Geometry Preparation and Thermal Finite Element Mesher
CRTech TD Direct® fills the gap between design geometry and C&R Thermal Desktop®. TD Direct operates within ANSYS SpaceClaim Engineer®, a CAD tool that focuses on preparing geometry for analysis, just as Thermal Desktop operates within Autodesk's AutoCAD®.
With TD Direct, thermal engineers are able to solve many of the problems that have challenged them for years. Waiting for initial geometry or updates is no longer an issue as TD Direct lets thermal engineers easily create or modify geometry on their own using SpaceClaim's easy to learn push/pull interface. Our powerful mesh controls, including curved elements and swept meshes, were developed specifically for thermal modeling. TD Direct is designed to speed up model generation and design iterations without compromising accuracy, which makes it an essential companion to Thermal Desktop whether for analysis of complex geometry, evolving designs, or both.
Flat finite elements require a lot of tiny facets to wrap around curved shapes without losing mass or surface area, even when the temperature gradients aren't large enough to justify all those elements.