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ANSYS Discovery Live revolutionizes product development

On September 7, 2017, ANSYS, Inc. presented its breakthrough technology ANSYS Discovery Live in a worldwide preview. This new tool will change the way of design and support the inventor spirit. With DiscoveryLive the physical product properties are instantaneously reflected, ie directly during geometry modeling.

This live simulation of mechanical, thermal and fluidic mechanical properties enables the designer to directly recognize the physical connections, to immediately evaluate design changes and to develop the product from the outset, not only geometrically but also physically. To date, complex iterations between 3D modeling and simulation have been dispensed with since 3D modeling simulates the physical properties simultaneously.

Live Analysis

The entire process of the simulation needs only a few moments. The boundary conditions can be defined intuitively, the calculation takes only seconds, and you can directly evaluate changes to your geometry. You can see immediately how a fluid flow, the voltage or temperature distribution or the oscillation behavior changes. Direct feedback on the impact of a modification provides a better understanding of the physical mechanisms. New ideas for product design are thus natural.

Intuitive handling

The slim user interface allows for a quick start. In less than 30 minutes, every engineer can use Discovery Live. The net-free calculation process eliminates the need for machining for geometry cleaning and networking. Network errors are a thing of the past. This is the focus of the development of a physically good design. You will focus on your product instead of on your tools.   

Similar to the scaling through parallelization with the ANSYS HPC Pack licenses, the new ANSYS HPC Parametric Pack licenses offer the opportunity to achieve scaling through simultaneous variation calculation. As a result, an ANSYS HPC Parametric Pack license allows for simultaneous solving of four variations with one ANSYS Basic license (e.g., ANSYS Mechanical). Each additional ANSYS HPC Parametric Pack license doubles the number of variations that can be solved for at the same time. Up to 64 design variations can be calculated with five Parametric Pack licenses.



Discovery Live enables the analysis of fluid mechanics, thermal and structural mechanics. Typical questions which can be answered are:

  • Recognition of backflows or dead zones in internal or external flows
  • Temperature distributions in fluids
  • Temperature distributions in solids including the time profile during heating or cooling
  • Deformation of components and resulting stress distribution
  • Vibration behavior of individual parts and assemblies

Your start in the world of simulation

Your start in the world of simulation

  • Introduce simulation safely
  • 4 steps to be operational
  • Accompaniment throughout the process


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