DNV GL and MSC Software Set Up Strategic Partnership

Partnership enables engineers to design ships and offshore structures more efficiently.

Partnership enables engineers to design ships and offshore structures more efficiently.

DNV GL, a provider of digital solutions for managing risk, improving safety and asset performance, and MSC Software Corporation (MSC), a provider of computer-aided engineering (CAE) simulation software and services, have announced a strategic partnership to improve the productivity of engineers using DNV GL's Sesam design and simulation software for maritime and offshore engineering.

MSC and DNV GL have partnered to connect Sesam workflows with MSC Apex so that Sesam users can streamline common tasks and become more productive. Under the partnership, DNV GL will resell MSC Apex as a translator from CAD to CAE, that offers customers the potential to reduce current design and verification processes by weeks.

Ships and offshore floating structures are designed using many CAD tools, producing data that can require intensive manual conversion and rectification before a strength assessment can be performed. Using MSC Apex, complete structures can be imported directly from 2D or 3D computer-aided design (CAD) tools such as CATIA, AutoCAD, NX, Intergraph Smart 3D and open file standards. Engineers can rapidly finalize the finite element model using contextual tools and scripts that automate repetitive pre-processing tasks for strength assessment in Sesam.

“Through our partnership with MSC, we are providing users with a modern work environment that any engineer can learn, and where experienced Sesam users can enjoy significant productivity gains using the smart features and workflows in MSC Apex,” says Elling Rishoff, head of Software Ecosystems at DNV GL - Digital Solutions.

“We have collaborated with DNV GL for many years to help our customers engineer better floating structures by offering them optimized tools,” says John Janevic, COO, MSC Software. “We're now taking a big step forward with our new strategic partnership. MSC Apex will greatly enhance the productivity of Sesam workflows from design to validation.”

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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