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WILSONVILLE, Ore., October 26, 2016 – Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced the only fully-embedded computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solution for Solid Edge® software, a mainstream computer-aided design (CAD) solution developed by Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) software business. Solid Edge customers can now take advantage of Mentor Graphics® FloEFD™ frontloading CFD product to simulate fluid flow in their design process. The FloEFD solution is especially well suited for use during the design process as it reduces overall time to a solution by as much a 65%-75% compared to other CFD tools.
Mentor Graphics’ award-winning FloEFD CFD solution automates the most onerous CFD steps which include transferring model geometry to the CFD application, modeling internal cavities if needed and creating a “mesh.” The FloEFD CFD technology takes the geometry directly from the CAD application, automatically performs the necessary translations and cavity modeling, and generates an optimized mesh before executing analysis. This approach provides accurate analysis results quickly thus enabling designers to validate their designs early and often. It also allows the designer to explore a succession of ideas without risking project deadlines.
“FloEFD for Solid Edge is a leap forward for our customers who need to do flow analysis on their engineering projects,” said Dan Staples, vice president, Solid Edge product development, Siemens PLM Software. “This tool allows engineers to quickly run various 'what if’ scenarios and optimize their design directly inside of the Solid Edge window.”
Key Features of the FloEFD for Solid Edge Product:
The new FloEFD product for Solid Edge helps companies conduct analysis earlier in the design process. Engineers can operate within their preferred and familiar mechanical CAD (MCAD) interface thus reducing design cycle times by order of magnitude compared to traditional methods and tools, while increasing design quality:
"Mentor’s FloEFD frontloading CFD technology full-featured 3D analysis eliminates workflow complexity and meshing overheads compared to other available CFD software,” said Roland Feldhinkel, general manager of Mentor Graphics Mechanical Analysis Division. “We believe Solid Edge customers will reap tremendous value in using our FloEFD solution for CAD-centric CFD design and performance optimization, while reducing time and costs to meet their product delivery goals.”
FloEFD for Solid Edge is now available for shipment. For additional information about FloEFD for Solid Edge, please go to: https://www.mentor.com/products/mechanical/floefd/floefd-solid-edge/
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Solid Edge is a trademark or registered trademark of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries.