MSC.Software Helps Ferrari Build Faster Cars With Software and Services Packages
Friday September 19 2003 @ 04:24PM EDT

Ferrari Gestione Industriale Chooses MSC.Software Products and Services for the Development of Suspension Subsystems

MSC.Software Corp., the leading global provider of virtual product development (VPD) tools including simulation software and services, today announced a relationship with Ferrari Gestione Industriale, the production car branch of Ferrari Group, to provide MSC.ADAMS software tools for multi-body simulation and professional support services for the development of suspension systems for future Ferrari and Maserati cars. At the beginning of 2003, Ferrari signed a 3-year commitment with MSC.Software for MSC.ADAMS/Car licenses for a total value of more than 120,000 Euro.

"Our MSC.ADAMS product line is an essential component of the design process for high-end car manufacturers like Ferrari and Maserati who rely upon virtual prototyping to ensure the ride and handling of their cars is in line with the high performance requirements demanded by sports car lovers," said Frank Perna, chairman and CEO, MSC.Software. "We are excited to be able to help a renowned company like Ferrari build the engines, suspensions and other automotive systems that power their legendary cars, both on the track and on highways around the world."

(For Europe only)

"Ferrari asked us to provide highly skilled consultants to support them in the usage of ADAMS/Car and ADAMS/Insight, to make sure that these software tools were used at the maximum of their possibilities in order to meet design requirements at the shortest time possible," - says Guido Bairati, Ferrari Account Manager at MSC.Software. "After some months of close cooperation we can state that the achieved results and reciprocal satisfaction are even higher than we all expected at the beginning of the project. Due to this good results we are now discussing the possibility to provide additional services and software tools towards the end of the year."

"The ADAMS/Car features and structure allow us to have a better and faster approach to the design process of our suspension architecture, which we intend to use in future Ferrari and Maserati cars. The MSC.ADAMS tools give us the possibility to start from the component level, then a subsystem level and eventually study the dynamic response of the full vehicle," says Carlo Della Casa chief of the Ferrari Vehicle Development Department. "Detailed multibody models and accurate DOE (Design of Experiments) campaigns enable our engineers to gain a better insight into the system we are designing. In addition, engineers gain more information about parameters which are difficult to evaluate experimentally, such as roll axis position."

About MSC.Software Corporation

MSC.Software (NYSE: MNS) is the leading global provider of simulation software and services, that helps companies make money, save time and reduce costs associated with designing and testing manufactured products. MSC.Software works with thousands of companies in hundreds of industries to develop better products faster by utilizing information technology, software, services and systems. MSC.Software employs more than 1400 people in 23 countries. For additional information about MSC.Software's products and services, please visit www.mscsoftware.com http://www.mscsoftware.com/ .

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