ANSYS R16.2 Now Available!

ANSYS, Inc. announced the release of ANSYS R16.2 today. It is available for download for current customers.

The release is a complete installation of the ANSYS Software Suite with some enhancements in products such as AIM, ANSYS Composite PrepPost, and FLUENT but it is primarily a bug fix to the software. One of the more important bug fixes is to the license manager. From the Release Notes:

· It is not necessary to upgrade the ANSYS License Manager at release 16.2. The 16.2 products will work with the 16.0, 16.1 or 16.1 LM1 License Manager. However, the 16.2 version of the ANSYS License Manager was upgraded to FlexNet version to correct the following issues. We do recommend you upgrade if you are encountering either issue:

· The version of FlexNet (11.12.x.x) used in the ANSYS 16.0 License Manager contained a defect whereby if you have more than two INCREMENT lines (in your license file) for the same license feature, these licenses were not getting pooled correctly, meaning that you would not be able to utilize all of the licenses to which you are entitled.

· The version of FlexNet (11.12.x.x) used in the ANSYS 16.0 License Manager contained a memory leak defect which caused the license server to to utilize an increased amount of memory.

Please contact DRD if you need assistance in accessing ANSYS R16.2.


DRD Technology Corporation Adds North Dakota and South Dakota to Its ANSYS Sales Territory

In early 2015 DRD Technology Corporation completed an agreement with ANSYS, Inc. to expand DRD’s ANSYS sales, service, and support territory to include the states of North Dakota and South Dakota. DRD began selling and supporting the ANSYS engineering simulation software in north Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas in 1985. DRD added the states of Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Iowa to its ANSYS sales territory in 1986.

“This is the first time we’ve added new states to our ANSYS territory since 1986, and DRD is extremely pleased to have the opportunity to sell and support ANSYS products in North Dakota and South Dakota”, said Chris Andersen, President of DRD Technology. “These states have some of the most sophisticated companies in the U.S. when it comes to utilization of engineering simulation”.

Andy Bax, DRD’s Vice President, added that “North Dakota and South Dakota are an excellent match for DRD’s experience and support models. DRD makes a point of having regular face to face interaction with our clients, but the demographics of states like North Dakota and South Dakota also require extensive use of web based customer interaction to provide the level of support that ANSYS customers expect and need to reach their maximum return on investment in ANSYS.”

DRD client Andy Wehseler, Advanced Analysis Manager at Bobcat in Gwinner, ND, is also pleased with DRD’s new role in North Dakota. Mr. Wehseler said, “Through a unique arrangement, DRD has been a long-time supplier of ANSYS software and support for Bobcat. DRD has always been easy to work with and responsive to our simulation needs. We are pleased to see their coverage expanding to include our geographical area.”

DRD Technology Corporation was founded in 1980 as Drilling Resources Development Corporation to develop engineering simulation software for the oil and gas drilling industry. DRD began a software distributor relationship with ANSYS, Inc. in 1985, and since 1996 DRD has focused exclusively on selling and supporting the ANSYS suite of engineering simulation products.

Bobcat Company leads the industry in the design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of compact equipment for construction, rental, landscaping, agriculture, grounds maintenance, government, utility, industry and mining. Bobcat Company is a subsidiary of Doosan Infracore Bobcat Holdings Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Doosan Infracore Co., Ltd.

ANSYS R16.1 has been Released!

ANSYS, Inc. announced the release of ANSYS R16.1 today. It is available for download for current customers.

This release is a complete re-release of the R16 products with some enhancements in products such as SpaceClaim, AIM, and FLUENT but it is primarily a bug fix to the software. One of the more important issues resolved involves a bug fix to the license manager that may have prevented all valid licenses from being available.

Please contact DRD if you need assistance in accessing ANSYS R16.1.

ANSYS DesignLife R16 Now Available!

ANSYS DesignLife 16.0 has been released and is available for immediate download.

Enhancements for this release include additional options for Safety Factor Analysis, Time Step Load Provider, Distributed DesignLife Processing, Faster FE Model Visualization, and many new glyph displays.

This updated can be downloaded from the ANSYS Customer Portal or, if internet access is limited or slow, contact DRD and we can offer alternative methods for obtaining it.

Join Us for DRD Webinar: Compute Clusters for Exceptional ANSYS Performance

DRD Webinar: Compute Clusters for Exceptional ANSYS Performance

This webinar occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you.

Register now!

Are you interested in reducing the solution time for your ANSYS models by a factor of 10, 100 or more? Are you interested in having a single computer that can handle all of the ANSYS solutions for your entire company or department? These goals are possible to achieve using a compute cluster.

In this 30 minute webinar followed by a question and answer period Andy Bax, DRD’s Vice President and de facto CIO, will share DRD’s experiences in purchasing and implementing a compute cluster at its Tulsa, OK offices. Andy will also share DRD’s experiences in assisting many of our clients in their purchase and set up of compute clusters. Finally, Andy will provide an overview of the most important questions that companies must answer before investing in a cluster.

• Balancing price and performance to determine how many compute nodes and cores to purchase.

• Choosing Windows or Linux for the cluster operating system.

• Selecting memory per core and hard drive capacity and configuration for each node.

• Selecting MPI (Message Processing Interface) software to let the nodes on the cluster work together to solve a single model.

• Selecting a job scheduler product and managing multiple ANSYS jobs using job scheduler templates.

• Submitting ANSYS jobs to the cluster using the ANSYS Remove Solve Manager.

• Ensuring fast data transfer between nodes on the cluster.

• Making sure all compute cluster components work well together for optimum performance.

Andy will also provide benchmarks using ANSYS Release 16 on DRD’s compute cluster.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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