SOURCE: MSC.Software


March 02, 2010 08:00 ET

Premium Car Manufacturer and MSC.Software Partner to Jointly Develop a SimManager Automotive Portal

Automotive Specific Simulation Data and Process Management to Be Made Commercially Available

SANTA ANA, CA--(Marketwire - March 2, 2010) -  MSC.Software, a leading global provider of simulation software and services, announced today that BMW Group and MSC.Software agreed to jointly develop a CAE Automotive Portal using SimManager. This portal will replace the BMW "CAE-Bench" simulation data management solution. SimManager Automotive Portal will be included as an additional vertical solution in MSC.Software's product portfolio during 2011.

The SimManager Automotive Portal is based on SimManager which is used at leading manufacturing companies globally. SimManager is a solution for simulation process and data management. Automation, traceability, and standardized simulation information storage are outstanding benefits of the system. Automotive specific functionality preconfigured in the Automotive Portal includes crash simulation, pedestrian protection, acoustics and structural durability. An expansion to include additional CAE disciplines is planned following the initial deployment. Consistency will be maintained with the Product Lifecycle Management system introduced by BMW.

"A solution for simulation data management and process automation preconfigured to automotive requirements as part of SimManager represents a strategic alignment with important user requirements at BMW and other automotive manufacturers globally," says Kais Bouchiba, Senior Vice President MSC.Software.

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MSC.Software is a global leader of simulation solutions that help companies improve quality, save time and reduce costs associated with designing and testing manufactured products. MSC.Software works with thousands of companies worldwide to develop better products faster with simulation technology, software, and services. MSC.Software employs 1000 people in 23 countries. For additional information about MSC.Software's products and services, please visit

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