– Fluent Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Ansys Inc
., has announced the release of Fluent Connection 1.1 software that helps streamline the process of creating simulation models based on design data from leading CAD
The Fluent UGS NX Connection, Fluent Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire Connection and Fluent SolidWorks Connection products operate within the CAD
system user environments and provide tools for checking and conditioning the 3D geometry model in order to ensure that it has been properly prepared for the next step in the simulation process.
Fluent Connection is said to take into account the unique requirement of fluid flow simulations to include a description of the fluid volume inside or surrounding the 3D solid model. By helping the CAD
user to identify and isolate this fluid region, Fluent Connection reportedly eliminates the need for the engineering analyst to perform this task outside of the CAD
system, saving time and effort during the simulation process.
The Fluent Connection software products have been built using development tools provided under the PTC Partner Advantage Program and UGS and SolidWorks partnership programs. "We are very appreciative of the support from our CAD/PLM partners under their software developer partnership programs," notes Ferit Boysan, vice president at ANSYS, Inc. "As a leading, independent provider of computer-aided engineering software, ANSYS understands that our customer base needs outstanding connectivity to multiple design tools and PLM systems. The Fluent Connection products are part of our strategy to help customers achieve a streamlined process that facilitates simulation-based design."