MSC Software

Affordable FEA solutions from OEM’s to SME’s

Cost-effective solutions for all

One of the ten original software companies and worldwide leader in multidisciplinary simulation, MSC Software helps companies improve quality, save time and reduce costs associated with design and test of manufactured products.

MSC 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.

Contact DTE first for 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).  Using our 20+years’ experience, we will work with you to make sure you get the right packaging to minimise your costs.

AEC analysis circle lines abstract-art-blur-1
MSC Software_scflow analysis density aerospace


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.


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.


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.


MSC One is a new, 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.

Based as an annual subscription, MSC One provides a cost-effective investment in product development giving access to a suite of multidisciplinary engineering software tools including Apex, Nastran, Patran, Adams, Marc, scFLOW, scSTREAM, SimManager, MaterialCenter, and more.

MSC One solutions from MSC Software Hexagon logo large side crop

Learn with MSC

MSC’s on-demand e-Learning training leverages the same content as live instructor-led classes, developed by MSC experts across many engineering disciplines and industries. Single-sourcing content combines benefits of mature, time-tested live content with new capabilities that on-demand training offers.

View the Learning Centre PDF or contact 01993 883 555 for more information.

Download the MSC One Datasheet

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

MSC Software videos


Company Restructuring & Software Licencing

Since the start of the COVID-19 crisis companies in the aerospace design and manufacturing sector have been particularly affected by the economic impact of the disruption to worldwide economies. Some have seen their orders and revenues drop immediately by sometimes 50% driven by the reduction in production of new aircraft.  

These companies have had to quickly reduce costs and take advantage of any state support.

However, those with low cash reserves have seen the need to restructure through some form of merger, sale or even some type of insolvency process.

We have experienced this with some of our clients and have found some challenges over how software is treated in the transfer of ownership of the company.

We would like to summarise the key principles that should guide anyone in this process: 

  • All software is licenced as a “right to use” and, therefore, does not imply ownership.
read more

Space Technologies – solutions with Heritage

NASA Structural Analysis Code* was just the beginning ….. 

MSC Software has been a key partner to the Space Industry since the 1960s.  Many people associate MSC only with Nastran, which is the keystone of their product set, but through a process of development and acquisition, they have developed a portfolio of tools that are used across a number of domains within engineering simulation in the Space Industry

read more