MSC Software's SimManager Brings 3D CAE Visualization with VCollab

Engineers visualize and share CAE information from their browser for critical engineering decisions
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SANTA ANA, CA--(Business Wire - December 12th, 2012) - MSC Software Corporation, the leader in multidiscipline simulation solutions that accelerate product innovation, today announced a new marketing partnership with Visual Collaboration Technologies to promote and distribute the VCollab family of products. Visual Collaboration Technologies provides a state of the art platform for viewing 3D geometry, FEA models and FEA Results in a rich lightweight format that is web friendly. VCollab will be offered immediately as a standalone product and will be deeply integrated into MSC Software's SimManager, providing a means to share, collaborate and review 3D simulation data.

SimManager and VCollab provide a best-in-class simulation environment. Key benefits include:

  • Automatic 3D sharable model upon import and after any simulation automatically generated in SimManager
  • Compresses results files up to 98% allowing sharing of results via the internet and as long term archives in SimManager
  • Strong support for many native CAD & CAE model & results formats, including MSC Nastran, Patran and Marc as well as 3rd party solvers
  • Ability to overlay multiple results for quick comparisons and engineering decision making
  • Light format that can be embedded into generated SimManager reports
  • Instantaneous sharing & review using a single viewer for multiple disciplines

"VCollab provides a light weight 3D way to visualize and share design and CAE information in SimManager allowing engineers to collaborate and make critical engineering decisions right from their browser," explains Leo Kilfoy, General Manager of Simulation Process and Data Management Business Unit at MSC.

About Visual Collaboration Technologies, Inc.
Founded in 2000, Visual Collaboration Technologies Inc. is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA and is the leader in providing state of the art Visual Collaboration Solutions to Product Development companies. The company also has offices in Dallas, Texas, and Bangalore, India, as well as a worldwide distribution network for its software products. Customers include leading manufacturing companies such as Toyota Technical Center USA, Ford Motors, Pratt & Whitney, Arsenal Research, Honeywell, Tata Consultancy Services, Hamilton Sundstrand and many others. To learn more, visit:

About MSC Software
MSC Software is one of the ten original software companies and the worldwide leader in multidiscipline simulation. As a trusted partner, MSC Software helps companies improve quality, save time, and reduce costs associated with design and test of manufactured products. Academic institutions, researchers, and students employ MSC's technology to expand individual knowledge as well as expand the horizon of simulation. MSC Software employs 1,100 professionals in 20 countries. For additional information about MSC Software's products and services, please visit:

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Article Contacts
Dr. Masha Petrova
MSC Director of Global Marketing
Phone #: (714) 444-8978

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