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May 22, 2015 2:29 PM ET


Company Overview of MSC Software Corporation

Company Overview

MSC Software Corporation develops multidiscipline simulation software solutions for engineers to validate and optimize their designs. It provides integrated solutions, such as Adams, a multibody dynamics simulation; Actran, an acoustic simulation software; Easy5, a controls simulation software; Marc, a nonlinear and multiphysics software; and Digimat, a nonlinear multi-scale material and structure software. The company also offers solver solutions, including MSC Nastran, a structural and multidiscipline software; Dytran, an explicit nonlinear and fluid structure interaction software; MSC Fatigue, a fatigue simulation software; and Sinda, a thermal software. In addition, it provides finite el...

4675 MacArthur Court

Newport Beach, CA 92660

United States

Founded in 1963

972 Employees





Key Executives for MSC Software Corporation

Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 59
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 39
Chief Material Strategist and Chief Executive Officer of E-Xstream Engineering
Chief Executive Officer of FFT
Chief Executive Officer of Simufact Engineering
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

MSC Software Corporation Key Developments

MSC Software Corporation Announces New Release of MSC Apex

MSC Software Corporation announced a new release of MSC Apex, the company’s next generation Computer Aided Engineering platform. The MSC Apex Cheetah release introduced: the third release of MSC Apex Modeler – A CAE Specific direct modeling and meshing solution that streamlines CAD clean-up, simplification, and meshing workflow. The first release of MSC Apex Structures – an add-on to MSC Apex Modeler which now expands MSC Apex to a fully integrated and generative structural analysis solution. The new release enhances the engineer’s workflow and daily productivity with many innovative modeling and analysis capabilities, and gives more engineers the ability to perform design analysis. Key productivity accelerators include: geometry clean-up and meshing: 55% of engineers spend more than 40% of their time on geometry clean up and meshing, according to a recent survey conducted with manufacturing companies. MSC Apex Modeler continues to deliver breakthrough capabilities to speed the CAD to mesh process and improve productivity with a new Geometry Checks tool, robustness enhancements to Geometry Cleanup Stitching and Surface Auto extend capabilities, a new user interface for De-featuring, and a new Automated Mesh Improve capability and user defined mesh quality criteria. While the previous release, Black Marlin, delivered on ease-of-use, with these enhancements, MSC Apex Cheetah brings productivity and speed, in particular for mid-surface geometry creation, clean-up and meshing. 67% of engineers need 2 to 4 solver runs to obtain a converged solution. MSC Apex Cheetah enhances the simulation workflow by delivering an innovative Analysis Readiness tool that allows the user to validate models before submitting the analysis. The Analysis Readiness tool leverages integrated solver methods to check on element quality, proper material and section attribution, part connectivity, and proper loads and constraints definitions. The tool is integrated with the MSC Apex generative framework and automatically updates as the user builds the model. This ensures all models created within the application are always solver compliant and run-ready. MSC Apex Cheetah also enhances the simulation workflow to support large assemblies with the introduction of assembly representations, and glue connections. The concept of assembly representations allows the user to manage multiple configured assemblies of parts, and enables a divide and conquer approach to incrementally define, validate, and analyze large, complex assemblies. With Cheetah, users will also now be able to manage, attribute, assemble, and analyze orphan meshes with the support for MSC Nastran bulk data files (BDF) import.

MSC Software Corporation Announces New Release of MSC Nastran 2014 and Patran 2014

MSC Software Corporation announced the new release of MSC Nastran 2014 and Patran 2014. MSC Nastran 2014 delivers significant enhancements to its groundbreaking solver embedded fatigue functionality as well as performance improvements and ease of use. Patran 2014 supports the new fatigue analysis capabilities and delivers improvements to nonlinear analysis support. Release highlights of MSC Nastran: the highly popular external superelement (SE) capability of MSC Nastran has been enhanced, providing users with the ability to rotate, move or mirror a primary external SE. This capability is designed to reduce the modeling effort for full vehicle analysis with duplicate assemblies like aircraft engines attached to wings, or landing gears attached to the fuselage. New capability was added to activate and deactivate rigid elements in subcases and improve flexibility in defining combinations of load cases often used for safety-related industries and airline certification. Nastran Embedded Fatigue Several enhancements have been implemented in this release to improve the efficiency and ease of use of MSC Nastran’s solver embedded fatigue capabilities. These include: Support for seam and spot welds fatigue analysis, making it easier to identify the critical welds in automobiles and other structures subjected to repeated loads. Multi-axial assessment provides insight into validity of the standard stress-life or strain-life fatigue analysis. Support for the industry-standard remote parameter control (RPC) files helping engineers to drive the load history based upon measured data. Improved performance with no loss in accuracy. MSC Nastran 2014 provides robust contact capability for assembly modeling, which is often used to join discontinuous meshes or general contact including friction and heat transfer. It is no longer necessary to identify the master and slave body and reduce the dependency on the mesh size, leading to simplified set-up time. Solutions for complex problems such as eigenvalue extraction on pre-stressed bodies encountered in the wind turbine arena have also been improved. Explicit nonlinear analysis capabilities of MSC Nastran are often used to solve complex fluid-structure interaction (FSI) problems, which require large computational resources. Defining the coupling surface between the fluid and the surface has been improved with the MSC Nastran 2014 release. The performance on multi-core configurations has been improved by a factor of two to allow more design studies. Numerical Methods and High Performance Computing. MSC Nastran’s nonlinear solution now utilizes the latest multi-core hardware to provide greater through-put. Wall-time can be reduced by as much as a factor of two. Model frequency response analysis is improved with 3X faster performance in frequency computations for non-symmetric systems. This is particularly important for those in the automotive industry where the inclusion of tire rolling models results in non-symmetric models. Exterior acoustics problems can be solved in a fraction of the time utilizing the parallel Krylov solver. The method is particularly effective for Frequency Response Analysis where wall clock time can be reduced by over 95%. Other enhancements include improvements to axisymmetric harmonic concentrated mass element, and new outputs for composite shell elements. The new release of Patran provides support for the new capabilities of MSC Nastran and MSC Fatigue. The CAD import/export capability has been significantly improved to support recent CAD systems and is 25% faster. The GUI drives the new MSC Nastran Embedded Fatigue capabilities. As model size increases to ensure greater fidelity of the model, Patran 2014 has been enhanced to provide faster visualization.

MSC Software's SimManager 2014 Release Delivers Ease of Use & Superior CAE Product Integration

MSC Software Corporation announced the new release of SimManager 2014. SimManager 2014 brings process enhancements and innovative functionality to MSC Software's Simulation Process and Data Management solution. The new release focuses on user interface improvements making SimManager easier to use and provides direct integration with commonly used computer-aided engineering (CAE) applications such as MSC Software's Adams, Patran, and Marc, as well as ANSA from Beta CAE Systems. Adams/Car - SimManager Portal and Integration: Adams/Car integration into SimManager addresses a key challenge of automotive industry by providing a platform for cooperation and global team participation in full vehicle multibody dynamics simulations. Adams/Car-SimManager integration is achieved through a client plug-in installation, providing direct access to SimManager directly from Adams/Car interface. The plug-in provides users the ability to retrieve models from SimManager, edit, and publish to SimManager. SimManager Client Integration: Direct integration of SimManager into many of the CAE pre- and post-processing tools commonly used by engineers is implemented in this release. The integration provides direct support to retrieve a model, input or results files from SimManager, and make modifications and publish changes back to SimManager without leaving the native application. Direct integration is provided for the following products: Patran 2010-2014; SimXpert 2012-2013; Marc Mentat 2012-2014; Adams/Car 2011-2013; and ANSA 15. Explorer Desktop Client: Windows Desktop Explorer for SimManager provides access to SimManager directly from desktop. The Explorer provides direct support for engineers to retrieve a model and related files and make updates which can be uploaded back to SimManager. Work Request Workflow Enhancements: Work Request introduced in SimManager 2010 provides the ability to define standard work and tasks as well as provide the status on progress and performance of a specific task. Several enhancements have been made to Work Request in the new release providing a robust workflow management system. Integrated VCollab 3D Model Viewer: Providing robust visualization of computer-aided design (CAD) & CAE models as well as CAE results significantly improves the "Visual IQ" of SimManager. SimManager 2014 integrates VCollab and VMove directly with SimManager as an optional module. VCollab is the best in class vendor neutral, ultra-compact web friendly generation and viewer for CAD, finite element analysis (FEA) and CAD data. SimManager with VCollab generates light weight web friendly 3D snapshot and 2D images. Results can also be displayed for interactive post processing from within web browser.

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