CAD & More
- After 400,000 hours of usage, over 700,000 files exported, and more usage, Onshape is now out of beta.
- ITI, the CADfix (and more) people, have rebranded.
Events & More
- You have until 04 January to get in on SimScale’s Go With the Flow Challenge and have a shot at winning computing time, Amazon gift cards, and more.
- The inaugural UK Fluids Conference has been scheduled for 7-9 September 2016 at Imperial College London. Call for papers will open on 01 February with abstracts due 18 April.
- Tetrahedron V, the 5th Workshop on Grid Generation for Numerical Computations, will be held 4-5 July 2016 in Liege, Belgium. [Note: This event was added to this post after publication.]
- Here’s a summary report from [Supercomputing] SC 2015.
- According to HBR, we should watch out for quantum computing in 2016.
- AIAA’s new Associate Fellows include several CFDers. Know anyone on this list?
Software & More
- Aerosoft released GASP Version 5.2.2 including many new output options and more.
- New features in ParaView 5.0 include a lot of interaction and selection tools, point probes, and more.
- The just-released version of FloEFD includes meshing improvements, a transient solver, and more.
- Altair’s HPC workload manager, PBS Pro, will have an open source licensing option in 2016.
- Vero released PartXplore, a lightweight CAD viewer and interrogation tool.
Visualization & More
- Best of the visualization web for October 2015 and November 2015.
- Visual News lists their top 10 visualizations of 2015.
- While supplies last you can request an Intelligent Light 2016 calendar with twelve months of beautiful visualizations.
- Intelligent Light launched FieldView 16 with faster data import, lower memory usage, and more.
- [And by more I mean] FieldView 16 is also now the first CFD tool with 3D PDF report generation.
I had no idea painter Brice Marden had created grid paintings until I watched a video last night of him talking about his work and the work of other painters whom he admires. I knew about his geometric forms and “swirls” (my term) but his grid works are new to me. Now they’re new [probably] to you too.