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FloWorks continues the current trend towards design centric analysis tools, offering desktop fluid flow analysis.
Significantly, FloWorks is the first fluid simulation application specifically developed for Windows NT rather than UNIX allowing it to be fully integrated into SolidWorks.
It also uniquely offers full associativity with the design data allowing efficient design iteration based on analysis rather than intuition.
Flow analysis has long been in the domain of specialists and FloWorks offers unparalleled ease of use and cost effectiveness for a highly complex engineering analysis.
As with many of the design analysis tools, ease of use is achieved by hiding complexity from the user.
But this is not to underestimate the quality of the interface and integration achieved with SolidWorks.
Analysis projects can be set-up manually or using a practical, no frills wizard.
This steps through the selection of a suitable project template, which by default generates a new SolidWorks configuration specifically for the study allowing features or parts to be suppressed without affecting other configurations.
Further wizard steps include selection of the system of units, of which there are plenty including the option for custom combinations and the specification of an internal or external study.
The study medium of liquid or gas can be selected from a substance database.