MSC.Software Buys The MacNeal Group

Santa Ana-based MSC.Software, a developer of software for the CAD/CAM simulation market, said Tuesday that it has acquired MacNeal Group, a provider of simulation software for systems design. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The MacNeal Group develops computer aided engineering (CAE) software for simulating parts designs. MacNeal's software is based on NASTRAN, a finite element analysis software package which MSC.Software developed for NASA in the 1960's to simulate CAD designs.