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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.


Discovery AIM Benefits

Guided Simulation Workflows

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.

Accurate Simulation Technology

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.


Discovery AIM


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 Live is included in the Standard and Ultimate bundles. This groundbreaking technology bridges the gap between design and engineering simulation, allowing engineers to explore larger solution spaces with more iterations.

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