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3D Product Design Software Solutions

Ansys 3D design tools enable engineering teams to significantly boost productivity, spur innovation and speed time to market. 3D design software allows your team to make smarter, faster decisions by reducing product development costs and improving workflows. Ansys enables you to build market-leading products while accounting for real-world behaviors with less prototyping.


More time innovating.

Less time waiting for design answers.

Engineering Speed

Ansys 3D product design tools offer an intuitive, tremendously fast user experience that's built for design engineering workflows. Teams can innovate more designs in less time, provide rapid design exploration and deliver detailed insight into real-world product performance. Live physics simulation and accurate high-fidelity simulation come together in a single easy-to-use interface, letting engineers easily evaluate feedback on design changes.

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Prep models for any type of simulation and make easy edits to accelerate workflows.

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Computation fluid dynamics delivers accurate insights into product performance.

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What's New

The Ansys 2021 R1 release delivers new multiphysics capabilities, user experience innovations and other features to increase instant physics accuracy, improve engineering productivity and enhance collaboration.

  • Ansys Discovery now includes automated fluid-solid thermal analysis to easily predict fluid and solid thermal behaviors for the design and evaluation of electronics cooling and heat management devices.
  • New quick scoping, interactive tutorials, improved units control, saved result settings and other workflow features make it possible to setup and run a simulation faster and easier than ever before with Discovery.
  • Pick up right where you left off and simulate more complex physical behaviors with direct transfer to Ansys Mechanical and Ansys Fluent from Discovery.
  • Ansys SpaceClaim now extracts midsurfaces of stamped parts with up to 5X greater speed and includes the option to extract the top or bottom surface from a solid part when creating connections within a sheet metal assembly.


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Ansys Discovery removes barriers that previously prevented engineers from using engineering simulation. Instead of dealing with the difficulty of performing structural analyses on complicated geometry, the abilities of Ansys Discovery allow for near-instant simulation results once loads get established. With the interactive nature of Discovery, engineers can test several design ideas in mere seconds, receiving immediate insight around the structural performance of a design. The Ansys solver technology provides additional details and calculates high-fidelity results for continual increases in design confidence. 

The struggle to find meaningful internal flow characteristics in a reasonable time gets eliminated with the use of Ansys Discovery. The 3D product simulation software solution provides invaluable feedback so you can understand trends, all while offering near-instant solving and visualization capabilities. When you’re ready for additional detail and higher accuracy, use the Fluent solver within the Discovery environment without changing your model or your workflow. 

The speed of the Ansys Discovery topology optimization tool is extremely handy, but the interactivity of the tool for generative design — the first-ever offering of its kind — means engineers can easily evaluate a wide-ranging spectrum of product behaviors to uncover the perfect design solution. Topology optimization capabilities account for manufacturing constraints and can apply to multiple load cases and physics, including modal and structural simulations, giving Discovery additional uses across multiple product designs.

Real-time modeling and data within your 3D model via Ansys Discovery give temperature distribution data as you change models, tweak input characteristics or switch out materials. The real-time heat flow and temperature distribution information allows you to test ideas in real time, iterating and ideating along the way to find the best solution for your singular design needs, without the frustration of waiting for traditional simulation process steps. Enjoy the rewards of real-time modeling with improved final product delivery. 

The ability to create and edit geometry remains critical to design exploration. The Ansys Discovery software makes those tools available within all parts of the workflow. Engineers can edit the shape of a model while viewing results and watch the simulation immediately update. Leverage native CAD models from a vast range of sources and update simulations with new versions when changes come. Geometry modeling offers a fresh take on simulation speed with a focus on final solutions. 

Design the way you think. SpaceClaim’s fully functioning CAD tool is powerful enough for rapid concept modeling but simple enough to create detailed parts, assemblies and drawings. A simple 2D-to-3D-geometry conversion tool streamlines the work process, using common workflows to generate 3D-ready data from a variety of file types. Let the software free you to focus on creativity, ideas and productivity. 

Let the power of SpaceClaim's streamlined workflows reduce model pre-processing time from weeks or days to hours or minutes, all while eliminating the need to outsource CAD modifications. Whether you're modifying existing geometry or creating simplified representations, SpaceClaim eliminates geometry bottlenecks to let engineers focus on physics. Simulation-driven product development allows parameterizing of any model and includes bidirectional linkage to Ansys Workbench for seamless integration of geometry. This allows for fast, bottleneck-free answers in 3D. 



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Webinar Series
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The All-New Ansys Discovery Webinar Series: 7 Tips in 17 Minutes

Learn how Discovery can help you improve effectiveness across valves, address structural simulation challenges, overcome thermal management issues and perform topology optimization and much more...all in 17 minutes.

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Leverage Ansys SpaceClaim for Design to Manufacturing

In this webinar series, we will highlight how you can leverage SpaceClaim for identifying and addressing costly CAD challenges that can delay manufacturing. 


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The Four Benefits of Simulation-Driven Design

This report presents the business benefits of taking a simulation-driven design approach, enabled by engineers, across the design cycle. 



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