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Red Cedar Technology Releases New HEEDS Portal to MSC Adams Product Line

adams2East Lansing, MI (July 29, 2013) – Red Cedar Technology, Inc. announced today that it has released a new full-featured portal linking HEEDS to the MSC Adams product line, including Adams/View, Adams/Car, and Adams/Chassis.

“This new portal brings the power of HEEDS optimization to multibody dynamics in a very simple and straightforward way. It has dramatically improved our design process,” states Jesper Slattengren of Pratt & Miller, a vehicle dynamics specialist and an advisor to Red Cedar Technology on the new capabilities. “HEEDS combined with Adams allows us to find feasible vehicle designs within highly constrained performance requirements in less time than we ever thought possible. We have used this capability to win significant new vehicle design business for our organization.”

CD-adapco Acquires Red Cedar Technology, Inc.

CD-adapcoNew York, NY (July 9, 2013) – CD-adapco's Executive Vice-President Bill Clark today announced the acquisition of Red Cedar Technology Incorporated. CD-adapco is the largest privately held CFD focused provider of Computer Aided Engineering software and services. Red Cedar is the developer of HEEDS® Multidisciplinary Design Optimization software. The acquisition will add HEEDS® MDO to CD-adapco's impressive suite of Computer Aided Engineering simulation tools, that includes STAR-CCM+, STAR-CD, Battery Design Studio and SPEED. The move further cements CD-adapco’s commitment to providing simulation tools that allow engineers to simulate entire engineering systems.

“I doubt that anyone who has been watching us closely will be surprised by this acquisition,” said CD-adapco Executive Vice President Bill Clark. “For the last five years, we have been redefining the paradigm for CAE licensing, with the stated intention of allowing our customers to perform multi-disciplinary design exploration studies that capture all the real world physics that are likely to influence a potential product during its operational life. Up until now, the key-missing component in this strategy has been a best-in-class process automation and optimization tool. CD-adapco's acquisition of Red Cedar Technology will empower our customers to leverage their simulation models by optimizing potential designs across the entire design space.”

Red Cedar Technology will continue to operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of CD-adapco and develop HEEDS® as a general-purpose process automation and design optimization tool that can be coupled with any CAD or CAE software.

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Design Simulation Technologies Embeds SHERPA in SimWise 4D

SimWise 4D Excavator East Lansing, MI (December 6, 2012) – Design Simulation Technologies (DST), the developer of SimWise 4D, announced today that they have chosen the SHERPA optimization engine from Red Cedar Technology to embed in their structural mechanics and dynamics simulation software to provide comprehensive design space exploration capabilities.

Alan Wegienka, CEO of DST, stated “For a designer-oriented tool like SimWise 4D, it is extremely important that we focus on providing significant design insight and decision support to our users. After investigating possible ways to accomplish this goal, it became clear that SHERPA was the best choice.”

SimWise 4D was born when DST acquired a license from MSC Software Corporation to the VisualNastran 4D (vN4D) product. The optimization capabilities are planned for incorporation in version 9.0 of SimWise 4D scheduled for Q1 2013.

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Ricardo Software Embeds HEEDS Technology in IGNITE System Modeling Tool

Ricardo IGNITERicardo engineVan Buren Township, MI and East Lansing, MI (April 10, 2013) – Ricardo Software announced today that their new vehicle driveline system modeling and simulation product, IGNITE, will provide full support for design exploration and optimization through a partnership with Red Cedar Technology.

David Higbie, Global Director of Ricardo Software, stated “From the beginning, we realized that a robust design exploration and parametric system optimization capability would be critically important to our target users. After investigating possible ways to deliver this functionality, it became clear that a strategic partnership with Red Cedar Technology provided the best option.”

Under the terms of the agreement, the SHERPA search engine capabilities and HEEDS design space exploration technology of Red Cedar Technology will be embedded in every copy of IGNITE. This new product is scheduled for commercial release in Q3, 2013.

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Scania selects HEEDS MDO for Vehicle Dynamics Optimization

ScaniaGothenburg, Sweden (October 22, 2012) – Scania, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, and engines selected HEEDS MDO as its solution for vehicle dynamics optimization. “HEEDS helps us solve problems faster, better, and easier than we were able to do alone,” says Anders Ahlström, Senior Analyst at Scania. “This software surpasses anything on the market in its ability to help us drive innovation.”

The incorporation of HEEDS into the engineering processes at Scania was made possible through the support of CAE Value AB, the European-wide distributor of Red Cedar Technology’s products. CAE Value engineers assisted Scania in parameterizing Scania’s vehicle dynamic simulation models and incorporating HEEDS to tune these models and discover designs that optimize handling and durability performance.

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