Project Falcon simulates air flow around vehicles, buildings, outdoor equipment, consumer products, bloggers, or other objects of your choosing in a virtual wind tunnel. Project Falcon is geometry tolerant and easy to use, enabling you to begin seeing and understanding air flow behavior within seconds of starting the application. Results update almost in real-time in response to changes in wind-direction and speed that you specify.
On Thursday, I was contacted by Product Line Manager, Jon den Hartog, who supplied me with a Project Falcon update. In response to user feedback, the team implemented the following improvements:
- Improved window resizing behavior
- Improved volume rendering performance
- Expanded graphics driver support
- Model navigation improvements
Stand-alone or Inventor users can download the new installers from the Autodesk Labs site:
AutoCAD and Revit users can keep what they've got. No need to download and install anything new. By the way, this latest round of feedback for Project Falcon is being collected from users of 64-bit versions of our hero applications. There are enough 64-bit users so that the team can get the feedback it needs. Dropping support for 32-bit cut the Project Falcon team's testing efforts in half. Users with 32-bit Windows systems can use the stand-alone executable.
As always, we provide technology previews free of charge. All we ask is that you try them and give us your feedback. You can reach the team in a variety of ways.
Improvement is alive in the lab.