Simulation CFD 2014 SP1 - Release Notes

Sep 12, 2013  |  Download


A service pack (SP1) has been released for Autodesk Simulation CFD 2014. This marks the first update available to Simulation CFD 2014.  In this service pack various defects were resolved.  In this solution article you will find more information covering the highlights of the service pack, the patch file, and links to the release notes.

How to Upgrade Highlights:

(See Release Notes for detailed step by step instructions)

  • Download the service pack from this solution article.
  • No modifications to the license server is needed with this service pack
  • Close down CFD and any other Autodesk product and associated CAD packages used with your CAD Connections.
  • Run the downloaded file to apply the patch from a user’s account that has administrative privileges.
  • If you have any issues after installing the service pack, try running SimCFDConfig.exe with right click 'run as administrator' option to see if that resolves the issue.  Most users will not need to perform this operation.

Highlights of Issues Addressed in this Service Pack:

  • After opening an Inventor part or assembly directly into Simulation CFD, using the Add/Update Design command results in an error.
  • In certain situations, mouse navigation (pan, zoom, and rotate) has delays and is slow to respond.
  • Revit 2014 models in metric units are scaled by a factor of 1000 when launched into Simulation CFD 2014.
  • An error with the Material Dictionary file occurs when running SimCFDConfig to change the user interface language. The error was also seen when installing on a non-English system in a non-default path.
  • The solver hangs when saving intermediate results for conduction-only (no flow) simulations with temperature boundary conditions and intermediate results output.
  • Importing a large Free Surface Component Acceleration table caused a crash.
  • The function that maps CFD results to FEA loads fails on 32 Bit platforms.
  • In certain situations, the "Share file" was corrupted due to issues with part names. Note that this bug fix affects future simulations, and cannot correct issues in simulations created in previous builds.
  • A two-dimensional axisymmetric simulation fails when using the new distributed resistance formulation in Simulation CFD 2014.
  • An error message about failing to create the Attribute Set was issued when launching a specific model from Inventor into Simulation CFD. The problem was traced to a specific feature in the model.