Announcing AcuFieldView

By: Shing Pan
Publication Date: 11 Mar 2009

ACUSIM Software & Intelligent Light Offer Custom OEM Version of FieldView™ CFD Post-Processing within AcuSolve™ Solution Environment

AcuSolve users gain powerful data interrogation, presentation tools

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 11, 2009: ACUSIM Software, Inc., provider of the AcuSolve™ family of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solutions, and Intelligent Light, developer of the FieldView™ CFD post-processing and visualization product line, today announce the release of AcuFieldView, bringing a new OEM-bundled version of FieldView to the growing CFD market.

3x3 mixer matrix - Several time steps from an unsteady simulation of a Rushton impeller mixer design. The key question is how effectively the mixer promotes the exchange of material between the top and bottom of the tank. Massless particles are used to illustrate flow patterns and are colored by the vertical component of velocity. Red particles are moving up (yellow up more slowly) and blue particles moving down (green down more slowly). The simulation clearly shows that a design change, such as a different blade angle, may be required to promote better exchange. FieldView image courtesy of Intelligent Light. Solution data courtesy of ACUSIM Software, Inc.

“We are excited to be able to offer industrial-strength post-processing capabilities directly from our software through our partnership with Intelligent Light,” says Dr. Farzin Shakib, ACUSIM founder and president. “FieldView is one of the most widely used and powerful post-processors in the CFD industry. Our customers can now interrogate and visualize complex flow simulations without leaving the ACUSIM product environment, which further enhances our solution.”

The addition of AcuFieldView to ACUSIM’s product family brings complete CFD capability to ACUSIM customers from pre-processing, through solver solutions, to post-processing. ACUSIM customers now have the ability to quickly and easily review their results, understand meaningful phenomena, and develop compelling presentations for colleagues, management, and customers. The power and productivity of this integrated environment will enable analysts to perform more simulations in less time and deliver reliable, high quality results that inform and support the decision making process.

“Providing FieldView’s post-processing capabilities within the AcuSolve solution environment brings tremendous benefits for AcuSolve users,” says Steve Legensky, general manager of Intelligent Light. “FieldView’s well known ease of use, powerful interrogation capabilities, and best-in-class presentation and visualization tools will enhance their ability to ask and answer complex simulation questions, and then share those insights clearly and effectively. In addition, the data management and workflow support that FieldView offers will assist in reducing turnaround times and increasing efficiency.”

AcuFieldView provides the extensive post-processing and visualization capabilities of FieldView for use exclusively with AcuSolve solution data and with certain limitations in maximum data size and some advanced features. AcuFieldView is immediately available via AcuConsole™, the GUI environment for AcuSolve, at no additional cost. Customers should contact ACUSIM Software at info@acusim.com for further information and support. Should customers want to purchase the fully featured commercial version of FieldView, it is available with direct customer support from Intelligent Light and their distributors worldwide.

According to Roger Rintala, Intelligent Light strategic marketing manager, the company is teaming with its CFD partners to provide FieldView based post-processing solutions for their customer bases. “These specialized OEM versions of FieldView are intended to provide the basic visualization and automation tools that CFD practitioners need with no additional cost to the end user,” Rintala says. “Even though some functionality has been limited or removed when compared to our commercial FieldView offering, these bundled versions maintain all of the performance, reliability, and ease of use advantages that the CFD world expects from Intelligent Light products. They are completely compatible with our commercial product line, and if and when AcuSolve users need to move to fully featured FieldView, their workflow can continue uninterrupted using their existing datasets, outputs, and restarts.”

About ACUSIM Software, Inc.
ACUSIM Software is a leading provider of powerful computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solver solutions. AcuSolve™ is a robust, fast and accurate, general purpose finite element flow solver that can be seamlessly used by engineers and scientists at all levels of expertise, either on a stand alone basis or integrated into engineering and scientific applications. AcuSolve is used globally in a wide variety of industries such as automotive, electronics, chemical, bio-medical, consumer products and energy, as well as at national labs and universities. Headquartered in Mountain View, California, ACUSIM Software markets its flagship product, AcuSolve™, and its associated pre-processor, AcuConsole™ and post-processor, AcuFieldView, through direct sales and distributor channels. Visit www.acusim.com for more information.

About Intelligent Light
Intelligent Light was founded in 1984 in order to provide the scientific and engineering community with the best possible tools for understanding data and communicating results. Based in Rutherford, New Jersey, the company provides computational fluid dynamics (CFD) post-processing and large data visualization tools under the industry leading FieldView™ brand to the aerospace, automotive, and general manufacturing industries. Intelligent Light’s unique development team is composed of CFD leaders, computer scientists, and visualization experts with a keen focus on listening to clients and delivering products that meet their needs. Visit www.ilight.com for more information.


AcuConsole and AcuSolve are trademarks of ACUSIM Software, Inc. in the USA and/or other countries. FieldView, FVX, and FieldView ATViewer are trademarks of Intelligent Light. All products or brand names mentioned are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

For more information, contact:
ACUSIM Software, Inc.
Shing Pan, VP Marketing
Tel: 650-743-3813
Email: shing_pan@acusim.com

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ACUSIM Software, Inc.
2685 Marine Way, Suite 1421
Mountain View, CA 94043
Tel: 650-988-9700
Email: info@acusim.com