ANSYS DesignSpace is a mechanical engineering simulation package that provides Nova’s mechanical design engineers with the simulation tools to conceptualise, design and validate their design intent right on their 3D CAD desktop.
ANSYS DesignSpace software enables real time, static structural, thermal, dynamic, weight optimisation, vibration mode, and safety factor simulations to be performed on mechanical designs without the need for advanced analysis knowledge.
Once the geometry has been imported, ANSYS mechanical solutions automatically detect and perform setup for contacts or joints between parts of an assembly. The contact settings and options can be modified, and additional manual contact definitions can be added. Joints for flexible / rigid dynamics are automatically detected. Each contact or joint is easily identified using the graphical tools provided in the environment.
Since the ANSYS geometry import mechanism is common across CAD systems, Nova’s design engineers have the flexibility to work within a single common simulation environment while using multiple CAD packages. Amongst others, ANSYS supports the following CAD systems: Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Mechanical Desktop, CATIA, Pro/ENGINEER, Solid Edge, SolidWorks, NX (Unigraphics) and CoCREATE Modelling. The ANSYS Workbench environment also supports neutral format files such as IGES, Parasolid, ACIS (SAT) and STEP, which enable the use of any CAD system with the capability to export to any of these formats.
ANSYS software lets design engineers explore their designs in multiple ways. All the results must then be efficiently documented. ANSYS provides instantaneous report generation to gather all technical data and pictures of the model in a convenient format.