Tech Soft 3D Acquires Visual Kinematics

Tech Soft 3D has acquired Visual Kinematics, expanding its lineup of software development kits for computer aided engineering applications.


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Tech Soft 3D, a provider of engineering software development kits (SDKs), has acquired Visual Kinematics (VKI), the creators of the DevTools suite of component software development kits (SDKs) for computer aided engineering (CAE) applications.

“The CAE market is exploding and the applications for simulation will only continue to expand,” says Ron Fritz, chief executive officer at Tech Soft 3D. “Analyzing how your design will function in the real world offers such massive cost savings that simulation is already well established in the design process. Tech Soft 3D is focused on adapting our tools to address this rapidly growing market space, as well as taking some of the core capabilities available in these technologies to serve the needs of additive manufacturing, AR/VR, IoT, machine learning, AI, etc.”

VKI’s component software product line addresses a spectrum of CAE simulation technology needs from mesh generation and interoperability tools to solvers, visualization and graphics. VKI’s tools provide developers with the ability to import/export analysis results from the vast majority of the world’s most widely used simulation solutions including those from ANSYS, Siemens and Dassault Systèmes. VKI component tools have seen use in applications including mechanical, fluids, electro-magnetic and multiphysics.

"The VKI portfolio is the perfect complement to our HOOPS toolkits, as well as our recently acquired Ceetron SDKs for visualization of CAE results,” says Gavin Bridgeman, chief technology officer at Tech Soft 3D. "We will be working hard to integrate our tool sets, offering the most complete and robust CAE component technology solution on the market.”

Tech Soft 3D intends to continue to maintain and support VKI’s existing customers and partners that are using its market-leading SDK offerings for CAE, and will retain their staff.