ForceEffect Motion, a new mobile simulation app for developing and testing mechanical systems with moving parts – scissor lift, windshield wipers, automobile engine and robotics, for example – is now available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. This latest release expands the Autodesk portfolio of mobile simulation apps, which also includes ForceEffect, a simulation app that lets users calculate forces on a static object, such as a building or bridge.
ForceEffect Motion enables engineers to quickly and easily evaluate their designs early in the design process. Users start by importing an existing image or creating a freehand sketch and adding functional mechanical joints, actuators, constraints and supports. Within this intuitive environment, users simply tap objects to select, move, rotate and scale.
Real-time solving capabilities provide immediate feedback on the system’s performance, which users can then print, email or view as a results report on their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or any other device with an HTML-enabled browser. Workflows can then be continued by users directly exporting their mechanism to ForceEffect to conduct a detailed static load analysis, or by sharing it with other CAD applications.
ForceEffect Motion also features full integration with Autodesk 360, a cloud-based storage and collaboration platform that helps users improve the way they design, visualise, simulate and share their work with others.