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Aras Expands Partnership with MSC Software Corporation for Enhanced Simulation Process and Data Management (SPDM)

ANDOVER, MA – April 23, 2019 – Aras, the only resilient platform provider for digital industrial applications, today announced an expanded partnership with MSC Software, an Aras ISV Certified partner since 2010. By offering connectors to the MSC Nastran finite element analysis (FEA) solver and Adams, MSC Software’s tool for advanced rigid and flexible multibody dynamics simulation, Aras extends its vision for Simulation Process and Data Management (SPDM) across the enterprise.

MSC Software offers multidisciplinary structural analysis software used by engineers to perform static, dynamic, and thermal analysis across the linear and nonlinear domains, complemented with automated structural optimization and award-winning embedded fatigue analysis technologies. Adams, one of the most widely used multibody dynamic simulation software application, helps engineers study the dynamics of moving parts, and how loads and forces are distributed throughout mechanical systems.

Connectors with MSC solvers and other related tools enable users of Aras SPDM to capture simulation best-practices and scale them to more teams throughout the enterprise. Aras SPDM increases the use of multi-physics, multi-fidelity simulation across the product lifecycle to help reduce physical testing, improve requirements verification, and accelerate design space exploration. Aras believes an improved connection to the product’s configuration, tool chaining, and data management of simulation processes and results as foundational to enabling the Digital Thread and other strategic initiatives including additive manufacturing, generative design, and Digital Twin simulation.

“MSC Software is pleased to reinforce our partnership with Aras,” said John Janevic, Chief Operating Officer of MSC Software. “Connectors for Aras SPDM enable our mutual customers to more efficiently use their software tools and achieve improved ROI.”

“MSC’s advanced, multi-fidelity simulation capabilities are widely used and trusted to improve the design and development of complex products across multiple industries,” said Malcolm Panthaki, VP of Analysis Solutions at Aras. “With these Connectors, Aras customers can seamlessly incorporate the MSC tools into their simulation processes, so structural analysis data can become an integrated part of the enterprise Digital Thread, available to the global product organization in a timely manner for decision-making.”

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About MSC Software
MSC Software develops simulation software technology that enables engineers to validate and optimize their designs using virtual prototypes. Customers in almost every part of manufacturing use our software to complement, and in some cases even replace the physical prototype “build and test” process that has traditionally been used in product design. In February 2017, the company was acquired by Swedish technology company, Hexagon AB.

About Aras
Aras enables the world’s leading manufacturers of complex, connected products to transform their product lifecycle processes and gain a competitive edge. Aras’ open, flexible, scalable, and upgradable platform and applications connect users in all disciplines and functions to critical product information and processes across the extended enterprise. Aras customers include Airbus, BAE Systems, GE, GM, Hitachi, Honda, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, and Microsoft. Visit www.aras.com and follow us on Twitter @aras_plm and LinkedIn.

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