think3 – ANSYS forge alliance to support entire product development cycle

November 17, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Bangalore, November 17, 2007: - think3 Inc®, the Italy based pioneer in providing solutions for product development and innovation worldwide, announced their strategic tie-up with ANSYS. This alliance would enable think3’s thinkdesign customers’ direct access to ANSYS® Workbench™ analysis solution.

This access would be available with 2007.1 version of thinkdesign, which means that solid models obtained in the think3 3D environment can be transferred directly to the ANSYS Workbench simulation environment. Linking the two solutions makes it possible to combine think3’s CAD tool – familiar to mechanical designers, with the powerful analysis functions of ANSYS software - extremely useful to engineers looking for answers from the simulation front.

“This link with think3's thinkdesign highlights the flexibility of the ANSYS Workbench environment," said Brian Drew, Vice President at ANSYS, Inc. "The focus of ANSYS Workbench is to facilitate 'simulation-led development,' and we greatly value think3's effort to ensure a high degree of interoperability between their design software and our simulation solution.”

Announcing the strategic alliance Tom Davis, International Sales Director, think3 Inc. said, “think3’s alliance with ANSYS will provide a host of opportunities for our customers and also strengthen our position as a supplier of complete solutions that fulfil the requirements of the entire product development cycle, from concept to engineering.” Also “In a recently held ANSYS User Meet we showcased the integration of think3 products with ANSYS workbench and the comprehensible usability of the solution.” he further added.

The match between the two solutions also benefits from associability links. They make it possible to update a FEM scenario after a CAD modification while maintaining constraints and loads, and to regenerate a thinkdesign three-dimensional geometry after an optimisation cycle using the ANSYS Workbench simulation environment and the ANSYS solver.

About Ansys: ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANSS), founded in 1970, develops and globally markets engineering simulation software and technologies widely used by engineers and designers across a broad spectrum of industries. The Company focuses on the development of open and flexible solutions that enable users to analyze designs directly on the desktop, providing a common platform for fast, efficient and cost-conscious product development, from design concept to final-stage testing and validation. The Company and its global network of channel partners provide sales, support and training for customers. Headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., with more than 40 strategic sales locations throughout the world, ANSYS, Inc. and its subsidiaries employ approximately 1,400 people and distribute ANSYS products through a network of channel partners in over 40 countries. For more information please visit

About think3: think3 has been operating in the ICT sector for over 25 years providing technology for the complete Product Development Process. It’s unique fully integrated solutions provide manufacturers with all the tools to address their needs for styling, engineering and tooling. This way, think3 enables thousands of its customers to innovate and rise to the challenges of global markets. This integration of processes helps accelerate time-to-market besides reducing cost. think3 counts among its customers some of the most significant enterprises in the industrial space such as Alessi, Honda & BMW. With offices across Europe and Asia and a network of VARs, think3 is present in most global markets. For details visit

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