Project Falcon is a free* technology preview that simulates air flow around vehicles, buildings, outdoor equipment, consumer products, or other objects of your choosing in a virtual wind tunnel. Falcon 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. Results update almost in real-time in response to changes in wind-direction and speed that you specify. Visualization tools available within the Falcon family of applications include 2D and 3D flow lines, shaded result planes, vector plots, and surface pressure shading. Quantified outputs include velocity, pressure, drag force, and drag coefficient.
Project Falcon uses a revolutionary automatic meshing technology that can handle flow around any geometry at any stage of design. This technology is coupled with a transient, incompressible fluid flow solver and LES turbulence model in a way that delivers quick results and requires very little setup on behalf of the user.
Project Falcon is available as follows:
- Project Falcon stand-alone (installs on Windows and Mac and requires no CAD software)
- Project Falcon for Inventor (add-in that runs inside Autodesk® Inventor® 2014 64-bit software)
- Project Falcon for Revit (add-in that runs inside all versions of Autodesk® Revit® 2014 64-bit software)
- Project Falcon for AutoCAD (add-in that runs in Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2014 64-bit software)
The technology previews will operate until January 31, 2014.
Based on Autodesk Labs community feedback, the Project Falcon stand-alones (Windows and Mac) have been updated to improve navigation (perspective & orthographic, view cube), expanded visualization options (iso-surfaces, volume rendering), and split out the downloads between Windows and Mac (lighter download for users). The Project Falcon for Inventor, Project Falcon for Revit, and Project Falcon for AutoCAD have been updated to support 2014 versions (64-bit only) with usability improvements for each add-in.
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