15 May Amplifying Engineering – ANSYS 14.0 Update Seminar in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
On the morning of 9 May 2012, the Malaysian Tourism Centre (MaTIC) in Jalan Ampang was abuzz with activity. Registration for the ANSYS 14.0 Update Seminar was just beginning and delegates arrived as early as 9am for the morning coffee and light breakfast session. A follow-through from Singapore’s own event, delegates were welcomed by an early treat served up by Saloma Theatre Restaurant, where the delegates had an opportunity to visit the ANSYS 14.0 demo stations showcasing both HPC and EKM (Engineering Knowledge Manager) solutions while having a hearty breakfast.
The event kicked off at 10am, with the Opening Address presented by CAD-IT Malaysia’s Regional Business Manager, Mr Timothy Kwan, who highlighted the importance of engineering innovation in Malaysia, the local government’s drive towards engineering excellence and the fundamental mindset shift from simulation being a competitive advantage to one in which it is no longer a luxuary but a prerequisite to productivity and product excellence. This was followed by features and updates on ANSYS preprocessing solutions and meshing enhancements from Mr Cheong Xiang Hou, Technical Engineer of CAD-IT Malaysia. Mr Kwan then rounded off the morning session by updating the capacity crowd on ANSYS Structural Mechanicals solutions, complete with a live demo of its new capabilities on stage.
After the lunch break, Mr Abdul Rashid, Applications Engineer for Computational Fluid Dynamics, continued with a presentation update on ANSYS CFD solutions. By the time Mr Timothy Kwan took to the stage once more, the highlight of the day was in order – a briefing on ANSYS productivity solutions encompassing ANSYS High Performance Computing (HPC) as well as EKM. With the conclusion of the session, the delegates engaged in a lively Question and Answer session with the technical experts, all of whom were present on stage to answer queries and clarify tehnical details with the audience. Even after the session ended, CAD-IT’s consultants spent a considerable amount of time with sections of the audience amidst a lively session of ideas exchange. All in all, it was a wonderfully fruitful session, with most of the delegates in attendance eagerly awaiting the next big version update from ANSYS, and many more waiting in anticipation of the next iteration of the seminar.