Other CAD Systems

ANSYS provides access to other CAD systems through the ANSYS Workbench environment:

  • JT Open
  • I-DEAS®
  • Pro/DESKTOP®
  • IronCAD™
  • thinkdesign®
  • SpaceClaim®
  • CADKEY®
  • ANVIL 5000®
  • Heilix Design System™

ANSYS Workbench extends its design capabilities to anyone who uses a CAD system that will output an ACIS® (SAT), Parasolid, STEP or IGES file. Users of these mainstream CAD systems can create designs that are critical to their companies' success. Product developers need tools that allow them to test designs or product assemblies within their design environment and validate them against design specifications early in the development process.

The latest ANSYS release allows users to leverage their 3-D assemblies and, through ANSYS Workbench wizard technology, easily set up and accurately simulate assembly designs.

The ANSYS geometry interface solution includes a geometry reader for JT Open.

SpaceClaim and think3 also have direct interfaces with ANSYS Workbench. ANSYS also offers SpaceClaim technology as a product, ANSYS SpaceClaim Direct Modeler, for direct modeling solutions.

The ANSYS Workbench environment provides an intuitive user experience of unique automation, performance and knowledge-capture technology that integrates simulation activities with CAD systems all built upon the world-class ANSYS solver foundation.