Operating completely within the native CATIA V5 data structures, FLUENT for CATIA V5 provides a fully generative relationship between engineering organizations’ manufacturing-ready geometry models and the flow and heat transfer analysis model.
“FLUENT for CATIA V5 is a key component in bringing CFD analysis capabilities to the entire CAA V5 user community, from dedicated CFD analysts to product designers,” said Paul Bemis, vice president of product strategy at ANSYS, Inc. “The version 3.0 release closely follows December’s version 2, illustrating the ANSYS ongoing commitment to this technology with significant product enhancements and short release cycles. As a result, we continue to add new features to the software, and users can take advantage of the benefits almost immediately.”
Version 3.0 builds upon the functionality of previous releases, especially in the areas of workflow and automation. These improvements in the integration with CATIA V5 result in both a reduced learning curve and model setup time for the user. Version 3.0 builds in full support of CATIA V5 VB scripting and macros, enabling the customization of repetitive tasks that can lead to improved efficiency.
Other enhancements include more streamlined update scenarios for large geometrical modifications, easier management of parallel processing, extended post-processing options, and additional user guidance and information during the case set-up process. These new or improved features further increase the tool’s productivity and extend the CATIA V5 PLM benefits to all FLUENT for CATIA V5 users.
Version 3.0 of FLUENT for CATIA V5 is available for immediate shipment. Product configuration and pricing information are available from ANSYS. Additional product details and demonstrations are available at www.fluentforcatia.com.
Velocity vectors and temperature field on an airplane anti-icing system. Image courtesy of ANSYS, Inc.