MSC Software Corporation’s MSC Apex® CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) platform has been selected as product of the year by readers of the widely circulated technology publication NASA Tech Briefs, MSC Software announced today.

“We are honored to be judged by the community that matters – engineers who design some of the most fantastic products for the planet and beyond”

The NASA Tech Briefs 2014 Readers’ Choice Product of the Year Award recognized MSC Apex as the most significant contribution to the engineering community in 2014, citing its potential to help engineers do their jobs better and more efficiently. MSC Apex competed against 12 other products that had been chosen as products of the month by NASA Tech Briefs editors. Readers chose the top three products of the year through online voting. NASA Tech Briefs is read by more than 600,000 engineers and managers in aerospace and related industries.

“We are honored to be judged by the community that matters – engineers who design some of the most fantastic products for the planet and beyond,” said MSC Software President and CEO Dominic Gallello. “Reinventing how simulation is done took a tremendous effort by a very large, experienced, creative and committed team. These individuals never lost sight of the mission of dramatically accelerating the engineering process while making it easy and enjoyable for our users.”

MSC Apex is the world’s first computational parts™ based CAE system. It transforms the way engineers perform simulation by reducing critical CAE modeling and process time from days to hours. MSC Apex delivers innovative technology that enables predictive product development in the earlier stages of design where it is critical in saving time and money.

MSC Apex reflects a complete rethinking of the simulation process that rearranged the way in which the components of geometry modeling, solving, and post processing relate to each other. It moves simulation away from a serial process to an interactively connected process based on a new parts and assembly paradigm. With MSC Apex, engineers can incrementally run analysis of complex assemblies, conduct rapid trade studies, and exchange mathematical models in/through the supply chain without compromising intellectual property (IP).

For details regarding the MSC Apex product portfolio and available software releases, please visit www.mscapex.com.

About MSC Software

MSC Software is one of the ten original software companies and a global leader in helping product manufacturers to advance their engineering methods with simulation software and services. As a trusted partner, MSC Software helps companies improve quality, save time, and reduce costs associated with design and test of manufactured products. Academic institutions, researchers, and students employ MSC’s technology to expand individual knowledge as well as expand the horizon of simulation. MSC Software employs 1,100 professionals in 20 countries. For additional information about MSC Software’s products and services, please visit: www.mscsoftware.com

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