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July 9, 2020

Top 5 Reasons to Get Excited for the All-New Ansys Discovery

The new Ansys Discovery will provide engineers with an easy-to-use, fast and powerful 3D simulation tool that will aid in the conceptualization, evaluation and refinement of next-generation products. Read on to explore the top five reasons to sign up for the Ansys Discovery virtual product launch on July 29, 2020 and see firsthand how the all-new Discovery will revolutionize product development.

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This reimagining of the Discovery line of products aims to maximize ease of use, speed and accuracy across thermal, structural, fluids and multiphysics simulation all from within a single consistent user interface (UI).

Traditionally, simulation has been used during later stages of design when making corrections can be costly and time consuming. However, with the new Ansys Discovery, every engineer will be able to leverage simulation early during concept evaluation as well as during design refinement and optimization. This means that they will be able to optimize products and workflows faster and on a tighter budget.

The new Ansys Discovery will also provide tighter interoperability with other Ansys flagship simulation tools in an effort to increase collaboration and model re-use within simulation workflows.

Effectively, engineers will be able to expand from simulation-driven validation and toward simulation-driven design. So, without further ado, let’s go over the reasons to get excited for the all-new Discovery.

1. Speed and Accuracy

First and foremost, the new Discovery will offer engineers a design tool that includes both speed and accuracy. When rapid ideation and fast exploration of design alternatives is required, Ansys’ proprietary real time simulation technology delivers unprecedented speed and flexibility. Later, when a promising design is identified for deeper study, proven high-fidelity simulation using Ansys flagship solvers can be used to provide the accuracy and confidence needed to optimize or submit for physical testing.

Best of all, Discovery provides a seamless transition between simulation approaches matching the fluidity of most design processes.

2. Diverse physics

Secondly, Discovery will offer multiple and multiphysics functionality. Not only will engineers be able to assess the structural, fluid and thermal performance of their designs, but they will also be able to couple these models into a multiphysics simulation. Simulating behavior across multiple domains leads to deeper product insight and higher confidence. 

3. New User Interface

The third exciting change coming to Discovery is its brand-new user interface. The interaction and experience has been redesigned from the ground up with a focus on speed, interactivity and feedback of information during the simulation process. A new contact review tool, smart automated meshing, contextual overlay help and interactive tutorials are a few examples of how the new Discovery makes it possible to setup and run a simulation faster and easier than ever before.

Structural analysis of Advenchair assembly within Ansys Discovery.
Courtesy on Onward Project LLC

4. Improved Interoperability Between Ansys Applications

Another improvement is Discovery’s connection to flagship Ansys technologies. With the appropriate license, engineers will be able to access high-fidelity solvers such as Fluent and Mapdl within the Discovery UI for performing basic structural and fluids simulations. If they need to simulate more complex physical behaviors or add more detailed refinements, they can export the current simulation and open it directly in either Ansys Fluent or Ansys Mechanical. Geometry, materials, boundary conditions, meshing and solutions controls will all transfer, allowing engineers to pick up right where they left off.

5. Access more of what Ansys has to offer

The final reason for excitement is that this new product increases access to the Ansys portfolio of technologies. Granta MDS provides access to a diverse set of materials and material properties from within the Discovery application. Ansys Learning Hub can be used to get detailed training and sample walkthroughs to make sure engineers are getting the most out of Discovery. Lastly, existing Ansys HPC and Elastic Licensing can be used to scale up compute resources for larger simulation jobs or provide flexible access for multiple users on an as-needed basis.

We have a lot more planned and in development for future Discovery releases!

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