Project Falcon is our free technology preview of wind tunnel simulation. 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.
The add-on for Inventor has been very popular. I guess this lead to Falcon-envy in the Building Information Modeling community because the team has just released an update that includes an add-on for Revit. Revit 64-bit users can also avoid exporting STL and importing that into the stand-lone version. Instead they can just work in Revit. This is an alternative to using the Autodesk Vasari Beta.
Imagine our surprise the other day when we got the following comment on our YouTube video:
ktreagus must be psychic.
You can provide your feedback on this technology in a variety of ways.
Building information modeling in the wind is alive in the lab.