December 28, 2014 8:40 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
President of MSC Japan
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

MSC Software Corporation Key Developments

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.

MSC Software Corporation Releases MSC Apex

MSC Software Corporation announced the release of the company's next-generation complete Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) platform, MSC Apex(TM). MSC Apex is the first computational parts(TM) based CAE system that will serve as the platform for a broad range of physics and applications that MSC Software will introduce over time. MSC Apex transforms the way engineers perform simulation by reducing critical CAE modeling and process time from days to hours. The platform delivers innovative technology that enables predictive product development in the earlier stages of design where it is critical in saving time and money. Highlights of the MSC Apex platform include: MSC Apex(TM) is a built-from-the-ground up fully integrated and generative simulation environment - With a paradigm shift away from traditional pre-solve-post point solutions, users can leverage the same user experience to carry out end-to-end simulation workflows with full associativity between geometric and analysis data, including fully generative behavior to ensure that all aspects of the model are consistent and up-to-date following design changes; MSC Apex(TM) is powered by a CAE specific direct modeling and meshing engine that accelerates the CAD to Mesh process by a factor of up to 50x - CAD geometry is not suitable for analysis and geometry repair/improve and meshing operations are tedious, error prone, and take too long. MSC Apex(TM) features a complete set of direct modeling tools to make geometry clean-up and idealization steps fast and easy. These features provide dramatic productivity improvements for engineers. MSC Apex(TM) is enabled with integrated solver methods which allow the user to interactively validate parts and sub-subsystem models, yielding up to 10x productivity gains in model preparation - The traditional process for validating a Finite Element (FE) model is iterative and time consuming involving repeatedly submitting jobs and interpreting solver cryptic warning/error messages. The generative behavior of MSC Apex(TM) is fully leveraged to incrementally validate the evolving model and remove the many time consuming iterations inherent in the old pre-solve-post paradigm. MSC Apex(TM) is the world's first Computational Parts(TM) based CAE system, allowing: Individual users to incrementally run analysis of complex assemblies, enabling rapid trade studies; and Groups of users to exchange mathematical models in/through the supply chain without compromising Intellectual Property (IP). MSC Apex(TM) is a Parts & Assemblies Model Representation centric solution allowing supply chains to share a unique product structure while independently managing instances of parts, sub-systems, full assemblies, and their corresponding multi-fidelity behavioral representations. This enables each person in the overall product development workflow to finally have the right data; and MSC Apex(TM) offers a unique, fun and easy-to-use experience making it possible for non-CAE experts to learn the software in a single day. This new user interface approach allows for a 10x reduction in tools. Built-in video tutorials, workflow instructions and at-mouse guidance make it easy for engineers to quickly learn and become productive at simulation MSC Apex(TM) is complementary to Patran and MSC Nastran - With robust support for industry standard .bdf file import and export, MSC Apex(TM) makes for easy migration of data and smooths the integration of the product into existing tool chains such as those incorporating Patran and MSC Nastran.

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