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Make great products by delivering better designs quickly

The future of making things with simulation allows you to deliver better designs more quickly and make great products with Autodesk Simulation software. 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.

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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 simulation portfolio

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

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

Autodesk Nastran In-CAD

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

Autodesk Nastran

FEA solver delivers accurate results for complex simulations.

Plastic Injection Molding 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.


Optimize and validate your injection molding process.

Moldflow Design

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

Helius PFA

Apply results of the injection molding simulation to your structural analysis to determine actual part performance.

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.

Helius PFA

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

Helius Composite

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

Autodesk Nastran

Optimize product structural performance utilizing composite materials and laminates through Finite Element Analysis.

CFD 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.

CFD, CFD Viewer

Use computational fluid dynamics models to compare design alternatives.

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 Professional

Calculate and analyze large, complex structural models.