Fresh from the Labs is this little gem, Project Dalton.
Project Dalton is a flow and analysis tool that reads in standard PCF files from Plant 3D, Intergraph, Smart Plant 3D and other plant design tools. The free technology preview helps designers understand how these systems will perform when subject to different operating parameters and routing options.
Dalton comes with a library of common liquids and gases which can be customised and added to when needed. Users can set physical and operating parameters for the system and solve for a variety of results, including pressure, velocity, flow rate, mass flow rate, and Reynolds Number.
Visual results are then presented and are available for exporting and processing via text files.
Project Dalton is an easy to use tool that helps you fine-tune the performance of complex piping networks.
For more information and to download the preview visit Autodesk Labs