Add Granta MI to your toolbox for instant materials information
For the first time, engineers can gain instant, accurate access to the Granta materials database within ANSYS Workbench™, speeding up their materials selection and improving their workflows.
In late 2018, ANSYS, Inc. acquired Granta Design, the premier provider of materials information technology. Through the MI:Materials Gateway window within ANSYS Workbench, you can access validated materials information in several categories, including steel, plastics, and aerospace.
If you know which material you’re looking for, you can select it directly. Or you can search with keywords like “aluminum 6061,” and the material’s property datasheets will be shown to you. You can also ask Granta to show you materials with defined specs, like yield strength above or below a certain value. You can then compare and contrast different materials.
The information and models can be accessed and imported directly to your ANSYS project, eliminating the risk of errors. Full traceability information is included. Best of all, I’ve found the integration to be simple, quick, and useful for a variety of projects.
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Granta provides sample materials property data with each copy of ANSYS Workbench, so you can try it today. If you’re interested in Granta, please contact your local SimuTech office for more information.
As a granta CES user, is the gateway component part of 2019R1 or can it be added to older versions like 2019.2? If so how? Thanks!
Hi Brandon, The gateway is for MI customers only currently. CES Selector is still using the export/import method into WB. I have spoken with the product manager for Granta and explained that our customers are really interested in having the gateway for CES as well. It is something they are working on for sure but it has not been released yet. I hope this helps - Butch