Why DRD?

Do More with DRD Technology by Your Side

Powering Simulation Success

With more than 150 Ansys channel partners providing sales, training, and support for Ansys software, you may be wondering what makes DRD Technology the best partner for me? It’s simple – unlike many companies, we invest in your success. We know it’s not enough to simply sell sophisticated software and walk away. Instead, we hire top-notch engineers who have a unique combination of extensive Ansys simulation software knowledge and multi-discipline physics expertise. For our customers, this translates to unrivaled technical expertise from product selection to solution implementation and beyond.

We also take pride in the fact that our founders recognized the potential of the Ansys platform more than four decades ago and have spread their passion for Ansys products and their in-depth knowledge throughout the company. Now, as an Ansys Elite Channel Partner, we’ve achieved the highest level of proficiency and met rigorous performance requirements with the Ansys platform so that we can help you design, simulate, and succeed.


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What Makes DRD Technology Unique

Years as an Ansys Channel Partner

Years of Simulation Experience on Average Across Engineering Staff


of Our Engineering and Support Staff Holds Advanced Degrees

Hour Average Response Time for Most Customer Support Requests

Unlock Your Full Engineering Potential

How We Work

Our philosophy is to invest in the long-term success of every customer – from pre-purchase advisement to ongoing personalized training, ultra-responsive support, and consulting services focused on transferring our knowledge to you. We do this by using the following proven method to deliver a continued return on investment (ROI) to our customers:

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Defining Simulation Needs

From the first time you talk to one of our local Ansys experts, you will see the difference. Instead of simply trying to sell you software, our multi-discipline physics experts will take the time to really understand your simulation needs and goals. Then, we will determine the appropriate tools in the Ansys simulation software suite that will help you achieve the best ROI as you develop or expand your virtual prototyping capabilities.

Advising on Software Selection

From sophisticated structural analysis to complex computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations to intricate electromagnetics, we have an Ansys tool available to meet your exact needs. Using our combination of in-depth Ansys software expertise and experience across a wide variety of industries and applications, our experts guide you through the product selection process to license the exact simulation tools you need.

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Developing Virtual Prototyping Expertise

Now that you’ve purchased the appropriate Ansys tools to meet your needs, our partnership can kick into high gear. With tried-and-true, yet flexible, training courses taught by our in-house engineering and physics experts and our structured DRIVE customer success program in place, we offer many opportunities to help you quickly learn the capabilities of your Ansys tools.

Accelerating the Learning Curve

By providing application-specific guidance through our custom-tailored consulting services, we help you reduce design and test time and costs while getting to market faster with a superior product. Plus, when you’re ready, we are also here to help you take your virtual prototyping to the next level by incorporating additional functions into your simulations such as motion or thermal heating.

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Committing to Continued Success

Your success with Ansys tools is at the core of our business, therefore, we proactively offer frequent training and provide updates on evolving product features. Since our goal is to serve as a long-term partner and adviser to every customer, we’re always just a phone call or email away to answer any questions – from clarification on a simple product feature to performing a full review of an error you’re getting in a particular simulation. Our level of commitment and dedication to our customers is made clear by our 97 percent YOY customer retention rate and the fact that we are consistently recognized as the top-rated Ansys support team in the world.

Accelerate Your Simulation Success with Our DRIVE Customer Success Program

Whether you need to explore a new area of physics to expand your product capabilities or you’re engineering team is growing, participating in our DRIVE program is the best way to accelerate the time it takes to achieve proficiency with the appropriate Ansys tools. Through DRIVE, we provide training, mentoring, and support that aims to reduce design and test time and costs while ultimately getting you to market faster with a superior product.


Training is the foundation on which your success is built. Through the DRIVE program, we provide unlimited access to our live and virtual training courses as well as a customized Ansys Learning Hub (ALH) path to help you meet your specific business and technology needs.


As your skills progress and your workflows become more complex, our team of experts will mentor you so you can maximize the value you realize from your Ansys products.


We invest in your growth by challenging the traditional buying method with one that offers increased flexibility and greater confidence. Rather than requiring you to buy the Ansys products you might need at peak usage we help you right-size your portfolio and make informed purchasing decisions.


We know your business is constantly evolving and it’s common for needs and priorities to change throughout the year. Your DRD account manager will meet with you periodically to validate that your business needs are aligned with your portfolio of Ansys products and your training plan and help you adjust accordingly.


When you need help and time is short, it’s crucial that you have a team of experienced pros you can count on. DRD has consistently been recognized as the top-rated Ansys support team in the world and we pride ourselves on empowering you with the best customer experience in the industry. We are always just a phone call or email away to help ensure your long-term success so that you can get the most out of your investment.

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What We Do

Complete Ansys Product Offering

From sophisticated structural analysis to complex computational fluid dynamics simulations to intricate electromagnetics, we have an Ansys tool available to meet your exact needs.

Comprehensive Training

We help you rapidly achieve Ansys simulation tool proficiency through a breadth of introductory and advanced training courses conducted by our in-house engineering and physics experts.

Consulting to Get You Started

To accelerate your simulation success, our team dedicates time to transferring our knowledge to you by developing working templates and reference models for your application-specific needs.

“I have had over 40 years of experience working with DRD Technology and have been very satisfied with them through the years.”

David Stribling, PE

Owner, Buffalo Hump Solutions

DRD’s training has the right mix of theoretical background, technical depth, and practical application.

Patrick Stahl

Sr. Product Development Engineer, Bobcat

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you help companies embrace simulation technology and this shift in the design process?

You first need to be sure that your engineers want simulation to be part of their role. If your engineers aren’t bought into using simulation, it will be difficult for them to carve out the time to learn and use the tools. But, if they are, we offer a wide variety of training resources designed to foster long-term success with the Ansys platform, including our DRIVE customer success program.

What makes DRD different than other companies who distribute Ansys software?

Software sales is just part of what we do, and it’s just the first step in our relationship with our customers. Our top-notch engineers who have a unique combination of extensive Ansys simulation software knowledge and multi-discipline physics expertise are here to help you achieve Ansys simulation tool proficiency through custom-tailored support and consulting services. Plus, as an Ansys Elite Channel Partner, you can feel confident we have established the highest level of proficiency with Ansys tools, met the highest performance requirements Ansys has, and that we have access to the entire Ansys product offering to continually meet your simulation needs.

How do you decide which customers are a good fit for your DRIVE customer success program?

The short answer is that, any customer, new or existing, who needs to quickly get up to speed on any Ansys tool, will greatly benefit from our DRIVE program. For many existing customers that are updating or expanding their product offering or bringing more engineers into their design and test team, participating in DRIVE is the optimal way to rapidly gain proficiency in the tools you need.

How long does it take to get trained and become proficient on simulation software?

There is not a one-size-fits-all answer to this question. This really depends on the physics needs of the simulations you will perform, how quickly your engineers can learn and absorb the information, and how much time management is willing and able to carve out at the beginning for onboarding.

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