CFDRC, a leading provider of advanced CFD and multiphysics software, announced today the release of a dramatically different CFD simulation package. Instead of focusing on its traditional markets of highly complex, multidisciplinary CFD applications, CFDRC has set its sights squarely at the CAD-centric design engineering environment, specifically the coupled design and analysis, referred to as the “CDA” market space. CDA has become one of the hottest growth areas as manufacturers strive to optimize their design processes and improve decision-making earlier in the product development cycle.
Accurate simulation and analysis is often needed to ensure the robustness of an early stage design. Historically, for those design challenges that involved fluid flow, heat transfer and other multiphysics, CFD analysis has been too difficult and too slow to be used within the design environment, and has therefore been used as a technology tool by analysts, usually in the R&D environment. What the design engineers have needed is a robust tool that has minimal learning curve, rapid turnaround and reliable solutions.