Simulation tool with guided workflows, industry-leading accuracy, comprehensive physics and optimization capabilities for both early- and late-stage design exploration
With Discovery AIM, all aspects of a simulation workflow — including electromagnetics, thermals, structures, fluids and multiphysics — are included in a single-window design. It predicts complete product performance with results you can trust.
What is Discovery AIM?
Welcome to Discovery AIM, a highly accurate, low-cost tool for simulating multiphysics.
Single User Interface with Multiple Physics
Watch how Discovery AIM solves complex multiple physics and multiphysics simulations, with a single, streamlined user interface.
Snap-Fit Insertion Example
Discovery AIM quickly solves non-linear structural problems, as demonstrated in this simulation of a snap-fit insertion.
Linear Static Analysis Example
Discovery AIM's predefined physics templates allow for the linear static analysis of a tractor axle assembly.
Custom Apps in AIM
The virtual wind tunnel app in Discovery AIM is used to evaluate the aerodynamic performance of several designs.
In this demonstration video, the virtual wind tunnel app in Discovery AIM is used to evaluate the aerodynamic performance of designs.
Simulation for Every Engineer
Follow along in this Discovery AIM evaluation of the fluid, thermal and structural performance of a butterfly valve.
Linear Static Stress Example
Discovery AIM's custom applications enable the automation of simulation workflows to ensure accurate results and best practices.
Pinewood Derbys and AIM
Easy-to-use Discovery AIM can optimize designs for high-tech Formula cars and just-for-fun Pinewood Derby cars.
Discovery AIM's highly intuitive user interface, coupled with guided simulation workflows, drastically reduces the setup and execution of engineering simulation. The templates guide you through the entire simulation process and automate many routine steps, so you can focus on the engineering. You will spend less time learning — or, for infrequent users, relearning — and more time producing.
The same solvers used in flagship ANSYS products are also used in Discovery AIM. This technology — from model setup to meshing and physics solutions — delivers the most reliable and accurate simulations.
Tailor your simulation processes and incorporate your best practices to ensure consistency and accuracy. Custom physics objects and loads can be used to fit the simulation definition to specific tasks. Any simulation can be used as the basis for a user-defined template that is replayable on any model.
"We used ANSYS Discovery AIM to optimize the design of a modular line of towers that can be shipped and assembled in only one week — down from five weeks."
- Ricardo Damian
Director of Engineering, Jet Towers
"Klubert + Schmidt decided to use AIM because of the ease of use and consistent user interaction for all physical domains."
- Richard Krellner
Construction Manager, Klubert + Schmidt GmbH
"Valve performance has been improved because engineers can evaluate many more alternatives than were possible in the past."
- Tommi Bergström
Senior Research Engineer, Metso
Perform fluid simulations, like reducing pressure drop, calculating lift and drag coefficients, evaluating fluid loads and predicting flow behavior
Analyze static deflections and stresses for complex parts and assemblies, which may include nonlinear contact, structural joints and large deflections
Determine natural frequencies and vibration characteristics of a product to understand product longevity and durability
Simulate static magnetic fields and current conduction to evaluate the electromagnetic performance of your designs
Reduce trial-and-error iterations and quickly troubleshoot unexpected problems when simulating polymer extrusion processes and evaluating die designs
Ensure proper design performance within an expected temperature range by accurately simulating thermal performance
The Discovery product line is available for trial and purchase
Discovery AIM is included in the Ultimate bundle with Discovery SpaceClaim and Discovery Live. This is the most comprehensive suite of products for design engineers to simulate more advanced engineering problems using guided workflows and ANSYS flagship solver technology.