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Service Pack 1 for Autodesk® Simulation CFD 2014

June 24, 2013

Release Notes - Read Me file

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Installation Requirements

Download Location

Installation Instructions

Issues Addressed in this Service Pack

Legal Notice

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Installation Requirements

To use this service pack, Simulation CFD 2014 must already be installed on the system. This service pack installs over the existing Simulation CFD installation.

Autodesk® Simulation CFD supports the following operating systems:

·           Windows 8 Enterprise x64

·           Windows® 7 Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate (SP0 or SP1 for x86 and x64)

·            Windows XP Professional (x86: SP3, .net 4.0; x64: SP2, .net 4.0 SP1).


Verify that you have administrator privileges on your local machine to install Simulation CFD 2014.


For a complete list of installation requirements, consult the System Requirements document available from the installer.

For Windows® 7 and XP, the 32-Bit and 64-Bit versions of Autodesk® Simulation CFD are delivered in separate installation packages. It is important to install the correct version for your system. The 64-bit version of Autodesk® Simulation CFD cannot be installed on a 32-bit system, nor can the 32-bit version be installed on a 64-bit system.

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Download Location

You can download the Autodesk Simulation CFD 2014 Service Pack 1 installation by clicking here.

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Installation Instructions

1.         Log in to the computer using an account with Administrator privileges.

2.         Exit any Autodesk® programs that are currently running.

3.         Navigate to the service pack file, and double click on it.

4.         On the dialog box that states that CFD 2014 Server is running, either choose the option to stop the service (and attempt to restart it later automatically) or to leave it running and reboot after the installation is complete. Click OK.


When the installation is complete, the version number displayed in the “About” dialog is 14.1.

If you should need to uninstall the service pack, perform the following steps:

1.         Verify that Autodesk® Simulation CFD is not running.

2.         Open the Control Panel (Start > Control Panel).

3.         Select Programs and Features.

4.         Click on View installed updates in the menu column on the left.

5.         Select Autodesk Simulation CFD 2014. Note that the Version number of the service pack is 14.1.

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Issues Addressed in this Service Pack

·         After opening an Inventor part or assembly directly into Simulation CFD, using the Add/Update Design command results in an error.

·         In certain situations, mouse navigation (pan, zoom, and rotate) has delays and is slow to respond.

·         Revit 2014 models in metric units are scaled by a factor of 1000 when launched into Simulation CFD 2014.

·         An error with the Material Dictionary file occurs when running SimCFDConfig to change the user interface language. The error was also seen when installing on a non-English system in a non-default path.

·         The solver hangs when saving intermediate results for conduction-only (no flow) simulations with temperature boundary conditions and intermediate results output.

·         Importing a large Free Surface Component Acceleration table caused a crash.

·         The function that maps CFD results to FEA loads fails on 32 Bit platforms.

·         In certain situations, the "Share file" was corrupted due to issues with part names. Note that this bug fix affects future simulations, and cannot correct issues in simulations created in previous builds.

·         A two-dimensional axisymmetric simulation fails when using the new distributed resistance formulation in Simulation CFD 2014.

·         An error message about failing to create the Attribute Set was issued when launching a specific model from Inventor into Simulation CFD. The problem was traced to a specific feature in the model.

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Legal Notice

Autodesk Simulation CFD, Autodesk Simulation, Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Fusion, Autodesk Vault, Autodesk Moldflow Insight, Autodesk Moldflow Advisor, AutoCAD, and Mechanical Desktop are trademarks or registered trademarks of Autodesk, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.

Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, Microsoft Office XP, Microsoft Office 2000, Microsoft Office 2003, Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Excel are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

 All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Thank You

We thank all our customers who identify issues and report them to us. These reports give us the opportunity to improve the product and provide you with the best solution in simulation. We also thank you for your continued business and for the feedback regarding the content of this release.


Autodesk® Simulation CFD Team

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