By DE Editors
Autodesk has released Autodesk ForceEffect, a new free mobile simulation app for the iPad that allows engineers to quickly simulate design options during the conceptual phase. The solution is now available on the App store.
According to the company, ForceEffect provides an intuitive environment for drawing, constraining and simulating concepts using free body diagrams by simply tapping objects to select, move, rotate and scale. Real time solving capabilities provide immediate feedback on the performance of a design, regardless of where users are located.
Users create free-body diagrams in the solution by leveraging existing design images or create new systems from scratch. Using the scaled static image, users can easily create joints, supports and loads, and compute reaction forces. User can then manipulate the geometry to iterate on the design quickly and efficiently and calculate new reaction forces to optimize the design.
For more information, visit Autodesk.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.