ANSA is an advanced CAE pre-processing tool for Finite Element Analysis that provides all the necessary functionality for full-model build up, from CAD data to ready-to-run solver input file, in a single integrated environment. ANSA is the users' favorite, due to its wide range of features and tools that meet their needs. The list of productive and versatile ANSA features is long and the alternative tasks and processes to be completed using them are countless.

CAD data Input
CAD geometry can be read in from neutral files (IGES, VDA-FS, STEP, etc.) and manipulated by ANSA's powerful built-in geometry engine. Additionally, data files in CATIA V4, CATIA V5, NX, Pro/ENGINEER and JT formats can be converted into ANSA files using the available translators.

ANSA Data Management
ANSA DM assures the effective and efficient data handling throughout projects, by streamlining updated model data to engineering teams, allowing the easy sharing of common data and offering the access to library items for the analysis dependant solution settings.

Task Manager
Integrated workflow manager. A tool where all individual tasks of the development of a vehicle simulation model are included. Tasks in Task Manager are built up from the CAE expert who sets the boundaries between distinct modeling actions and predetermines all modeling parameters that must be respected, leaving to the inexperienced user a minimum degree of interference and limited (or none) decision making.

Following the versatile mesh area idealization, geometry can be meshed according to modeling requirements by its cutting edge, fully integrated surface and volume meshing algorithms.
The numerous proprietary shell meshing algorithms, the high performance and quality Tetra meshing algorithms, the Hexa-Interior meshing algorithm and the Acoustic Cavity mesher create a unique mesh generation environment.
Furthermore, the integrated batch meshing tool leads to controllable and effortless optimal meshing results.

Powered with fully comprehensive parts and welding management tools, ANSA facilitates parts assembly, with alternative node-dependent or -independent connections types. The advanced exchange of connections data through vip, vip2 and xml files succeeds in the completion of a single stage parts connection.
New concepts introduced, including model hierarchy input, multiple part instances handling, alternative part representations management, model assembly and build up using Generic Entities such as Connectors, Boundary Conditions and Output requests.

Preprocessing Decks
Preprocessing completion is achieved through the uniquely interoperating preprocessing decks for NASTRAN, LS-DYNA, PAM-CRASH, RADIOSS, ABAQUS Standard/Explicit and ANSYS, allowing direct model modification between solvers, including material synchronization. ANSA is multidisciplinary by design, in order to simultaneously handle models for Crash, Durability, NVH, CFD analysis etc., supporting all entities required by various solvers.
Numerous quality and integrity checks and fixes assure model quality before output.

Models reusability
Legacy FE Models can also be read in various formats and optionally refined or coarsened by the automated mesh reconstruction functionality, which has incredible capabilities. The FE models can even be modified further with a wide range of preprocessing decks functions and tools.

Safety features
Crash and safety modeling is assisted by user friendly features for seatbelt fastening, positioning and articulation of crash test dummies and "headform" models for passenger and pedestrian safety simulation standard scenarios.

The Laminate Tool is one more enhanced function that assists the modeling of complex parts made of composite materials.

Model integrity checks
Replicating the integrity and correctness checks performed by the solvers, ANSA reports potential modeling flaws and proceeds to model auto-correction actions.

Solution control
The above, along with the user-friendly solution case scenario definition leads to the output of a ready to solve model. Apart from the formats of the solvers for which complete preprocessing decks exist, i.e. NASTRAN, LS-DYNA, PAM-CRASH, RADIOSS, ABAQUS and ANSYS, numerous other file formats are supported, for structural, CFD and other solvers.

The core preprocessing functionality of ANSA is enhanced with a substantial number of other advanced tools that allow the user to complete specialized tasks without leaving the software environment. Such tools are the Cross Section Analysis Tool, the BiW Bath Traps Tool and the Fuel Tank Analysis Tool.

One of the most advanced tools developed to meet the current needs for fast model modifications is the Morphing Tool. The ANSA Morphing Tool provides new boundaries to existing models by allowing the versatile production of alternative models based on a single master model. The tool may be used simply for evolutionary changes or sensitivity analysis.

Scripting Automation
The ANSA scripting language is an enhanced programming tool that boosts productivity providing the power to access data and perform custom operations in an automated way. The integrated ANSA environment, powered by the process automation of the scripting language, is a unique modeling solution.

The scripting automation, combined with the Morphing Tool and other software feature allow the versatile coupling of ANSA with numerous optimization codes.


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scharukh said...

I need ansav12.1.4 or higher.Somebody please help.

Elke said...

Dear scharukh,
I need any version of ansa, urgently. Could you help me?