We invite customers who have a need to simulate thermal management of electronics to attend this roundtable. We plan on discussing and discovering common electrical computer-aided design (ECAD) and mechanical computer-aided design (MCAD) workflows, going from ideation, conceptual layout, and final design. Thermal management fits in this design process throughout and we will present some mockups on how we see the next generation of simulation fitting into the design process. We hope to gain insight from the roundtable regarding how participants currently manage the ECAD data and use it along with MCAD data to perform thermal simulation, where their struggles are, and what could be done to make everything easier. This session features CFD, Forge, and Fusion 360.
- Understand common ECAD workflows
- See the direction Autodesk wants to take thermal simulation
- See how the cloud can change thermal management workflows
- Gain an open line of communication with simulation product management
Ryan is an Experience Designer on the Autodesk simulation team. He has contributed to Autodesk CFD, Flow Design, several Autodesk Labs projects, and cloud-based simulation offerings. Before that, he worked in technical support, quality assurance, and product design at Blue Ridge Numerics, developers of CFdesign upfront CFD software. His mission is to empower people personally and professionally through design and engineering.
Heath Houghton is the product manager for fluids simulation products, including Autodesk CFD software. As Product Manager, Heath leads the development efforts and roadmap decisions for the Fluids simulation products. Heath joined Autodesk with the acquisition of Blue Ridge Numerics (CFdesign). He was in a technical role with Blue Ridge Numerics for 4 years, and he continued that role with Autodesk for several years before transitioning to Product Manager. Heath has over 20 years of experience using advanced simulation tools.