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Leading Edge Visualization Software ACUITIV v3.3 Released
Posted Mon July 14, 2003 @09:22AM
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Post Processing ACUITIV(TM) Software, the leading provider of next-generation Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) visualization software, today announced the availability of ACUITIV v3.3. As the only industry offering with a new, cutting-edge architecture that utilizes the state-of-the-art VR Juggler(TM) and OpenGL(TM) libraries, ACUITIV v3.3 provides unmatched decimation, intuitive navigation, seamless integration with immersive environments, full 3D graphical capabilities, and CGNS reading. With today's announcement, ACUITIV introduces the first true 21st Century CFD visualization software solution for numerous industries, including automotive, aerospace & defense, chemical processing, and energy.

With deep standards expertise, ACUITIV has a laser focus in providing the only enterprise-class CFD visualization software solution. ACUITIV provides customers with the immediate ability to uncover new opportunities, improve designs, accelerate decisions, and shorten time to market that maximizes the full potential of CFD.


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"ACUITIV has the benefit of introducing a next-generation visualization solution by building on an architecture that can better support today's business demands including, faster time to market, reduced costs, higher reliability, and increased collaboration," said Mark Bryden, professor of Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University. "Using ACUITIV, customers can gain a competitive advantage by giving them the flexibility to easily and efficiently move in and out of their data in a completely 3D environment, as well as give them the user-centered solution the market has been demanding."

Introducing ACUITIV(TM) v3.3

ACUITIV v3.3 is the only visualization software package designed from the ground-up using today's cutting edge technology. Programmed in C++ object oriented language, ACUITIV provides the most flexible offering. Because of ACUITIV's next-generation architecture, it can also seamlessly integrate with C3, C4, and even C6 CAVEs(R) without the use of TrackD. ACUITIV v3.3 is also the only CFD visualization software solution with a Virtual User Interface (VUI). This unique menu-driven feature, gives the user a simplified and intuitive method for developing, analyzing, and examining designs.

V3.3 Key Features/Benefits

  • Decimation - Unprecedented polygon reduction of individual geometry groups for today's increasingly more complex designs.
  • Navigation - As the only CFD visualization software package that is completely menu driven, novice and expert CFD users can easily and elegantly develop, examine, and modify designs.
  • Virtual User Interface (VUI) - Complete immersive environments have proven invaluable to determining and better understanding the intricacies of various designs across all industries. ACUITIV offers the only CFD visualization software package on the market that seamlessly integrates with CAVEs with no requirement of TrackD. Additionally, users can change the data sets, in real-time, without the need to exit the 3D environment in 3, 4, and even 6 wall CAVEs.
  • Unmatched graphical capabilities - With its next-generation architecture, ACUITIV is able to offer customers detailed graphical capabilities in a completely 3D environment. Users are able to build the most realistic and finite designs with in a fraction of the time.
  • CGNS Reader - CFD General Notation System allows the broad use of ACUITIV across the CFD community.

    "Our goal is to deliver an enterprise-class visualization solution that can immediately and impactfully improve our customer's bottom-line. With the capabilities we have built into v3.3, ACUITIV has taken rigorous steps in ensuring we can fully accommodate our customers, across all industries, in the development, analysis, and reporting of critical data," said Bill Panepinto, general manager of ACUITIV Software. "This latest version of our software presents a level of flexibility, immersiveness, and graphical power that has not yet been available in this market, which is due to our unique product architecture. Combine this with our strong financial and distribution partners, as well as our domain expertise, and ACUITIV is well poised to quickly become a significant player in the CFD visualization market."

    Pricing and Availability

    ACUITIV v3.3 is available August 1, 2003. Pricing starts at $6,900 for an annual license and $17,200 for a perpetual license. Both options include a 1-year maintenance agreement. Volume discounts will apply.
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