This year’s lineup will include:
- Autodesk Simulation Mechanical
- Autodesk Simulation CFD
- Autodesk Simulation Moldflow
- Autodesk Simulation Composite Design
- Autodesk Simulation Composite Analysis
- Autodesk Robot and Structural Analysis
- Autodesk Simulation 360
The changes to the products vary, and the following is simply a highlight of the big ticket items. We’ll go into more usability and performance enhancements in detail as product specific information becomes available in the weeks to come.
Autodesk Simulation Mechanical
- Decoupled design scenarios
- Asynchronous workflows with Solver Manager
- Non-Linear contact manager
- Usability Enhancements in Linear Dynamics
- Free Surface Models
Autodesk Simulation CFD
- Advanced turbulence models
- Simplified heat sink models
- Refrigerant phase change
Autodesk Simulation Moldflow
- Microchip encapsulation
- Enhanced Speed and accuracy with Linux Support
- Gate freeze accuracy improvements
- Warpage and overmolding capabilities
- Conformal Cooling Channel analysis with Simulation CFD
Autodesk Simulation 360
- Thermal Stress derived from CFD results
Autodesk Simulation Composite
The announcement of Autodesk’s purchase of Firehole Composites isn’t really news, but this is the first release cycle that the products have been featured in, so we are listing them here.
The Helius: Composite Pro product is featured as Autodesk Simulation Composite Design and gives users the ability to design simple structures and receive basic structural feedback without having to perform laborious hand calculations and approximate material constants.
Their Helius: MCT now becomes Autodesk Simulation Composite Analysis and offers a more complete and comprehensive analysis tool that includes my favorite addition: delamination prediction.
Don’t forget to check out Scott’s Product and Factory Design Suite changes for 2015.
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