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Mechanical simulation tools

Demos show how Simulation Mechanical software helps engineers easily set up advanced simulations so they can create better products. The software provides a wide range of advanced mechanical simulation tools. Powerful features include Mechanical Event Simulation (MES), Autodesk® Nastran® FEA solver software, multiphysics simulations, multiCAD format support, cloud-solving options, and composites.

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Finite element creation & analysis

  • Automatic meshing

    Generate meshes on CAD geometry and 2D outlines. (video: 2:50 min.)

  • Structured meshing

    Control size, shape, and quality of model elements. (video: 3:47 min.)

  • Mixed model support

    Combine multiple element types in a single model.

  • Pressure vessel

    Create pressure vessels and associated components. (video: 1:37 min.)

  • Composite parts definition

    Address layer-by-layer properties. (video: 1:14 min.)

  • Autodesk Nastran solver

    Run more accurate simulations. (video: 2:02 min.)

Mechanical analysis

  • Wide range of analysis types

    Simulate vibration, thermal effects, and more.

  • Nonlinear structural analysis

    Determine when to run a nonlinear analysis. (video: 2:26 min.)

  • Vibration analysis

    Identify linear and nonlinear vibrations issues. (video: 4:31 min.)

  • Mechanical Event Simulation (MES)

    Analyze events caused by motion, predict stresses. (video: 1:11 min.)

  • Thermal analysis

    Analyze thermal heat transfer. (video: 3:34 min.)

  • Fatigue simulation

    Determine the fatigue life of assemblies. (video: 1:11 min.)

  • Parametric design study

    Analyze multiple versions of an Inventor CAD model. (video: 2:09 min.)

  • Drop test analysis

    Use an intuitive interface for drop test scenarios. (video: 2:48 min.)

  • Design optimization

    Determine optimal design automatically. (video: 3:09 min.)

  • Dynamic Design Analysis Method (DDAM)

    Analyze marine shock response. (video: 2:11 min.)


  • Combine analysis types

    Run multiphysics simulations. (video: 3:15 min.)

  • Simulation CFD interoperability

    Account for flow-based thermal and pressure load. (video: 58 sec.)

  • Simulation Moldflow interoperability

    Simulate with manufactured material properties. (video: 50 sec.)

Simulation results data management

  • Factor of safety

    Analyze and output the factor of safety. (video: 2:55 min.)

  • Detailed reports

    Create detailed reports with a click of a button.

  • Vault integration

    Manage data with search and revision control. (video: 1:04 min.)

  • Advanced visualization

    Create high-end visualization results.

User efficiency

  • Easy-to-use interface

    Visualize and report results. (video: 3:00 min.)

  • MultiCAD import

    Exchange data to improve design decisions.

  • Material library

    Access thousands of linear and nonlinear materials.

  • Flexible cloud solving options

    Solve locally or in the cloud. (video: 2:20 min.)