Design Engineering

Simulation software for digital prototyping


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Autodesk announced that it has reached a key milestone in its integration of recently acquired Algor software with the release of the Autodesk Algor Simulation 2010 products.

A key component of the Autodesk solution for digital prototyping, Autodesk Algor simulation software provides a broad range of mechanical simulation tools to help designers and engineers make critical decisions earlier in the design process.

Extensive finite element modeling tools and built-in material libraries within Autodesk Algor Simulation software allow users to study initial design intent and accurately simulate the behavior of a digital prototype. Additionally, Autodesk Algor simulation software supports direct, associative data exchange with most CAD software tools, so users can easily collaborate and make iterative design changes without having to redefine simulation data. By helping engineers predict product performance, including situations in which multiple physical factors interact simultaneously, Autodesk Algor Simulation software helps engineers validate and optimize designs before manufacturing occurs.



There are four Autodesk Algor Simulation software offerings:


Autodesk Algor Simulation 2010 – Design validation and optimization with a broad range of mainstream engineering simulation tools in a multi-CAD environment.


Autodesk Algor Simulation CFD 2010 – All the functionality of Autodesk Algor Simulation along with fluid flow analysis, computational fluid dynamics and mass transfer analysis.


Autodesk Algor Simulation MES 2010 – All the functionality of Autodesk Algor Simulation along with nonlinear static and dynamic analysis, rigid-body motion analysis, and combined stress and flexible-body motion analysis.


Autodesk Algor Simulation Professional 2010 – All the functionality of Autodesk Algor Simulation, Autodesk Algor Simulation CFD, and Autodesk Algor Simulation MES along with electrostatic analysis and the ability to combine analysis types for full multiphysics simulations.


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