Company Info

Phone : (001)714/540-8900
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Company Description

MSC Software is one of the ten original software companies and the worldwide leader in multidiscipline simulation software and services. As a trusted partner, MSC Software helps companies improve quality, save time, and reduce costs associated with design and test of manufactured products. Manufacturers, academic institutions, researchers, and students employ MSC’s technology to expand individual knowledge as well as expand the horizon of engineering simulation. MSC Software employs 1,100 professionals in 20 countries. For additional information about MSC Software’s products and services, please visit:

Software Partnership

CAA Gold Partner

Value Proposition

SimDesigner is an "all-in-one", CAD-embedded, multidiscipline (MD) simulation solution that complements and extends the CATIA V5 analysis portfolio.  It gives design engineers access to a broader set of MD simulation and collaboration capabilities that they can use up-front in their design process.


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Partner's Products


> SimDesigner Motion Flex
> SimDesigner Gateway for MSC.Nastran (GWN)
> SimDesigner Advanced Structures Professional (ASP)
> SimDesigner CAE Composite
> SimDesigner Thermal (SDT)
> SimDesigner Workbench Edition for CATIA V5
> SimDesigner Suspension (SDS)
> SimDesigner Gateway for LS-DYNA
> SimDesigner Nonlinear (SDN)
> SimDesigner Motion
> FluidConnection-
> SimDesigner Gateway for MSC.Marc (GWM)
> SimDesigner Linear (SDL)
> SimDesigner Material Database



SIMULIA Integration Partner

Value Proposition

Exchange data with and execute MSC.Nastran

The Nastran component creates a direct link to Nastran, allowing the user to modify a reference Nastran input deck, execute the Nastran solver, and extract results from an .f06 output file.  This component can be used together with Isight design drivers to perform Nastran optimization, DOE, Monte Carlo simulation.

The component provides default support for a variety of input cards including MAT1, MAT4, MAT8, PSHELL, PBEAM, PELAS, PBAR, PROD, PSHEAR, FORCE, FORCE1, FORCE2, MOMENT, MOMENT1, MOMENT2, PLOAD, PLOAD2, GRAV, GRID.  Furthermore, input card support is configurable and extendible by the end-user through a configuration file to allow support for any additional input cards. Users of the Nastran component also use the following components: Catia component, Optimization Stress Ratio plugin, Patran component, Pro/E component, Unigraphics component.

Exchange FEA data with Patran, execute Nastran and other solvers

The Patran component creates a direct link to Patran, allowing the user to graphically specify analysis input and output parameters within the Patran user interface and to control execution of Nastran, Marc, and other solvers.  This component can be used together with Isight design drivers to perform Patran optimization, Patran DOE, or Patran Monte Carlo simulation.

The component supports extraction of variables from the Patran database (.db) file.  It provides input support and graphical selection of FEA parameters such as element thickness, cross-sectional area, materials properties, loads, and nodal coordinates.  It also provides output support for Nastran .op2 and .xdb file formats, with extraction of displacements, stresses, mass properties, and eigenvalues.

Users of the Patran component also use the following components:CATIA component, Nastran component, ProE component, Unigraphics component, VCollab component.