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Greetings MSC Technology Partners

With summer nearly behind us, many of us are returning our focus from having fun in the sun, to building great CAE software. This is also the time of year that universities are back in session. It’s worth reminding our Technology Partner community that MSC values your partnership with us for our University customers as much as we do our mutual commercial clients. Several of you have leveraged MSC’s Student Edition software for collaborative activities – if you’re interested in doing the same please check out and then give me a call.

Don’t forget that MSC still has several key conferences and events lined up for the rest of 2015, and we hope to see you at many of them. Our updated events table is at the bottom of this newsletter.

Warm Regards,
John Janevic


Product News


MSC Apex Diamond Python Smart Midsurface™ Speeds Modeling to Validation up to 10X

MSC Apex was recently recognized as a 2015 R&D 100 Award Finalist. The new release shortens the time to create and update Finite Element analysis models, enabling engineers to rapidly optimize strength and improve the performance of product designs within an easy to use, and easy to learn simulation environment.

The MSC Apex Diamond Python release introduces:

  • The fourth release of MSC Apex Modeler – a CAE Specific direct modeling and meshing solution that streamlines CAD clean-up, simplification, and meshing workflow. New in this release is Smart Midsurface™ technology - a new workflow to expedite the creation of finite element models for thin structures composed of metals, plastics, and composites
  • The second release of MSC Apex Structures – an add-on to MSC Apex Modeler which expands MSC Apex to a fully integrated and generative structural analysis solution

The process of meshing midsurface geometry and defining material and section properties was a key focus of this release. The new Smart Midsurface™ technology in MSC Apex Modeler includes:

  • Incremental Midsurface Workflow
  • Midsurface Extraction Methods
  • Rapid Development of Simulation Model Definitions

MSC Apex Structures offers users a fully integrated simulation environment for structural analysis.

Learn More - MSC Apex Diamond Python Smart Midsurface™ Speeds Modeling to Validation up to 10X


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New Digimat 6.0 Release Delivers Time & Cost Savings for Material Characterization of Composites

The latest release of Digimat brings a series of new features and improvements in composite materials for Short Fiber Reinforced Plastics (SFRP) to Discontinuous Fiber Composites (DFC) and Continuous Fiber Reinforced Composites (CFRP).

Learn More - New Digimat 6.0 Release Delivers Time & Cost Savings for Material Characterization of Composites


Welcome New Technology Partners!
We are pleased to welcome eight new partners to our Technology Partner Program community thus far in 2015. One of our newest Technology Partners is highlighted below.
New Software Community Partners
Virtual.PYXIS Logo Virtual.PYXIS is structural topology optimization software which handles a range of simple to complex optimization situations, also involving nonlinear analysis features (plasticity and contact) and compliant mechanism systems. Virtual.PYXIS has been created to fill the gap between academic research and what is available to the market.
MSC Learning Center Update

One of the most critical resources that MSC provides its Technology Partners to complement software licenses is access to MSC’s Learning Center. MSC’s Learning Center encompasses both Instructor-Led Training and e-Learning.

Instructor-Led Training:  MSC Technology Partners are eligible to attend scheduled public training courses at no charge, on a space-available basis. Contact us at for specific instructions on how to register for Instructor-Led Training courses.

e-Learning: as customer interest in online learning rapidly accelerates, we now have over 23 courses available in an interactive e-Learning format, covering our core products such as MSC Nastran, Marc, Adams, as well as many others.  MSC Technology Partners are eligible to purchase e-Learning subscriptions at a deeply discounted rate. Contact us at for specific instructions on how to register for e-Learning subscriptions.

Learn More - MSC Learning Center Update


Calendar of MSC Events - 2015

MSC Software has a global lineup of user meetings, workshops, 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
Sep 16-17 MSC Global Ground Vehicle Symposium Detroit
Sep 29-Oct 1 Digimat Users Meeting Barcelona
Oct 6-Oct 7 Adams/Car Users Meeting Frankfurt

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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