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scott.sheppard
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new free tech preview on Autodesk Labs: Project Simulus mechanical simulation

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04-18-2012 06:53 AM

Project Simulus is a free technology preview that showcases a number of innovative approaches to mechanical simulation.

 

Project Simulus on Autodesk Labs

 

This technology preview offers powerful geometry modification capabilities through embedding Autodesk Fusion along with a very intuitive simplification environment to prepare various CAD models for different simulation studies. In addition, it provides you with easy and quick ways to set up and run many simulation studies, exploiting the power of cloud computing that leaves your desktop free of much of the computational burdens.

 

You can try it and send us feedback at labs.iv.simulus@autodesk.com or post to this thread.



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Re: new free tech preview on Autodesk Labs: Project Simulus mechanical simulatio

04-19-2012 11:27 AM in reply to: scott.sheppard

So what's the feedback after day 1? Any thoughts?



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Re: new free tech preview on Autodesk Labs: Project Simulus mechanical simulatio

04-19-2012 12:31 PM in reply to: scott.sheppard

Does it have a Cancel Command?

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Re: new free tech preview on Autodesk Labs: Project Simulus mechanical simulatio

04-20-2012 06:07 AM in reply to: dick_upton

:smileyvery-happy: HA! HA!

 

That is a man on a mission right there.

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Re: new free tech preview on Autodesk Labs: Project Simulus mechanical simulatio

04-20-2012 06:18 AM in reply to: dick_upton

You can cancel a job using the Simulation Job Manager, which is in your application tray Job Manager

 

Open this app and you will see all your jobs. For queued or running jobs, you will have the option to Cancel.

 

Eventually this application will allow you to manage all job you have submitted from any Simulation app on your machine.

 

Rob

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Re: new free tech preview on Autodesk Labs: Project Simulus mechanical simulatio

04-20-2012 06:29 AM in reply to: mcmillr

Guess I got owned. :smileyhappy:

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Re: new free tech preview on Autodesk Labs: Project Simulus mechanical simulatio

04-20-2012 07:12 AM in reply to: scott.sheppard

NOW I see where all my subscription money is going, into a different software. Thank you sir can I please have another.

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Re: new free tech preview on Autodesk Labs: Project Simulus mechanical simulatio

04-20-2012 05:51 PM in reply to: scott.sheppard

Hi Scott,

 

  I'm in love with it.  I'm still familiarizing myself with the steady-state thermal and coupled thermal stress.

 

  I'm exploring a thermal simulation for heat generated during braking for a rotor-caliper system.  I've added a convective heat transfer load to simulate the cooling effect of the rotor vanes.  I haven't yet added the isotherm for the brake pad friction surface and thermal contacts for the rotor hat and caliper.

 

Best regards, -Hugh

 

Simulus_CAD_model.png

 

Heat_Flux.png



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Re: new free tech preview on Autodesk Labs: Project Simulus mechanical simulatio

04-24-2012 05:06 AM in reply to: scott.sheppard

There is one issue I don't understand: even though I have the 'Launch on System Startup' box on the Simulation Job Manager > Preferences > General tab unchecked, it STILL launches at startup, throwing the Job Status dialog up on screen (no jobs or file transfers active, by the way).  What the heck?

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Re: new free tech preview on Autodesk Labs: Project Simulus mechanical simulatio

04-24-2012 06:14 AM in reply to: kstate92

Sorry, the 'Launch on System Startup' option isn't working, you can manually remove it from your Start menu, All Programs, Startup to work around this. When you run another job with Simulus it will launch automatically.

 

Sorry for the inconvenience,

 

Rob McMillan

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