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Airbus selects MSC.Software's SimXpert

MSC.Software (NASDAQ: MSCS), the leading global provider of enterprise simulation solutions, including simulation software and services, today announced that Airbus has selected its SimXpert solution to drive ambitious design and process improvement on commercial aircraft development. Building on a strong historical relationship, this latest agreement establishes SimXpert as a new foundation technology at Airbus sites across Europe.

MSC.Software has been a strategic supplier to Airbus for many years with the company's core engineering products in wide use in France, Germany, Spain and the UK. This new agreement builds upon the existing environment, consolidating the solutions already in place, and adding new technologies from MSC.Software's SimEnterprise, most notably SimXpert. Central to the adoption of new technology is Airbus' aim to significantly reduce development time and improve quality in the pre-design phase of airframe development.

The solution provided by MSC.Software consists of multiple installations of SimXpert, together with customized solution templates for the wing and fuselage sections. The new solution will be implemented across Airbus' European sites by the end of the year.  Reduced modelling and solution time, optimized structural performance, and process quality improvements are just some of the benefits that MSC.Software's solutions will contribute toward these objectives.

Further program extensions anticipate the additional use of SimXpert in the detailed design phase of new aircraft development. The new solution environment will be administered using MSC.Software's Enterprise Advantage (EA) licensing system, a flexible means of solution access which preserves historic investments and provides continuity between MSC.Software's engineering products and the new enterprise solutions.

"The unified adoption of SimXpert by Airbus sends an important message to the aerospace industry, confirming the market readiness for our next generation simulation technology," said Amir Mobayen, senior vice president, MSC.Software EMEA Operations. "The ability of SimXpert to capture and share automated best-practices is opening previously undiscovered areas of simulation methods and process improvement. This is a key commercial benefit in driving productivity and quality gains through the aerospace supply chain."

About SimXpert

SimXpert is MSC.Software's next-generation CAE solution that enables manufacturers to accelerate the speed and accuracy of simulation, increase design productivity, and bring better products to market faster. Designed exclusively for dedicated analysts, SimXpert is built around MSC.Software's multidiscipline (MD) core solver set, effectively combining all of the most common FE solutions into a single analysis framework built upon a common data model. The SimXpert interface comprises interchangeable workspaces (including Structures, Motion, Thermal, and Explicit) each designed to efficiently guide the analyst through the modelling set-up, solution submission, and results interpretation for the chosen application. Further modelling efficiencies are achieved through native CAD interoperability and full associativity of the CAD and FEM geometries. The SimTemplate Studio also allows SimXpert users to capture, share, and reuse all stages of the simulation process, from modelling, solution, and pre/post processing to results manipulation and report generation, thereby mobilizing the inherent design intellect, and promoting consistency and best-practice throughout the design stakeholders. SimXpert is also fully operational with SimManager, thereby enhancing existing PLM environments with a process and data management uniquely dedicated to simulation requirements.    


Press release issued by MSC Software Corporation on October 16, 2007


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