Post Event Report

14 – 15 May 2013, CAD-IT Consultants (Asia) Pte Ltd organised yet another successful ASEAN ANSYS Conference - its 9th since its partnership with ANSYS began in 1996. The event, supported by ANSYS, Dell, HP, Nvidia, Novatte, Panasas and the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) was attended by over 300 distinguished guests from many different industries and countries across South East Asia, with 50 presenters delivering 65 presentations.

The conference was opened by Ms Florence Tan, its Chief Operating Officer who gave a warm welcome to all and sincere thanks to partners, friends and customers for their support. She emphasised the need for companies to embrace a systems approach to engineering as products become smarter and more complex in the midst of surmounting time, resource and cost pressures. The effective use of ANSYS’ suite of comprehensive multiphysics and systems simulation solutions which allow confident prediction of how products will operate in the real world is a key enabler.

Delivering the keynote address, ‘Realise Your Product Promise’, Chief Executive Officer, Mr Terence Chan touched on the fundamentals of good design, key of which is the understanding of customers’ needs and making them central to one’s organisation. Citing “A Brand Is A Promise”. Terence reminded that companies who want to succeed in branding must continue to deliver their product promises, by building products that meet and exceed customers’ needs and expectations.

In delivering their shared vision of simulation-driven systems development, Terence highlighted how CAD-IT and ANSYS have helped many customers in SEA such as C2D, Dyson, Favelle Favco, Lenso, PTT, Panasonic, Petronas, Technip realise their product promises and strengthened their branding.

The Furama RiverFront ballroom, packed with more than 300 participants.

Ms Florence Tan, COO, CAD-IT welcoming and thanking the delegates.

Mr Terence Chan, CEO, CAD-IT delivering the Keynote Address.

Dr David Street, Director of Marketing and Business Development (Asia) shared new updates in ANSYS R 15.0 Fluids as well as delivered the latest Corporate Overview of ANSYS.

Mr Raghavendra Bhat, Technical Consultant, Esterel, the latest addition to the ANSYS family, shared how the combination of ANSYS Multiphysics solutions and Esterel Scade allows customers to gain greater insight into the behaviour of embedded software as it interacts with the hardware including electrical, mechanical and fluidic sub-systems. A combined solution encompassing both hardware and software systems allows companies to incorporate computer-based engineering simulation early in the development process where the cost of making changes is minimal.

Dr David Street, Director of Marketing and Business Development (Asia), ANSYS, Inc. on R15.0 Fluids Update & ANSYS Corporate Overview.

The ANSYS, Inc. Management & Expert Team.

Mr Eldon Staggs, RF Technical Account Manager, ANSYS, Inc. presenting the various ANSYS Electromagnetics applications.

Dr Grama Bhashyam, Director of Software Development shared many exciting R15.0 Updates in Advanced Structural Mechanics and introduced ANSYS Application Customization Toolkit (ACT) which enable users to customise their user interface and processes, reuse existing APDL scripts in a user friendly way and integrate in-house codes into ANSYS Workbench.

Mr Eldon Staggs, RF Technical Account Manager, and Mr Desmond Tan, Regional Technical Manager, presented various technical papers and interesting updates on the ANSYS Electromagnetics suite.

Mr Timothy Kwan, Product Management Director of CAD-IT, explained the benefits of optimizing simulation resources by leveraging HPC for higher design throughput and achieving better collaboration within globally distributed teams through the deployment of ANSYS Engineering Knowledge Manager (EKM).

Mr Raghavendra Bhat, Technical Consultant, ANSYS, Inc. sharing updates on Esterel Scade.

Dr Grama Bhashyam, Director of Software Development, ANSYS, Inc. sharing insights into ANSYS R15 Structural Mechanics & ACT.

Mr Desmond Tan, Regional Technical Manager, ANSYS, Inc. sharing updates on ANSYS Electromagnetics.

Dr Simon See, HPC Technology Director and Chief Solution Architect from Nvidia Inc, Asia on the latest HPC solutions.

Mr Yap Hsien Yew, Senior Tax Manager of Deloitte on the Productivity & Innovation Credit Scheme.

Mr Timothy Kwan, Product Management Director of CAD-IT on increasing productivity with ANSYS HPC and EKM.

Dr Simon See, HPC Technology Director and Chief Solution Architect from Nvidia Inc, Asia and Associate Professor and Chief Scientific Computing Officer in Shanghai Jiao Tong University delivered a comphensive overview of the HPC solutions from Nvidia.

Mr Yap Hsien Yew, Senior Tax Manager of Deloitte gave a concise and useful presentation on the very attractive Productivity and Innovation Credit Scheme offered by the Singapore Government to encourage increased innovation and productivity in Singapore companies.

Team Cratalyx from Sekolah Menengah Sains Hulu Selangor (SEMASHUR) with the CAD-IT managment team and Dr David Street, ANSYS.

Panel dialogue and discussion with Dr David Street, Mr Eldon Staggs, Mr Raghavendra Bhat and Mr Timothy Kwan.

Mr Pavee Noonpakdee, General Manager of CAD-IT, enrapturing delegates with a demonstration at the exhibition booth.

Many were inspired to hear Team Cratalyx from Sekolah Menengah Sains Hulu Selangor (SEMASHUR) comprising a team of 4th Form students sharing their car design and process that saw them make it to the upcoming F1 for Schools World Finals in Austin, Texas. Despite their youth, they impressed the audience with their passionate presentation of how they used ANSYS to achieve their winning design with the help and guidance of the CAD-IT Malaysian team.

Mr Sharafiz Bin Abdul Rahim, Lecturer, Universiti of Kuala Lumpur sharing how ANSYS is used to track damage in an offshore platform under the excitation of typical sea storms in the North Sea.

Dr Lin Wen Jong, Scientist, Simtech, receiving the certificate of appreciation and gift for presenting his paper on Ultrasonic Vibration Simulation for Polymeric Heating Embossing Process.

Dr Jason Leong, Scientist, IHPC, delivering - Numerical Study Of An Electrical Submersible Pump (ESP) Performance In Two-phase Gassy Flow Environments.

Ms Jessleen Chua, Parsons Brinckerhoff delivering - CFD simulations of thermal comfort conditions in a patient ward with ceiling fans.

Mr Kaustav Bhowmick, Nanyang Technological University delivering - ANSYS for Fiber-Optics And Novel Photonic Glass Extrusion.

Dr Spot, Associate Professor of Aerospace Systems, University of Glasgow, SIT delivering - Flow Field Of Flapping Albatross-like Wing And Sound At Low Reynolds Number.

CAD-IT’s continuing strong partnership with the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) research institutes is evident from the presentations and participants from Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), Institute of Microelectronics (IME) and Data Storage Institute (DSI).

Dr Kannan Sundaravadivelu, Scientist, Data Storage Institute delivering - A Scaling Method For Quick Estimation Of Airflow-caused Disturbance Of Hard Disk Drives.

Mr Sunvaris Uywattana, PTT Public Company Limited, Thailand delivering - Engineering Simulation For Reducing Maintenance Downtime.

Dr Iftikhar Ahmed, Institute of High Performance Computing Delivering - Electromagnetic Simulation of Non-Dispersive And Dispersive Materials.

There were also participants from CAD-IT’s Academic Partners including Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS), SIT – University of Glasgow and Newcastle University, Bataan Peninsula State University, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Universiti of Kuala Lumpur, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic and Nanyang Polytechnic. Many had a great time learning and sharing their experiences in the use of ANSYS for research and teaching.

Guests having a good time of networking.

Delegates visiting a partner’s booths for a good overview of product offerings.

Customers’ case studies on display.

Guests networking, browsing and test-driving during tea breaks.

CAD-IT’s comprehensive range of PLM solutions.

Partners exhibiting their latest at their booths.

Besides Academia and Research, there were many delegates from all industries including Electronics, Defence, Marine, Oil & Gas, Medtech, Construction, Chemical Processing, Industrial Equipment and others who benefitted from the 65 presentations and the abundance of testimonials and case study materials exhibited throughout the conference location, showcasing the application of ANSYS across a wide range of industry sectors. Delegates also had an exciting time test-driving the latest computing HPC hardware provided by CAD-IT’s partners.

Guests eagerly awaiting the results of the Lucky Draw...

Mr Ramasubramanian, Infineon happy winner of the HP ElitePad900.

Mr Sean Ty, Meiden with his brand new Nvidia CUDA® Development Kit.

The 9th ASEAN ANSYS Conference ended on a high note with a lucky draw with 2 very elated winners - Mr Ramasubramanian N. from Infineon Technologies, wining a HP ElitePad 900 and Mr Sean Ty Kok Chong from Meiden Singapore, an Nvidia CUDA® Development Kit.

The CAD-IT ANSYS Family - realising our product promises, made easier and more exciting!

CAD-IT wish to express our deepest appreciation to all our customers, partners, friends and our guest speakers that have made the 9th AAC the best and biggest ever! We are encouraged to know from the feedback received that almost all the participants found the conference beneficial and fruitful.

For those who have spent the time to give us your commendations and suggestions, we want to say THANK YOU for your encouragement.

Your support and feedback have greatly encouraged us in fulfilling our vision of being the preferred Design and Manufacturing Partner to our valued customers and a key global contributor to the successful use of innovation and technology. We will continue to press on with our mission of bringing you world-class design and manufacturing solutions, so as to achieve greater innovation, quality and productivity, reduced costs and time-to-market.

May you continue to enjoy leveraging ANSYS’ Multiphysics, systems simulation solutions for a systems approach in your product design and development processes and may you realise your product promises!


"Scale of event."
- Vincent Tan, 3M Innovation Singapore Pte Ltd

"Technological overview of upcoming version (V 15.0)."
- XueJun Wang, ABS Singapore Offshore Technology Center (SOTC)

"Very professional and knowledgeable presenters."
- Tian Xuanming Darius, Advanced Material Engineering Pte Ltd

"Practical case studies."
- Angelito G.Buebos, Amtek Precision Technology Pte Ltd

"High level, informative & punctual."
- John Ryan C. Dizon, Bataan Peninsula State University

"Very useful for understanding the essential capabilities of ANSYS."
- Jothilingam, BBC Chartering Singapore Pte Ltd

"Overall, the conference is informative. Some sharing from the presenters are very useful and informative, such as A Novel Parametric Button Tactility Prediction by Fann Chian Yean, Continental."
- Liew Sheau Shiang, Cal-Comp Electronics & Communications Company Limited

"Presenters' sharing of their experience in using ANSYS and the introducing of new features."
- Leong Kok Hou, Chiyoda Singapore (Pte) Ltd

"Presenters were very welcoming of all questions and tried their best to provide logical answers."
- Winson Tan Hou Soon, Chiyoda Singapore (Pte) Ltd

"CAD-IT has been providing professional service to our company from learning to support. Experienced engineers like Dr Ma has been helping us a lot, through much troubleshooting. Thank you."
- Foo Tze Ee, Alan, CPG Consultants Pte Ltd

"Tips and tricks for faster CFD convergence."
- Liu Ningyu, DSI - Mechatronics & Recording Channels Division (MRC)

"This conference is really useful because we can meet many people working with ANSYS and have discussions with them."
- See Boon Long, DSI - Mechatronics & Recording Channels Division (MRC)

"Technical topics coverage."
- Lim Zi Wei, DSO National Laboratories - Antenna System Lab (ASL)

"Well conducted. Useful info, especially on day 2."
- Ngoi Yi Wei Alex, DSO National Laboratories - Guided Systems Division - GS1

"ANSYS R15 Introduction. Many technical papers."
- Zhang Gui Tian, DSO National Laboratories - Guided Systems Division - GS6 (Aeronautical)

"Participants from many industries joining the event."
- Dharma Raj, Dyson Manufacturing Sdn Bhd

"Good opportunity for networking and getting to know ANSYS capabilities from other industrial sectors. Talks were divided appropriately to different halls so that participants do not need to move around/switch between halls."
- Chin Yung Shin, Dyson Manufacturing Sdn Bhd

"Tips and tricks of using ANSYS products."
- Khizir Mohd Ismail, Dyson Manufacturing Sdn Bhd

"Great to meet familiar faces and chance to preview new version features."
- Ronald Chew Chee Yit, FMC Technologies Singapore Pte Ltd

"Good opportunity to understand how peers are using the software."
- Ramasubramanian N, Infineon Technologies Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

"Good talks."
- Ten Jyi Shuen, Jason, Institute of High Performance Computing - LSCS,Fluid Dynamics (FD)

"Interesting talks, info on important updates in ANSYS."
- Jason Leong Yu Chuan, Institute of High Performance Computing - LSCS,Fluid Dynamics (FD)

"It is good."
- Li Hong Ying, Institute of High Performance Computing - LSCS,Fluid Dynamics (FD)

"Technical sessions."
- Cary Turangan, Institute of High Performance Computing - LSCS,Fluid Dynamics (FD)

"Address by Dr David Street is splendid. If you attend, you would be fulfilled."
- Zhang Bing, Jebsen & Jessen Offshore

"There are many tracks within some conferences allowing delegates to chose their own to attend."
- Wang Chuen Khiang, Lantiq Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

"CAD-IT Consultants' presentations."
- KUA ZAI HONG, NSTech Services Pte Ltd

- Srinivasa Rao Purimitla, NTU - Energy Research Institute ([email protected])

"The cordial environment among the guests and professionals."

"Speakers from many organisations."
- Wang Junhong, NUS - Computer Center, Supercomputer Visualisation Unit

"Various topics are covered."
- Nandedkar kiran kishan rao, Pratt & Whitney Services Pte Ltd

"Different tracks that allow delegates to attend whichever sessions relevant to their work."
- Gan Kien Siong, Pratt & Whitney Services Pte Ltd

"Perfect sharing of different industrial cases."
- Wang Xiaoyong Wilson, Sanden International (S) Pte Ltd

"Good networking opportunities."
- Shasha Wang, Schlumberger Oilfield (S) Pte Ltd - SPE Integration Center

"Different topics by presenters."
- Thekkendan Midhin Das, Sembawang Shipyard Pte Ltd

"Lots of improvement compared to 2 years ago. Big user community of ANSYS."
- Ravi Kandasamy, Siemens Pte Ltd - Water Technologies (Global R&D Centre Singapore)

"CAD-IT organisation info, financial planning, future plans."
- Wan Siew Ping, SIMTech (Spore Institute of Mfg Tech) - Equipment Innovation And Development Section

"Good in tracks - Structure, CFD, EM."
- Lin Wen Jong, SIMTech (Spore Institute of Mfg Tech) - Mechatronics

"Fantastic. Nice to know more & get in touch with other users."
"Info on Optimization/Meshing & Hydrodynamics module."
- Sutthiphong Srigrarom, Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) - University of Glasgow Singapore

- Steven Ng, ST Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems) Pte Ltd

"This conference was organised in a conducive environment. Users have good opportunity to network with the industrial experts. In the conference, the most interesting topics are ''ACT", submodeling, advanced contacts, automation with various steps of workflow in ANSYS Workbench. Updated my knowledge about advanced structural mechanics"
"Event was conducted in good conducive environment"
- Anne Phanikumar, Sulzer Chemtech Pte Ltd

"Good job - CAD-IT! The presentations from all presenters are very interesting and eye-opening"
- SHARAFIZ BIN ABDUL RAHIM, Universiti Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia France Institute (UniKL )

"Superbly organised, excellent event! "
- NORASIKIN MAT ISA, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM)

"Well organised."
- Dr. Mas Fawzi bin Mohd Ali, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM)