Hexagon looks to virtual reality

Hexagon has signed a US$834 million deal to acquire MSC Software, a provider of computer-aided engineering (CAE) solutions, including simulation software for virtual product and manufacturing process development
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The company said “MSC’s simulation analysis capabilities empower customers to optimise design for production, ensuring downstream productivity, product quality and durability”.

The acquisition strengthens Hexagon’s ability to connect the traditionally separate stages of design and production – integrating real-world data generated on the production floor with simulation data to further improve a customer’s ability to reveal and correct design limitations and production problems prior to manufacturing.

The move also brings Hexagon a step closer to providing a virtual environment for the design and testing of mine equipment and operations, something competitor Dassault Systèmes already offers.

“MSC represents a game changer in our mission to deliver actionable manufacturing intelligence, taking us another step closer to realising our smart connected factory vision in discrete manufacturing industries such as automotive and aerospace,” said Hexagon president and CEO Ola Rollén. “We can now leverage the data our MI division is generating to improve design choices and processes upstream in the workflow. The acquisition will also open up new markets and touchpoints for MSC via our PPM division.”

Headquartered in Newport Beach, CA, United States, MSC has over 1,200 professionals in 20 countries.