Score another win for the guys at SpaceClaim. The company this week announced another OEM contract with C&R Technologies (CRTech), a maker of software for heat transfer analysis and fluid flow design. CRTech will now integrate SpaceClaim 3-D software into its CRTech family of products, positioning it as a tool to help prepare 3-D models for simulation.
The problem CRTech is addressing with the SpaceClaim deal is that 3-D CAD geometries and models are often too detailed for simulation, causing problems for thermal/fluid engineers who are not versed enough in CAD technology to make it work. CRTech SpaceClaim addresses these issues by allowing users to import CAD parts and assemblies from any CAD format, then simplifying the geometry so it can be sent on to the fluid flow tool for meshing. CRTech SpaceClaim will also allow engineers to modify geometries easily in the event of design changes. CRTech SpaceClaim is fully compatible with C&R Technologies’ Thermal Desktop and Thermal Workshop.
SpaceClaim has gained a lot of traction with its positioning as a model preparation tool for CAE and manufacturing. The company has a similar, more prominent relationship with ANSYS, announced in 2009, in addition to an OEM partnership with Flow International Corp., a provider of ultra high-pressure waterjet technology for cutting and cleaning.