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MSC SimEnterprise Launched


MSC.Software Corp. has announced the introduction of SimEnterprise, an enterprise simulation development platform that enables computer-aided-engineering (CAE) designers, analysts, managers and the supply chain to interact hroughout the design process -- in an open systems approach using their preferred development software -- to deliver substantial collaboration, data management and process automation benefits. SimEnterprise is a revolutionary technological approach for the industry, and has been created to enhance the way engineering teams can access and work with data, sharing simulation information across the extended enterprise.

Based on a Services Oriented Architecture (SOA), SimEnterprise enables open connectivity between designers, analysts, and other simulation stakeholders for a highly collaborative design ecosystem, allowing each stakeholder to work within their preferred environments. With SimEnterprise, product development stakeholders, regardless of application preference or global location, can easily collaborate and manage simulation and simulation-based design information to accelerate product development in a highly cost-efficient manner.

Providing built-in connectivity to MSC.Software's leading solver technology, including MD Nastran, SimEnterprise solutions allow companies to easily deploy role-based simulation applications and tools -- including existing MSC applications such as MSC SimDesigner and MSC SimManager, and to seamlessly integrate with third party applications and in-house or custom applications - to speed simulation and design processes.

"While the CAE industry has long been designing leading edge technologies, the way in which they share information is often antiquated and out-of-date. With their introduction of SimEnterprise, MSC.Software is focusing on changing the way designers and analysts communicate in order to speed design and production, bringing efficiency boosts to global business," said Ed Miller, president, CIMdata. "SimEnterprise is intended to provide a Service-Oriented-Architecture (SOA) approach for their solution suite in order to enable groups across a supply chain to more easily locate, interact, and take advantage of the information that is captured in simulation tests."

SimEnterprise solutions deliver substantial and wide ranging data management capabilities with included functionality that provides companies with centralized storage and intelligent access to simulation models, results, and data. The SimEnterprise platform enables engineering teams and the supply chain to leverage simulation applications for managed access to simulation information as well as an audit trail for tracking the metadata associated with all simulation data.

Besides delivering a common multi-discipline solver foundation to leverage next-generation MSC.Software capabilities including MD Nastran, SimEnterprise also provides an open foundation for simulation/CAE development ecosystems. To accommodate the integration of other solvers, MSC has created the MD Partner Program that includes key partners such as:

* Engineous, providers of iSIGHT software that integrates key steps in the product design process, then automates and executes these steps through design exploration tools.

* nCode, providers of hardware, software and support services that enable customers to optimize their durability engineering processes.

* LSTC, providers of LS-DYNA, which is widely used by the automotive industry to analyze vehicle designs and accurately predict a car's behavior in a collision, as well as the effects of the collision upon the car's occupants.

* FFT, developers and providers of the ACTRAN finite element software for acoustic, vibro-acoustic and aero-acoustic modeling.

* CD-adapco, a leading global provider of full-spectrum engineering simulation (CAE) solutions for fluid flow, heat transfer and stress.

"Throughout the years, businesses have faced the challenge of leveraging the diverse simulation information that engineering teams generate in product development cycles. SimEnterprise has been developed to provide businesses with a platform that can increase collaboration, automate processes and recapture, manage, and re use their simulation resources to create efficiencies for competitive advantage," said Glenn Wienkoop, president and chief operating officer of MSC.Software Corp. "As the most significant advancement for the engineering community and CAE industry in 20 years, SimEnterprise applications give designers, analysts and managers the ability to harness the simulation information they are generating -- regardless of their preferred application environment -- to create better products in a faster and more intelligent fashion."

SimEnterprise solutions are available directly from MSC.Software and resellers worldwide. For more information on the SimEnterprise SOA
platform, download the white paper at or


Date: June 20, 2006