Over at Desktop Engineering, Kenneth Wong has published “The Zombie Computer Survival Guide,” or “things to consider when shopping for HPC for simulation.” Wong writes that “sooner or later, advanced CAE software user will have to face the invasion of the zombie desktop computers.” This is the inevitable point when underpowered desktop computers forced to run Read more…
Most manufacturers, especially small and medium businesses (SMBs), mainly use desktop workstations for their daily R&D work. Often they do prep work during the day and production runs over-night, resulting in one simulation job per day. In this article, we will investigate how breaking the CAE jobs free from the restrictions of the workstation environment and moving them to the cloud could benefit the CAE engineers as well as the CAE software vendors.
Computer-aided design and engineering applications are not reputed for their ability to function well in cloud for a host of technical reasons but there are increasing efforts underway to deliver cloud-ready CAD and CAE offerings.
Autodesk requires significant hardware investment but until recently, most of the software offerings delivered in the SaaS model have been limited. The company’s products are a perfect fit for cloud and the company sees clouds on the horizon for more of its simulation offerings.
CAD toolmaker adds smarts to model eco-friendly designs.
While manufacturers may never be able to completely avoid physical prototyping, best-in-class players are continuing to expand their use of virtual product development.
A body scan can save a lot of time in the fitting room, and fields from medicine to architecture are adopting 3D computing applications.