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Make great products by delivering better designs quickly

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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Learn how trusted, accurate results with Simulation software can help you to make great products and gain a competitive advantage. (1.30 min.)

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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

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

Autodesk Nastran In-CAD

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

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.


Optimise and validate your injection moulding process.

Moldflow Design (US site)

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 plugins for finite element analysis.

Helius PFA

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

Helius Composite

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

CFD 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.

CFD, CFD Viewer

Use computational fluid dynamics models to compare design alternatives.

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 Professional

Calculate and analyse large, complex structural models.

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