Mathsoft and ANSYS Announce an Integrated Solution for Engineering Simulations

Mathcad-ANSYS Workbench integration will combine engineering calculation, analysis and simulation in seamless, error-reducing solution

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and SOUTHPOINTE, Pa.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—March 23, 2005— Mathsoft, the leader in calculation management, and ANSYS, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANSS), a global innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, today announced plans to integrate their solutions to streamline customers' product development.

The integration will closely marry Mathsoft's engineering calculation and documentation capabilities with ANSYS' simulation capabilities. Mathsoft's flagship engineering calculation software, Mathcad(R), will launch from within the next version of ANSYS Workbench(TM), an integrated portfolio of structural, thermal, fluid and electromagnetic simulation solutions. The Workbench-Mathcad integration, available this summer, will for the first time let users automatically import Workbench data into Mathcad to drive and document engineering calculations.

This integration will open up a myriad of new possibilities for streamlined calculation and simulation. The integrated software products will act as a single calculation and simulation solution, reducing copying, pasting, transcription and inconsistent unit errors. For example, engineers designing an automobile airbag system will be able to automatically import ANSYS-generated analysis data into Mathcad to calculate maximum inflation pressures.

"Hundreds of engineering organizations use both Mathcad and ANSYS Workbench to design and analyze products prior to production," said Barry Christenson, product marketing manager at ANSYS, Inc. "As two very important tools in the engineer's arsenal, it makes perfect sense that they should work in tandem - or better yet, as one - so we intend to deliver that capability with the next version of ANSYS Workbench."

ANSYS Workbench is a unified product development environment that offers a tight integration across a wide range of design processes, including geometry modeling and CAD editing, meshing and pre-processing, advanced analysis, robust design and shape optimization. ANSYS Workbench is the integration tool for advanced coupled physics capabilities that enable product design across all applications from very simple to complex designs. The integration of these, and other in-house, technologies can take weeks out of the computer-aided engineering (CAE) process by eliminating manual file transfer, result translation and reanalysis time.

Mathcad, the world's most widely used engineering calculation tool, enables engineers to simultaneously design and document all of their calculations. Via an intuitive "whiteboard" interface, engineers can combine formulas, text and interactive graphics in a single worksheet. When it is used as a corporate standard, Mathcad ensures compliance and accuracy and reduces risk.

"This collaboration will deliver a solution for our customers that streamlines engineering work and reduces the IT burden," said Mathsoft director of business development, Lisa-Jean Clifford. "That's the driving principle behind this partnership."

About ANSYS, Inc.

ANSYS, Inc., founded in 1970, develops and globally markets engineering simulation software and technologies widely used by engineers and designers across a broad spectrum of industries. The Company focuses on the development of open and flexible solutions that enable users to analyze designs directly on the desktop, providing a common platform for fast, efficient and cost- conscious product development, from design concept to final-stage testing and validation. Headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., with more than 25 strategic sales locations throughout the world,

ANSYS, Inc. employs approximately 600 people and distributes its products through a network of channel partners in over 40 countries. Visit for more information.

ANSYS, ANSYS Workbench, CFX, AUTODYN, and any and all ANSYS, Inc. product and service names are registered trademarks or trademarks of ANSYS, Inc. or its subsidiaries located in the United States or other countries. ICEM CFD is a trademark licensed by ANSYS, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About Mathsoft Engineering & Education, Inc.

Mathsoft Engineering & Education, Inc. pioneered Calculation Management solutions that protect engineering innovation, investments and intellectual capital while improving organizational efficiency and productivity. Mathsoft software is the internationally recognized standard for technical calculations and applying mathematics. Ninety percent of Fortune 1000 companies, 500 government agencies and 2,000 colleges and universities around the world use Mathsoft to capture the strategic value in their engineering calculations. More information on Cambridge, Mass.-based Mathsoft is available at

Mathsoft and Mathcad are registered trademarks and Calculation Management Suite and Designate are trademarks of Mathsoft Engineering & Education, Inc. All other names are trademarks of their respective manufacturers. (C) 2005 Mathsoft Engineering & Education, Inc.

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