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Letter from the Editor

"My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm happy. I can't figure it out. What am I doing right?"
—Charles M. Schulz


Turning Back
So there we were, cruising along the highway while I was explaining an interesting detail about a recent simulation. My wife, not to make too fine a point about it, is interested in hearing about successful work, but she has little interest in the details. In any case, her response was an energetic, "Go back, you have to turn back." I thought she somehow knew about the capabilities in our software to make changes in direction. I didn't know I had missed our turn.

In this issue of the News, you will find a couple of excellent examples of changing direction. One involves the jetting of liquid metal filling a die that reverses flow direction and traps air defects. FLOW-3D simulations were used to identify the cause of these defects and provided the design solution for a defect free part. Another article describes a new feature that allows users to make changes to solver options while the solver is running. With this new feature, a simulation can be quickly optimized or redirected. And you don't have to explain to your spouse why your attention was elsewhere.

Your editor,

Editor's Signature
Tony Hirt