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Ansys Minerva
Simulation process and data management (SPDM) made easy

Ansys Minerva, powered by Aras is an enterprise-level SPDM solution that secures critical simulation data. Minerva provides simulation process and decision support in both on-premise and cloud deployment ecosystems.

Boost engineering productivity with efficient simulation process and data management

With Ansys Minerva, you’ll be able to secure critical simulation data, provide process and decision support, and deliver immediate benefits by connecting powerful simulation and optimization solutions to your existing ecosystem of tools and processes. Because Ansys Minerva is available for both on-premise and cloud deployment, it connects team members regardless of geography and functional silos. 

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    Capture and Manage Knowledge
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    Vendor-Neutral Architecture
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    Collaborate Across the Entire Organization
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    Scalable and Configurable

Quick Specs

Ansys Minerva’s provides powerful offerings in a vendor-neutral architecture that makes it easy to integrate with your existing ecosystem. No matter what other tools you use, you’ll benefit from increased collaboration, unparalleled data management and easy integration with your current workflow. 

  • Role Specific Views
  • Metadata Extraction
  • System Reports
  • Batch Job Submission
  • Data Management
  • Comprehensive Visualization
  • Apps Management
  • Wide Integration
  • Side-by-side comparison
  • Configuration Management
  • Dependency Graphs

Ansys Minerva Accelerates Your Digital Transformation

Revealing survey results from leading product life cycle management (PLM) solution providers and their customers


“Ansys Minerva is important to Eaton and plays a key part in our larger, enterprise-wide digital prototyping and additive manufacturing initiatives.” — Todd Earls, vice president of Information Technology at Eaton

With digitalization on the rise, understanding how to connect your business to exciting new technologies like digital threads, digital twins, PLM platforms, simulation and smart manufacturing will soon become a necessity. Businesses hoping to stay ahead of the competition, lead innovation and transform their industries need advanced tools to succeed.

Ansys Minerva provides these tools, giving anyone access to knowledge capture and management methods with traceable simulation data and rapid access to insights that will improve your decision making. You’ll accelerate your move into digital with easy data searching and visualization, A-I based modeling and more. Minerva’s open, vendor-neutral architecture and scalable, configurable approach make it a good fit for any team. Deploy Minerva anywhere across your enterprise using the cloud or keep everything in-house with on-premises deployment.

JULY 2021

What's New

Ansys Minerva enhances collaboration with custom dashboards that communicate relevant information efficiently among teams and contains a host of sleek, rich UI enhancements that greatly improve engineering productivity.

With enhanced integration between Ansys optiSLang and Ansys Minerva, democratization of simulation automation is just a few clicks away, enabling experts and nonexperts to reap the benefits of simulation.


Query Builder

Build queries to gather data for custom views on dashboard widgets.

  • Create queries based on any object type.
  • Select the attributes you want to collect.
  • Attributes can be aggregated (grouped, summed, etc.).
  • Apply a formatting function and relabel them.
  • Apply filters.
  • Preview the results of the queries.
  • Use those queries in KPI or Report widgets in the dashboard.

New Dashboard 2.0

Access meaningful information intuitively with multiple custom views.

  • Access user-friendly, permission-driven dashboards.
  • Create multiple Dashboards, select one as default.
  • Use rich widgets with advanced configuration capabilities.
  • Leverage complex Queries in KPI and Report widgets.
  • Report widget offers extensive capabilities for tabular data and charts.
  • Use other widget types like Application shortcuts, HTML and Markdown widgets, Discussions.



Run from File View

Access applications to run simulations directly from File view.

  • "Run” action available on the File Details view.
  • This action is linked with enhanced configurability of the toolbar.



UX Enhancements

  • Favorites Section — Bookmark your frequently used data items for quick and easy access.
  • Visual Icons for Shortcuts and Links — Understand the context of your data with visual icons for shortcuts and links.
  • Pan & Zoom for the Digital Thread Graph — Obtain a better contextual understanding of your data within complex digital threads.


Ansys Minerva is speeding your digital transformation journey

Ansys Minerva is a one-stop enterprise-level simulation process and data management solution for collaborative workflows that offers native interoperability with all popular CAD and CAE tools, as well as PLM systems. It allows multiple users to view and use shared files, define work requests and even provides simulation  project management capabilities. Ansys Minerva can configure, launch and manage data flow from any common local application, enabling each team member to use the programs and workflows they’re comfortable with and still collaborate effectively with other team members. Automatic data extraction ensures traceability and built-in messaging takes the guesswork out of collaboration.


Key Features

Enterprise SDPM software with everything you need to improve productivity and make informed decisions about product development.

  • World-class data management
  • Hybrid deployment
  • Integration with industry-standard tools
  • Optimized for Ansys software

The easy-to-use data management interface allows you to efficiently manage the rich data produced by your simulation activities. With Ansys Minerva, you will be able to visualize and keep track of all your simulation data by leveraging state-of-the-art Configuration Management capabilities such as Version control and Lifecycles, Release Management, Branching, Workflows, Comparisons and Digital Thread Graphs, all of which are entirely configurable to fit your specific business needs.

Quickly glean insights that can guide your organizational decision-making, thanks to configurable, role-based Dashboards that provide the status of work-in-progress, key metrics, assignments and much more. Organize your engineering activities with unique capabilities like Tasks, Work Requests and Projects; ease collaboration across teams with Notification and Discussions, and provide stakeholders with a clear vision of inputs and outputs so everyone stays up to date.

With Ansys Minerva, you can save time and effort by submitting jobs to high-performance computing (HPC) on-premises or Cloud resources, monitoring their progress remotely and automating data collection back to the system. Ansys Minerva is configurable with standard schedulers and supports hybrid deployment on-premises and in the cloud. Continue to use your preferred applications and let Ansys Minerva manage the data flow and the traceability for you. Augment Ansys Minerva’s functionality by building web apps to capture automated processes and deploy specific simulation apps across the organization.

With Ansys Minerva, you’ll enjoy wide interoperability with commercial product life cycle management systems and support for metadata extraction from all industry-standard CAD and CAE tools. No matter your current or future software ecosystem, Ansys Minerva is highly configurable, and its flexibility and open architecture ensures that you won’t have to interrupt or change your current workflow.

Access and use your simulation-ready materials property data from GRANTA MI when working within Ansys Minerva projects. GRANTA MI is the platform that enables you to capture, process and approve your company's material information, creating a single 'gold source' for your design engineers and simulation analysts.


Resources & Events

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Ansys 2020 R2: Ansys Minerva Update

Ansys 2020 R2 introduces cutting-edge features to Minerva, significantly enhancing its capability and performance. This webinar showcases Minerva’s powerful new features, spotlights its target users and delivers a deep dive look at real-world use cases.

Webinar Series
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Ansys Minerva Webinar Series

Discover how knowledge management is made easy with Ansys Minerva, powered by Aras! This webinar series dives deep into most prominent knowledge management challenges and solutions.

White Papers

Ansys Whitepaper CIMdata

Speeding Your Digital Transformation Journey

Jointly published by CIMdata and Ansys, the e-book reveals and examines survey results from leading product life cycle management (PLM) solution providers and their customers. 


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Simulation Process and Data Management (SPDM) made easy with Ansys Minerva, powered by Aras

Go through this infographic to get a quick overview of business benefits of adopting Ansys Minerva for your SPDM needs.


Ansys software is accessible

It's vital to Ansys that all users, including those with disabilities, can access our products. As such, we endeavor to follow accessibility requirements based on the US Access Board (Section 508), Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), and the current format of the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT).

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