Autodesk Labs has published a new application – Advanced Simulation Technology Preview. It extends the possibilities of the analysis functionality in Inventor 2009. This program is based on the PlassoTech technology acquired by Autodesk.
The Advanced Simulation application reads Inventor 3D models and performs linear and modal analysis of these models. You can change geometrical parameters of the model. The contacts in Inventor assemblies are automatically detected.
You can specify load forces for your models (Structural Constraint, Structural Load and Body Force). The simulation then calculates the output 3D mesh and displays the results.
You can download and try out the application from: