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Agile Engineering Design System v2023.1 Released: New capabilities for the process industry, gas turbines, and rocketry or industrial pumps

By Kate Guerrina, Marketing Manager
Apr 4, 2023

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White River Junction, VT, USA – April 4, 2023Concepts NREC is pleased to announce the latest release of the Agile Engineering Design System®.


The Agile Engineering Design System® is an integrated suite of software modules for Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) specialized for turbomachinery.


The CAE release includes enhanced functionality to design multi-stage radial turbines in RITAL and AxCent. Additionally, we have added a new cavitation model to PUMPAL as well as a new design methodology based on “suction specific speed” (Nss) which is based on decades of work designing all classes of turbopumps in our engineering business. Our AXIAL solver for meanline design of axial turbines and compressors has been improved to run orders of magnitude faster when using real fluid thermodynamics and the same improvement can be seen in RITAL. In AxCent, we have made it much easier to import multi-stage axial compressor and turbine geometries and also to convert between the various parameterizations available in AxCent.


The latest version of our MAX-PAC software for producing 5-axis machining toolpaths includes new blade finishing options to produce more consistent step-overs yielding reduced cycle times. MAX-PAC v2023.1 also includes the ability to define coordinate systems and use these coordinate systems to transform the setup for machine simulation. In addition, the “Mixer” toolpaths that we introduced last year have been enhanced to reduce calculation time and support more roughing methods.

V2023.1 MAX-PAC Release wide

Flip parts with multiple setups without creating a separate working model


Dr. Peter Weitzman, President of Agile Engineering Software comments, “We stay engaged with our installed customer base of hundreds of users to get feedback on what they need to design and manufacture state of the art turbomachinery and are always looking to add novel and cutting-edge capabilities to our software. Our customers wanted to explore the possible use of multi-stage radial turbines in various industrial processes and we are excited to see the new machines that will be developed once our users get their hands on this latest software revision. We also benefit from the expertise of our in-house engineering team who have built new cavitation models that pump designers around the world can now use.”


Version 2023.1 is available now for active Agile Product Support (APS) members to download. To schedule a live demo or request a trial license please contact

About Concepts NREC

Headquartered in the USA, Concepts NREC is the only company in the world with end-to-end capabilities to take turbomachinery products from concept to reality. For more than 65 years, Concepts NREC has been at the forefront of turbomachinery design and innovation, providing engineering services, design software, CAM software, precision manufacturing, assembly, testing, training, and installation. Our mission is to provide the cutting-edge turbomachinery products, tools, and solutions the world needs for a sustainable future.

About the Agile Engineering Design System®

The Agile Engineering Design System® is a complementary suite of programs for Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) that covers the entire design process, from preliminary sizing through fluid dynamics and mechanical stress/vibration analysis. Final designs can be easily imported into our industry-leading CAM software, MAX-PAC™, to create efficient 5-axis machining strategies.

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