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Simulation

Autodesk simulation software helps you predict, validate, and optimize 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 molding, composite materials, structural, and manufacturing simulations.

  • FEA Simulation

    Finite element analysis

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

  • CFD Simulation

    Computational fluid dynamics

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

  • Injection Molding Simulation

    Plastic injection molding

    Simulate your complete plastic injection molding process. Optimize your part design, mold 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 behavior using simple structural solutions.

Solutions

  • Mold 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 optimize designs.

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Resources

  • 11 factors for efficient mold cooling

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

  • 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.

  • 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.