Project Hydra is a free technology preview that is compatible with Autodesk Simulation Multiphysics 2013 and Autodesk Simulation Mechanical 2013 software.
The features of the Project Hydra technology preview include:
Improvements to the Parametric Design Studies (PDS) feature
Some improvements to the previously released (in Technology Preview Project Scout) PDS include the ability to export results as a CSV file and the support for CAD additions such as bolts/joints as well as remote loads and boundary conditions.
Import temperatures from Autodesk CFD
Temperatures from Autodesk CFD can be imported to linear, thermal, and MES analyses. Both steady-state and transient Autodesk CFD results can be imported as appropriate. To use this feature go to the respective Thermal tab in the Setup->Parameters dialog and choose "Simulation CFD file" as the "Source of Temperature."
New fast Subspace with AMG solution of dynamics analyses
For larger dynamics (modal, natural frequency) analyses with relatively small numbers of needed frequencies, a faster solution option is available: Subspace-AMG. The dynamics analysis solver will automatically switch between this new solver and the pre-existing one depending on the size of the model and the number of frequencies requested.
Inquire results by part
A new capability that allows the user to inquire the displayed result of any analysis on a per part basis has been added.
Improvements to the Drop Test Wizard (DTW) feature
The DTW from Project Scout has also been improved in Project Hydra.
Rerelease of the GPU-enabled AMG Solver (AMG-MF)
The Project Scout AMG Solver (AMG-MF) is being rereleased in this Tech Preview. This solver is faster than the original AMG solver for a class of well-conditioned and bulky models. Additionally, this solver can utilize a supported NVIDIA video card if requested.
The technology preview will operate until April 1, 2013.
You can find the download on Autodesk Labs a: