CHICAGO, June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NPE 2009 -- Autodesk, Inc.
(Nasdaq: ADSK) today announced that it has significantly increased the
performance of the latest release of Autodesk Moldflow Insight 2010, part of
its software suite for plastics injection molding, by further leveraging
cutting-edge GPU technology from NVIDIA Corporation.
Part of the Autodesk solution for Digital Prototyping, Autodesk Moldflow
software simulates the injection molding process to predict the flow behavior
of plastic, allowing customers to help simulate and optimize their plastic
parts and associated molds and achieve higher-quality and more profitable
manufacturing. Moldflow 2010 is the first plastic injection molding software
in the computer aided engineering (CAE) market to leverage the revolutionary
NVIDIA CUDA parallel processing architecture of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800 and
Quadro FX 5800 GPUs, which has resulted in a more than 2X performance
"Autodesk is absolutely driven to improve the performance of our Moldflow
product line, and unlocking the power of NVIDIA Quadro GPUs provided a great
opportunity to do so when we developed Moldflow 2010," said Samir Hanna, vice
president of Digital Factory and Industrial Design for the Autodesk
Manufacturing Industry Group. "Only a few years ago, analyzing plastics
injection molding in true 3D was a slow process, but now Autodesk Moldflow
users can reap the benefits of these new speed gains and reduce analysis times
by multiple factors."
The CUDA architecture enables the distribution of a computational workload
across the GPU's many hundreds of processor cores, resulting in the capability
to deliver an unprecedented level of graphics realism at ever increasing
speeds. This increase is an important step in the Digital Prototyping process
as it allows CAE analysts and engineers to create and analyze more design
variations in less time, reducing the time to the final digital representation
and improving plastic part designs.
"We are pleased to have worked so closely with Autodesk to deliver a truly
unique solution for the design of plastic parts and molds," said Jeff Brown,
general manager, Professional Solutions, NVIDIA. "By taking full advantage of
CUDA and NVIDIA GPUs, plastics specialists and analysts are now able to
benefit from added graphics capabilities and experience process simulations at
higher rates than ever before."
Autodesk will be showcasing Autodesk Moldflow 2010 at the International
Plastics Showcase taking place June 22-26, in Chicago.
For more information on NVIDIA Quadro, visit www.nvidia.com/quadro.
Autodesk, Inc., is a world leader in 2D and 3D design software for the
manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment markets.
Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk has developed the
broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art Digital Prototyping solutions to help
customers experience their ideas before they are real. Fortune 1000 companies
rely on Autodesk for the tools to visualize, simulate and analyze real-world
performance early in the design process to save time and money, enhance
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