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SpaceClaim Direct Modeler Updated to Support ANSYS 13.0

SpaceClaim Direct Modeler Updated to Support ANSYS 13.0

As part of their mission to promote simulation-driven product development, long-time partners SpaceClaim and ANSYS released an upgrade to the SpaceClaim Direct Modeler software stocked with significant enhancements and ready to support the latest ANSYS 13.0 release.

SpaceClaim Direct Modeler Updated to Support ANSYS 13.0
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The pair, which announced a licensing deal in 2009 that entitles ANSYS to offer the SpaceClaim product as part of its simulation software portfolio, targets the bundle at analysts who work in the 3-D world, but who don't want to become experts in traditional, feature-based CAD tools. ANSYS SpaceClaim Direct Modeler 2010 SP1 enables product development and design engineers to create and modify 3-D geometry models without needing to learn complex and expensive CAD systems, allowing for simulation to be conducted earlier in the product development process where it can have the most impact on performance, cost and time-to-market, company officials said.

New functionality in ANSYS SpaceClaim Direct Modeler 2010 SP1 includes the ability to directly create and edit SpaceClaim designs directly from the ANSYS Workbench project schematic. In addition, simultaneous associativity capabilities now automatically update parameters and name selections between SpaceClaim and ANSYS Workbench.

Other additions to the upgrade include enhanced repair features that make it easier to clean up dirty geometry, new automatic inlet and outlet detection algorithms for expediting volume extraction, beam modeling support for cross-section optimization and a new extend tool for trimming and extending between curves and surfaces to facilitate beam and shell modeling.
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