD systems.

State-of-the-art ANSYS CAD integration solutions include options for smart and selective updates of CAD parts. ANSYS CAD interfaces also include a named selection manager. This feature can be used to create custom attributes within CAD systems that can be directly used in ANSYS applications for modeling, meshing and analysis.

Existing, native CAD geometry can be used directly, without translation to IGES or other intermediate geometry formats. ANSYS has offered native, bidirectional integration with the most popular CAD systems for more than 12 years. 

ANSYS software provides integration directly into the CAD menu bar, making it simple to launch world-class ANSYS simulation technologies directly from a CAD system. Learn more about support CAD systems and file types.