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Analysis and simulation software

Analysis and simulation software

Deliver better designs more quickly, and make great products with Autodesk Simulation software, part of the Autodesk solution for Digital Prototyping. Predict product behaviour, test innovative concepts and optimise designs early in the design and engineering process. Validate products to better understand the implications of your design choices—before manufacturing.

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Our comprehensive portfolio of simulation analysis products easily and accurately integrates mechanical, structural, fluid flow, thermal, composites and plastic injection moulding into your design and engineering process. Validate, predict and optimise your designs with the Autodesk Simulation portfolio.

  Autodesk Simulation brochure (US site)

Mechanical simulation

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

Simulation mechanical software

Simulation Mechanical
Study finite element analysis (FEA) and mechanical event simulation.

Nastran-in-CAD FEA software

Autodesk Nastran In-CAD
CAD-embedded FEA simulation, powered by our Autodesk Nastran solver.

Nastran FEA solver software

Autodesk Nastran (US site)
FEA solver delivers accurate results for complex simulations.

Moldflow simulation

Simulate your complete plastic injection moulding process, and optimise your part design, mould design and manufacturing process. Create high-quality plastic products correctly, the first time, and avoid potential manufacturing defects, getting you to market quickly.

Simulation Moldflow plastic injection moulding simulation software

Optimise and validate your injection moulding process.

Simulation DFM software

Moldflow Design
Get real-time manufacturability feedback early in the design process.

Composite simulation

Design laminates and reduce testing and weight through simulation of composite materials. Simulate laminate and component behaviour using simple structural solutions. Rule out failure modes, and determine failure loads with robust and efficient plug-ins for finite element analysis.

Simulation Composite Analysis software

Helius PFA
Improve accuracy, efficiency and convergence of non-linear FEA solutions of composite structures.

Simulation Composite Design software

Helius Composite
Predict the behaviour of composite materials, laminates and simple structures.

Computational fluid dynamics simulation

Simulation CFD and Flow Design software provide accurate and flexible fluid flow and heat transfer analysis. Solve, analyse and make decisions earlier in the product development process.

Simulation CFD software

CFD, CFD Viewer
Use computational fluid dynamics models to compare design alternatives.

Flow Design software

Flow Design (US site)
Simulate airflow and wind tunnel testing around any virtual structure.

Structural simulation

Advanced building simulation and structural analysis help you to determine the effects of loads on simple and complex structures. Access global databases to see if your structure designs meet required codes and materials.

Robot Structural Analysis structural modelling software

Robot Structural Analysis Professional
Calculate and analyse large, complex structural models.

Simulation discovery

This interactive tool can help you to decide which Simulation solutions are right for you.