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Product Design 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.

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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.

Ansys Topology Optimization

Ansys Topology Optimization produces design insights in real-time, driving inspiration and lightweighting design possibilities in less time.

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Computation fluid dynamics delivers accurate insights into product performance.

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What's New

Ansys 2022 R1 expands Discovery’s astonishing Live physics in the critical area of thermal management through the addition of coupled fluid-solid simulation.

This fast, fault-tolerant approach means that the simulation of heat exchangers, liquid cooling devices, and exhaust systems is now dramatically easier to perform and up to 50x faster allowing testing of more design variations for expanded insight and discovery. Enhancements include:

  • Fast and easy thermal management–Coupled fluid-solid thermal analysis for Live physicsallows fast prediction of heat dissipation and transfer under many fluid flow scenarios.
  • Geometry preprocessing –Support for beams and shells, flex cable wrapping, and small units make Discovery a compelling tool for working with a wide range of geometries and use cases 
  • Workflow Innovation –Expanded history tracking, improved hinge and spherical joints, as well as newpostprocessing capabilities, such as local slice monitors and interactive probes, accelerate the simulation journey from setup to results.
  • Additional physics –Compressible flow for both Live and High-fidelity physics, temperature-dependent material properties, and 1D springs expand the scope and depth of Discovery’s simulation capabilities.

Webinars

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Ansys 2022 R1: Ansys Discovery & Geometry Update

Ansys 2022 R1 offers many workflow speed improvements to Ansys’ 3D Design suite, making your geometry prep and simulation tasks easier than ever.

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Capabilities

 

With the interactive nature of Ansys Discovery, engineers can test several design ideas in mere seconds, receiving immediate insight around the structural performance of a design. Expect to quickly observe the different modes of vibration and receive a rapid understanding of resonant frequencies. 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.

Whether you’re addressing internal or external flow, you can explore a variety of fluid wonders. Incorporate porous media into your analysis when applicable. When you’re ready for additional detail and higher accuracy, use the Ansys 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.

The real-time heat flow and temperature distribution information enables you to test ideas in real time, iterating and ideating along the way to find the best solution for your design needs. Leverage conjugate heat transfer (CHT) to determine fluid and solid temperatures for evaluating fluid and thermal performance of product designs. Solve a wide range of product design challenges with multiphysics simulation capabilities across numerous industry applications.

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.

 

 

Applications

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Heat exchangers

Heat Exchangers

Ansys enables heat exchanger design optimization for energy efficiency, materials selection, and life prediction under harsh operating conditions.

Heat Exchangers
Vehicle Chassis

Vehicle Chassis

Optimizing chassis design with simulation helps you deliver the next generation of safe, lightweight, low-cost, durable, reliable and high-performance vehicles.

Mixing

Vehicle Interior

Learn how Ansys simulation enables the optimization of vehicle interior design, from comfort and noise to the human machine interface.

Vehicle Powertrain

Vehicle Power Train

Learn how Ansys simulation enables the optimization of vehicle power train design to deliver performance, fuel efficiency and environmental goals.

Orthopedic

Orthopedic

Develop innovative and durable implants that conform  with a patient’s physiology and that comply with MRI compatibility requirements.

3D DESIGN RESOURCES & EVENTS

Featured Webinars

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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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Solving design challenges with Ansys Discovery and Fluent

Solving Design Challenges with Ansys Discovery and Fluent

This webinar series explores how you can leverage Ansys Discovery’s real-time physics simulation and harness the power of Ansys Fluent inside Discovery to determine if your “best design” holds true to your performance goals. We will also showcase how engineering analysis can help optimize the design and operation of ventilation systems for the transportation industry.


WHITE PAPERS & ARTICLES

Ansys challenges simulation driven design

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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