The ANSYS SpaceClaim direct modelling software from ANSYS, Inc. has been selected as Desktop Engineering’s Editor’s Pick of the Week for November 26, 2014.

Anthony J. Lockwood, editor at large for Desktop Engineering explains that the 2015 version of the ANSYS SpaceClaim direct modelling solution is the first major release of the software since ANSYS acquired SpaceClaim Corp. in May.

Observing that SpaceClaim has new and improved integration with the suite of ANSYS tools, Lockwood said that the software has tighter integration with the ANSYS Workbench platform and ANSYS DesignModeler for geometry handling for analysis as well as direct connection with the ANSYS HFSS software for simulating 3D full-wave electromagnetic fields.

According to Lockwood, the SpaceClaim and ANSYS Workbench integration enables analysts to do a lot of their own geometry preparation easily using SpaceClaim’s direct modelling tools. He adds that SpaceClaim 2015 also has tools to do its part in simulation-driven design including new simulation cleanup and detection tools for short edges, overlap faces and corrupt faces as well as tools for better control over connections between parts.