Project Hydra was a free* technology preview that was compatible with Autodesk® Simulation® Multiphysics 2013 and Autodesk® Simulation® Mechanical 2013 software. Users with either application participated in the technology preview.
The features of the Project Hydra technology preview included:
Improvements to the Parametric Design Studies (PDS) feature
Some improvements to the previously released (in Technology Preview Project Scout) PDS include the ability to export results as a CSV file and the support for CAD additions such as bolts/joints as well as remote loads and boundary conditions.
Import temperatures from Autodesk CFD
Temperatures from Autodesk CFD can be imported to linear, thermal, and MES analyses. Both steady-state and transient Autodesk CFD results can be imported as appropriate. To use this feature go to the respective Thermal tab in the Setup->Parameters dialog and choose "Simulation CFD file" as the "Source of Temperature."
New fast Subspace with AMG solution of dynamics analyses
For larger dynamics (modal, natural frequency) analyses with relatively small numbers of needed frequencies, a faster solution option is available: Subspace-AMG. The dynamics analysis solver will automatically switch between this new solver and the pre-existing one depending on the size of the model and the number of frequencies requested.
Inquire results by part
A new capability that allows the user to inquire the displayed result of any analysis on a per part basis has been added.
Improvements to the Drop Test Wizard (DTW) feature
The DTW from Project Scout has also been improved in Project Hydra.
Rerelease of the GPU-enabled AMG Solver (AMG-MF)
The Project Scout AMG Solver (AMG-MF) is being rereleased in this Tech Preview. This solver is faster than the original AMG solver for a class of well-conditioned and bulky models. Additionally, this solver can utilize a supported NVIDIA video card if requested.
Though the technology preview has ended, the technology preview will operate until April 1, 2013 for existing users. New users who are interested in this technology should request participation in the beta program.
RETIRED / GRADUATED
The technology preview has ended. Thanks to everyone who participated and provided feedback. Your feedback shapes the future of our technologies.