(DISCLOSURE: While an employee of Crisp Ideas AS, Oslo, Norway and adviser in the areas of business development and strategy to technology companies, I have and have had engagements with Ceetron AS, the owner of the VTFx data exchange format.) The VTFx data exchange format has a long history in the CAE community, with the original specification dating… Read More
Some weeks ago, I came back from the NAFEMS* World Congress on CAE in San Diego where a question that I had thought resolved, was still (decades after the widespread adoption of 3D visualization technology) generating disagreement. In preparing for my trip to NAFEMS, I had re-read a thread in LinkedIn’s CAE Professionals Group that… Read More
How many Ferraris did you see this morning on your way to work? Unless you work in the Maranello-based company, zero is the most likely answer. Of course, some days you will stumble upon one – there are car buyers wealthy enough to indulge in indecently horse-powered models…. even if those horses are not necessary… Read More
When I speak to FEA- or CFD-based simulator providers about the case for replatforming to an industrial-grade 3D visualization platform, I often hear a two-part response: Yes, it looks technically good and robust, but It will be tough to convince the CEO about its financial merits. This is where a combination of Net Present Value… Read More
According to a French saying, it is wise to turn your tongue seven times in your mouth before you speak. The publication of a recent blog post (https://ceetronblog.com/2015/05/05/big-3d-in-the-cloud/) suggests I still haven’t learned this wisdom. A colleague argued in that post that the typical size of today’s engineering simulation unstructured mesh topologies should be counted… Read More
How web-based 3D visualization will enable the cloudification of FEA/CFD software, and how that will transform today’s engineering workflows Why have computationally intensive engineering applications resisted cloudification? The rapid migration of mainstream business functions into the cloud underscores the question. Finance, personnel, administration, productivity, and even many research applications are already up there. In fact,… Read More
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