SolidWorks:Heard! - Episode 299 - 2011 What's New - Flow Simulation

2011 What's New - Flow Simulation:

This podcast covers the What's New in SolidWorks Flow Simulation 2011 which is outlined in the help.  Since Flow Simulation is no longer part of the standard What's New PDF in SolidWorks, this is a compiled version of what I could find.  Topics covered:

General Enhancements:

- Animate and interaction in UI

- Animation and display of multiple plots (cut, surface, iso, trajectories...)

- Save monitor UI layout

- Particle Study PropertyManager & wizard

- Point parameters & goal plots PropertyManagers

- Updated UI dialogs for decimal places and related screens

Electronics Module:

- Additional Materials

- Additions Input Data options

- Expanded supplier fan data

HVAC Module:

- Additional materials for buildings

- Advanced radiation modeling (absorbtion)

- New comfort parameters (PMV, PPD, ADPI, CRE, LAQI, etc..)

This covers the features outlined in the Flow Simulation 2011 help that have been changed in the product line since the previous release.  

The goal of this series is to provide a portable, audio version of the 2011 What's New so users can have a quick way to evaluate the features that have been changed/added/removed in SolidWorks' product line.  We all fall victim to the "ruts" of using SolidWorks and knowing what's to come brings awareness early.

I will be releasing an additional show a week as well as the usual monthly Tech News shows (up to 3 a week) in order to cover the entire What's New PDF in September before FCS (First Customer Ship). Between the podcast, blog and other posts around the web, there will be no shortage of SolidWorks 2011 content to come! ~Lou

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