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Discovery for developers


Ansys Discovery is a simulation-driven 3D design software tool that combines interactive modeling and multiple simulation capabilities, allowing you to address critical design challenges earlier in the product design process. By combining interactive modeling and multiple simulation capabilities in a first-of-its-kind product, Discovery allows you to answer critical design questions earlier. This upfront approach to simulation saves time and effort on prototyping as you explore multiple design concepts in real time with no need to wait for simulation results. For more information, see Ansys Discovery.

Discovery Extensibility API enables you to develop add-ins for the Discovery product.

OS and supported languages

Discovery Extensibility API is available for Windows in C#.


Discovery Extensibility Guide (PDF)

Discovery add-ins can be as simple as a new file menu entry or ribbon button or as complex as a custom stage and tree.

2023 R2

2024 R1

Other resources

Alongside other resources, four guides provide comprehensive information on how to ensure that your add-ins create a consistent user experience with the rest of Discovery.