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July 13, 2021
Spatial Corp, provider of 3D software development toolkits for design, manufacturing and engineering solutions, and a subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes, announces a new partnership with Ricardo Software that has enabled Ricardo Software to deliver a new CAD manipulation tool. The tool allows the original CAD to remain in the simulation process, making it easier to go from CAD to simulation mesh and reducing surface mesh repair time.
The first release is linked with Ricardo VECTIS, a suite of tools covering all phases of the 3D computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation workflow. The new process means the user can seamlessly go from CAD to CFD mesh in one GUI and can create conformal surfaces between solid and fluid domains to support the implicit conjugate heat transfer process for ICE, battery and E-Motor simulations.
“This first release marks a significant step forward for VECTIS and marks the beginning of a journey of enhancements into all of our product offerings,” says Nick Tiney, global product director, Ricardo Software.
The tool will be the building block for CAD integration into all Ricardo Software products, creating a single source of truth for the 3D models. This will allow 3D CAD to be transformed into 1D computational models for Ricardo’s system simulation tool, real-time plant models and the 3D components of the mechanical products and transmission solutions.
“We are delighted to support and collaborate with Ricardo’s fantastic team, helping to make lives easier for their engineers,” says Frédéric Jacqmin, vice president of Worldwide Business Development, Spatial Corp. “The addition of import and automatic meshing of CAD data will do just that for Ricardo VECTIS users as well.”
The first release will support creating computational meshes for Ricardo Software’s CFD product VECTIS, available as part of the 2021.2 release.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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