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Vanderplaats R&D releases GENESIS Version 12.2

Vanderplaats R&D announces the release of GENESIS and Design Studio for Design Pre/Post-processing (Version 12.2)

GENESIS Enhancements:

* Tied / Glued Connections
* Faster sensitivities calculations
* Faster composite optimization
* Faster pre-processing of Domain and Freeform shape variables
* Faster SMS modal and sparse matrix solving for very large models

Design Studio Enhancements:

* Single window environment option
* Definition of menus on left hand side
* Improved entity selection using feature angle, dynamic drag, visible entities
* Support of all new GENESIS features

GENESIS is a stand alone FEA and Structural Optimization program that can also be coupled with LS-Dyna to perform structural optimization for nonlinear responses. The following link demonstrates this capability for frontal crash optimization. LS-Dyna is a product of LSTC.

For more information on GENESIS and Design Studio, please visit

About VR&D

Since its founding in 1984, VR&D has advocated for the advancement of numerical
optimization in industry. The company has evolved into a premier software company,
developing and marketing a number of design optimization tools, providing professional
services and training, and engaging in ongoing advanced research. VR&D products
include VisualDOC, GENESIS, Design Studio for GENESIS, SMS, DOT, and BIGDOT.

For more information on VR&D, please visit


Vanderplaats Research & Development, Inc.
Gary Quinn
+1-719-473-4611 x104


Date: January 4, 2013