Project Arro is our invitation-only technology preview that enables Autodesk Simulation Mechanical, Autodesk Simulation CFD, and Autodesk Simulation Moldflow users to rapidly simplify and prepare CAD for simulation. Project Arro reads in native CAD geometry and neutral files, allows you to modify them with many built in direct modeling tools, and then writes out simulation-ready CAD files that can be more easily and efficiently meshed.
If you want to join the project, you can send an email to request participation by mentioning what Autodesk simulation software you are currently using.
On Monday I posted a new build from the team. Senior QA Engineer for Design, Lifecycle, and Simulation, Hugh Henderson, gave me a list of updates since last month. Here's what he said.
Import of Inventor models are supported (*.ipt, *.iam)
Geometry Error labels
We've enhanced the ability to view geometry errors by adding a label and leader to quickly identify the location in the canvas. Click on a geometry error in the browser and the label will appear. Use the Next and Previous arrow buttons to quickly cycle through the errors.
The Find in Window context menu command will zoom in to the error geometry in the model
Isolate Error geometry
Right click on the error in the browser to isolate the geometry in the canvas. ‘Undo Isolate’ command is available in the browser error node and canvas background context menus.
Isolate adjacent geometry to the error geometry
This allows you to isolate only the neighboring geometry that may be used for reconstructing the error geometry. Use the Undo Isolate context menu command to clear the isolation.
Errors in the browser can be listed by Body (default) or by Type. Right click on the Model Errors folder in the browser to toggle between the display.
Remove Features enhancement:
The Remove Features command has a dedicated bodies selection control. This allows for multiple bodies to be selected or deselected to modify the initial selection set. You can window select multiple bodies and deselect or add bodies you’re not interested in simplifying.
Features that could not be removed using Remove Features are shown highlighted in red:
Suppress and Unsuppress of components and bodies
The Suppress command is available in the context menu when components or bodies are selected in the browser or canvas. To quickly suppress many small parts, use the 'Select by Size' command and OK.
Right click to suppress the components:
The Isolate command now works on Bodies as well as components. The context menu command is available in all workspaces.
Simulation amelioration is alive in the lab.