3D Design

3D Product Design Software Solutions

Ansys 3D design tools enable engineering teams to significantly boost productivity, spur innovation and speed time to market. 3D design software allows your team to make smarter, faster decisions by reducing product development costs and improving workflows.

More time innovating.
Less time waiting for design answers.

Build market-leading products, faster and with less prototyping

Ansys 3D product design tools offer an intuitive, tremendously fast user experience that's built for design engineering workflows. Teams can innovate more designs in less time, provide rapid design exploration and deliver detailed insight into real-world product performance. Live physics simulation and accurate high-fidelity simulation come together in a single easy-to-use interface, letting engineers easily evaluate feedback on design changes.

Prep models for any type of simulation and make easy edits to accelerate workflows.

Computation fluid dynamics delivers accurate insights into product performance.


Ansys Discovery

Our innovative interface for 3D design engineers combines live physics simulation, high-fidelity results and direct modeling.

  • Features live physics simulation
  • Delivers fast high-fidelity results
  • Explore multiphysics scenarios
  • Work with any geometry from any platform on the market in native format
  • Extract fluid domains or simplify models for simulation
  • Topology optimization speeds workflow
  • Works with any CAD file
  • STL prep for 3D printing
  • Leverage scan data to reverse-engineer new parts
  • Create sheet metal parts, jigs and fixtures for manufacturing
  • Quickly create geometry from scratch

New Ansys Discovery: revolutionizing product development

Ansys Discovery continues to expand simulation capabilities and ease of use for every engineer to unlock innovation and increase productivity throughout the product development process. In addition, every analyst can now benefit from Ansys Discovery’s geometry modeling workflows, groundbreaking physics and innovative user interface. The addition of associative CAD interfaces, history tracking and connection to Ansys Workbench makes Discovery an ideal complement to all other third-party tools and workflows within the Ansys portfolio in different physics.

  • More engineering use cases
    Idealized sliding contact for Live physics and porous media for high-fidelity physics, enabling fast, easy to use simulation of jointed assemblies and filtered flows.
  • Ansys Workbench connectivity
    Empowering analysts to do geometry preparation for simulation in Discovery, including materials selections and upfront simulation, with seamless transfer to Ansys Mechanical and Ansys Fluent - materials, operational conditions and more!
  • Connected geometry workflow
    Associative CAD interfaces, history tracking, and a constraint-based sketching automates Discovery’s modeling operations and provides a seamless workflow from CAD to any other Workbench-connected app.
  • Workflow innovation
    Saved scenes, physics condition suppression and connections to Ansys Granta Selector and Ansys Granta MI accelerate and automate the simulation workflow from setup through report generation. No more dedicating yourself for long periods to generate technical reports of the studies, the software now does it for you.

Boost productivity in your development process

Structural and modal analysis

The near-instant simulation results that appear during the Ansys Discovery simulation process encourage interactive testing of design ideas.

Fluid analysis

Embrace the speed of Ansys Discovery to discover meaningful flow, then pair with the embedded Fluent solver without switching your workflow.

Topology optimization

A first-ever interactive topology optimization tool found in Ansys Discovery uncovers design solutions without making you wait, a solution that's about more than just speed.

Thermal-fluid analysis

Real-time modeling and data within your 3D model via Ansys Discovery gives temperature distribution data as you change models, tweak input characteristics or switch out materials.

Design and concept mModeling

Create parts, assemblies and drawings. Open, repair and edit any CAD file. SpaceClaim’s direct modeling technology is faster, easier and more flexible than any other 3D modeling tool.

Model prep for simulation

Simplify models in minutes instead of hours. Quickly modify, optimize and parameterize any CAD file to reduce mesh complexity and speed up simulation solve time.

Simulation capabilities and ease of use for every engineer.