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Validate your Autodesk Inventor Designs with STAR-CCM+’s industrial-strength simulation from within Autodesk Inventor |

CD-adapco recently announced the release of STAR-CCM+ v8, the latest version of their multi-disciplinary engineering simulation software. STAR-CCM+ v8 can be run in a standalone mode or from within Autodesk Inventor. The Inventor CAD client allows users to leverage the full power of industrial-strength Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation, from within their familiar CAD environment.

“STAR-CCM+ v8 is specifically aimed at increasing engineering productivity, making the software even easier to use and interact with, and significantly reducing the time required to get a high-quality solution,” said Senior VP Product Management ,Jean-Claude Ercolanelli. “STAR-CCM+ v8.02 is the first of our v8 releases to benefit from our investment in a dedicated User Experience Team, whose task is to dissect and improve every aspect of the software, resulting in more effective and more productive simulation engineers.”

“New multi-disciplinary enhancements allow users to tackle a wider range of industrial challenges,” continued Ercolanelli. “Among these new features and enhancements is a new STAR-Cast add-on, developed in collaboration with our partner, ACCESS, recognized experts in casting and metallurgy, which provides a comprehensive and intuitive process for performing multiphase casting simulation and brings automation and ease-of-use to casting and foundry processes.”

“The Inventor CAD client allows you to leverage advanced simulation capabilities from the comfort of the Autodesk Inventor environment,” says Ercolanelli. “With full parametric associativity, boundary setup and both polyhedral and trimmed cell meshing, the Autodesk Inventor CAD Client allow analysis to be seamlessly integrated into your engineering design process.”

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About CD-adapco
CD-adapco ( is the world’s largest independent CFD-focused CAE provider. Our core products are the technology-leading simulation packages, STAR-CCM+ and STAR-CD. The scope of our activities, however, extends well beyond CFD software development to encompass a wide range of CAE engineering services in fluid dynamics, heat transfer and structural engineering. Our ongoing mission is to “inspire innovation and reduce costs through the application of engineering simulation software and services.”

A privately owned company, CD-adapco has maintained 17% organic year-on-year growth over the last 5 years. CD-adapco employs over 700 talented individuals, working at 30 different offices across the globe.

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