Real-time engineering simulaton for rapid product exploration

Discovery Live

Every engineer deserves the power of Discovery.

ANSYS Discovery Live provides instantaneous 3D simulation, tightly coupled with direct geometry modelling, to enable interactive design exploration and rapid product innovation. It is an interactive experience in which you can manipulate geometry, material types or physics inputs, then instantaneously see changes in performance.

Use Discovery Live to test more design iterations in a shorter amount of time, perform feasibility studies on new concepts and bring products to market faster.

ANSYS Discovery Live seamlessly aligns with the 3D Design family of products and complements ANSYS Discovery SpaceClaim and ANSYS Discovery AIM.

Structural analysis

ANSYS Discovery Live is breaking down the barriers that once prevented any engineer from using engineering simulation. For example, consider the difficulty involved with performing a structural analysis on complicated geometry. In Discovery Live, near-instant simulation results appear once loads have been established. And, because Discovery Live is interactive, you can test several design ideas in a few seconds and receive immediate insight around the structural performance of a design.

Internal fluid analysis

Finding meaningful internal flow characteristics in a reasonable amount of time can be challenging. Discovery Live provides not only invaluable feedback so you can understand trends, but also near-instant solving and visualisation capabilities. What’s more, you can create new geometry within the flow, or edit existing features, and your updates will occur live. No other system in the world provides this type of information and functionality.


When virtual experimentation and lightweighting of components are the tasks at hand, ANSYS Discovery Live will answer all of your related “what ifs?”. With the addition of the powerful SpaceClaim direct modelling technology, you can explore a 3D space without traditional modelling bottlenecks, then instantly know how well your design will perform. Discovery Live is an invaluable tool for lightweighting as it offers rapid geometry modifications and an instantaneous simulation experience that allow for the design of structurally optimised parts.

Thermal analysis

With Discovery Live you can spend more time exploring questions and answers and less time negotiating traditional simulation processing steps. It provides real-time data on temperature distribution as you make 3D model changes, or change input characteristics like heat flow and material type. Most importantly, Discovery Live lets you test your ideas in real-time to achieve your design goals in a fraction of the time.

External aerodynamics

Getting started with ANSYS Discovery Live requires little more than a few mouse clicks. The engineering simulations are instantaneous as you change boundary conditions or make quick, 3D modelling changes. You can observe velocity, external forces, pressure, flow lines, particle flow and more to make physics-directed design decisions.

Model analysis

Discovery Live’s instant engineering feedback extends to even complex modal analyses. You can quickly observe the different modes of vibration and get a quick understanding of problem frequencies. With the rapid, direct geometry editing powered by Discovery SpaceClaim, you can make adjustments to your model and instantly see the impact. Discovery Live’s simulation-guided design will accelerate your product development, help avoid delays, and ensure you are designing the best products possible.

Take designs to a new level.

With the freedom to design and innovate without the complexities of traditional CAD, speed up your design and engineering processes and get your products to market faster.

To discuss your specific requirements and arrange a free trial demonstration, call us on +44 (0) 20 7436 9004 or email us.

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