11 Sep '12, 12pm

New cloud-based software rewrites rules for sustainable product design

New cloud-based software rewrites rules for sustainable product design

Autodesk is pioneering a cloud-delivered simulation application which promises to be a game-changer for sustainable product design. Its new Simulation 360 service is aimed at designers and engineers who need to test the durability and sustainability of a product’s components and its design -- before jumping into the prototyping phase. Testing how materials perform under mechanical stress, in extreme thermal conditions or when subjected to fluid flow processes (including air) is an expensive yet important task in the development process. "Simulation helps companies, building contractors, project coordinators get to a better project, a better product," said Grant Rochelle, senior director, manufacturing industry marketing for Autodesk. Yet steep costs often mean that the job is left to simulation specialists using desktop software that costs between $10,000 to $60,000 for on...

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