Simulation Software is for mechanical engineering applications.

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AI*Environment allows modeling and meshing for structural, thermal and CFD projects. Users can build and prepare models within their CAD system and then export model directly to software for meshing. It supports CAD interfaces with CATIA, Pro/Engineer, SDRC IDEAS, SolidWorks and Unigraphics, and it provides links to various analysis solvers. Software supports direct CAD meshing for surfaces, solid models, and interactive assemblies.




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ANSYS, Inc. Announces AI*Environment


CANONSBURG, Pa., Nov. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- ANSYS(R), Inc. (Nasdaq: ANSS), the global innovator of simulation software and technologies aimed at optimizing product development processes, today announced AI*Environment, a new generation of pre- and post-processing solutions for the mechanical engineering industry.

AI*Environment combines ICEM CFD Engineering's pre- and post- processor technologies with ANSYS, Inc.'s simulation expertise. Aimed at the computer-aided engineering community, AI*Environment allows modeling and meshing for structural, thermal and CFD projects and supports CAD interfaces with CATIA, Pro/Engineer, SDRC IDEAS, SolidWorks and Unigraphics. The new solution enables users to build and prepare models within their CAD system that can be exported directly to AI*Environment for meshing. AI*Environment provides links to various analysis solvers and supports direct CAD meshing for surfaces and solid models in addition to batch or interactive assemblies. "

AI*Environment is a true leader in CAD-based meshing and post - processing technology to address the needs of mechanical engineers. This solution provides the state-of-the-art geometry, input, repair and meshing tools necessary to solve the most complex meshing issues," stated Michael Wheeler, vice president of marketing for ANSYS, Inc. "ANSYS, Inc. continues to provide technologically advanced solutions needed to support the engineering design process and decrease the associated development costs."

AI*Environment is expected to ship in early 2002.

About AI*Solutions

AI*Solutions from ANSYS, Inc., combines the state-of-the-art, technology from ICEM CFD Engineering with ANSYS, Inc.'s simulation expertise to provide product development teams the latest simulation products and technology platforms. AI*Solutions is continually expanding to include:

AI*Workbench: An open and flexible application development technology platform that enables customers and partners to create customer- and industry-specific engineering simulation templates to meet their specific needs.

AI*EMAX: A family of high-frequency electromagnetic analysis products for the electronics industry that supports the functionality to analyze RF/microwave passive components and circuits, electromagnetic interference and compatibility (EMI/EMC), antenna design, and object identification. AI*EMAX includes leading-edge pre- and post-processing technology from ANSYS, Inc.'s ICEM CFD Engineering subsidiary.

AI*Environment: The next generation of general pre- and post- processing tools for mechanical engineering. AI*Environment includes the industry's leading meshing technology from ANSYS, Inc.'s ICEM CFD Engineering subsidiary.

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