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Autodesk simulation software helps you to predict, validate and optimise your products using accurate analyses that you can trust.

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Simulation software

Our comprehensive simulation portfolio offers software for mechanical simulation, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), plastic injection moulding, composite materials, structural and manufacturing simulations.

  • FEA Simulation

    Finite element analysis

    Use comprehensive finite element analysis (FEA) to predict product performance through linear, non-linear, thermal and dynamic analyses. Optimise designs and validate product behaviour before manufacturing.

  • CFD Simulation

    Computational fluid dynamics

    Accurate and flexible software for fluid dynamics, thermal management and airflow analysis. Solve, analyse and make decisions earlier in the product development process.

  • Injection Moulding Simulation

    Plastic injection moulding

    Simulate your complete plastic injection moulding process. Optimise your part design, mould design and manufacturing process. Create high-quality plastic products and avoid potential manufacturing defects.

  • Composite Material Simulation

    Composite materials

    Design laminates and reduce testing and weight through simulation of composite materials. Simulate laminate and component behaviour using simple structural solutions.


  • Mould cycle time

    Reducing seconds out of a cycle time can dramatically increase the profitability of a job and lower the piece part cost.

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  • Electronics cooling

    Electronics within products are constantly changing and improving. Proper cooling of these components remains key to producing a successful product.

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  • Fluid flow

    Predicting fluid flow rates, pressure drops and turbulence are just a few items that are challenging to measure during design.

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  • Automotive lightweighting

    Physical prototyping and testing are costly and time consuming. Simulation lets you explore automotive lightweighting opportunities.

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  • Product performance

    Using simulation-driven design throughout the design phase lets you make informed decisions while exploring the realm of the untested.

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  • Building HVAC

    Building codes and owner expectations are driving new ventilation challenges. Engineers can simulate HVAC performance to optimise designs.


  • 11 factors for efficient mould cooling

    Small changes in cooling can have a big impact on cycle time. Get an overview of how you can maximise cooling efficiency to produce higher-quality parts more quickly.

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  • 4 ways every engineer should use simulation

    Engineers make critical design decisions every day, while engineering the products of tomorrow. Learn 4 ways every engineer should use simulation to make more informed decisions.

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  • Product verification and validation

    Explore how product verification and validation are changing with the responsibilities of designers and CAE analysts during these critical development tasks.

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