Implementing Simulation software early and often in the design process helps to reduce prototypes, get to market more quickly, and optimize your design for better performance. Designs are all around you—some that have used Simulation software, and some that could benefit from this optimization. In fact, most products require the use of multiple Simulation software products to achieve their best design. I know, I know . . . so where does the kegger come in to play? It might seem strange, but something as simple as a keg can be used to perfectly demonstrate nearly every Simulation software product. In this class, you will learn a bit of Simulation for Fusion 360 software, Autodesk CFD software, Autodesk Nastran In-CAD software, Simulation Mechanical software, Moldflow software, and Moldflow Design software. So, if you’re interested in how you can optimize your designs, or just want to grab a beer in one of the most entertaining classes of Autodesk University, this is the place for you! This session features Fusion 360 and CFD.
- Learn how to optimize your design for better performance
- Learn how to reduce product development time
- Gain a better understanding of the Simulation portfolio
- Better appreciate a cold beer
Mike is a Fusion 360 Product Manager at Autodesk. He has been a member of the Fusion 360 Product Management team for 3 years and is currently focused on Generative Design and Simulation workflows. He also has previous experience as a Technical Account Manager in Autodesk’s Manufacturing Named Accounts program, where he was working with customers to help them identify and solve business challenges with Autodesk solutions. Mike has spent nearly 13 years in the CAD and CAE industry, starting his career at Algor, Inc. in 2006, eventually being acquired by Autodesk in 2009. Mike holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. Mike has been a regular presenter at Autodesk University since 2009.
Vaclav Prchlik is a software development manager for Simulation for Fusion 360 3D CAD design app. Vaclav has been working for Autodesk, Inc., for 12 years, leading the team that is implementing easy-to-use structural analysis, drop test, and mechanical engineering generators and calculators. Before joining Autodesk, he was research and development manager in a small software company that focused on knowledge-driven CAD. Vaclav has a master’s degree in industrial engineering and management from University of West Bohemia, and he has a PhD in mechanical engineering.
James Herzing is the product marketing manager for the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection. He has spent 14 years working with CAD, finite element analysis and computational fluid dynamics, the last 10 with Autodesk, Inc. He graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a BS in mechanical engineering. Herzing has presented in nearly 20 classes at Autodesk University, earning a Top-Rated Speaker award multiple times.