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by David Gate

Project Falcon was a free* technology preview that simulates air flow around vehicles, buildings, outdoor equipment, consumer products, or other objects of your choosing in a virtual wind tunnel. Falcon technology is extremely geometry tolerant and easy to use, enabling you to begin seeing and understanding air flow behaviour within seconds of starting the application. Results update almost in real-time in response to changes in wind-direction and speed that you specify. Visualization tools available within the Falcon family of applications include 2D and 3D flow lines, shaded result planes, vector plots, and surface pressure shading. Quantified outputs include velocity, pressure, drag force, and drag coefficient.

Project Falcon was available from the labs.autodesk.com website. The Inventor version was available and worked until 30th August 2013.

I recorded a video of Project Falcon in use for the MFG Masterclass showing the use of Falcon for Inventor 2013 Professional.

This technology is now available in Autodesk Simulation CFD