Big 3D

NAFEMS World Congress trip report, and the future role of 3D visualization in engineering analysis, collaboration, and V&V

Grim Gjønnes, Sales & Marketing Ceetron, General Manager Crisp Ideas 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 [...]

By |2018-08-01T14:42:13+01:00July 29th, 2015|3D visualization|0 Comments

Future model sizes in the FEA and CFD community, an update based on interviews with industry insiders

Andres Rodriguez-Villa 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 [...]

By |2018-08-01T14:42:54+01:00July 13th, 2015|3D visualization|0 Comments

Technology prediction for Big 3D: Typical FEA and CFD model sizes to be used in the CAE community in 2020 and 2025

Andres Rodriguez-Villa 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 ( 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 [...]

By |2018-08-01T14:44:23+01:00May 28th, 2015|3D visualization|0 Comments

"Big 3D" in the Cloud

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, [...]

By |2018-04-26T12:29:41+01:00May 5th, 2015|3D visualization, Cloud|0 Comments
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