MSC Software

Affordable FEA solutions from OEM’s to SME’s

Cost-effective solutions for all

MSC Software helps solve the toughest engineering problems in the world, from space shuttles to Formula 1 cars; from golf clubs to washing machines; engineers around the globe work with MSC to design innovative and reliable products.

MSC One is a flexible and expanded product software solution that lets you take advantage of the broad range of MSC Software’s simulation portfolio within a token-based licensing system.  Apex, Nastran, Patran, Adams, Marc, scSTREAM and more are bundled in an annual subscription.

Contact DTE first for the most cost-effective pricing for MSC Software in the UK (packages start from less than 1/3 rd of the price of leading competitor products)

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Nastran today is still the most respected FEA code on the market, but far from being an unobtainably expensive solution for Aerospace giants is now affordable for even the smallest SME user or consultancy.

Offering a complete set of linear static and dynamic analysis capabilities along with unparalleled support for super elements, Nastran enables users to solve large, complex assemblies more efficiently.

Nastran is still required for many projects outsourced by OEM’s, if you find yourself needing it, call us first to get the best configuration at the best price.


Marc is a powerful, general-purpose, non-linear finite element analysis solution to accurately simulate the response of your products under static, dynamic and multi-physics loading scenarios. Marc’s versatility in modelling non-linear material behaviours and transient environmental conditions makes it ideal to solve complex design problems.

With its innovative technologies and modelling methodologies, Marc enables you to simulate complex real-world behaviour of mechanical systems making it best suited to address manufacturing and design problems in a single environment.

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Patran provides a rich set of tools that streamline the creation of analysis ready models for linear, nonlinear, explicit dynamics, thermal, and other finite element solutions.

From geometry cleanup tools that make it easy for engineers to deal with gaps and slivers in CAD to solid modelling tools that enable the creation of models from scratch, Patran makes it easy for anyone to create FE models.

Download the MSC One Datasheet

Download the MSC One datasheet to learn about the features and benefits that this software solution offers.

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How to use sensors in MSC Adams

Using Sensors to Latch a Mechanism

Sometimes with a mechanism simulation you need to trigger a change in the mechanism when an event such as a latch engaging to stop a component from moving any further. You can model the geometry and use a contact model to capture the physical engagement of the geometry, but this can add to your simulation run time and require a lot of tuning to get working happily.

An alternative is to control the behaviour of the latched component directly using motions that are triggered by the use of Sensors – detecting when the event occurs using a measure and then altering the connectivity of the model to reflect the new configuration with the latch engaged. 

This simple example illustrates how the user sets up this type of simulation ….

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