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ANSYS Kicks Off New AppStore

The new ANSYS AppStore enables an eCommerce buying experience, and makes it easy for customers and partners to search, shop, share and sell simulation applications created by ANSYS and its partners. 

ANSYS now offers a modern e-commerce interface for its licenses and app ecosystem. Image courtesy of ANSYS.

ANSYS is launching a new ANSYS AppStore. 

The new ANSYS AppStore enables an eCommerce buying experience, and makes it easy for customers and partners to search, shop, share and sell simulation applications created by ANSYS and its partners. 

The Weld Strength app plots results directly on the model. Image courtesy of ANSYS.

The ANSYS AppStore features a number of highlights. A new web interface provides customers and application developers with a browsing and eCommerce experience. Customers can now purchase, download and start using an application within minutes, using several modes of payment such as credit cards, purchase orders or wire transfers in multiple currencies. All paid applications are now available exclusively with annual lease licensing. Customers can shop for both ANSYS and non-ANSYS applications on the AppStore using a common ANSYS account. The Discovery portal is now combined with the new AppStore. New filtering and sorting capabilities enable faster search based on multiple attributes such as price, target application, version, etc. Updated information on each application includes a description, pricing details and contact information for technical support. Dashboards for application creators provide real-time analytics on metrics like downloads and purchases.

Previously, getting new apps developed by ANSYS — or its ecosystem of customers and partners — could take two to three weeks. Now, within minutes users can search, sort, filter, download and install the tools you need as easily as you would on your cellphone. 

In fact, all purchases, licensing and transactions in the ANSYS app ecosystem — and product line — can be done within the AppStore’s e-commerce interface using a single-user account. 

To celebrate the launch of this unified purchasing experience and the opening of the new AppStore, ANSYS is offering some free and affordable apps:

APDL Editor — Free

Write ANSYS parametric design language (APDL) commands in an editor that offers live and contextual help.

The APDL Editor uses command argument recognition to search for information you may need to streamline, debug or generate the code as you write it. 

As a result, your APDL code will be easier to create and more optimal to use.

Weld Strength — $1,000 for 1-year Lease

The Weld Strength app plots results directly on the model.

The Weld Strength app is a pre- and postprocessing tool focused on assessing welded parts. 

The Weld Strength app empowers you to evaluate multiple chains of welds over numerous load cases. You can then plot the results on your model as a floating average or a section average.

The app expediates these evaluations by automating the creation of weld contacts, fillet welds and contact matching. 

The tool then postprocesses results for fillet weld strength, butt weld strength and user-defined weld strengths based on Python API.

These results are compliant with the Eurocode 3 and DNV GL standards.

The tool is also compatible with shell/solid and contact/multi-bode models with or without weld geometry. 

Mixing Guided Process Template — $5,000 for a One-year Lease

The Mixing Guided Process Template app offers an automated workflow for designing and simulating mixing tanks. The tool then generates a comprehensive mixing report based on the inputs.

Your inputs create the mixing tank geometry and set up a single-phase computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation. These geometries are based on a pre-built component library and the meshing of the geometry is done under the hood.

This mixing tool is a great way to get non-CFD experts ready to perform simulation analysis. CFD experts, meanwhile, can extend the analysis created by the tool to produce an in-depth multiphase mixing simulation.

Sources: Press materials received from the company.

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