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Greetings MSC Technology Partners

We've combined the Q2 and Q3 Technology Partner Newsletters this year so that we can bring you the most up-to-date news on product releases and MSC events.

I have enjoyed connecting with many of you so far this year, at events, over the phone, and by email. If there is anything MSC's Technology Partner Program can be doing to better serve you, please let me know. I wish you a great summer.

Warm Regards,
John Janevic

Welcome Dr. Masha Petrova!
Dr. Masha Petrova

MSC is pleased to announce that Dr. Masha Petrova has joined us to run our Global Marketing program. When Masha joined us, she commented: "I am thrilled to become part of such an elite and inspiring team as MSC! I have lived in the world of engineering modeling and simulation for over 10 years and am hoping to share that knowledge and the relationships I've built in this industry with MSC. I've written and debugged code for engineering software, which made me truly appreciate developers. I've run experiments and solved engineering problems. I have also sold various products and services to small and large companies in the technical world, which raised my appreciation for technical sales professionals. I look forward to helping the entire MSC team any way I can!"

I know that Masha feels the same way about working with MSC's Technology Partner community.  You can reach Masha directly at or connect to her on LinkedIn here.

New Software Releases

MSC and our affiliated companies have announced several important product releases since our Q1 Newsletter, with even more to come later in the year.

MSC Nastran/Patran 2016 Release

On June 1, MSC announced the release of MSC Nastran and Patran 2016. The release delivers dramatically improved speed and a range of new analysis solutions.

Key highlights of the MSC Nastran/Patran 2016 Release include customer-driven enhancements to functionality such as:

  • Performance improvements in ACMS and SMP
  • 3D Rotor Dynamics
  • Dynamics and NVH
  • Optimization (Global Optimization and Multi-model optimization)
  • MSC Nastran Embedded Fatigue
  • Advanced Nonlinear
  • Explicit Analysis
  • New results database based upon the HDF5 standard

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CivilFEM 2016

On April 6, Ingeciber (MSC's Technology Partner) announced the availability of CivilFEM 2016, powered by MSC Software's Marc nonlinear FEA solution.

CivilFEM 2016 is a unique simulation solution that provides sophisticated system-level structural simulations of large singular buildings, bridges, tunnels, nuclear power plants, and other structures.

Key release highlights include:

  • A completely revamped graphics engine with greatly improved performance
  • 50% speed improvement in the meshing process
  • Advanced features have been added, such as the Cam-Clay soil model, and several new Python commands

Learn More


Coming Soon!  MSC anticipates additional releases of many of our products before the end of the year, including Adams 2016, Marc 2016, MSC Nastran 2016.1, releases of Actran, Digimat, and Simufact products, along with many others.  Keep your eyes open for official announcements from MSC via Press Release, or notification from our Solutions Download Center.

Co-Marketing Opportunities

Simulate More Blog

We are relaunching Simulate More, our official blog site! The goal of this blog is to provide expert-level insights and cutting-edge innovation that will help our readers advance the conversation around simulation and analysis. We are looking for technology partners to become blog contributors in order to distribute meaningful content to our subscribers and address their everyday engineering challenges.

Types of posts we are looking for:

  • Focused on advanced principles, techniques, tools, and processes that engineers need to become familiar with in order to be successful.
  • Rather than simply offering broad advice, posts should outline and explain how to execute on the key recommendations discussed.
  • They should include relevant visuals whenever possible. Videos and other visual content are strongly encouraged.
  • Where applicable, they should provide information or tools that readers can use, such as a template, a step-by-step process guide, or a checklist.
  • We encourage the use of real-life examples and/or case studies to help illustrate best practices and/or demonstrate how to make advice actionable.

Don't miss this opportunity to amplify your company brand, position yourself and your company as thought leaders in the field of CAE, and introduce your solutions to our worldwide database of engineers and analysts. Contact to get started.

Calendar of MSC Events - 2016

MSC Software has a global lineup events taking place throughout the year. We have shifted our focus in 2016 from large conferences to a larger number of user meetings and Technology Workshops.

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.

You will find a complete calendar of 2016 events on MSC's main Events page, sortable by country:

If you are planning an event of interest to the MSC User Community which is not listed on this page, please contact us so that we can update our listings.

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.

Red Cedar Technologies

Contact us at to start planning a joint webinar.


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