August 29, 2007

Autodesk Acquires PlassoTech

San Rafael, Calif. - Autodesk Inc. has acquired California-based PlassoTech, a supplier of analysis and simulation software for the mechanical design market.
The acquisition of PlassoTech will allow Autodesk to enhance the simulation and optimization capabilities found in Autodesk Inventor software making it easier for customers to simulate, optimize, and validate a complete digital prototype. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Autodesk plans to integrate PlassoTech technology into its Inventor product family, augmenting existing finite element analysis (FEA) tools.
The technology provides:
- The ability to perform analysis on entire assemblies, as well as individual parts
- The ability to perform analysis based on real-world structural and thermal conditions
- Advanced-ease-of use and performance superiority with a fully integrated simulation solution
PlassoTech technology allows FEA calculations in categories such as linear static stress, steady state thermal, thermal stress, modal and frequency analysis, optimization, and buckling. It also includes advanced functionalities to test dynamic stress, transient thermal, and large deformation analysis of solid and shell models with various contact conditions.
Hundreds of companies globally in industrial machinery, transportation, consumer products, and building and plant equipment use PlassoTech technology including: Innoventa LLC, Jupp Associates Ltd., Mammoth Inc., Microheat, OSSTEM Co., Ltd, Pentax, Rinehart Motion Systems LLC, Sejong Industrial Company Ltd, Subaru Telescope, Telops, and Tokyo Electron Limited. 
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