History of ANSYS CAE Platform• ANSYS was developed by Dr. John Swanson and incorporated for use in 1970 through Swanson Analysis Systems, Inc.• This company was purchased by TA Associates in 1994, and renamed as ANSYS, Inc. (Reference Source 1)
ANSYS, Inc. Company Profile• ANSYS, Inc. home base is located in Pittsburgh, PA.• Publicly Traded Company• Currently has 1,600 employees• Company goal is to provide a diverse CAE platform.• This product is involved in all aspects of engineering design and analysis in all sectors.• Distributed in over 40 countries. (Reference Source 2 and Source 5)
Software Goals• Design Predictions• Advanced Simulations• Customizable Simulation Platform• Provide System Services (Reference Source 2)
ANSYS Workbench Platform 12.1• Simplifies ANSYS user interface by utilizing a schematic view approach.• Projects are shown graphically as connected systems in a flowchart-like diagram.
Live Demo• Will showcase geometry modeling techniques and capabilities, as well as unique flowchart solution practices and accuracy.• Will revisit the C-Link from Project 5 and compare simulation results.
ANSYS Workbench vs. SolidWorks ANSYS Workbench SolidWorksCAD Capabilities XFEA GUI XSimulation XAccuracy X
Current User GrowthAccording to “Cyron Research Corporation” in 2010,software license revenue has steadily increased over a 4year period, which is indicative of a steadily increasing userbase (Reference Source 4).
Share in the CAD Market• Approximately 20% in each market segment.• ANSYS is leading engineering simulation software• ANSYS – FEA has about 35% market share amongst competitors.• ANSYS Fluid has more than 70% market share (fluent + CFX).• Fluent is #1, and CFX is #3 in market share and sum of market share is larger than 70%.