Autodesk Ports ForceEffect Simulation App to Android Devices

Autodesk ForceEffect conceptual simulation app for Android devices

Autodesk announced an Android version of their ForceEffect conceptual simulation app. ForceEffect replaces the slide ruler, protractor and manual calculations that engineers have relied upon for years. According to the company, the app represents the next evolution of engineering technology. The app was first launched for iOS devices in November 2011. To date, the free app has been downloaded over 100,000 times.

Autodesk ForceEffect does all the simulation and engineering calculations right on a mobile device. The app helps designers to quickly and easily simulate design options during the concept phase to determine the viability of a design. It offers fast, real-time solving capabilities and immediate feedback on the simulation performance. The app is easy to use — just tap on objects to select, and then move, rotate, and scale.

Autodesk ForceEffect Engineering App Features

  • Print, email, or view a results report on any HTML-enabled browser or mobile device
  • Easy, intuitive interaction for drawing, constraining, and simulating concepts
  • Complete solutions for both statically determinate and over-constrained or indeterminate problems
  • Industry-standard export capabilities via DXF files and email for file sharing
  • Freehand sketching of elements and construction lines with snaps, constraints, and inferencing
  • Object dimensioning, global scaling, units, constraints
  • Import image as background
  • Create joints (welded, pinned)
  • Break element at joints
  • Create supports (fixed, grounded, sliding)
  • Create loads (known, unknown, distributed) and moments
  • Add weight to individual elements
  • Compute reaction forces and moments for equilibrium and over-constrained systems
  • Toggle forces to show force vector components
  • Results reporting with picture, results, all equations
  • Save and load files from Autodesk 360
  • In app tutorials

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