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Computational fluid dynamics software

Autodesk® CFD computational fluid dynamics software provides flexible fluid flow and thermal simulation tools to help you make decisions earlier in the product development process. View videos to see how you can easily explore and compare design alternatives and better understand the implications of design choices before manufacturing. 

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Key differentiators

  • New

    Geometry preparation with SimStudio Tools

    Modify, simplify, repair, and idealize CAD for CFD.

  • CAD connection

    Create associative simulations. (video: 1:56 min.)

  • Automation scripting

    Automate and create custom tasks. (video: 1:45 min.)

  • High-quality visualization

    Use visualization tools to create stunning imagery. (video: 1:40 min.)

  • Design Study Environment

    Use intuitive workflows to study designs. (video: 2:57 min.)

  • Intelligent automatic mesh sizing

    Use geometry and meshing automation. (video: 1:58 min.)

  • Flexible cloud solving options

    Solve locally or continue working and solve on the cloud. (video: 1:55 min.)

Industry focus

  • Architectural and MEP applications

    Improve building efficiency with optimized design. (video: 2:36 min.)

  • Industrial flow control applications

    Optimize your flow control devices. (video: 2:21 min.)

  • Thermal management

    Use digital prototyping for thermal management designs. (video: 2:08 min.)

Highlighted features

  • New

    Autodesk CFD 2016

    Faster with increased functionality. (video: 2:34 min.)

  • Simplified heat sinks

    Simulate the performance of heat sink components. (video: 1:44 min.)

  • Free surface

    Simulate interfaces between liquids and gases. (video: 1:19 min.)