Last year, FieldView jumped into Altair’s bed, and now got a baby named AcuFieldView in the latest AcuSolve package. Recently, FLOW 3D was married happily with EnSight (CEI), and will get EnSight 10 integrated into FLOW 3D in a few months (this fall).
It seems most CFD software vendors now are aware of the importance of post-processing capabilities. Competition for buyers will be extended from brains to eyeballs. If your CFD software can only draw black and white lines, or can only generate mediocre animations, it seems it will prepare to die, soon.
The trend of getting better visualization and post-processing tools is surely driven by the demands from the customer, although “A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.”
So, if you ask so many called CFDers (CFD engineers, CFD specialist, CFD analysts, CAE engineers…) why they think visualization is so important. You probably will get all sorts of answers. But probably, the top 3 answers would be:
#1. “My boss can only read colourful things.”
The sad truth is that most of the times the supervisors of the CFDers don’t know CFD (why should they know?). Images … Read the rest “The best 3 answers to “Why is visulization important for CFD?””