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Comprehensive simulation environment

ANSYS 16.0 delivers advancements across the company's entire portfolio, including structures, fluids, electronics, and systems engineering solutions, providing engineers with the ability to validate complete virtual prototypes. As part of the launch, ANSYS is introducing ANSYS AIM, an immersive simulation environment that lowers the barrier to entry for multiphysics simulations. AIM simulation uses proven technology packaged in a new intuitive environment, accessible to the entire engineering organization. AIM's guided simulation process paradigm delivers high levels of automation and provides opportunities for customization to automate engineering best practices. ANSYS 16.0 also introduces the ANSYS Electronics Desktop. This single-window, highly integrated interface brings electromagnetic, circuit, and systems analysis into a seamless working environment to maximize productivity and to ensure users are following simulation best practices. Another new feature is the ability to create 3-D components and integrate them into larger electronic assemblies. This modeling approach can facilitate the creation of wireless communication systems. Simulation-ready 3-D components are created and stored in library files that can be added to larger system designs without the need to apply excitations, boundary conditions, and material properties. Contact simulation between multiple parts has also realized many advancements, the company claims. ANSYS 16.0 reduces fluid dynamics simulation time for complex models by up to 40%. A new adjoint designer tool enables engineers to perform multi-objective shape optimization, including constraints. They can now use the adjoint solver and model up to 50 million cells. ANSYS 16.0 features extended modeling capabilities, enabling hardware and software engineers to define the intricacies of a system and its subsystems operations. The new version also adds behavioral diagram modeling.

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