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6SigmaET demos world’s first VR thermal simulation software at the Engineering Design Show

26 September 2018

Future Facilities will be demoing the latest release of its leading thermal simulation software, 6SigmaET at this year’s Engineering Design Show (stand H55)

The new release incorporates a number of significant modelling enhancements that deliver another boost to overall simulation speed – extending 6SigmaET’s performance advantage compared to alternative tools. It also includes a prototype virtual reality (VR) visualisation mode – a world first feature that offers an insight into the potential for VR to open up new possibilities for thermal design analysis and optimisation.

Connecting 6SigmaET with the Oculus Rift VR headset allows engineers to view and explore their models in virtual reality for the first time. In future, engineers will be able to use VR to closely analyse and fix design issues from ‘inside’ their models, and Release 12 offers the first glimpse of the potential for this new design approach.

Commenting ahead of the show, Tom Gregory, Product Manager at Future Facilities said, “Ultimately thermal simulation users want faster, easier to use and more accurate tools – and we’re continually evolving 6SigmaET to keep our users ahead in a fast-paced market. As part of that, we think it is important to focus not only on immediate enhancements, but also to look further ahead.

“While Release 12 features a number of improvements that respond directly to our customers’ specific needs, we’re also breaking new ground with our VR capabilities. Although VR is still an emerging technology for industrial applications, we think there is enormous potential for it to bring new value as a user interface. As such, we wanted to take the lead in the industry and start to explore that potential now.”

To find out more about the latest version of 6SigmaET, visit stand H55 at the Engineering Design Show or visit


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