Autodesk Simulation

Gain Competitive Advantage, Deliver Better Designs Faster


The Autodesk® Simulation portfolio delivers a comprehensive set of simulation software tools—on the desktop, in the cloud, and on mobile devices—that are easy to integrate into each phase of the design and engineering process. From mechanical stress, vibration, motion, energy, and structural analysis to computational fluid dynamics, plastic injection molding, and multiphysics, Autodesk Simulation software helps you:sim video

  • Predict performance—Gain valuable insight and reduce the risk of failure by accurately predicting how your designs will respond to ordinary and extreme use.
  • Optimize designs—Reduce costs and get innovative designs to market faster without compromising safety or performance. Prevent over-engineering and control material usage.
  • Validate design decisions—Create quality products, improve building and infrastructure designs, meet safety requirements, and avoid costly mistakes by validating critical design decisions and material choices before manufacturing or construction begins.

Optimize and validate your design before you build it with Autodesk® Simulation software. By integrating mechanical, structural, fluid flow, thermal, and plastic injection molding simulation tools into your design process, you can improve quality, reduce costs, and speed time to market. Click on the product logos below to learn more.

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Mechanical Simulation

Autodesk® Simulation Mechanical, powered by Autodesk® Nastran®, provides a wide-range of accurasimulation-mechanical-badge-128px-hdte mechanical simulation to predict product performance, optimize designs, and validate product behavior before manufacturing. Autodesk® Simulation Mechanical allows the user to leverage a highly accurate, industry-tested general purpose finite element solver to run comprehensive multi-physics simulations that are either built-in or seamlessly coupled with other Autodesk products. Supporting multi-CAD environments, Simulation Mechanical provides flexibility in simulating CAD models in various formats. Simulation Mechanical brings Finite Element Analysis to all designers, engineers and analysts to make great products.

Autodesk® Nastran® is an industry-recognized, general purpose Finite Element Analysis (FEA) solver known for its accuracy in analyzing linear autodesk-nastran-2017-badge-128pxand nonlinear stress, dynamics, and heat transfer characteristics of structures and mechanical components. The solver works with any Nastran compatible pre- and post-processor and offers real-time results and changes in solution parameters while solving – enabling users to identify and fix issues earlier in simulations. This high-end simulation technology is offered as a valueenhanced package so you can obtain accurate results for complex simulations. Autodesk Nastran is the integrated solving platform for Autodesk mechanical simulation offerings.

Autodesk® Nastran® In-CAD, a general purpose finite element analysis (FEA) embedded in your CAD system, is powered by the Autodesk® Nastran® solver and offers a wide-range of simulation spanning across multiple analysis types such as linear and nonlinear stress, autodesk-nastran-in-cad-2017-badge-128pxdynamics, and heat transfer. This single product is available as a network license and serves multiple CAD platforms such as Autodesk® Inventor® and SolidWorks® – providing a consistent user experience and eliminating the need for multiple single-platform simulation technologies. Autodesk Nastran In-CAD delivers high-end simulation technology in a value-enhanced, CAD-embedded workflow so engineers and analysts can make great products.

CFD simulation

Autodesk® CFD software provides fast, accurate, and flexible fluid flow and thermal simulation tools to help predict product performance, cfd-2017-badge-128pxoptimize designs, and validate product behavior before manufacturing—minimizing reliance on costly physical prototypes and helping you get innovative products to market faster. Easily explore and compare design alternatives and better understand the implications of design choices using an innovative Design Study Environment and automation tools. Autodesk CFD software supports direct data exchange with most CAD software tools including Autodesk® Inventor® software, Autodesk® Revit® software, Pro/ENGINEER®, and SolidWorks®, Autodesk CFD software enables you to make great products.

Flow Design is a virtual wind tunnel for visualizing airflow around buildings, vehicles, buildings, consumer products, and other objects. Support for many CAD file types means that little geometry preparation is necessary. With rapid results, you can quickly gain insight while exploring different conditions.flow-design-2017-badge-128px

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