Manufacturing companies and engineering firms worldwide have selected Autodesk Simulation 360 from Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) to make simulation part of their daily design and engineering processes.
Bard, Rao + Athanas (BR+A) Consulting Engineers of Boston use Simulation 360 to analyze the thermal comfort effectiveness of an active chilled beam in an HVAC system for a typical office. (Photo: Business Wire)First introduced in September, Autodesk Simulation 360 features a comprehensive set of tools delivered securely in the cloud for designers, engineers and analysts to more easily predict, optimize and validate the performance of things in the world around us. The virtually infinite power of the cloud allows complex engineering tests that were once limited to simulation specialists to be performed by mainstream designers. Companies turning to capabilities of Autodesk Simulation 360 include Asahi Kasei Plastics North America, a custom plastic resin manufacturer in Fowlerville, Mi., and Venmar CES (Venmar), a Canada-based leading manufacturer of energy recovery systems. Consulting engineering operations also selecting Autodesk Simulation 360 include Bard, Rao + Athanas (BR+A) Consulting Engineers of Boston, and CFR Engineering (CFR) in Germantown, Md. “The big advantage of Autodesk Simulation 360 over traditional CFD (computational fluid dynamics) software is the recent implementation of Autodesk cloud computing,” said Jason Sambolt, a mechanical engineer with CFR. “CFR Engineering can now upload its CFD models to the cloud to run simulations in lieu of running the simulations on hardware in the office. This maximizes employee productivity and hardware resource allocation.” CFR, which provides comprehensive mechanical, plumbing and electrical engineering design services for the building industry in various market sectors, uses Autodesk Simulation 360 to support their project designs. Autodesk Simulation 360 helps CFR and its clients fully understand how a design will function prior to starting construction in order to maximize the efficiency of the design. In turn, this helps CFR to confidently implement new technology and ideas through proof of concept verification.