Project Falcon started out as an add-on for Alias software, and was then made available as a stand-alone program. It was then rolled out as add-ons for AutoCAD, Inventor, and Revit. Whereas the add-ons do not expire until August 30 of this year, the original stand-alone expired on March 15. So the team opted to update the stand-alone version to continue to collect feedback. Many users compare the performance of the stand-alone version with the add-ons. For users with the expired version, you can download a new one from the Autodesk Labs site:
Based on an email I received from Design Lifecycle & Simulation team member, Jon den Hartog, this update includes the following:
- Extension of the time-bomb until August 30, 2013
- Support for Windows 8
- DirectX End User Runtime added to the system requirements
- Inclusion of lift force outputs
- Improved visualization and graphics card support
- Greater video control
As always you can provide your feedback in a variety of ways.
In addition to these, the team is conducting a survey:
A technology preview extension is alive in the lab.