ANSYS 2019 R2 Strengthens Digital Thread Between Design, Engineering and Manufacturing

Latest ANSYS release accelerates digital transformation across every industry.

Latest ANSYS release accelerates digital transformation across every industry.

ANSYS is streamlining and simplifying the product life cycle through new functionalities released in ANSYS 2019 R2. With an ANSYS Mechanical user experience, simplified simulation of complex electronics and a new ANSYS Fluent workflow that speeds meshing of dirty geometries, ANSYS' simulation engineering solutions help enable digital transformation, the company says. 

With new functionalities in ANSYS 2019 R2, including new materials capabilities for structural analysis following the recent acquisition of Granta, ANSYS' simulation solutions help accelerate collaboration, validation and verification, the company says.. 

“Design, engineering and manufacturing practices are changing at lightning speed — organizations are leaning on simulation and digitizing their processes to bring cutting-edge products to customers faster than ever,” says Shane Emswiler, vice president and general manager for ANSYS electronics, fluids and mechanical business units at ANSYS. “This release empowers customers to do more with multiphysics simulation in less time. ANSYS 2019 R2 automates simulation while making it easier to use.” 

Highlights of the ANSYS 2019 R2 release include:

ANSYS 2019 R2 introduces a user interface in ANSYS Mechanical that speeds user adoption and reduces learning times to transform engineers' productivity. The improved interface provides new capabilities around customization, ease of use features and instant search and launch tool. 

The 2019 R2 includes enhanced SMART fracture modeling, a new topology optimization methodology that reduces the time to prepare the resultant geometry. Also included in ANSYS 2019 R2 is an automatic meshed-based connection for shell and beam models, an offering for oil & gas structures and heavy industrial equipment models.

New Materials Offerings

Following the acquisition of Granta, ANSYS 2019 R2 embeds data on more than 600 materials within ANSYS Mechanical. The ANSYS GRANTA Materials Data for Simulation data package provides broad coverage of material types and easy access to key data needed for structural analysis.  

New Tools for Simulating Complex Electronics 

New offerings in the electronics and electromagnetics suite include important new features for engineers meeting complex design challenges. Accelerated doppler processing in ANSYS HFSS SBR+ expedites the modeling of ADAS radar scenarios related to autonomous vehicles and other near-field radar sensing systems.  

ANSYS 2019 R2 also introduces TAU Flex meshing, a new meshing technology enabling users to efficiently obtain design trend information earlier in the design cycle. The integration of EMIT to the ANSYS HF flow enables a new capability to simulate RF Desense. 

ANSYS Cloud Added to Electronics Suite

ANSYS Cloud delivers easy access to cloud-based high-performance computing directly within ANSYS' structures, fluids and electronics product suites. Direct on-demand cloud access from the ANSYS Electronics Desktop in 2019 R2 enables ANSYS HFSS and ANSYS SIwave customers to burst into faster, distributed simulation.

New Fluids Workflow Speeds Meshing of Dirty Geometries

In the fluids suite, ANSYS enhanced and extended its new Fluent experience that accelerates digital transformation by enabling users to do more computational fluid dynamics (CFD), in less time. The new task-based, fault tolerant workflow meshes dirty, non-watertight geometries twice as fast without scripts or popups, the company says.

New SPEOS with Live Preview 

The new ANSYS SPEOS packages an integration that offers a comprehensive user interface. With the new SPEOS Live Preview, users explore an interactive version of their SPEOS simulation model and obtain immediate rendering results directly on ANSYS VRXPERIENCE. 


The new ANSYS VRXPERIENCE Sound empowers users to improve brand image and the sound quality by listening and modifying the sound coming from a recording or CAE. ANSYS VRXPERIENCE Sound is now connected to ANSYS Mechanical. With the ANSYS 2019 R2 release, ANSYS VRXPERIENCE HMI and ANSYS VRXPERIENCE Perceived Quality enable users to more easily define object animation and lighting approach through finger tracking.

Complete Driving Simulation Platform 

ANSYS 2019 R2 offers advanced simulation of scenarios for closed loop ADAS and AV testing with its new complete driving simulation platform, ANSYS VRXPERIENCE Driving Simulator Powered by SCANeR. Users can virtually test scenarios in direct connection with ANSYS VRXPERIENCE. ANSYS VRXPERIENCE Driving Simulator Powered by SCANeR provides the capability to prepare advanced scenarios and run simulations including events, surrounding traffic and vehicle dynamic with complete and accurate multi-body vehicle dynamics. 

Streamlined Safety Testing and Analysis 

With the ANSYS medini analyze and SCADE families, users are enabled with new capabilities that allow them to ensure the digital safety of their embedded systems and software applications. The new ANSYS SCADE Test model coverage feature divides the testing effort relative to structural coverage achievement.  

ANSYS medini analyze fully supports the FMEDA safety analysis on the semiconductor level including verification of safety mechanism coverage data by fault injection. This enables customers to comply with ISO 26262:11 2018.

New Features for System Simulation and Digital Twins 

ANSYS Twin Builder 2019 R2 enhances Modelica workflow capabilities. Support for undo-redo and a new array connector dialog box are some of the new capabilities. 

Multiphysics Performance Improvements

In the multiphysics suite, all multiphysics simulation cases that use System Coupling benefit from performance improvements for the coupling engine. With the update, users can run mixed steady-transient analyses, which increases simulation efficiency when modeling a multiphysics application with fast physical effects on one side and a slower response on the other. 

More Comprehensive 3D Design Exploration 

In this release the designer use cases are expanded with live thermal stress and electrical conduction simulation. This release also delivers more insight from the simulations, through a new interactive legend, improved result controls and enhanced immersive interaction with 3D simulation results, according to ANSYS.

Faster and Easier Additive Manufacturing

ANSYS Additive Prep, built right into ANSYS SpaceClaim, makes orienting parts and creating advanced support structures easy, the compay says. New heat maps give fast feedback on optimal supports, distortion tendency and build time while native support generation tools are fast and easy to use.

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