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With ANSYS you can use your existing native CAD geometry directly with no translations, no IGES, and no middle geometry formats. ANSYS offers native, bi-directional, integration with the most popular CAD systems.

ANSYS Integration:

Autodesk Inventor / MDT

Autodesk Inventor Professional Stress

CATIA v4 and v5
Creo Parametric (Pro / ENGINEER)
Solid Edge

Solid Works


Other CAD

Neutral Formats:




CAD System Integration

  • With geometry integration solutions from ANSYS, existing native CAD geometry can be used directly, without translation to IGES or other intermediate geometry formats. ANSYS also provides integration directly into the CAD menu bar, making it simple to launch world-class ANSYS simulation technologies directly from a CAD system.
  • The ANSYS Workbench Environment uses a unique plug-in architecture to maintain associativity with the CAD systems for solid and surface models, allowing you to make design changes to your CAD model without having to reapply loads and/or supports. You can either pick the CAD dimension to change directly, or enhance your design iterations with the Parameter Manager. The ANSYS Parameter Manager in Workbench provides an easy way to set up multiple design scenarios by simply filling out the Parameter Manager spreadsheet and ANSYS will automatically update the geometry and run your multiple solutions!