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MSC Software’s MaterialCenter 2015 Release Delivers Material Data Integration

MSC Software Corp. announced the new release of MaterialCenter 2015. MaterialCenter 2015 is a truly out-of-the-box material process and data lifecycle management solution with direct integration into CAE applications that engineers regularly use.

Highlights of this release include:

CAE Material Model Support

Generate CAE models for the most popular CAE solver directly from MaterialCenter. Support for individual and batch generation of CAE material cards. CAE material models in MaterialCenter are revisionable and fully traceable. MaterialCenter provides out of the box support for:

  • Nastran
  • Marc
  • Ansys
  • Abaqus
  • LS Dyna

MaterialCenter Explorer Integrated Client and MaterialCenter Explorer Desktop Client

Direct integration of MaterialCenter into many of the CAE pre- and post-processing tools commonly used by engineers is implemented in this release. The integration provides direct support to retrieve a material model from MaterialCenter without leaving the native pre- and post-processing application. Direct integration is provided for:

  • MSC Software – Patran 2010-2014
  • MSC Software – SimXpert 2012-2013
  • MSC Software – Marc Mentat 2012-2015
  • Beta/CAE – ANSA 15

Test Data Support

MaterialCenter allows users to capture test methods and standards prescribed by ASTM and ISO, and preserve the pedigree of materials data; enabling organizations to improve product performance by refining tolerances used in designs. Test date is linked to design data providing full traceability across the entire material’s process.

Process Management

Data analysis and reduction are critical tasks in engineering organizations and research laboratories for the characterization of material properties. Traceability of reduction methods and algorithms become difficult when many external applications are used to analyze hundreds of test results. MaterialCenter 2015 addresses these challenges by not only capturing test data, but also integrating with third-party tools such as MATLAB, Python, Java, and others to calculate and capture engineering design values in an automated fashion to improve the speed, efficiency, and management of data analysis.

Enhanced Work Request Management

MaterialCenter provides an integrated Work Request capability enabling users to manage workflow and approval flow in a traceable, transparent manner. Significant customer driven improvements have been made to ensure better collaboration and automation and improved ease-of-use.

Web Based Material Editor

MaterialCenter 2015 enables the user to create and edit material data directly from the browser environment. Along with MaterialCenter’s Excel integration, this provides a completely traceable system to ensure users are aware of all the modifications made to the data.

Enhanced Plotting

MaterialCenter provides advanced 2D plotting capabilities to graphically represent data in a variety of formats, including scatter plots, spider plots, pie charts and bar charts.

For more details about the new release, please watch the webinar recording at