EADS Astrium Expands Investment in MSC.Software’s MSC.MasterKey License System
Posted by Staff, Wednesday January 14 2004 @ 08:48AM EST
MSC.Software Corp., the leading global provider of virtual product development (VPD) tools including simulation software and services, today announced that German satellite manufacturer EADS Astrium has increased their investment in the MSC.MasterKey License System. The MSC.MasterKey Licensing System (formerly the VPD Campus Licensing System) is a renewable token-based model, enabling customers to access MSC.Software’s complete portfolio of simulation tools from a single, flexible license. Included in this industry-leading portfolio are versatile analysis tools such as MSC.Nastran, MSC.Marc, and MSC.ADAMS; specialized analysis tools such as MSC.Dytran; modeling systems such as MSC.Patran; industry-specific tools such as MSC.ADAMS Car; and many others.
“Our customers have some very specific needs to reduce the time and costs of product development, especially as it relates to reducing physical prototypes and excess materials costs, and the best way to achieve that is through VPD,” said Frank Perna, chairman and CEO of MSC.Software. “VPD is not a single product that a company can buy out of the box and cure all of their product development challenges. It is an environment that includes a broad portfolio of products and services that work hand in hand with traditional development techniques. We look forward to growing our strong relationships with strategic customers like EADS Astrium as they take full advantage of the MSC.MasterKey system and continue to increase their use of VPD technologies.”
"The MSC.MasterKey License is one of the best offerings we have invested in this year,” said Roland Traub, CAD/CAE System Engineer at EADS Astrium Germany. “Not only does it allow us to use new and necessary software tools that we would not have invested into individually - it also gives us the possibility to use a broad portfolio of VPD tools from a provider we have known as very reliable over the years. MSC.Software is the software and service provider that offers one of the biggest engineering software portfolios in the market, including many state-of –the-art products that ensure continuous development, provide easy data exchange possibilities and dataflow from one product to the next. In addition the MSC.Software’s MSC.MasterKey license offering saves us up to some 10.000 € yearly, because we don’t have to invest into additional software tools offering the same or similar features.”
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