Relative Positioning Systems


One of the strengths of Aavid SmartCFD is the Relative Coordinate System functionality. With Aavid SmartCFD’s Relative Coordinate System, users can arbitrarily rotate components within the Solution Domain. This advanced, integrated system enables users to define the position and size of objects in direct relationship with another component’s properties. This powerful tool streamlines model construction and adjustments between design iterations.

When adding components to a model, users have the option to position it relative to the surface of another component. The coordinate system is also dynamic, so that it stays “attached” to the parent component and automatically updates when the position or geometry of the parent component changes. Any component’s origin and position or dimensional attributes can be defined as a relation, such as a percentage of a parent component. The Relative Coordinate System enables Aavid SmartCFD users to intuitively build accurate and dynamic models.

The Relative Coordinate System also simplifies parameterized positioning and sizing of individual components in parametric or optimization trials. Since any geometric dimension or coordinate can be defined as a function, advanced users can utilize the parameterization tools in Aavid SmartCFD to intelligently and automatically define and adjust component dimensions and position.