Dylan Kenneally is a Principal Engineer in our Manufacturing Products Group. In addition to working on Autodesk Moldflow in our Victoria, Australia office, Dylan is the "product champion" for Project Scorch. It's one of his passions. A question he gets a lot regarding Project Scorch, is "Will it show what happens if I blow up my building?" He's not sure if he should be encouraged or concerned.
Project Scorch is our free technology preview that lets you play with fire. Actually, it helps you perform fire simulations within a structure. Project Scorch uses the National Institute of Standards and Technology Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) to understand fire behavior within a building, such as smoke development and propagation, sprinkler behavior, and more. Project Scorch is intended as a more efficient and easier-to-use front-end for FDS from simulation setup and results exploration.
Dylan provided me with an updated build that I posted to the Autodesk Labs project. In addition to incorporating stability and performance improvements based on Autodesk Labs community feedback, this build extends the technology preview until January 19, 2016.
For those who have yet to get in on the action or existing participants who want to get the new build that extends the technology preview:
We look forward to your continued feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org or the dedicated discussion forum on the project.
Passion are fire are alive in the lab.