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Ansys Discovery

When will we see access to Ansys Discovery via Onshape? That will make Onshape a killer app!


  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 4,163
    That’s unlikely to happen, but did you see our Sneak Peek at Onshape Live 21?

    You’ll have to create an account to view the replay of our upcoming simulation tools https://events1.social27.com/onshapelive21/auth
    Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
  • bert_fouriebert_fourie Member Posts: 66 PRO
    Hi Neil, the automatic simulation in assembly is really impressive! That would be a great step forward for sure. Still not generative design though, which I think will become more and more important. Especially as 3D additive manufacturing grows and we are able to print parts that would have been difficult to machine.
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 4,163
    All good things come to those who wait @bert_fourie :)
    Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
  • bert_fouriebert_fourie Member Posts: 66 PRO
    Hi Neil, do you know when simulation in assembly will become available?
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 4,163
    I was surprised we even showed it because, as you know, we don't like to talk about futures. We'll ship it as soon as it's ready. It's certainly not imminent, but it's not too far in the distant future either. That's all I can say, sorry.
    Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
  • christopher_quijanochristopher_quijano OS Professional Posts: 49 PRO
    @NeilCooke, I was surprised when you showed it too, but I guess that was the PTC influence  :D.

    Let me know if you are in need of beta testers. I would love to provide early feedback.
  • bert_fouriebert_fourie Member Posts: 66 PRO
    Same here, happy to Beta test!
  • Aaron_MagninAaron_Magnin Member, Onshape Employees Posts: 78
    Here's an excerpt from the video Neil linked (but watch ALL of it if you haven't already!)

  • wayne_sauderwayne_sauder Member, Simulation EVP Posts: 260 PRO
    I wish you fellows wouldn't rub that under our noses. :D Seriously I can't wait, this will be a game-changer for me when it comes.
  • brian_bradybrian_brady Member, Developers Posts: 500 EDU
    I really, really want the simulation feature to arrive. I could totally drop SW for my solid modeling and FEA (simulation) class and just use Onshape. I cannot do that with the current slate of simulation tools. I want students to have access to simulation at no additional cost for more than a trial period or limited number of runs so they can use it with their senior projects after they finish the modeling/FEA class. Looks like it is still SW for simulation this year.
  • bert_fouriebert_fourie Member Posts: 66 PRO
    I am with you on that Brian. I use a third party FEA and it would really be great to have it in ONSHAPE. If ONSHAPE is to become CAD of choice they should aim to be best in class - that would also, in my opinion anyway, need to include generative design.
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