Mentor Graphics' FloEFD Software to Join TriStar's Extensive Re-seller Product Library

TriStar introduces another partner into its extensive re-seller product library, placing Mentor Graphics’ FloEFD software to fill in the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) chapter.

Phoenix, AZ, March 10, 2012 --( TriStar, the leader in PLM services and number one PTC software re-seller, increases its expertise in the CAD design market by taking part in the area of pre-physical prototype production. The Mentor Graphics® FloEFD™ product is a full-feature 3D fluid-flow analysis package that enables engineers to turn computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis into a plug in for CAD systems. This allows users to create virtual models of their designs, perform thermal analysis, and test design modifications quickly and easily before any money is spent on physical test models.

Mentor’s FloEFD CAD-embedded CFD product for Creo provides a wide range of physical simulation capabilities for fluid flow, heat and mass transfer, including a special module for electronics cooling applications with extensive property libraries. FloEFDworks directly with native Creo geometry to keep pace with continuous design iterations and can reduce simulation time by as much as 65 to 75 percent in comparison to traditional CFD tools. Therefore, it enables users to optimize product performance and reliability while reducing physical prototyping and development costs without time or material penalties.

“This business partnership to resell and support FloEFD broadens our ability to support our customer’s needs as they look to gain more and more efficiencies out of their product development process,” says TriStar Vice President Dwight Griffith.

The FloEFD product features the industry’s best solutions for integrating with MCAD and EDA software. Native data from Creo Parametric, (formerly Pro/Engineer,) Solidworks, CATIA and other MCAD and EDA software can be imported into FloEFD, which automatically prepares the geometry for efficient and accurate analysis.

“We are pleased to further expand our rapidly growing reseller community with the addition of Tristar," says Erich Buergel, general manager of the Mechanical Analysis Division. "Tristar serviced the mechanical design market since 1988 and has a reputation for delivering world-class solutions to the engineering community. Our FloEFD product, the hottest selling Concurrent CFD solution in the market, fits perfectly within Tristar’s solutions portfolio and helps engineers address critical fluid flow and heat transfer issues to improve product quality and reliability."

About TriStar Incorporation
TriStar began serving the CAD/CAM markets in 1988 by providing high-performance workstations and servers for the engineering environment. TriStar became a PTC Platinum Authorized Reseller in 2001, offering the full line of PTC software and certified training. Today, TriStar is PTC's leading provider in North America and offers a complete range of engineering products and services including software; training; PLM, CAD, and CAM implementation and consulting services; and professional staffing services.

About Mentor Graphics Corporation
Mentor Graphics Corporation is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the world’s most successful electronics and semiconductor companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues over the last 12 months of about $1,015 million. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777.

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