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Greetings MSC Technology Partners

User Conference season is upon us! I've recently returned from the Simufact "Round Table", where Simufact celebrated its 20th anniversary with more than 150 customers, and excellent customer presentations about real business and technical value obtained from simulation. I fully expect a similar theme not only at MSC conference events, but your events as well. Please be sure to read the event schedule at the bottom of this newsletter for the latest information on MSC user days and user conferences in the coming months. My MSC colleagues and I look forward to seeing you at many of these events.

Warm Regards,
John Janevic


Product News


MSC Apex Cheetah Release Transforms Design Analysis

The new "Cheetah" release of MSC Apex release enhances the engineer's workflow and daily productivity with many innovative modeling and analysis capabilities, and gives more engineers the ability to perform design analysis, the company's award winning next generation Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) platform. The MSC Apex Cheetah release introduces:

  • The third release of MSC Apex Modeler – A CAE Specific direct modeling and meshing solution that streamlines CAD clean-up, simplification, and meshing workflow.
  • The first release of MSC Apex Structures – An add-on to MSC Apex Modeler which now expands MSC Apex to a fully integrated and generative structural analysis solution.

Key productivity accelerators include:

  • Geometry clean-up and Meshing
  • Solver Validated Modeling
  • Assembly Representations
  • Generative Linear Structural Analysis

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MSC Apex Selected as Finalist in 2015 American Business Stevie® Awards

The Stevie® Awards are the world's premier business awards. They were created in 2002 to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide. The winners will be honored at the ABA's new product & tech awards ceremony in San Francisco on September 11. "This is the fourth recognition for MSC Apex in the past five months," said Dominic Gallello, President & CEO of MSC Software. "The tremendous productivity and pleasurable experiences achieved by our users is a testimony to the groundbreaking innovation that our team has brought to market."

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JEC Composites Group Names e-Xstream engineering's Digimat Virtual Allowables as Innovation of the Year

e-Xstream engineering's Digimat-VA ("Virtual Allowables") has been named a top innovation in composite manufacturing by the world's largest composite industry group. JEC awards have showcased excellence in composite manufacturing for 14 years, singling out more than 150 companies and 350 partners for contributions to improving composites technology and enhancing value for end users.

Digimat-VA ("Virtual Allowables") empowers engineers to virtually compare composite materials before starting a lengthy physical allowables process. By using Digimat-VA, it's now easy to generate hundreds or thousands of coupon simulations.

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Welcome New Technology Partners!
We are pleased to welcome five new partners to our Technology Partner Program community thus far in 2015, with several more in the final stages of signature that will be featured in next quarter’s newsletter.
New Software Performance Partners
Lenovo Logo Lenovo is a US$39 billion personal technology company, the largest PC company in the world, serving customers in more than 160 countries and dedicated to building exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices

Nimbix, Inc. Logo Nimbix is a cloud platform for pure High Performance Computing. Nimbix gives you access to explore the full potential in your data. Manufacturing / Engineering clients are able to process larger models, run faster simulations and deliver better products to the market.

New Software Community Partners
ITI GmbH Logo ITI's SimulationX is an interdisciplinary, multi-domain simulation tool for the design, analysis, and optimization of complex systems on a single software platform.

Vextec Corporation Logo VEXTEC Corporation’s Virtual Life Management® (VLM®) engineering software is a computational platform to predict long-term product durability. This software fills a gap in the existing capabilities provided by CAD/CAM, FEA, statistical modeling, and physical testing, and by integrating them into a single computational framework.

Visual Kinematics Inc. Logo Visual Kinematics Inc. is a leading supplier of component software tools to the Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) industry. The VKI component software product line addresses the entire spectrum of CAE simulation technology from mesh generation, data structures and interoperability tools to solvers, visualization and graphics.


Calendar of MSC Events - 2015

MSC Software has a global lineup of user meetings and conferences taking place throughout the year. Many of these events present opportunities for MSC Technology Partners to attend, present papers, set up exhibitions, and promote your company with sponsorships. Please contact us at for more information about any of these events.

Date Event Location
June 4 MSC Japan User Conference Tokyo
June 10-11 MSC France User Conference Paris
June 16-17 MSC DACH User Conference Munich
Sep 16-17 MSC Global Ground Vehicle Symposium Detroit
Sep 29-Oct 1 Digimat Users Meeting Barcelona

Additional events, sponsored by MSC or in which MSC is participating, can be found on MSC’s main Events page, sortable by country:

Finally, don't forget to check in with the events hosted by the other companies in the MSC Software family:

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 of MSC's recent On-Demand webinars with Technology Partners.

Contact us at to start planning a joint webinar.


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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