MSC.Software Acquires MacNeal Group

23 Jun, 2008

Acquisition reportedly maximizes synergies between both companies.

MSC.Software today announced it has acquired the MacNeal Group (tMG). The companies report that the acquisition maximizes the natural synergies between both companies around Nastran technology and provides superior simulation technology for the ongoing globalization of the engineering supply chain.

tMG brings to MSC.Software its unique computational Part and Assembly Analysis (PAA) methodology and enhances MD Nastran's complex systems simulation capabilities by enabling the rapid exploration of high-fidelity system design variants from parts to assemblies.

"As manufacturing companies continue to globalize, the ability to virtually innovate and test new product designs with distributed teams and suppliers becomes more and more challenging," said Richard MacNeal, tMG founder and chairman. "tMG simulation advancements for Nastran accelerate the roll-up of virtual component parts from global suppliers into a complete and accurate virtual product for system-level simulation and optimization without exposing proprietary component part details. More importantly, tMG's PAA methodology allows the rapid and timely update of the virtual product model as suppliers iterate on their respective part designs."

"PAA is a game changer for structural analysis in general and will reinforce engineering simulation as the driver for innovative and robust designs along with the need for MD Nastran," said Glenn Wienkoop, president and chief operating officer, MSC.Software. "The acquisition of tMG brings to MSC.Software not just the man considered 'the pioneer of CAE,' but a highly skilled team of Nastran developers that solidifies our world-class solver organization leadership and allows us to quickly bring to market the benefits of tMG's advancements in computational parts management."

MD Nastran enterprise simulation software solution combines technology platforms including MSC Nastran, Marc, Dytran, and LS-Dyna into an integrated multidiscipline framework for the enterprise. For additional information about MSC.Software's products and services, visit the company's Web site.