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2013 Technology Partner Webinar
2013 Technology Partner Webinar

As year-end rapidly approaches, we are preparing for another exciting year at MSC! Last month, the Technology Partner Program held a webinar specifically focused on briefing MSC's Technology Partners on key initiatives and projects and describing where our partners fit in with the vision and direction of the plan.

During the webinar, CEO Dominic Gallello delivered a special message to Technology Partners. Several simple, effective joint-marketing opportunities were presented to connect partner solutions to MSC customers. Feedback from the webinar was positive with 100% of respondents saying the information and topics were presented were relevant to their work.

If you missed it, current Technology Partners
can see the full webinar video by emailing us at  with Subject: 2013 Technology Partner Webinar. After viewing, please provide your feedback through the survey with the link in the video's description.

Welcome New Technology Partners!
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Northwest Numerics Inc. provides solutions for advanced multi-disciplinary engineering analysis, with a special emphasis on advanced materials models. Z-mat is NW Numerics' primary software product. The Z-mat library provides constitutive models in a flexible framework for a multitude of material types, and is available as a user material within Marc.

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Penguin Computing delivers integrated, Linux-based solutions for the enterprise and HPC space. Penguin Computing offers and end-to-end portfolio of products that range from Linux servers and workstations to integrated, turn-key HPC clusters and cluster management software. Complementing Penguin Computing's hardware and software solutions is Penguin Computing On Demand (POD), a public HPC cloud that provides virtual supercomputing capabilities on-demand.

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Rescale offers a software platform and hardware infrastructure that helps engineers and scientists build, compute and analyze large simulations on demand. Rescale will certify that MSC's leading software applications, MSC Nastran, Patran, Marc and Adams, run well on Rescale's "cloud computing" infrastructure. 

MSC Product News

In line with MSC's major product initiatives, the latest releases are focused on new capabilities in Materials, Contact and Assembly Modeling, Multidisciplinary Analysis, Simulation Process, and, of course, Ease-of-Use and Performance. Download the latest releases to ensure your users benefit from connections between the latest versions of MSC's software and your own.

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MSC Nastran 2013.1

The latest release of MSC Nastran extends the capabilities introduced in the last release by further improving the ability of users to simulate complex phenomena in a single integrated environment. Performance enhancements reduce the total solution time and I/O reduction by as much as 40% over the last release.

Release Highlights:

  • ACMS (NVH) speed improvements
  • Upgraded Contact User Interface
  • Digimat Integration (SOL 400, 700)
  • Axisymmetric Rotordyamics Enhancements

For more details about the newest release of MSC Nastran, watch the MSC Nastran 2013.1 Release Overview Webinar


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Marc 2013.1

In the latest release, Marc's development team focuses on improving productivity and helping users simulate behavior of new classes of materials more accurately. Marc 2013.1 delivers improved ease-of-use, performance, new materials models and better compatibility with other MSC products.

Release Highlights:

Learn More:
Watch the Marc 2013.1 Release Overview Webinar
Download the
Marc 2013.1 'What's New' Release Overview


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Adams Machinery 2013.2

One of MSC's newest product offerings, the second release of Adams/Machinery drives productivity for users by reducing modeling time as much as 80% using built-in wizards and automation of dozens of element types and part connections. The new modules and features available in the 2013.2 release include:

  • Electric Motor Module: Calculates motor sizing, predicts impact of motor torque on the system, and achieves precise position control and much more
  • Belt Module: A new 3D belt method for non-planar pulley-belt simulation is now available
  • Chain Module: A new discretized 3D method support roller chains has been added.
  • Gear Module: In addition to the current spur, helical, and bevel gears, three new gears are now supported in the latest release including worm, rack and pinion, and hypoid gears.

Learn More:
Watch the Introducing All New Adams/Machinery Webinar


CAE Innovation of the Year Award
CAE Innovation of the Year - MSC NEF  

MSC's Nastran Embedded Fatigue is designed to meet the challenges of automakers to manufacture lighter weight products while still maintaining structural integrity and safety, by coupling the stress and fatigue calculation process into one simultaneous operation.

In recognition of its integration of fatigue into the development process, the Automotive Testing
Technology International has recently awarded MSC's
NEF as 'CAE Innovation of the Year'. MSC developed
Nastran Embedded Fatigue technology in partnership
with HBM nCode.

Read More

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.
Upcoming Events
2014 event planning

2014 event planning is well underway and MSC's Field Marketing teams are carefully considering and organizing to build on the successes of the 2013 50th Anniversary User Conferences. The 2014 events will incorporate feedback gathered at this year's events to deliver more interactive, more productive and more valuable experiences for MSC users, sponsors and partners.

Look for a special newsletter with the complete 2014 events schedule coming in early 2014.

Date Event Location
2014 Events
Jan 23 MSC Event Technology Day - Getting Into simulation - for CAD users who want more' Frankfurt, Germany
Feb 11 - 12 2014 VDI Wind Turbine Vibration Conference Bremen, Germany
Feb 19
 MSC Event Workshop - Acoustic Munich, Germany
Feb 26
MSC Event Technology Day - Materials and Composites
Munich, Germany
Apr 10 Symposium on Product Development and Product Lifecycle Management Rapperswil, Switzerland
May 14 - 15
MSC Event

MSC User Meeting 2014

Munich, Germany
Jul 2 - 4
  International NVH Congress Graz, Austria
Sep 23 - 26

WindEnergy Hamburg Hamburg, Germany

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