Geometry Interfaces Features

With geometry integration solutions from ANSYS, existing native CAD geometry can be used directly, without translation to IGES or other intermediate geometry formats.  ANSYS also provides integration directly into the CAD menu bar, making it simple to launch world-class ANSYS simulation technologies directly from a CAD system.

ANSYS has offered native, bidirectional integration with the most popular CAD systems for more than 12 years.

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Geometry Interface for Autodesk Geometry Interface for Autodesk

Users of Autodesk® Inventor® create designs that are critical to their companies' success. They require tools that allow them to test designs or product assemblies within their design environment, then validate these designs against specifications early in the development process. Whether the task is designing parts or complex assemblies, ANSYS has tools to solve virtually any type of problem.

ANSYS offers software solutions that integrate with Autodesk Inventor and provide the ability to perform design validations accurately and quickly.

  • Integrated directly into the Autodesk Inventor menu
  • Direct use of Autodesk Inventor parts and assemblies
  • Fully and bidirectionally associative
  • Optimization and Design for Six Sigma tools
  • Fatigue analysis
  • World-class true nonlinear capability for contact, thermal and materials
  • True computational fluid dynamics capability for designers and experts
  • High- and low-frequency electromagnetic capability

Software from ANSYS allows users to leverage their Autodesk Inventor assemblies and, through ANSYS Workbench wizard technology, to easily set up and accurately simulate assembly designs. In addition to the associative interface for Inventor, the ANSYS geometry interface solution for Autodesk also provides a native file reader for Inventor and AutoCAD™. ANSYS Workbench offers an intuitive user experience of unique automation, performance and knowledge-capture technology that integrates simulation activities with parametric CAD systems — all built upon foundation of world-class ANSYS solvers.

Geometry Interface for CATIA V4 and V5 Geometry Interface for CATIA V4 and V5

Users of CATIA® create designs that are critical to their companies' success. They need tools that allow testing of designs or product assemblies within the design environment and that validate these designs and assemblies against specifications early in the development process.

  • Direct use of CATIA V4 and V5 parts and assemblies, surfaces or solids or both (standard product configuration)
  • Fully and bidirectionally associative (see ANSYS sales rep for details)
  • Optimization and Design for Six Sigma Tools
  • Fatigue analysis
  • World-class true nonlinear capability for contact, thermal and materials
  • True computational fluid dynamics capability for designers and experts
  • High- and low-frequency electromagnetic capability

ANSYS offers software solutions that integrate with design tools and provide the ability to perform design validations accurately and quickly. The latest release allows designers and engineering to leverage their CATIA assemblies and, through ANSYS Workbench wizard technology, to easily set up and accurately simulate designs. ANSYS offers two geometry interface solutions for CATIA V5, one associative and another in form of a file-based reader. The ANSYS Workbench environment provides an intuitive user experience of unique automation, performance and knowledge-capture technology that integrates simulation activities with parametric CAD systems — all built upon foundation of world-class ANSYS solvers.

Geometry Interface for Creo Elements/Direct Modeling Geometry Interface for Creo Elements/Direct Modeling

Users of Creo® Elements/Direct™ Modeling create designs that are critical to their companies' success. Product developers require tools to test designs or product assemblies within the design environment and to validate these designs and assemblies against design specifications early in the development process.

ANSYS offers software solutions that integrate with design tools and provide the ability to perform design validations accurately and quickly.

The latest ANSYS release allows engineers and designers to leverage their Creo Elements/Direct models and, through ANSYS Workbench wizard technology, to easily set up and accurately simulate designs. The ANSYS Workbench environment provides an intuitive user experience of unique automation, performance and knowledge-capture technology that integrates simulation activities with parametric CAD systems — all built upon foundation of world-class ANSYS solvers.

Geometry Interface for Creo Parametric Geometry Interface for Creo Parametric

Users of Creo® Parametric create designs that are critical to their companies' success. Product developers require tools that allow testing of designs or product assemblies within their design environment and that validate the designs and assemblies against specifications early in the development process.

ANSYS offers software solutions that integrate with design tools and provide the ability to perform design validations accurately and quickly.

The latest ANSYS release allows engineers and designers to leverage their Creo Parametric models and, through ANSYS Workbench wizard technology, to easily set up and accurately simulate designs. The ANSYS geometry interface for Creo Parametric includes an associative interface and a file-based reader. The ANSYS Workbench environment provides an intuitive user experience of unique automation, performance and knowledge-capture technology that integrates simulation activities with parametric CAD systems — all built upon foundation of world-class ANSYS solvers.

Geometry Interface for Solid Edge Geometry Interface for Solid Edge

ANSYS offers software solutions that integrate with design tools and provide the ability to perform design validations accurately and quickly.

The latest ANSYS release allows engineering and designers to leverage Solid Edge assemblies and, through ANSYS Workbench wizard technology, to easily set up and accurately simulate designs. The ANSYS Workbench environment provides an intuitive user experience of unique automation, performance and knowledge-capture technology that integrates simulation activities with parametric CAD systems — all built upon foundation of world-class ANSYS solvers.

Geometry Interface for SolidWorks Geometry Interface for SolidWorks

Are you looking for optimal analysis for SolidWorks®? ANSYS has it. From robust linear analysis to nonlinear, from CFD to explicit dynamics, from hydrodynamics to electromagnetics, or even unique coupled physics products, ANSYS can solve virtually any problem.

  • Integrated directly into the SolidWorks menu
  • Direct use of SolidWorks parts and assemblies
  • Fully and bidirectionally associative
  • Optimization and Design for Six Sigma tools
  • Fatigue analysis
  • World-class true, nonlinear capability for contact, thermal and materials
  • True computational fluid dynamics capability for designers and experts
  • High- and low-frequency electromagnetic capability

ANSYS Workbench solutions for SolidWorks

 

2-D cell phone board layout brought into SolidWorks (top), transformed into 3-D model with CircuitWorks (middle), thermal solution performed using ANSYS software: 550-component assembly, automatically created 700 pairs of contact, solved on basic MS Windows PC

Courtsey CircuitWorks. 

The latest ANSYS release allows users to leverage SolidWorks assemblies and, through ANSYS Workbench wizard technology, easily set-up and accurately simulate your assembly designs. The ANSYS geometry interface for SolidWorks includes an associative interface and a file-based reader. The ANSYS Workbench environment provides an intuitive user experience of unique automation, performance, and knowledge capture technology that integrates simulation activities with parametric CAD systems; all built upon the world-class ANSYS solver foundation.

Geometry Interface for NX Geometry Interface for NX

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Users of NX® create designs that are critical to their company's success. They need tools that allow testing of designs or product assemblies within their design environment and that validate them against design specifications early in the development process.

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ANSYS offers software solutions that integrate with design tools and provide the ability to perform design validations accurately and quickly.

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The latest ANSYS release allows engineers and designers to leverage NX assemblies and, through ANSYS Workbench wizard technology, to easily set up and accurately simulate designs. The ANSYS geometry interface for NX includes an associative interface and a file-based reader. The ANSYS Workbench environment provides an intuitive user experience of unique automation, performance and knowledge capture technology that integrates simulation activities with parametric CAD systems — all built upon foundation of world-class ANSYS solvers.

Geometry Interface for VX CAD Geometry Interface for VX CAD

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Users of VX create designs that are critical to their company's success. They require tools that allow testing of designs or product assemblies within their design environment and that validate designs and assemblies against specifications early in the development process.

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ANSYS offers software solutions that integrate with design tools and provide the ability to perform design validations accurately and quickly. The solution is enabled by the ANSYS interface for Parasolid®.

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With a Parasolid interface from ANSYS, the latest release allows automatic transfer of VX assemblies to an ANSYS Workbench simulation through a toolbar menu option in VX. Then, through ANSYS Workbench wizard technology, assembly designs can be easily set up and accurately simulated. The ANSYS Workbench environment provides an intuitive user experience of unique automation, performance and knowledge-capture technology that integrates simulation activities with parametric CAD systems — all built upon foundation of world-class ANSYS solvers.

Other CAD Systems Other CAD Systems

ANSYS provides access to other CAD systems through the ANSYS Workbench environment:

  • JT Open
  • I-DEAS®
  • Pro/DESKTOP®
  • IronCAD™
  • thinkdesign®
  • SpaceClaim®
  • CADKEY®
  • ANVIL 5000®
  • Heilix Design System™

ANSYS Workbench extends its design capabilities to anyone who uses a CAD system that will output an ACIS® (SAT), Parasolid, STEP or IGES file. Users of these mainstream CAD systems can create designs that are critical to their companies' success. Product developers need tools that allow them to test designs or product assemblies within their design environment and validate them against design specifications early in the development process.

The latest ANSYS release allows users to leverage their 3-D assemblies and, through ANSYS Workbench wizard technology, easily set up and accurately simulate assembly designs.

The ANSYS geometry interface solution includes a geometry reader for JT Open.

SpaceClaim and think3 also have direct interfaces with ANSYS Workbench. ANSYS also offers SpaceClaim technology as a product, ANSYS SpaceClaim Direct Modeler, for direct modeling solutions.

The ANSYS Workbench environment provides an intuitive user experience of unique automation, performance and knowledge-capture technology that integrates simulation activities with CAD systems all built upon the world-class ANSYS solver foundation.

Neutral File Formats Neutral File Formats

  • IGES
  • STEP
  • Parasolid®
  • SAT
  • STL