Who was not amazed at the special effects of such blockbusters as Gravity, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Iron Man 3, the Lone Ranger and Star Trek: Into Darkness Life of Pi, Hugo and Avatar? All were all nominees for Best Visual Effects in the Oscars.
In the coming years, the special effects can only get better with 3D design solutions provider Autodesk recently announcing the release of 2015 Autodesk Manufacturing design suites.
Autodesk Factory Design Suite 2015 provides factory customers with access to interoperable, layout-specific workflows, cloud-based factory asset resources and powerful visualization and analysis tools that help increase design accuracy, efficiency and communication.
According to Robert “Buzz” Kross, Senior Vice President for Design, “By offering solutions that are scalable, cost effective and open, our customers have the opportunity to design, manufacture and sell great products”
New features for the suite include streamlined transition from legacy workflows, extended use of Point Clouds through Autodesk ReCap and improvements to the Bill of Materials command, which will allow users to quickly create, edit and process a list of equipment used in factory layout.
The Autodesk Simulation family of products includes 2015 versions of Autodesk Simulation Mechanical, Autodesk Simulation CFD and Autodesk Simulation Moldflow and Autodesk Simulation Composites serves as a comprehensive set of simulation software tools that are highly interoperable and integrate into each phase of the product development process. Enhancements to the 2014 simulation portfolio include intuitive workflows with updated capabilities within Simulation Moldflow and Simulation CFD, enhanced accuracy and speed through the support of Linux systems in Simulation Moldflow and decoupled design scenarios on Simulation Mechanical and other industry-leading additions only available within the Autodesk Simulation portfolio.