MSC Apex Fossa Wins Golden Mousetrap Awards for 2017

MSC_Logo_portoNEWPORT BEACH, CA, Feb 9, 2017 – MSC Software Corp. announced that MSC Apex Fossa, the company’s next generation CAE platform has won the prestigious Golden Mousetrap Awards for 2017.


MSC Apex is the company’s next-generation CAE platform. MSC Apex Fossa is the winner of 14 product awards and 25 patent filings to date, is the result of nearly 500 man years of software development and is in use in over 300 companies’ worldwide.

The next release of the software, Apex Grizzly, is scheduled to be released in April of 2017, with additional powerful capabilities making it the most advanced Linear Structural Analysis System to date.

“Being recognized as the top software in the Design Tools Category for two of the past three years is perhaps without precedent,” said Dominic Gallello, president & CEO of MSC Software. “It is a strong indication that we continue to deliver breakthrough technologies with each delivery to our customers.”

About Golden Mousetrap Awards

The Golden Mousetrap Awards acknowledge the American people, companies, and technologies driving innovation in product design and manufacturing. Specifically, we celebrate the renaissance of manufacturing in North America by honoring the companies and people who make it possible while promoting engineering and manufacturing as rewarding career choices for our next generation of stars. The annual Golden Mousetrap Awards was on February 7th, 2017 in conjunction with the MD&W, ATX West, Electronics West, WestPack, Pacific Design & Manufacturing, and PLASTEC West shows in Anaheim, California.

About MSC Software

MSC Software is one of the ten original software companies and a global leader in helping product manufacturers to advance their engineering methods with simulation software and services. As a trusted partner, MSC Software helps companies improve quality, save time, and reduce costs associated with design and test of manufactured products. Academic institutions, researchers, and students employ MSC’s technology to expand individual knowledge as well as expand the horizon of simulation. MSC Software employs 1,300 professionals in 20 countries.

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