ANSYS AIM Design Engineering

ANSYS Discovery AIM

Upfront Simulation

Up to 80 percent of the cost of a product’s development is determined by the decisions you make early in the design process. Upfront simulation is digitally exploring design concepts and testing critical design choices early in the product lifecycle using simulation. Upfront simulation gives you the information to make informed decisions, reduce costly physical prototypes, and avoid unworkable designs down the road. Upfront simulation helps you bring innovation to market faster and less expensively.

Design Engineering

ANSYS Discovery AIM makes upfront simulation easy by combining intuitive, guided workflows, accurate simulation results and optimization in a complete simulation tool. Integrated geometry modeling based on ANSYS Discovery SpaceClaim technology helps you create new 3D concept models, or edit/repair existing geometry. Whether a simulation includes electromagnetics, thermal, structures, or fluids or combinations thereof, all aspects of simulation workflow are included in the single-window design, which enables you to predict complete product performance with results you can trust. Discovery AIM’s powerful parametric and optimization capabilities can automatically explore the design space thoroughly and find the best design faster.

Customized Solutions

ANSYS Discovery AIM makes it easy to deploy simulation throughout an engineering organization. You can customize Discovery AIM’s user interfaces to comply with your company’s standards for simulation, and create simulation templates for your unique industry applications. Because Discovery AIM includes fluids, structures, thermal and electromagnetics simulation capabilities, engineers only need to learn one tool, reducing training time and costs.

Ways to Access AIM Technology

The AIM technology can be accessed through the ANSYS Discovery Ultimate Bundle to get all the benefits and features of Discovery AIM, along with Discovery Live instant simulation and Discovery SpaceClaim geometry modeling in one package. It can also be accessed through the ANSYS Mechanical Enterprise, ANSYS CFD Enterprise, and multiphysics bundles.

See what's new in ANSYS Discovery AIM

  • Explode Views

    Visualize small details in large assemblies, and quickly find important details impacting boundary conditions and contacts between components.

  • Rapid Results

    Add simplicity and speed to your post-processing by easily interacting with your results and extracting your data faster.

  • Electrostatics

    Whether analyzing voltages or electric fields in high voltage applications, new electrostatic simulation workflows are simple and fast in Discovery AIM.

  • Physics Aware Meshing

    Small features, such as fillets and holes, are automatically defined with higher mesh resolution, saving you time and improving results.



Guided Simulation Workflows

Intuitive workflows and guided templates make it easy to incorporate simulation

ANSYS Discover AIM - Guided Simulation Capabilities
Physics Aware Meshing

Based on the physics study of interest, meshes are automatically refined at critical areas such as boundary conditions and contact surfaces

ANSYS Discover AIM - Physics Aware Meshing
Proven Simulation Technology

Wide breadth of physics capabilities and high solution accuracy for all designer level simulations

ANSYS Discover AIM - Proven Simulation Technology
Robust Design Optimization

ANSYS DesignXplorer within AIM will rapidly vary design parameters to explore design spaces and thoroughly evaluate multiple design variations

ANSYS Discover AIM - Robust Design Optimization
Flexible Custom Applications

Create replayable user-defined templates to incorporate best engineering practices into your simulation processes

ANSYS Discover AIM - Flexible Custom Applications
Interoperability for Engineering Collaboration

Built for collaboration and using the same ANSYS solver technology as ANSYS CFD and ANSYS Mechanical

ANSYS Discover AIM - Interoperability Engineering Collaboration

See how our customers are using our software:

Klubert & Schmidt GmbH

Taking Off the Brakes to Product Development

Using AIM made moving from CAD-centric design to the world of high-fidelity simulation easy for designers at a leading automotive and marine supplier. Access to multiphysics tools has reduced costs, improved productivity and provided insights that were previously unavailable.

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Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger Design Simulation

ANSYS AIM Streamlines Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger Design

Optimizing the design of a shell and tube heat exchanger is a challenge that requires you to understand fluid flow, heat transfer from the fluid into the mechanical structure, and thermal stress and deflection. AIM streamlines heat exchanger design by simplifying all of the steps involved from geometry creation to results.

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