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Validate Design with Autodesk® Simulation Software

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. The Autodesk® Simulation portfolio delivers a comprehensive set of simulation software tools 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 predict performance, validate, and optimize designs.


Autodesk® Simulation Software



Autodesk® Simulation Mechanical, powered by Autodesk® Nastran®, provides a wide-range of accurate 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. Integrated with the comprehensive Digital Prototyping solution offered by Autodesk, Simulation Mechanical brings Finite Element Analysis to all designers, engineers and analysts to make great products.


  • Products
  • Pricing
  • Features
  • Cad Model/Integrations
  • Embed into Inventor
  • Embed into SolidWorks
  • CAD file translators
  • CAD associativity with Inventor
  • CAD associativity with SolidWorks
  • CAD associativity with Pro/Engineer and Creo
  • CAD associativity with SpaceClaim
  • CAD associativity with Rhinoceros
  • Preprocessing
  • Direct modeling with SimStudio Tools
  • Defeaturing with SimStudio Tools
  • Inventor parameters integration
  • Extensive materials library
  • 2D, beam, and plate modeling
  • Automatic surface meshing
  • Automatic Tetrahedral meshing
  • Automatic Hexa-dominant meshing
  • Automatic midplane meshing
  • Pressure vessel design and meshing
  • Contact Modeling
  • Rigid bonding
  • Welded contact
  • Surface contact with friction
  • Sliding contact without separation
  • Separation contact without sliding
  • Shrink fit contact (with or without sliding)
  • Thermal contact (with or without resistance)
  • Heat Transfer
  • Steady-state heat transfer
  • Transient heat transfer
  • Linear Structural
  • Static stress
  • Fatigue
  • Natural frequency (modal)
  • Modal with load stiffening
  • Response spectrum
  • Random vibration
  • Frequency response
  • Transient stress (modal superposition/direct integration)
  • Critical buckling load
  • Dynamic design analysis method
  • Nonlinear Structural
  • Large displacement
  • Nonlinear material models
  • Flexible and rigid body motion
  • Nonlinear buckling
  • Dynamic nonlinear analysis (MES)
  • Multiphysics
  • Thermal-structural coupling
  • Fluid-thermal coupling**
  • Fluid-structural coupling
  • Electrostatics-structural
  • Electrostatics-thermal (joule-heating effect)
  • CFD interoperability
  • Moldflow interoperability
  • Post Processing
  • Contour display
  • Vector display
  • Isoline and isosurface display
  • Custom result types
  • Stress linearization
  • Slice planes
  • Mirror planes
  • 3D visualization for 2D, plate, and beam
  • Customizable presentations
  • Animations
  • Image and CSV file export
  • Custom reporting (PDF, HTML, Word)
  • General
  • Parallel Windows solvers
  • Vault data management interoperability
  • Showcase interoperability
  • Recurdyn interoperability
  • Flexible cloud solving***
  • Inventor Professional 2016
  • Autodesk Nastran In-CAD 2016
  • Simulation Mechanical 2016


Autodesk® Simulation Moldflow® provides fast, accurate, and flexible plastic injection molding simulation tools to help CAE analysts, designers, and engineers validate and optimize plastic parts, injection molds, and the injection molding process. With access to over 8,500 grades of commercial plastics and accurate material data, manufacturers can evaluate various material options. Autodesk Simulation Moldflow software supports direct data exchange with most CAD software tools and Autodesk® Simulation Mechanical software for more accurate structural simulations. Companies worldwide use Autodesk Simulation Moldflow to help reduce the need for costly physical prototypes, avoid potential manufacturing defects, and get innovative products to market faster.

Autodesk® Simulation Moldflow® software provides simulation tools for injection mold design, plastic part design, and the injection molding design process. Autodesk® Simulation Moldflow® Adviser and Autodesk® Simulation Moldflow® Insight software help reduce the need for costly physical prototypes, avoid potential manufacturing defects, and get innovative products to market faster.


  • Products
  • Pricing
  • Features
  • Solver Capacity
  • Simultaneous local solving (max)
    Improve productivity by running multiple analyses in parallel or providing solving capacity for more than one person.
  • Cloud solving
    Use the power of the cloud to perform computationally intensive analyses, such as Design of Experiments or complex cooling setups.
  • Meshing
  • Dual Domain
    Simulate solid models of thin-walled parts using Dual Domain™ technology. Work directly from 3D solid CAD models, leading to easier simulation of design iterations.
  • 3D
    Perform 3D simulations on complex geometry using a solid, tetrahedral, finite element mesh technique.
  • Midplane
    Generate 2D planar surface meshes with assigned thicknesses for thin-walled parts.
  • CAD interoperability
  • CAD solid models
    Import and mesh solid geometry from CATIA V5, PTC Creo, Alias, Siemens NX, Rhino, SolidWorks, and Inventor software, as well as universal files.
  • Parts
    Import part designs and model mold components such as runners, cooling channels, and mold blocks directly in the software.
  • Assemblies
    Import assembly files to analyze part or mold inserts, complex cooling systems, cold and hot runner designs, heaters, and induction coils.
  • Simulation advisers
  • Design adviser
    Quickly identify areas of plastic parts that violate design guidelines related to the injection molding process.
  • Results adviser
    Query regions of a model to identify primary causes of short shots and poor part or cooling quality.
  • Cost adviser
    Estimate product costs based on material choice, cycle time, post-molding operations, and fixed costs.
  • Simulation capabilities
  • Filling
    Simulate the filling phase of the thermoplastic injection molding process to help predict the flow of melted plastic in the mold.
  • Packing
    Optimize packing profiles and visualize magnitude and distribution of volumetric shrinkage to help minimize warpage and the appearance of surface defects.
  • Fiber orientation
    Optimize packing profiles and visualize magnitude and distribution of volumetric shrinkage to help minimize warpage and the appearance of surface defects.
  • Surface defect prediction
    Determine potential part defects such as weld lines, air traps, and sink marks, then rework designs to help avoid these problems.
  • Molding window
    Quickly identify recommended processing conditions to be used for in-depth filling and packing analyses.
  • Venting analysis
    Predict the effects of air pressure on the flow of polymer to aid in selecting suitable locations for vents in the mold.
  • Crystallization analysis
    Improve the accuracy shrinkage and warpage predictions.
  • Gate location
    Identify the optimal location for up to 10 gate locations simultaneously.
  • Cold and hot runners
    Design efficient cold runner systems and simulate the performance of hot runner systems and valve gates to control how the cavity fills.
  • Runner balancing
    Balance runner systems of single-cavity, multicavity, and family mold layouts so parts fill simultaneously, reducing stress levels and volume of material.
  • Design of experiments (DOE)
    Perform a sequence of automatic analyses that vary parameters to optimize processing conditions and, ultimately, the molded part.
  • Cooling
    Improve cooling system efficiency, minimize part warpage, achieve smooth surfaces, and reduce cycle times.
  • Transient mold cooling or heating
    View changes in mold temperature throughout the injection molding cycle.
  • Conformal cooling
    Simulate the effect of conformal cooling channels on temperature distribution throughout the molding cycle.
  • Rapid temperature cycling
    Set up variable mold surface temperature profiles to achieve smooth surfaces and fast freezing to decrease cycle times.
  • Induction heating
    Simulate the rapid heating of magnetic components within the mold via electromagnetic induction to help achieve a high-quality surface finish with no visible weld lines.
  • Heating elements
    Design and control heating elements for hot runner systems, thermoset molds, and induction heating coils.
  • Warpage
    Identify locations and causes of warpage to understand how changes to part and mold design, material choice, and processing parameters affect part deformation.
  • Insert overmolding
    Run an insert overmolding simulation to determine the impact of mold inserts on melt flow, cooling rate, and part warpage.
  • In-mold label
    Predict the effects of in-mold labels on the flow and cooling behavior of the mold.
  • Two-shot sequential overmolding
    Simulate the process of one part filling, the tool opening and indexing to a new position, and a second part molding over the first.
  • Core shift
    Minimize the movement of mold cores by determining ideal processing conditions for injection pressure, packing profile, and gate locations.
  • Wire sweep, paddle shift
    Predict bonding wire deformation within the cavity and lead frame shifting due to pressure imbalances.
  • Molding processes
  • Thermoplastic injection molding
    Simulate and evaluate your entire molding process with a vast database of thermoplastic materials and wide range of analysis results.
  • Gas-assisted injection molding
    Evaluate part and process designs to identify proper polymer and gas injection locations that reduce sink marks and minimize warpage.
  • Injection-compression molding
    Simulate simultaneous or sequential polymer injection and mold compression. Evaluate material candidates, part and mold design, and processing conditions.
  • Co-injection molding
    Simulate simultaneous or sequential polymer injection and mold compression. Evaluate material candidates, part and mold design, and processing conditions.
  • Bi-injection molding
    Analyze multiple flow fronts through the mold and predict the volume, weight, and distribution of multiple materials in the final molded part.
  • Microcellular injection molding
    MuCell (from Trexel, Inc.) simulation results include filling pattern, injection pressure, and cell size.
  • Birefringence
    Predict optical performance of an injection molded plastic part by evaluating refractive index changes that result from process-induced stresses.
  • Structural reaction injection molding (resin)
    Predict how molds fill with or without fiber-reinforced preforms, avoid short shots due to pregelation of resin, and identify air traps and weld lines.
  • Rubber, liquid silicone injection molding
    Identify ideal gate locations, identify conditions that lead to premature curing, and improve cycle times for molding with LSR materials.
  • Multiple-barrel reactive molding
    Simulate the reactive molding process for large parts that require multiple, independently controlled injection units.
  • Reaction injection molding
    Predict how molds fill, avoid short shots due to pregelation of resin, identify air traps and weld lines, and predict part warpage.
  • Microchip encapsulation
    Simulate encapsulation of semiconductor chips with reactive resins and the interconnectivity of electrical chips.
  • Underfill encapsulation
    Simulate flip-chip encapsulation to predict material flow in the cavity between the chip and the substrate.
  • Compression molding
    Determine where to position polymer and gas entrances, how much plastic to inject prior to gas injection, and determine gas channel size and placement.
  • Databases
  • Thermoplastic materials
    Select from a database of more than 9500 materials, with advanced properties available for materials tested by the Moldflow Plastics Labs.
  • Thermoset materials
    Choose from hundreds of available thermoset resins, or have your material tested by the Moldflow Plastics Labs.
  • Molding machines
    Setup analyses using machine-specific settings to define injection capacity and clamp tonnage.
  • Coolant materials
    Choose generic or brand specific heating oil or coolant fluids.
  • Mold materials
    Select from nearly 100 different mold materials with appropriate thermal properties for accurate cooling analysis.
  • Software interoperability
  • Simulation Mechanical (FEA)
    Interoperable with Autodesk Simulation Mechanical software.
  • Autodesk Nastran (FEA)
    Interoperable with Autodesk Nastran FEA solver software.
  • Abaqus (FEA)
    Interoperable with Abaqus.
    Interoperable with ANSYS.
    Interoperable with LS-DYNA.
  • CODE V (Birefringence)
    Interoperable with CODE V.
  • VRED (defect visualization)
    Interoperable with Autodesk VRED 3D visualization software.
  • Showcase (defect visualization)
    Interoperable with Autodesk Showcase 3D visualization software.
  • CADdoctor for Autodesk Simulation
    Interoperable with CADdoctor for Autodesk Simulation.
  • Supported languages
  • English
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Korean
  • Included software & services
  • Moldflow Communicator
    Share results with stakeholders using Moldflow Communicator so they can more easily visualize, quantify, and compare simulation results.
  • SimStudio Tools
    Read in CAD files from multiple formats to simplify models, perform basic repair, or make design changes so you can explore design ideas faster.
  • Vault
    Manage Moldflow simulation data and results in a centralized, searchable database with version control and user permissions.
  • Moldflow Flex 2016
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  • Moldflow Adviser Standard 2016
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  • Moldflow Adviser Premium 2016
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  • Moldflow Adviser Ultimate 2016
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  • Moldflow Insight Standard 2016
  • 1
  • Moldflow Insight Premium 2016
  • 3
  • Moldflow Insight Ultimate 2016
  • 3
  • Autodesk® Simulation Mechanical Brochure
  • Autodesk® Simulation Moldflow Brochure
  • Autodesk® Simulation Moldflow Flex System Requirements
  • Autodesk® Simulation Moldflow Adviser System Requirements
  • Autodesk® Simulation Moldflow Insight System Requirements

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