Autodesk and ANSYS to Team Up to Increase Interoperability

The collaboration connects Autodesk Fusion 360 design and manufacturing software with ANSYS Mechanical simulation solutions, according to the companies.

The collaboration connects Autodesk Fusion 360 design and manufacturing software with ANSYS Mechanical simulation solutions, according to the companies.

Autodesk, Inc. and ANSYS have announced the next step in a partnership that will allow interoperability across ANSYS and Autodesk products to drive design and engineering agility for customers, the companies report. The collaboration connects Autodesk Fusion 360, integrated design and manufacturing software, with ANSYS Mechanical simulation solutions to expedite products to market, the companies note.

The collaboration aims to break down silos in the product development process by driving a connected and interoperable designer-to-analyst workflow. As engineers leverage Fusion 360, their results are automatically available in ANSYS Mechanical for further refinement and validation. This open system workflow significantly improves efficiency in existing manual processes and can be combined to enhance new automated processes, like generative design, accelerating time to market and enabling multiple engineering teams to work together.

This new announcement builds on a previously announced relationship between Autodesk and ANSYS to create a connected workflow for automotive companies that combines Autodesk’s VRED automotive 3D visualization and virtual prototyping software with ANSYS' physics-based lighting simulation solutions. This enables automakers to enhance realistic visualizations of vehicle interiors and exteriors with accurate lighting simulation—improving visual design review.

“Our relationship with ANSYS connects our two companies' complementary technologies and skills to strengthen our joint value proposition, drive expansion across more value chains and unlock tremendous value for customers,” says Greg Fallon, vice president of business strategy and marketing at Autodesk. “As designers utilize Fusion 360, their results are seamlessly processed with ANSYS' interoperable, state-of-the-art simulation solutions. This new way of distributing synergistic capabilities across the designer-to-analyst workflow pushes customers' manufacturing process boundaries—significantly advancing the innovation of next-generation products.”

“Product ideation and quality is a team sport which can be hampered by engineering silos,” says Shane Emswiler, senior vice president and general manager at ANSYS. “This partnership with Autodesk dramatically improves workflows between our tools to benefit our joint customers. We look forward to helping designers and analysts deliver greatly improved product performance, enhance efficiency and increase sustainability.”

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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