Friday, January 24, 2014

Project Falcon, for Airflow Simulation, Graduates to Autodesk Flow Design

Autodesk Flow Design (formerly Project Falcom) simulates airflow around vehicles, buildings, outdoor equipment, consumer products, or other objects of your choosing in a virtual wind tunnel. Flow Design technology is extremely geometry tolerant and easy to use, enabling you to begin seeing and understanding air flow behavior within seconds of starting the application. Flow Design allows you to:

  • Quickly and easily visualize how your design will interact with the wind. See where wakes and high and low pressure regions will form in a virtual wind tunnel.
  • Start with results. Flow Design enables you to see results almost immediately and then allows you to explore the effect of different conditions.
  • Use your existing design data. Flow Design reads a variety of CAD file types and can accept everything from conceptual designs all the way to fully detailed models with little or no preparation necessary.
  • Get results within CAD. Inventor and Revit users have the option to use Flow Design right inside their design environment, making it easier to get insight during the design process.
  • Visualize results interactively by creating dynamic 2D and 3D flow line animations, vector plots, iso surfaces, and velocity or pressure results on planes.

See the It's Alive in the Lab blog for additional information on Autodesk Flow Design.

Credit: Luke Johnson's What Revit Wants blog.

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