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Greetings Technology Partners!

We're thrilled that just a few weeks ago, a long-time MSC Technology Partner, Simufact Engineering GmbH, has graduated from our Technology Partner program to become the newest member of the MSC family of companies. Look for additional opportunities to connect your software to our manufacturing simulation software resulting in valuable solutions for our mutual customers. Please read on for exciting news and important opportunities to co-market with MSC Software.

Warm Regards,
John Janevic

Picture:  Simufact.welding simulation, showing distortions induced by the welding process. Because Simufact.welding is powered by MSC's Marc solver, it is straightforward to complete the performance assessment of a welded part or assembly in Marc or MSC Nastran to confirm the attributes of the as-manufactured item such as strength, durability, fatigue, and NVH.


Product News


MSC Apex Wins Design News Golden Mousetrap Award for 2015

Design News praised MSC Apex in awarding the Golden Mousetrap in the CAD/CAM/PLM category - "... The application is the world’s first computational parts based CAE system and is to serve as a platform for a broad range of physics and applications MSC will introduce. MSC Apex addresses key pain points of its big analysis customers and opens the door for MSC Software to meet the broader needs of smaller firms, who have not been part of MSC’s core customer base."

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MSC Apex Wins NASA Tech Briefs Readers’ Choice Product of the Year for 2014

The NASA Tech Briefs 2014 Readers' Choice Product of the Year Award recognized MSC Apex as the most significant contribution to the engineering community in 2014, citing its potential to help engineers do their jobs better and more efficiently. MSC Apex competed against 12 other products that had been chosen as products of the month by NASA Tech Briefs editors. Readers chose the top three products of the year through online voting. NASA Tech Briefs is read by more than 600,000 engineers and managers in aerospace and related industries.

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Welcome New Technology Partners
We are pleased to welcome our final new partner to our Technology Partner Program community in 2014, for a total of 10 for the year!!
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Dimensional Control Systems Inc. (DCS) based in Troy, Michigan, USA is focused on the methodology of Dimensional Engineering. DCS offers Variation Analysis and Quality Management System (QMS) software and services for improving and validating designs using virtual prototypes prior to cutting any tools.

Co-Marketing Opportunity in Simulating Reality: The MSC Software Magazine

DISTRIBUTION: We are offering the magazine via direct distribution to more than 25,000 MSC Software customer users as well as global partners, contacts, and prospects. It will also be distributed at trade shows, conferences and other events. The magazine will be available in electronic format and available for download and e-mail distribution.

FREQUENCY: The magazine will be published once in the spring, printed & distributed globally and 2-3 short supplemental issues focusing on case studies. The main categories of content will include one featured article, MSC update, the road ahead, customer spotlights, as well as technology, partner, and university/research showcases.

CONTENT: If you are interested in providing an article or advertisement for inclusion in the magazine, please contact

Leslie Bodnar, Editor of Simulating Reality magazine, at

Joint Partner Webinars
Joint Webinars with MSC

Are you ready to increase awareness of your joint solutions to MSC customers and beyond? With an average of 400 registrants per webinar and a 30%+ attendance rate, planning a webinar with MSC's technical teams is a worthwhile effort to engage the industry and promote your technology's features and benefits. Click the links below to view some MSC's recent On-Demand webinars with Technology Partners.

Contact us at to start planning a joint webinar.


Informative Links
MSC Software's Corporate Website includes links to MSC's Simulating Reality Magazine, Conferences, User Meetings and events, and other opportunities for our Technology Partner community to reach MSC's customers.
 Calendar of MSC Events - 2015 
Date Event Location
March 2 Joint seminar between MSC, Ngee Ann Polytechnic and Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers Singapore
March 5-6 MSC China business partner conference Beijing
May 19-21 Simufact Round Table Marburg
June 4 MSC Japan User Conference Tokyo
June 10-11 MSC France User Conference Paris
June 16-17 MSC DACH User Conference Munich
Sep 10-11 MSC India User Conference  
Tentatively Planned Events
Q2 MSC APAC Regional User Conference Singapore
Q3 MSC Global Ground Vehicle Symposium Detroit
Q3 MSC APAC Regional User Conference Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Australia
Q3 MSC Korea Industry Conferences (Automotive, Aerospace, Shipbuilding)  
Q3 MSC China User Conference  

For additional information on local seminars and other events in which MSC is participating, please visit the country-specific Events pages on MSC’s website:


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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