Autodesk announced that its "Project Falcon" wind tunnel simulator product will be released as Autodesk Flow Design.
The product is an updated version of Falcon with an improved user interface for the stand-alone version (PC and Mac) and some upgrades inside Inventor and Revit, according to a company blog. An AutoCAD plug-in may return at a later date.
The product is sold at the Autodesk e-store on a monthly and annual basis. It will also be available on the company's Education Community site for students and faculty free of charge.
It includes a 64-bit solver process with greater access to memory; expanded graphics card and driver support; Voxel size and overall tunnel size information; a solution status indicator; and the ability to key-in specific values for velocity, resolution, orientation, etc.
The release also includes expanded CAD imports (ipt, iam, sldprt, prt, x_t, STEP, etc.); ribbon-style controls, standard menus, and model navigation cube; multi-axis wind tunnel orientation control inside Inventor; pressure shading on building surfaces inside Revit; and wind velocity profile option inside Revit.
For more information, visit Autodesk.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.