GRANTA MI for Product Engineering

Support for PLM, CAD, and CAE. Integrate a single, centrally managed, approved source of materials data into product design and development.
Connect your corporate materials database to your key engineering software systems, guaranteeing accurate, consistent materials data when and where you need it.

Access materials data via the embedded MI:Materials Gateway app – as shown in the first example video below.  Or use the MI:Enterprise Connect technology to synchronize approved materials data with your PLM system. Whatever your engineering IT environment, Granta provides flexible technologies to integrate material intelligence.

Key benefits

A ‘single source of the truth’ for materials – create a consistent source for corporate materials data.

Save time and avoid error with fast, easy access in CAD, CAE, or PLM. Use the MI:Materials Gateway app, embedded within the host software.

Get the right data on assignment, e.g., to enable simulations or generate drawings.

Analyze where materials are used in products to prioritize work and support impact analyses.

Make it easy to update materials, with common assignment and reporting across PLM, CAD, and CAE.

Avoid delays and inconsistencies by linking the material datasets used in CAD and CAE.

MI:Materials Gateway for NX Version 6 (the inset window) running within NX

Accessing materials data within NX CAD

Selected success stories

What systems are supported?

Granta has strategic partnerships with each of the following engineering software organizations, ensuring tight integration between GRANTA MI and their PLM, CAD, and CAE systems.


Granta and ANSYS partner to provide access to materials data from within the ANSYS Workbench environment, ensuring accurate, consistent inputs for simulation.

Support for ANSYS Workbench >


Granta and Siemens PLM are Foundation Software and Technology Partners, supporting the integration of GRANTA MI with the Teamcenter PLM system. Granta also provides direct access to materials data from within the NX environment.

Support for Siemens PLM software >


Granta is a Gold member of PTC’s Partner Advantage Program and the two organizations work together to ensure materials support for Windchill PLM and for the Creo CAD system.

Support for PTC software >


Granta’s strategic partnership with Dassault Systemes supports synchronization of materials data between GRANTA MI and the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, as well as direct access to managed materials data from within the Abaqus/CAE simulation software from SIMULIA.

Support for Dassault Systemes software >


Granta and Altair collaborate to ensure that materials data in the GRANTA MI system can be accessed from within the HyperMesh environment.

Support for HyperMesh >


Granta has worked with BETA CAE to integrate GRANTA MI with the ANSA simulation software, supporting both Windows and Linux versions.

Support for ANSA >


Arrange a demo

Contact one of our application engineers to schedule a hands-on demo of the GRANTA MI:Product Engineering package


Download a PDF datasheet providing an overview of GRANTA MI for Product Engineering.

White Paper

Read our new white paper: ‘Material Intelligence for CAD, PLM, and Industry 4.0’.