Ansys Discovery Software | 3D Engineering Design

Ansys Discovery Software allows designer engineers to explore ideas, iterate, and innovate with unprecedented speed.

Designers can delve deeper into their design’s details, refine a concept, and introduce multiple physics simulations to better account for real-world conditions with the same results accuracy as Ansys flagship products.


The ability to evaluate more concepts and rapidly gauge design performance through virtual design testing ultimately helps accelerate the processing of bringing breakthrough new products to market. Ansys 3D Design will help you get there.



First Simulation-Driven Design Tool

Combining instant physics simulation, high-fidelity simulation and interactive geometry modeling in a single easy-to-use experience.

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Ansys Discovery Software Core Capabilities | 3D Engineering Design

Strength Analysis

See instant stress distribution data regardless of model complexity. Use the Ansys Mechanical solver to simulate nonlinear effects and add local refinement for increased accuracy and control.

Fluid Analysis

Instantly find flow trends, while updating input parameters or making geometry updates, and see Ansys Discovery’s instant feedback of your design’s performance. Use the Ansys Fluent solver for detailed high-fidelity studies of complex geometries and fluid behaviors.

Topology Optimization

Unlock the potential of generative design utilizing topology optimization including manufacturing constraints and optimization of resonant frequency.

Parameter Studies

Also known as parameter sweeps, these design point studies create a Pareto frontier of data in Ansys Discovery that let you explore many design possibilities by varying multiple geometric or simulation parameters in an automated fashion.

Geometry Modeling

Discovery’s modeling technology and versatile toolset enables you to easily create and modify imported geometry without the complexity associated with traditional CAD systems. Full modeling capabilities allow users to prep models for any type of simulation or make edit models to optimize your simulation.

Modal & Thermal Analysis

Observe different modes of vibration, make changes to geometry, and instantly evaluate performance.  Instantly evaluate how changes to thermal inputs, materials and cooling conditions will affect the thermal performance of your design.