SANTA ANA, Calif. – MSC.Software (NASDAQ: MSCS), the leading global provider of enterprise simulation solutions, including Nastran software and services, today announced that it has acquired the MacNeal Group (tMG). The MacNeal Group was founded by Dr. Richard MacNeal, a pioneer for the CAE market and the leading authority on finite element technology. This acquisition maximizes the natural synergies between both companies around Nastran technology and provides superior simulation technology for the on-going globalization of the engineering supply chain.
The MacNeal Group brings to MSC.Software its unique computational Part and Assembly Analysis (PAA) methodology and enhances MD Nastran‚â€™s complex systems simulation capabilities by enabling the rapid exploration of high-fidelity system design variants from parts to assemblies, resulting in faster time-to-market and lower supply chain coordination costs. Specifically, tMG‚â€™s PAA methodology is an advanced computational assembly framework for managing high-fidelity simulation assemblies in much the same way that CAD assemblies are controlled across an enterprise but in a simulation context for improved accuracy and security for the behavior of the physical product components as computational ‚â€œsmart parts‚â€ within an overall assembly. The powerful fusion between MD Nastran‚â€™s substructuring and PAA will enable SimEnterprise users to automatically update an assembly‚â€™s response to design perturbations in constitutive computational parts without having to reassemble the parent system simulation model.
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