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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.