WILSONVILLE, USA: Mentor Graphics Corp. has announced that its FloEFD Pro v9.3.1 Concurrent Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) technology is the industry’s first fully-embedded solution for PTC Pro/ENGINEER software.
Pro/ENGINEER is the 3D product design standard used by mechanical design engineers, providing integrated parametric 3D CAD/CAM/CAE capabilities to allow users to maximize productivity and develop innovative products.
The Mentor Graphics FloEFD Pro v9.3.1 software from its Mechanical Analysis Division (formerly Flomerics) works directly with native Pro/ENGINEER geometry to keep pace with continuous design iterations, unlike other CFD tools.
Concurrent CFD can reduce simulation time by as much as 65 to 75 percent in comparison to traditional CFD tools and enables users to optimize product performance and reliability while reducing physical prototyping and development costs without time or material penalties.
By using the same geometries and a common user interface (UI), graphics window, and workflow for CAD and analysis, designers can maintain a single set of data across the entire project design process. As a result, the FloEFD Pro 9.3.1 product provides a wide range of physical simulation capabilities for fluid flow, heat and mass transfer, including a special module for electronics cooling applications with extensive property libraries.
“Mentor’s Mechanical Analysis Division, a Platinum Partner in PTC’s PartnerAdvantage Program, provides some of the world's most advanced computational fluid dynamics products,” said John Buchowski, vice president, Product Management, PTC. “Mentor’s full support of Pro/ENGINEER will help PTC’s customers eliminate design errors, reduce costs, and optimize designs involving heat transfer and fluid flow before physical prototypes.”
The FloEFD Pro v9.3.1 product is fully embedded in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3.0, 4.0 and 5.0, for x32 and x64-bit versions including Windows 7. The product is available for immediate shipment.
“We are pleased to be a key technology partner with PTC and we believe our FloEFD Pro support of Pro/ENGINEER will be tremendously valuable to our mutual customers,” stated Erich Buergel, general manager of Mentor Graphics Mechanical Analysis Division. “Our seamless integration of our leading concurrent CFD technology with Pro/ENGINEER is designed to maximize productivity and help our customers get the right design to market.”