New Autodesk simulation tool seeks community feedback

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Autodesk is looking for members of its simulation community to pass an eye over its latest technology preview, Project Arro.

An invitation only project from the Labs, Project Arro is designed to enable Autodesk Simulation Mechanical, Autodesk Simulation CFD, and Autodesk Moldflow users to rapidly simplify and prepare CAD for simulation.

The software reads in native CAD geometry and neutral files, allowing users to modify them with many built in direct modeling tools, and then write out simulation-ready CAD files that can be more easily and efficiently meshed.
The project is named after its acronym:

A = Analyse geometry
Check model integrity (slivers, problematic edges, overlapping faces, interferences, etc.) Detect and categorise 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 = Optimise 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

If you’re an Autodesk Simulation user and wish to join this project, you can request participation here.