ANSYS Discovery enables CAD modeling & simulation for all design engineers. Since the demands on today’s design engineer to build optimized, lighter and smarter products are critical, using the appropriate design tools is more important than ever.

SpaceClaim - 3D Modeling

Built on direct modeling technology, ANSYS Discovery SpaceClaim makes creating, repairing or editing geometry easy again, instead of a chore. Whether you are involved in concept modeling, reverse engineering scanned data or preparing a model for manufacturing or simulation, Discovery SpaceClaim’s tools are designed to remove geometry bottlenecks and accelerate the design process.

  • Powerful, single platform direct modeler to quickly create, modify and repair geometry
  • Full part, assembly, and drawing capabilities for design and concept modeling
  • Built-in CAD translators for all the major CAD formats
  • Powerful features to speed up analysis preproccesing workflows (e.g. Volume Extract for CFD analysts and automatic beam extraction for FEA users)
  • Includes toolsets for reverse engineering facted/scanned data, and editing or optimizing STL files for additive manufacturing and 3D printing.
  • Supports creation of manufacturing fixtures, process plans, or optimization and repair of models for toolpath creation
  • Creation, repair and rapid unfolding of sheet metal components

Discovery Live - Instant Simulation

ANSYS Discovery Live is an environment providing instantaneous simulation, tightly coupled with direct geometry modeling, to enable interactive design exploration. Supporting common fluids, structural, and thermal simulation applications, it allows engineers to experiment with design ideas and see instant feedback from their changes.

  • Easy, Fast, Powerful Simulation for Designers
  • Leveraging GPU technology to deliver instantaneous structural/fluid results with very little input from the user
  • Designers can quickly understand how changing the geometry or a boundary condition affects the stress, velocity, or deformation
  • Interactively modify the geometry - as soon as a particular modification is complete, the structural and/or fluid results will update instantaneously

Discovery AIM - Simulation for Design Engineers

ANSYS Discovery AIM seamlessly integrates design and simulation for all engineers, helping them to explore ideas and concepts in greater depth. Discovery AIM provides a single platform for simulation-driven product development. With guided workflows to promote best practices, you can take advantage of best-in-class ANSYS solver technology to the fullest. Easy to learn and use, it offers unmatched versatility, speed and precision to optimize designs and take them to the next level. Whether performing thermal, electromagnetic, structural, fluid or various multiphysics combinations, Discovery AIM eliminates the need for any other simulation software for designers.

  • An integrated tool that enables designers to create/modify geometry, analyze structural, fluids and electromagnetics effects and post process all within the same platform.
  • Multiple powerful flagship physics solvers that are tied together in an easy to use interface
  • Create process templates that automate the entire simulation workflow for easy repeatability and promotion of best practices
  • Perfect for design engineers who need to run individual or multi-physics analysis for validation purposes but that don’t require the extra horsepower of the ANSYS flagship solvers