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          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

            Generative design

            Expand your ability to deliver innovative design and engineering solutions. Simultaneously generate multiple CAD-ready solutions based on manufacturing constraints and product performance requirements.


          • 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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          • Generative design

            Quickly generate high-performing design alternatives—many that you’d never think of on your own—from a single idea.

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          • Plastic part quality

            Manufacturing high-quality depends on interrelated factors that can affect the performance and aesthetic appeal of injection molded plastic parts.

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          • 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.

          • The next wave of intelligent design automation

            Imagine a world in which you can direct creative focus to what you build rather than how. Sound far-fetched? Take a look into this world.