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Troy, MI—Engineering Technology Associates, Inc. (ETA), a longtime engineering and software innovator in the automotive engineering space, has collaborated with BETA CAE Systems, a software development leader specializing in CAE Pre/Post-Processing software systems, to develop ACP OpDesign. This optimization-led design tool combines ETA’s efficient Accelerated Concept to Product (ACP) Process with BETA CAE System’s powerful software platform, ANSA. Currently undergoing benchmark testing at a major automotive manufacturer, the tool will be released to the public in the first quarter of 2017.

ACP OpDesign provides two major functions for product design and development. First, it acts as an Optimization Suite, which allows the engineer to perform any type of design optimization. It offers an easy and effective gateway to commercial optimization and solvers. Second, led by design optimization, it provides tools to design structural products, from concept to production.

Using ACP OpDesign, various shape (geometry), gage, and material grade design variables are setup using ANSA’s morphing and optimization setup functionality, also known as 3G Optimization. Post-Processing is done through automated META sessions, which track and report responses for all the runs, and optimization tools provide easy to use and simple to understand optimization results. CAE, design and manufacturing are all synchronized to find the optimal design solution using multiple CAE tools, application-specific tools, solver technologies and optimization solutions.

The solution can be applied to a wide range of structural products in a variety of industries including the automotive, aerospace, heavy truck, packaging, appliance, and others. ACP OpDesign is a gateway to a wide variety of tools and promises to revolutionize the product design and development process, making a wide array of structural products lighter, cheaper, stronger and more efficient.

More information, as well as an opportunity to sign-up to be among the first to try ACP OpDesign, can be found by visiting

About Engineering Technology Associates, Inc. (ETA)
Advanced product development engineers working as structural analysts for the world’s largest automotive manufacturers established Engineering Technology Associates, Inc. (ETA) in 1983. ETA’s expertise in the areas of vehicle durability, NVH, metal forming, crashworthiness, occupant safety and product design have provided an intimate knowledge of the challenges and needs of the product development engineer. Proactive in the creation and implementation of new analysis methods and software, ETA is the developer of the Inventium Suite, DYNAFORM and VPG. For further information about ETA and its products, please visit or call (248) 729-3010.

About BETA CAE Systems
BETA CAE Systems is a private engineering software company committed to the development of state of the art CAE software systems that meet the requirements of all simulation disciplines. The company’s products, the ANSA pre-processor/ Eπilysis solver and µETA post-processor suite, and SPDRM, the simulation-process-data-and-resources manager, hold a worldwide leading position across a range of industries, including the automotive, railway vehicles, aerospace, motorsports, chemical processes engineering, energy, electronics, heavy machinery, power tools, and biomechanics. For more information, please visit:




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