Ansys, Inc

Ansys, Inc

Ansys, Inc. is a American multinational company with its headquarters based in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. It develops and markets multi-physics engineering simulation software for product design, testing and operation and offers its products and services to customers worldwide.

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Product details

Ansys optiSLang is the leading software solution for simulation process integration and design optimization. optiSLang is used to orchestrate and automate multiphysics simulation toolchains and connect to state-of-the art optimization algorithms to perform parametric design studies and find the optimal option for system designs.

JMAG-Designer interface – Features

Basic Concept

The integration consists of three nodes: input, solve and output. You can use the JMAG-Designer wizard to automatically generate a parametric system and to configure the integration. The integration requires a .jproj file. Ensure that you have executed the project at least once before using it in the integration. Based on the .jproj file, the integration does the following:

  • The input node reads the parameters of the project.
  • The solve node sets parameter values based on the current design and runs the project.
  • The output node extracts the responses from the generated output.

The integration copies the reference .jproj file inside the design directory to prevent unwanted changes on the original project. The integration opens the JMAG-Designer application with Python scripts as argument, which then executes the script to perform the corresponding tasks.

The integration saves the extracted parameters and responses in a .json file. If the project did not change, the integration load the data from the files instead of starting JMAG-Designer again. This improves loading and execution time. However, if you encounter issues with the integration, try to remove the PROJECT_NAME.optislang directory next to your selected project.

Node Settings

The nodes provide the following execution settings:

Name Default value Description
JMAG_designer_path Insert the path to the JMAG-Designer executable Define the location of your JMAG-Designer executable.
use_windowless True When true, the JMAG-Designer executable is started in the windlowless (-w) mode. Otherwise the -g mode is used.
export_jcf False When true, the integration generates an export.jcf file in order to prepare the submission of the job to a remote location via the JMAG-Scheduler.

The nodes provide the following remote/scheduler settings:

Name Default value Description
Machine localhost Specify the machine name for remote solve.
Number of cores 4 Specify number of cores of the remote host to be used for simulation.
Port 8888 Specify port number for the communication with the remote host.
Max runtime 0 Maximum runtime of the remote job defined in minutes. (0 = no timeout)

Newly supported features/case

  • One Click Optimizer, AI-assisted optimizer.
  • Enhanced usability for Desktop- and Web-App creation
  • New AI/ML algorithms for Metamodelling

JMAG-Designer | Supported Versions

Software Version Ansys 2022 R1 Ansys 2022 R2 Ansys 2023 R1
Win10 64bit Win10 64bit Win10 64bit
21.1 Supported
21.0 Supported
20.2 Supported
20.1 Supported
20.0 Supported
19.1 Supported
19.0 Supported
18.1 Supported Supported
18.0 Supported Supported
17.1 Supported
17.0 Supported Supported
16.1 Supported Supported

*Versions of JMAG-Designer for which support has ended are also posted.
 Please check here for the latest version and supported version.


Ansys technology is used in a wide range of industries:

  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Automotive and Ground Transportation
  • Electronics & High Tech
  • Agriculture and Industrial Equipment
  • Energy
  • Healthcare
  • Marine
  • Other applications

About company

Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation, helping the world’s most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, Ansys helps companies solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination.

For more than 50 years, Ansys software has enabled innovators across industries to push boundaries with the predictive power of simulation. From sustainable transportation and advanced semiconductors to satellite systems and life-saving medical devices, the next great leaps in human advancement will be powered by Ansys.

Company Name Ansys
Address 2600 Ansys Dr, Canonsburg, PA 15317, United States
Phone +1 844-462-6797
URL Ansys | Engineering Simulation Software