Ansys 2024 R1: A Glimpse into the Future of Simulation

February 6, 2024 Conrad Magalis

Ansys 2024 R1 marks a significant stride in simulation-driven product development, propelling advancements across key applications. Unveiling groundbreaking updates in Ansys Electronics, Fluids, Structures, 3D Design, Optics and Photonics, this release signifies a pivotal moment for engineers and designers seeking cutting-edge tools for innovation.

Make sure to review the following product release note highlights to stay up to date with all the latest features and functionality that Ansys 2024 R1 provides. We also have a comprehensive product line overview available here.


In the Ansys 2024 R1 release, Ansys Electronics reinforces its decades-long leadership in computational electromagnetics, with notable advancements in simulation performance, meshing, integration with Ansys tools, automated workflows, and modeling capabilities for enhanced electromagnetic simulation and computational multiphysics across diverse electronics applications.

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In the 2024 R1 release, the Structures product line enhances efficiency for solving larger models in Ansys Mechanical with new dark and light themes. A standalone version of Mechanical facilitates scripting and single model analyses, while multi-system linking methods streamline data transfer between Ansys LS-DYNA analyses. Automation of Ansys Sherlock capabilities is now possible with PySherlock. Overall, the release focuses on improving user experience and efficiency for structural simulations.

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In Ansys 2024 R1, the Fluids product line introduces enhancements to boost solver performance, improve user productivity, and provide new capabilities for complex applications. Notable improvements in Ansys Fluent include the Fluent Web UI, a light client application for connecting to remotely running jobs via a web browser. The newly launched Ansys BladeBuilder automates 3D CAD creation for turbomachinery, integrating seamlessly with Ansys TurboGrid for automated meshing. Solver enhancements, including new capabilities for the Fluent GPU Solver, extend the range of applications benefiting from GPU performance.

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Optics & Photonics 

Ansys Optics in the 2024 R1 release enhances simulation capabilities for optics and photonics designers, focusing on speed, accuracy, and interoperability with other Ansys products. The release introduces powerful capabilities in optics workflows, along with enhancements in Lumerical, Zemax, and Speos core solvers.

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3D Design 

The latest Ansys Discovery release prioritizes effortless precision, elevating simulation accuracy through local fidelity refinement. Smart Model Prep streamlines workflows with automated weld creation and physics transfer, significantly reducing setup time. Accelerating Design Exploration introduces a new optiSLang plug-in for optimization scenarios, emphasizing the synergy of speed and accuracy in design and analysis.

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Unleash the Power of Innovation

Ansys 2024 R1 is not just a software update; it's the pinnacle of advancements that propel simulation technology into the future. From electromagnetics to fluid dynamics, Ansys empowers engineers and designers to push the boundaries of innovation. As we embrace the simulated future, Ansys stands at the forefront, leading the path forward for the ever-evolving landscape of engineering simulation.

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Conrad Magalis

Conrad Magalis is responsible for the adoption of advanced digital engineering practices at Rand Simulation. Conrad has a broad range of experience within manufacturing and industrial industries. His acumen is focused on progressive business and engineering decisions, with practical outcomes.

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