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Taking Simulation to the Next Level

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Autodesk is changing the way we see the world of 3D design and engineering in exciting and innovative ways. The company has expanded its simulations and training offering to create clear, realistic, and intricate workflows that offer quick integration of CAD data. Autodesk software now includes integrated real-time engines that simulate elements and environments.

For the Department of Defense, one of the largest consumers of simulations worldwide, these advancements in Autodesk technology are reaping huge rewards. DoD simulation and training officials are now able to efficiently build and deploy simulations that accurately illustrate precise geographical locations. Autodesk users can apply real-world CAD data and existing information rather than procedural approximated generations. Users can rapidly integrate existing GIS, mechanical, and building data immediately into these simulations. Content providers can utilize familiar tools to create virtual interactive models of real spaces and real locations. Today’s simulation content creators no longer have to rely on procedurally generated approximations – a model of something that’s more of an artist’s rendition – rather than using real GIS and mechanical design data. For today’s simulation designers, there are far less intermediate steps; instead the toolsets now utilize a seamless integrated workflow.

Simulation and training creators can now use CAD and specific design data directly in Autodesk’s runtime engine instead of relying on approximations or purpose built models. The photogrammetry creation tools that Autodesk offers also allows engineers to quickly create optimized real-world models, which add to the realism of  3D scenes, an option previously not possible in real-time engines. Similarly, the ability to create models from photos also applies to SONAR and LiDAR data. Together, all of these elements can be brought into Autodesk Stingray where the relationship between design elements and the simulated world becomes bidirectional. There is a direct integration between engineering, modeling, and simulation tools using almost any major form of CAD data.

With the ability to accurately create real-world environments, DoD simulation users are able to experience real-world locations through the new and expanding virtual reality training simulations. The engineering precision of these designs offers a greatly enhanced opportunity to create training and simulation environments and leverage true multi-purpose outcomes from the original CAD designs. These new tool sets allow users to experience virtual worlds and navigate new terrains in ways we never could have before and deliver them more quickly than ever before. Take mission rehearsal and mission prep to a fundamentally new level with Autodesk technology.

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