(SAN RAFAEL),- Autodesk, Inc. has announced the acquisition of California-based PlassoTech, a leading
supplier of analysis and simulation software for the mechanical design market.
The acquisition of PlassoTech will allow Autodesk to enhance the simulation and
optimization capabilities found in Autodesk Inventor software making it easier
than ever for customers to simulate, optimize and validate a complete digital
prototype. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
“Our goal is to provide the most comprehensive and easy-to-use Digital
Prototyping solution on the market,” said Robert “Buzz” Kross, senior vice
president of Autodesk Manufacturing Solutions. “The acquisition of PlassoTech
will provide our customers with integrated simulation tools and sophisticated
analysis functionality that complements their Digital Prototyping
Autodesk currently plans to integrate PlassoTech technology into the Inventor
product family, augmenting existing finite element analysis (FEA) tools. The
technology brings many distinct advantages to the Inventor product line,
- The ability to perform analysis on entire assemblies, as well as individual
- The ability to perform analysis based on real-world structural and thermal
- Advanced-ease-of use and performance superiority with a fully integrated
Specifically, PlassoTech technology allows FEA calculations in categories
such as linear static stress, steady state thermal, thermal stress, modal and
frequency analysis, optimization and buckling. It also includes advanced
functionalities to test dynamic stress, transient thermal, and large deformation
analysis of solid and shell models with various contact conditions.
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