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Greetings Technology Partners!

I was fortunate to attend several of MSC's recent 50th Anniversary conferences around the world, and get to meet many of you face to face. Many thanks to all the Technology Partners who participated and provided us with your valuable feedback. We will continue our efforts to connect you to MSC's customers. If you were at one of our conferences and missed the chance to fill out a survey, please drop us a quick note at to give your feedback.

With wishes for an enjoyable summer,
John Janevic

Welcome New Technology Partners!
veryst logo Veryst Engineering offers the PolyUMod® Library of user-material models for finite element modeling of engineering polymers and biomaterials. Users can combine the material models in the PolyUMod library with their own user subroutines for use in MSC’s Marc software as well as other FE programs.

romax logo Romax Technology is a leading provider of advanced simulation technologies for gearbox and driveline systems. Their flagship product, RomaxDesigner, offers seamless integration with CAD and CAE applications such as MSC's Adams, Marc and MSC Nastran.

panasas logo Panasas is a premier provider of high performance scale-out storage solutions for big data worklads. All Panasas ActiveStor storage applications leverage Panasas PanFS parallel file system and are optimized for highly demanding HPC storage applications.

Latest Product Releases
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Marc 2013 Now Available!

The latest version of Marc has been enhanced to offer new and improved damage analysis and crack propagation capabilities, easy to use contact enhancements and material models for high fidelity nonlinear analysis. 

The new Continiuum Damage Model simulates the three stages of damage evolution: void generation, growth and coalescence.

The new Contact Analysis Capabilities provide smoother contours and improved accuracy in several applications in automotive, aerospace, energy and manufacturing applications by expanding segment-to-segment contact support to multiphysics.

The new Bergstrom-Boyce Model improves accuracy and helps users create better designs of elastomeric products like tires, seals and elastomeric bearings by improving the accuracy of time-dependent large strain viscoelastic behavior of hyperelastic materials

Learn more about the new Marc 2013!
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Marc 2013 Student Edition!

Students can download the latest student veresion of Marc for free by registering through the MSC Student Center.


Adams 2013 - Coming Soon!

The new Adams 2013 includes some new and very exciting features including the FMI (Functional Mockup Interface) which allows for support of other simulation tools in addition to Easy 5 and Simulink, as well as updates to the gear module and a new cable module. Learn more about the new features by watching the on demand webinar, 'Introducing Adams 2013.1'.

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MSC Nastran 2013 - Coming Soon!

Integrated fatigue analysis capabilities, a poroelastic material model to simulate trim materials and 1D-3D axisymmetric mapping for blast loads are just a few of the key enhancements that will be included in the upcoming release of MSC Nastran 2013. Get up to date with all
release highlights by registering for the upcoming webinar
on June 13th.

Register for the Webinar

MSC Global 2013 User Conferences
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A New Era Begins...

On May 7th, hundreds of engineering professionals gathered at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Irvine, California to exchange information and ideas and explore how businesses are using the latest simulation technology tools to build their products smarter - at a lower cost and with lower energy consumption.

This U.S. conference kicked off the series of global user conferences taking place around the globe through October. To date, 13 out of the 20 user conferences have taken place, with over 30 Technology Partners participating as sponsors and presenters.

In addition to a nostalgic review of MSC's first 50 years in business, the company is showcasing its new technology roadmap. Expect further announcements and special events for MSC's Technology Partners in the coming quarters. If you are interested in participating at any of the upcoming MSC global user conferences in India, Greece, Israel, South Africa, Hungary or Spain, contact us at

Did You Know?

MSC's OEM Technology

Many of MSC's Technology Partners may not be aware that in addition to connecting your software to MSC's software products, MSC makes components and applications available for licensing on an OEM basis. If you are interested in building your application with MSC technology as a foundation or a key component, please contact us at for more information. 
50 Years of MSC Software
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Special Anniversary Issue of Simulating Reality

As we embark on the beginning of a New Era in simulation and analysis, we also celebrate 50 years in business as an engineering software and services company. It is our pleasure to share this special anniversary issue of Simulating Reality with our partners.

Be sure to see the Partner Showcase section of the magazine for articles about how MSC's Technology Partners solutions integrate with MSC technology for compelling results. If you would like to submit an article for an upcoming issue of Simulating Reality, distributed bi-annually to 25,000 MSC users worldwide, contact us at

Just click on the image for an interactive experience with the contents in this special issue.

Upcoming Training Classes

Free Training for MSC Technology Partners

Take advantage of your MSC Technology Partner status and attend these valuable courses at no cost. Contact us at to learn how.

Advanced Geometry, Meshing, Customization and Variable LBCs using Patran
June 24 to 27, 2013 - $1,900
Learn the advanced features of Patran including interface shortcuts, advanced geometry modeling and Patran Command Language (PCL) basics. This course is geared towards intermediate users of Patran. More Info and Register >>

Basic Dynamic Analysis using MSC Nastran and Patran
July 8 to July 12, 2013 - $2,375
Using an integrated approach, this 5-day course covers a wide range of dynamic analysis topics from basic to advanced. The course provides "hands on experience" making it ideal for interns or new employees. More Info and Register >>

Complete Multibody Dynamics Analysis with Adams
July 15 to July 19, 2013 - $2,375
This course is for engineers new to mechanical simulation, providing the foundation of skills needed to begin using Adams' powerful virtual prototyping, testing and visualization capabilities, ideal for interns or new employees. More Info and Register >>

For a full list of training events, click here.

Informative Links
MSC Software's Corporate Website includes links to MSC's new Simulating Reality Magazine, Conferences, User Meetings and events, and other opportunities for our Technology Partner community to reach MSC's customers.
Upcoming Events
Date Event Location
Jun 17 - 23    50th International Paris Show - e-Xstream Booth La Bourget, France
Jun 19   360°bytics Zürich, Switzerland
Jun 20 MSC Event MSC's 50th Anniversary - User Conference Event Athens, Greece
Jun 20 - Jul 9   Technologietage ‘Durchgängige Simulation von Antriebssystemen' Hannover, München, Stuttgart Germany
Jun 25 - 27   JEC Composites Asia - Presenting Suntec City, Singapore
Jul 10 - 11   Daimler EDM CAE Forum 2013 Stuttgart, Germany
Aug 26 - 30   Noise-Con 2013 & Wind Turbine Noise 2013 Denver, CO - USA
Sep 5 - 6 MSC Event MSC's 50th anniversary - User Conference Event India
Sep 15 - 18   Inter-Noise 2013 - Presenting Innsbruck, Austria
Sep 24 - 26   SAE AeroTech - Presenting Montreal, Canada
Sep 25   LS-DYNA Forum 2013 Filderstadt, Germany
Oct 14 MSC Event MSC's 50th anniversary - User Conference Event Israel
Oct 16 MSC Event MSC's 50th anniversary - User Conference Event South Africa
Oct 17 MSC Event MSC's 50th anniversary - User Conference Event Hungary
Oct 21 - 24   SAMPE 2013 Wichita, KS - USA
Oct 22 MSC Event MSC's 50th anniversary - User Conference Event Spain
Nov 12 - 14   Solar Power-Gen 2013 Orlando, FL - USA

If you are not currently a member of MSC's Partner Program and would like more information, please contact us at


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