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Analysis and simulation software

Analysis and simulation software

Deliver better designs more quickly and make great products with Autodesk Simulation software, part of the Autodesk solution for Digital Prototyping. Predict product behavior, test innovative concepts, and optimize designs early in the design and engineering process. Validate products to better understand the implications of your design choices—before manufacturing.

Simulation overview video

Learn how trusted, accurate results with Simulation software can help you make great products and gain a competitive advantage. (1:29 min.)

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Our comprehensive portfolio of simulation analysis products easily and accurately integrates mechanical, structural, fluid flow, thermal, composites, and plastic injection molding into your design and engineering process. Validate, predict, and optimize your designs with the Autodesk Simulation portfolio.

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Mechanical simulation

Use comprehensive Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to predict product performance through linear, nonlinear, thermal, and dynamic analysis. Optimize designs and validate product behavior before manufacturing.

Simulation mechanical software

Simulation Mechanical
Study finite element analysis (FEA) and mechanical event simulation.

Nastran-in-CAD FEA software

Autodesk Nastran In-CAD
CAD-embedded FEA simulation, powered by our Autodesk Nastran solver.

Nastran FEA solver software

Autodesk Nastran
FEA solver delivers accurate results for complex simulations.

Moldflow simulation

Simulate your complete plastic injection molding process and optimize your part design, mold design, and manufacturing process. Create high-quality plastic products correctly, the first time, and avoid potential manufacturing defects, getting you to market quickly.

Simulation Moldflow plastic injection molding simulation software

Optimize and validate your injection molding process.

Simulation DFM software

Moldflow Design
Get real-time manufacturability feedback early in the design process.

Composite simulation

Design laminates and reduce testing and weight through simulation of composite materials. Simulate laminate and component behavior using simple structural solutions. Rule out failure modes and determine failure loads with robust and efficient plugins for finite element analysis.

Simulation Composite Analysis software

Helius PFA
Improve accuracy, efficiency, and convergence of nonlinear FEA solutions of composite structures.

Simulation Composite Design software

Helius Composite
Predict the behavior of composite materials, laminates, and simple structures.

Computational fluid dynamics simulation

CFD and Flow Design software provide accurate and flexible fluid flow and heat transfer analysis. Solve, analyze, and make decisions earlier in the product development process.

Simulation CFD software

CFD, CFD Viewer
Use computational fluid dynamics models to compare design alternatives.

Flow Design software

Flow Design
Simulate airflow and wind tunnel testing around any virtual structure.

Structural simulation

Advanced building simulation and structural analysis help you determine the effects of loads on simple and complex structures. Access global databases to see if your structure designs meet required codes and materials.

Robot Structural Analysis structural modeling software

Robot Structural Analysis Professional
Calculate and analyze large, complex structural models.

Simulation discovery

This interactive tool can help you decide which Simulation solutions are right for you.