Simulation with ANSYS Discovery, from the idea to product success
ANSYS DISCOVERY: SIMULATION FOR ALL
ANSYS Discovery is the simulation software for designers and developers. From the inception of an idea to the detailed design, ANSYS Discovery is ideal for the moments when more than one design option is on the table and reliable answers are needed without delay. ANSYS Discovery is closely connected to the CAD world as it is intuitive, reliable and incredibly fast.
Highlights at a Glance
- Simulation for every engineer
- Simple, intuitive and self-explanatory
- Available for all common CAD systems, including AutoCAD® Inventor®, Catia®, PTC Creo®, SolidEdge®, Siemens NX®, SolidWorks®
- Leading ANSYS FEM and CFD simulation technology
- Broad physics spectrum: fluid dynamics, structural physics, heat transfer, electromagnetics, multiphysics
- Attractive price-performance ratio
Anys Discovery Product Family
ANSYS Discovery SpaceClaim
ANSYS Discovery Live
ANSYS Discovery AIM
ANSYS Discovery SpaceClaim
Modeling without limitation
ANSYS Discovery SpaceClaim is more than just a module for geometry modeling; it’s also a complete, feature-independent CAD system specially tailored for fast, agile drafting of concepts.
- Extremely fast and flexible creation and modification of geometries
- Reverse engineering: simple conversion of scans into CAD data
- 3D printing: creation, manipulation and repair of data incl. STL
- Independent geometry manipulation for optimal CAM/CNC production
- Import and editing of all common CAD formats, including DXF/DWG
ANSYS Discovery Live
Experiment through real-time simulation
Designers and development teams lay the groundwork for a successful product in the pre-development and concept phase. ANSYS Discovery Live is the simulation tool for making the right decisions with reliability and speed.
- Simultaneous geometry modeling and simulation
- Simulation results in mere seconds
- Structural physics, fluid dynamics, heat transfer, modal analysis
- Topology optimization
- No meshing required
PRACTICAL EXAMPLES FOR ANSYS DISCOVERY LIVE
ANSYS Discovery AIM
Product simulation for every engineer
ANSYS Discovery AIM provides leading ANSYS simulation technology in a highly automated environment AIM is the robust solution that enables your development team to design and validate new products in detail even without a dedicated FEM and CFD pro.
- Electromagnetics, heat transfer, fluid dynamics and non-linear mechanics
- ANSYS solver technology
- Highly automated workflows and high application security
- Professional networking technology
- Preconfigured pairings to simulate multiphysics interactions such as power loss, thermal stress, active cooling and Joule heating
Practical examples for ANSYS Discovery AIM
See what users of ANSYS Discovery have to say
SMS Group GmbH
As a designer, I am now more independent and can perform many tests personally. Discovery Live makes for happy designer!
Facts don’t lie: ANSYS Discovery success stories
See what companies in development and design have accomplished with ANSYS Discovery.
Discovery applications, clearly and concisely explained.
Don't miss e.g. the CADFEM intro webinar for Discovery. Watch now.
Seminars related to ANSYS Discovery
All CADFEM seminars are characterized by a strong practical focus, sustained learning outcomes and a pleasant learning atmosphere.
For work with ANSYS Discovery AIM, we recommend the following seminar, which does not require prior knowledge of the field of simulation.
Webinars related to ANSYS Discovery Spaceclaim
In our live webinars, you’ll receive current information first-hand, as well as helpful tips & tricks for using the ANSYS Discovery tools.
Compact, competent and free of charge.
CUSTOM-TAILORED PACKAGES FOR YOUR REQUIREMENTS
ANSYS Discovery is available in various package options. What would you like to do? Just modeling without limitation? Or experiment with real-time simulation as well? Or precisely design and validate your products with simulation? The choice is up to you – and with the optional CADFEM Plus package you’ll enjoy even greater security and efficiency.
ANSYS Discovery SpaceClaim
Fast CAD modeling that’s fun to do! ANSYS Discovery SpaceClaim offers exceptional speed and simplicity for agile sketching, model preparation and reverse engineering. The complete CAD system can be used to create, edit and repair geometries: easily, flexibly and extremely fast.
ANSYS Discovery Live incl. ANSYS Discovery SpaceClaim
Experiment through real-time simulation! ANSYS Discovery Live requires absolutely no prior simulation expertise and scarcely any time for orientation. Practically at the press of a button, ANSYS Discovery Live neatly provides the key information about what is happening physically in and around a model. That provides assurance for design decisions.
ANSYS Discovery AIM incl. ANSYS Discovery Live & ANSYS Discovery SpaceClaim
Leading ANSYS simulation technology in the intuitive and highly automated ANSYS Discovery environment. ANSYS Discovery AIM is the robust solution for small and medium-sized companies that want to operate independently of third parties even without an in-house FEM and CFD pro.
ANSYS Discovery with CADFEM Plus
Fast and individual support when it’s needed. More than software: By, and only with, CADFEM.
All ANSYS Discovery packages are highly automated, enabling even occasional users to find their way without delay. But questions can naturally arise from time to time. You can discuss these questions publicly with the worldwide community of users in the Discovery Forum. Or you can directly contact the CADFEM team, which will provide answers promptly; confidentially, in German, and with expert knowledge. CADFEM Plus means that you can take advantage of this valuable and exclusive service.
- 30 days test of Discovery products
- Full technical support during the test
- Test start via online meeting
- Online training when buying: Questions/answers based on your tasks
- German speaking
- In confidence
- Engineering knowledge at eye level
- Competence for all simulation questions under one roof
- Seminars on fluid and structural mechanics
- Individual seminars for your special topics
- On-site advice on all questions of the simulation practice
No Hardware Discussions
- Ready-to-use cloud for easy and high-performance use for evaluation and commercial use.
Short tutorials about ANSYS Discovery
Knowing how is half the battle. In our short tutorials, you’ll see how typical scenarios from development work are solved in ANSYS Discovery.
FAQ - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ANSYS DISCOVERY
We get the following questions about ANSYS Discovery again and again. From the technical prerequisites to questions about use. You’ll find detailed answers here. And if not, we can help you personally. Please contact us.
- OS and graphics card:
Windows 7,8,10 64 bit, graphics resolution 1024x768 or higher, graphics card based on Kepler, Maxwell or Pascal architecture with at least 4 GB of dedicated graphics card memory. Important: Update your graphics card drivers BEFORE the installation as Discovery Live uses the latest CUDA technologies. Go to this page and apply the latest drivers from there. Virtual platforms and Intel-based Apple hardware with Bootcamp are not supported.
Firewall and virus scanners:
Port 443 (incoming and outgoing) must allow https communication with the server https://ansys-fno.flexnetoperations.com/ The process ansysls_client.exe (subscription handler) must not be blocked by the firewall. Ensure that the user has write permission for %LOCALAPPDATA% and %Temp%. ansysls_client.exe (subscription handler) must be listed as a trusted application in your anti-virus software.
Discovery Live requires CUDA-compatible graphics cards with at least 4 GB of dedicated graphics card memory.
Recommended graphics cards for professional applications are the Quadro P4000, P5000, P6000, GP100 and suitable gaming cards are the GTX 1070, 1080, Titan. These are common, extremely widespread graphics cards.
If it is to costly for your company to equip multiple computers with new graphics cards, you can use the cloud services from CADFEM www.ecadfem.com for the use of Discovery Live with no need for hardware discussions.
No, you receive centralized access to the administration portal https://myaccount.ansys.com . There you can independently assign and switch access rights for employees in your company.
You’ll find a few tutorials in the English-language forum. You can get there directly from the software via the “Forum” tab. CADFEM will provide an experienced contact for you to perform a test. Use the link to register for a CADFEM-accompanied test.
Receiving CADFEM assistance also means that you’ll have the chance to ask questions and get answers based on your concrete model in a webmeeting after making your purchase.
Within the scope of our CADFEM Plus offer, you also have access to our confidential support.
The right solutions for your simulation projects
Simulation is everywhere and affects every industry. Since simulation requires more than software, CADFEM offers everything you need for successful simulation from a single source: software and IT solutions, consulting, support, engineering and knowledge sharing – always on the cutting edge.