Good news out there in ANSYS land. ANSYS, Inc. just made the relationship with EVEN as close as possible – by acquiring them. Here at PADT it was love at first sight when we first were introduced to the ANSYS Composite PrepPost (ACP) add-on. The solver capabilities in ANSYS Mechanical APDL have been very strong for composite modeling for some time. But the pain and suffering required to set up a complex composite geometry kept many users from accessing those fantastic elements. ACP solved that problem by providing a tool that takes care of the bookeeping and geometry issues involved in building an accurate model of composite layups.
Here is the official press release.
With this acquisition ANSYS, Inc. has secured the future development of this tool and given all of us in the ANSYS world even better access to the consulting team at EVEN. You can learn more about the ACP tool on our ACP page. We also have an older blog posting on ACP when it came out. We also did a seminar on the last release, here is the recording to that. [probably time to write an updated posting on newer capabilities…].
Learn more about EVEN on their web site.
This is great news, and we can not wait to see further improvements in the composite modeling capabilities for the ANSYS Product family.