Project Arro is an Invitation Only Technology Preview. This not our normal public technology preview because the simulation team is interested in working exclusively with existing Autodesk simulation users.
The project originally got its name because it is an acronym:
A = Analyze geometry
Check model integrity (slivers, problematic edges, overlapping faces, interferences, etc.) Detect and categorize features (holes, fillets, chamfers, embossed or raised features, etc.)
R = Repair problems
Option to "auto-heal" identified issues based on a given tolerance or criteria Split faces or stitch surfaces
R = Remove unnecessary features
Rapid selection and defeaturing without affecting source CAD Associative simplifications (future)
O = Optimize designs
Directly edit geometry with simple push/pull/modify commands to explore ‘what if’ scenarios Create alternatives that can be quickly and easily simulated using associative updates
Now the project represents the team's commitment to develop Autodesk SimStudio with continuous customer input. The other day the team supplied me with a new build to post to the Autodesk Labs project. Product Line Manager, Sualp Ozel, shared what was in the new build. Based on participant feedback so far:
- Structural Buckling study type
- Contacts Manager has replaced the contacts folder in the browser
- Adaptive mesh refinement in the Modal Frequencies study type
- Reaction Forces command added to the toolbar, with an improved dialog
- Non-meshed model wireframe visibility toggle in the Results workspace
- Option to define a body as Rigid in an Explicit study
- Improved dialog layouts for the units override option
- Improved accuracy for bearing load direction
If you are an Autodesk Simulation user and wish to join this project, you can request participation.
Simulation is alive in the lab.