MSC Software announced that Thales Alenia Space España selected MSC Apex to decrease the number of physical prototypes and to improve their product designs in compliance with international regulations regarding safety and strength.
Thales Alenia Space España is a Spanish subsidiary of Thales Alenia Space, dedicated to the development of space systems and equipment for application in telecommunications and navigation, earth observation and science, space vehicles and infrastructure and exploration of the universe.
Quality of product design, compliance with international regulations as well as time and cost savings are critical. For 20 years, Thales Alenia Space España has relied upon MSC Software simulation solutions including MSC Nastran to reduce the number of physical tests and to help in optimizing and validating their equipment.
With MSC Apex, powered by a computer aided engineering specific direct modeling and meshing engine, they will now be able to accelerate the CAD geometry cleanup and idealization steps easily. Before using MSC Apex, engineers from Thales Alenia Space España were compelled to generate the geometry almost from scratch. They did not have the right tools to simplify or modify the CAD geometry. With the MSC Apex dynamic meshing process, they can easily edit and modify their CAD geometry without having to go back to the CAD model or do any additional re-meshing.
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