19 Facts About Ansys


Ansys, Inc is an American company based in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.

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Ansys was founded in 1970 by John Swanson, who sold his interest in the company to venture capitalists in 1993.

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Ansys became a component of the NASDAQ-100 index on December 23, 2019.

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Idea for Ansys was first conceived by John Swanson while working at the Westinghouse Astronuclear Laboratory in the 1960s.

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Ansys founded Ansys under the name Swanson Analysis Systems Inc the next year, working out of his farmhouse in Pittsburgh.

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Ansys went public in 1996, raising about $46 million in an initial public offering.

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Ansys develops and markets engineering simulation software for use across the product life cycle.

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Ansys is used to determine how a product will function with different specifications, without building test products or conducting crash tests.

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Ansys develops software for data management and backup, academic research and teaching.

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In 1980, Apple II was released, allowing Ansys to convert to a graphical user interface in version 4 later that year.

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Version 4 of the Ansys software was easier to use and added features to simulate electromagnetism.

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Ansys began integrating its software with CAD software, such as Autodesk.

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In 1996, Ansys released the DesignSpace structural analysis software, the LS-DYNA crash and drop test simulation product, and the Ansys Computational Fluid Dynamics simulator.

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Ansys added parallel processing support for PCs with multiple processors.

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Ansys released its Probabilistic Design System and DesignXplorer software products, which both deal with probabilities and randomness of physical elements.

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In May 2020, Ansys joined Microsoft, Dell and Lendlease on the steering committee of the Digital Twin Consortium, which aims to advance the use of digital twin technology.

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Ansys collaborated with the US Army and L3Harris to advance the use of FACE technical standard.

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In May 2021, Ansys acquired Phoenix Integration, Inc for an undisclosed amount.

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Ansys began supporting Arm-based Graviton2 Processors, first time that Ansys' EDA semiconductor simulation solutions were made available on the Arm Neoverse architecture.

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