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Заключено соглашение об интеграции возможностей CAD-программы CASTOR Design в программу ANSYS Workbench

SOUTHPOINTE, Pa., March 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ANSYS, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANSS), a global innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, and CETIM, a French organization committed to research, quality and improving productivity in the mechanical engineering sector, today announced a strategic collaboration to integrate its CASTOR Design software into the ANSYS Workbench Environment.

CASTOR Design, an innovative, easy-to-use tool for designing mechanical parts, is the latest addition to the expanding list of third-party applications that will be integrated into the ANSYS Workbench -- an engineering simulation platform. The new solution offers direct links between digital simulation and existing CAD packages including Autodesk Inventor, CATIA, Pro/ENGINEER, Solid Edge, SolidWorks and Parasolid solutions as TopSolid.

"This collaboration makes it possible for CETIM to evolve its products by using open technologies, allowing a better link with CAD/PLM," said Mansour Afzali, head of CAE business unit at CETIM. "Design and manufacturing companies realize the value ANSYS Workbench brings to their expanding usage of CAE, and we want to leverage that."

In the near future, CADOE -- an ANSYS subsidiary based in France -- will work with CETIM to develop a dedicated module for the design of pressure equipment that will accompany the software package. This module will take into account steps for dimensioning following CODAP, ASME and new European EN 13445 standards.

"CASTOR Design customers will benefit from ANSYS' industry-leading integration platform, enabling companies to drive product development more efficiently," said Mike Wheeler, general manager and vice president of the mechanical business unit at ANSYS, Inc. "By leveraging CETIM's process expertise, we're reinforcing our commitment to providing high-impact process- integrated design simulation solutions that help designers and engineers spend more time doing real engineering and improving designs quickly."

Initially available only to France-based customers, CASTOR Design will be presented at MICAD 2004, March 30 - April 1, 2004, in Porte de Versailles, France.


Created in 1965, the "Centre Technique des Industries Mecaniques" (Technical Centre of Mechanical Industry - CETIM) is an organization aligned with mechanical firms that employ 650 persons, among them 565 engineers or technicians. The aim of CETIM is not only to help support research, improve productivity and guarantee quality in the mechanical engineering sector, but also to contribute in general to technological progress in this field of industry. Backed up by a pool of human and material capital, CETIM has established four guidelines in order to fulfill its task of providing support to the mechanical engineering industry:

- Provide information on any technological developments which may affect its sectors of activity and markets
- Direct R&D and standardization work to meet collective needs
- Satisfy individual requests by means of appropriate products and services
Additional information on CETIM can be found on the Web at www.cetim.fr
About ANSYS, Inc.

ANSYS, Inc., founded in 1970, develops and globally markets engineering simulation software and technologies widely used by engineers and designers across a broad spectrum of industries. ANSYS focuses on the development of open and flexible solutions that enable users to analyze designs directly on the desktop, providing a common platform for fast, efficient and cost- conscious product development, from design concept to final-stage testing and validation. Headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, with approximately 25 strategic sales locations throughout the world, ANSYS, Inc. employs more than 600 people and distributes its products through a network of channel partners in 40 countries. Visit  www.ansys.com for more information.

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