This Week in CFD

Engineer vs. Designer

If you prefer your CAD and CAE news more on the zany side, check out the bi-weekly Engineer vs. Designer podcast.  Your hosts will be Adam O’Hern from and Josh Mings from  With each episode they bring news, tips, and a special guest.

Autodesk’s Project Vasari

Project Vasari from Autodesk Labs is a design tool for buildings that includes analysis capability such as CFD of the airflow around building exteriors.   (Giorgio Vasari was an Italian architect, 1511-1574.)  The CFD capabilities are known as the Ecotect Wind Tunnel and employs what Autodesk calls “simplified computational fluid dynamics.”

Five Ways SpaceClaim Boosts CFD Productivity

SpaceClaim provides a video in which they offer five ways in which their software will boost your CFD productivity.  Quoting (almost verbatim) from the video:

  1. Fast, simple and intuitive modeling tools let you create 3D models with unmatched speed and accuracy.
  2. Working with other CAD systems and 3D neutral files is a breeze.
  3. SpaceClaim gives you the ability to easily defeature and simplify your model.
  4. Creating a fluid volume around the geometry for external fluid studies is fast and easy.
  5. SpaceClaim automatically creates internal fluid volumes for you after you select the inlets and outlets.

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