Autodesk Australia  announces the release of the Autodesk Simulation 360, a one-of-its-kind cloud-based pay-as-you-go simulation solution for designers.
Autodesk Simulation 360 is a comprehensive set of tools delivered securely in the cloud with a pay-as-you-go pricing model that enables any company to make simulation part of their everyday design and engineering processes.
Autodesk Simulation 360 enables designers, engineers and analysts to more easily predict, optimise and validate the performance of various products by carrying out complex engineering tests using the power of the cloud. By performing computationally intensive simulation tasks in the cloud, designers, engineers and analysts can test multiple what-if design scenarios in parallel.
For instance, product designers can test how various ergonomic designs of furniture will accommodate and adapt to differing body types and levels of use well before the piece is ever manufactured. Or, manufacturers can understand the heat generated by electronic devices enabling them to incorporate proper cooling to avoid overheating and help prevent costly consumer recalls.
Architects and engineers can gain deeper insight into how buildings including plants will perform by simulating air flow to help ensure thermal comfort, analyse environmental effects on bridges and buildings, and test the behaviour of structural materials including concrete, all before anything is ever built.
The latest offering to build upon the Autodesk 360 cloud-based platform, Autodesk Simulation 360 eliminates the need for specialised hardware, thereby removing previous limitations and helping to increase productivity.
Designed as a cloud-based toolbox for wide-ranging simulation needs, the Autodesk Simulation 360 software portfolio includes a wide range of cloud-based mechanical, fluid flow, thermal and plastic injection moulding tools at an affordable price. Additional benefits include direct geometry exchange, robust meshing tools, extensive material libraries, and proven solver technology to improve simulation accuracy in the areas of greatest concern.

Pointing out how businesses simply can’t afford not to understand how their designs will perform before anything gets built, Robert ‘Buzz’ Kross, senior vice president, Design, Lifecycle and Simulation at Autodesk says that Autodesk Simulation 360 puts powerful simulation capabilities within reach for designers and engineers at virtually every company, giving them the tools they need to better predict, optimise and validate their designs early in the design process.