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ANSYS Discovery

Every engineer deserves the power of Discovery

Discover Ansys’ newly released modelling and engineering simulation products that offer all engineers a faster, simpler way to explore and design digitally. Before you commit costly resources early in the design process use the highly intuitive Discovery product line for quick exploration of concepts and testing of critical design options.

Ansys SpaceClaim (Named User)

3D CAD software for concept modelling, design, manufacturing, reverse engineering and 3D printing. Ansys SpaceClaim is the ideal tool for preparing geometry for FEA and CFD analysis.

Discover the most user-friendly CAD tool that anyone can use — with minimal training. With Ansys SpaceClaim it’s simple to create or modify any 3D file as rapidly as your mind can innovate. The direct modelling paradigm frees you from the constraints of traditional concept modelling, and allows you to focus on the creative design process and not on the technology.

With Ansys SpaceClaim you can quickly create, edit or repair 3D CAD or faceted file types. Easily share your ideas with customers, R&D engineers, CAE analysts, team members and manufacturing. Import and integrate any geometry in one environment, no matter the origin (suppliers, in-house library, online resources).

Regardless of the modelling task or your formal training, Ansys SpaceClaim’s unique toolset enables you to create rough concepts, detailed designs or edit 3D data created in other CAD systems. Use the same tools to prepare models for manufacturing, simulation and 3D printing, or reverse engineer any faceted/STL file for downstream use.

Ansys Discovery

The New Look Ansys Discovery is the first simulation-driven design tool to combine instant physics simulation, proven Ansys high-fidelity simulation and interactive geometry modelling in a single user experience. Leveraging the all-new Discovery early in your product design processes will drive substantial gains in engineering productivity, spur innovation and increase your product’s overall performance.

Structural Analysis

Ansys Discovery is breaking down the barriers that once prevented any engineer from using engineering simulation. For example, consider the difficulty involved with performing a structural analysis on complicated geometry. In Discovery, near-instant simulation results appear once loads have been established. And, because Discovery is interactive, you can test several design ideas in a few seconds and receive immediate insight around the structural performance of a design. When you’ve selected a candidate, leverage proven Ansys solver technology to provide additional detail and calculate a high-fidelity result for increased confidence.

Fluid Analysis

Finding meaningful internal flow characteristics in a reasonable amount of time can be challenging. Discovery provides not only invaluable feedback so you can understand trends, but also near-instant solving and visualization capabilities. When you are ready for increased detail and higher accuracy, use the Fluent solver within the Discovery environment without changing your model—or your workflow.

Topology Optimisation

Ansys Discovery introduces the first-ever, interactive topology optimisation tool for generative design. Easily evaluate a broad spectrum of product behaviors and uncover optimal design solutions in record time. Topology optimisation capabilities account for manufacturing constraints and can be applied to multiple load cases and physics, including modal and structural simulations.

Thermal Analysis

With Discovery you can spend more time exploring questions and answers and less time negotiating traditional simulation processing steps. It provides real-time data on temperature distribution as you make 3-D model changes, or change input characteristics like heat flow and material type. Most importantly, Discovery lets you test your ideas in real-time to achieve your design goals in a fraction of the time.

Geometry Modelling

Creating and editing geometry is available within all parts of the Discovery workflow as it is critical to the design exploration process. Edit the shape of your model while viewing results and watch the simulation update immediately. Leverage native CAD models from a wide range of sources and update simulations with new versions when there are changes.

Modal Analysis

Discovery’s instant engineering feedback extends to even complex modal analyses. You can quickly observe the different modes of vibration and get a quick understanding of problem frequencies. With the rapid, direct geometry editing powered by Discovery SpaceClaim, you can make adjustments to your model and instantly see the impact. Discovery’s simulation-guided design will accelerate your product development, help avoid delays, and ensure you are designing the best products possible.

Parameter Studies

Also known as parameter sweeps, these design point studies create a Pareto frontier of data in Discovery that lets you explore a large number of design possibilities by varying multiple geometric or simulation parameters in an automated fashion. Setting up a study is simple. You can choose several geometry or physics input parameters to evaluate simultaneously. Because the geometry creation and resulting simulation are automated, this capability rapidly lets you try new ideas, obtain results and better understand trends and trade-offs between design goals.

From 3 Discovery Offerings i.e. ANSYS Discovery Essentials (SpaceClaim), ANSYS Discovery Standard (GPU Based Real Time Solver) and ANSYS Discovery Ultimate (Realtime Solver with ANSYS AIM)

To a Single, Intuitive, Interface which can now access High Fidelity ANSYS Mechanical and Fluid (Fluent Solver) all under the same platform w/o changing UI.

With the New ANSYS Discovery, you now have the capability to add advanced Physics based on your requirement. If you need access to Structural / CFD Capability, you can now add advanced physics on top of your ANSYS Discovery Subscription.

For existing users of ANSYS Mechanical and ANSYS CFD (Fluent), the New ANSYS Discovery* can now access your existing high-fidelity solvers to run advanced simulation all under the same user interface.

Please speak to your local LEAP Representative if you would like to utilize your existing ANSYS Mechanical/CFD Solvers via ANSYS Discovery.

Ansys Discovery Live relies on the latest GPU technology to provide its computation and visual experience. To run Discovery Live, we strongly recommend that you have:

  • A dedicated NVIDIA GPU card based on the Kepler, Maxwell or Pascal architecture (or newer) with at least 4GB of video RAM (8GB preferred) and latest drivers installed (see NVIDIA Driver Downloads). Most dedicated NVIDIA GPU cards produced in 2013 or later will be based on one of these architectures.

If you meet these hardware requirements, downloading and installing the software on your computer will provide you with the best user experience when running Ansys Discovery Live.

What if I don’t yet have a supported NVIDIA GPU?

If you do not have a graphics card that meets these specifications, you may still experience Ansys Discovery Live through an the Ansys Discovery Online Cloud-based trial (you will still need to register to gain access) – but please note that server location and internet connectivity may affect your user experience.


ANSYS Discovery Live at LEAP Australia

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