Ricardo is pleased to announce a partnership with Spatial Corp. to allow users to go from CAD to mesh quickly and easily.

17 June 2021

Ricardo is pleased to announce a partnership with Spatial Corp. to allow users to go from CAD to mesh quickly and easily.

A new partnership with Spatial Corp, leaders in CAD technology, has enabled Ricardo Software to deliver a new CAD manipulation tool. The tool allows the original CAD to remain in the simulation process, making it easier to go from CAD to simulation mesh and significantly reducing surface mesh repair time.

The first release is linked with Ricardo VECTIS, a suite of tools covering all phases of the 3D computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation workflow.  The new process means the user can seamlessly go from CAD to CFD mesh in one GUI and can create conformal surfaces between solid and fluid domains to support the implicit conjugate heat transfer process for ICE, battery, and E-Motor simulations.

Nick Tiney, Global Product Director of Ricardo Software said: "I am delighted with the new product and the great work that has gone into it by our fantastic team of developers at Ricardo and how they have collaborated with the team from Spatial.  This first release marks a significant step forward for VECTIS and marks the beginning of a journey of enhancements into all of our product offerings."

The tool will be the building block for CAD integration into all Ricardo Software products, creating a single source of truth for the 3D models. This will allow 3D CAD to be transformed into 1D computational models for Ricardo's system simulation tool, real time plant models and into the 3D components of the mechanical products and transmission solutions.

"We are excited to see the successful launch of CGM powered VECTIS, including complex meshing features," said Frédéric Jacqmin, Vice-President of Worldwide Business Development at Spatial Corporation. "We are delighted to support and collaborate with Ricardo's fantastic team, helping to make lives easier for their engineers. The addition of import and automatic meshing of CAD data will do just that for Ricardo VECTIS users as well."

The first release will support creating computational meshes for Ricardo Software's CFD product VECTIS, available as part of the 2021.2 release.


About Spatial Corp.

Spatial Corp., a Dassault Systèmes subsidiary, is the leading provider of 3D software development toolkits for technical applications across a broad range of industries. Spatial 3D modeling, 3D visualization, and CAD translation software development toolkits help application developers deliver market-leading products, maintain focus on core competencies, and reduce time-to-market. For over 30 years, Spatial's 3D software development toolkits have been adopted by many of the world's most recognized software developers, manufacturers, research institutes, and universities. Headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado, Spatial has offices in the USA, Germany, Japan, China, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.spatial.com.