MSC Software

MSC Software’s technology is used by leading manufacturers for linear and nonlinear finite element analysis (FEA), acoustics, fluid-structure interaction (FSI), multi-physics, optimization, fatigue and durability, multi-body dynamics, and control systems simulation.

MSC Software Corporation was formed in 1963 under the name MacNeal-Schwendler Corporation (MSC). The company developed its first structural analysis software called SADSAM (Structural Analysis by Digital Simulation of Analog Methods) at that time, and was deeply involved in the early efforts of the aerospace industry to improve early finite element analysis technology.


In 1965 MSC was awarded the original contract from NASA to commercialize the finite element analysis (FEA) software known as Nastran (NASA Structural Analysis). MSC pioneered many of the CAE technologies that are now relied upon by industry to analyze and predict stress and strain, vibration & dynamics, acoustics, and thermal analysis in our flagship product, MSC Nastran.

Over our rich history, MSC has developed or acquired many other well known CAE applications including Patran, Adams, Marc, Dytran, Fatigue, SimXpert, SimDesigner, SimManager, Easy5, Sinda, and Actran.


DOCAN are channel partners of MSC Software. We use, sell, distribute, train and support users with MSC Software.  We have a deep history in engineering analysis and design and are ideally placed to help and support you.

MSC Software have a new paradigm called MSC One where the end user purchases a number of tokens on an annual subscription basis which then gives you access to the full suite of MSC Software (exceptions apply) enabling you to use cutting edge technology in all fields of science and technology covered by MSC Software.  Of course, you can purchase individual products as you require.

Please see the overview brochure for the MSC Software product lines:

MSC Software Company Overview (pdf)

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