"When you're hot, you're hot."
— Jerry Reed
Project Falcon is our free technology preview of wind tunnel simulation. As I mentioned only days ago, it has an interesting past:
- It debuted on Autodesk Labs in August 2011 as an add-on for Autodesk Alias software.
- A stand-alone version was made available in November 2011 so users besides those with Alias could provide feedback. This included Macintosh users as well as PC users.
- Earlier this month an Inventor add-on version was made available so users could work directly with the technology in Inventor instead of exporting an STL file and loading it into the stand-alone version.
- Days ago a Revit add-on version was made available so users could work directly with the technology in Revit instead of exporting an STL file and loading it into the stand-alone version.
So in addition to the stand-alone version, there's one for Inventor and another for Revit. I guess the AutoCAD users felt left out, and the team rectified this situation. This latest update provides an add-on for AutoCAD. Now AutoCAD users can skip the STL export as well.
The installs for the stand-alone version have pretty much gone flawlessly. A few users have had issues with the install of the add-on for Inventor. Those users, as well as new users of the add-on for AutoCAD, may wish to check out this blog article.
Following the steps in that blog article has helped many users over the last year.
While they were at it, they also updated the add-in for Inventor. The team addressed some issues in response to feedback they received from users and the Inventor QA team. The update includes improvements to:
- avoid a crash on select models containing 2D planar geometry and composite surface geometry
- address some minor robustness issues with the ribbon integration
You can provide your feedback on this technology in a variety of ways.
In-app wind simulation is alive in the lab.