Users of PTC’s Pro/ENGINEER CAD tool looking for advanced thermal analysis and simulation capabilities will have a broader array of options thanks to a partnership between PTC and Blue Ridge Numerics.
Following PTC’ recent announcement of its latest CAD release, Wildfire 4.0, Blue Ridge Numerics announced a version of its CFdesign tool specifically tuned for the upgrade. This new edition of CFdesign for Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0, which provides a parametric CAD-driven flow and thermal analysis environment, also supports CoCreate OneSpace 3D, a CAD tool acquired by PTC last year.
Blue Ridge Numerics says it jumped on supporting Wildfire 4.0 because of the widespread adoption of CFdesign within the Pro/ENGINEER installed base. The software allows engineers to conduct trade-off studies and thermal analysis upfront in the decision-making process, well before detailed CAD models are created and any physical testing is employed.
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