SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Product Matrix

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    Compare SOLIDWORKS FloXpress with SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation, as well as the two additional add-on modules available only for Flow Simulation: the HVAC module and the Electronic Cooling module.

    Categories and Features

    Flow Simulation
    Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    FloXpress
    Concurrent Engineering
    Fully Embedded in SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD

    Test your product while you design it. The easy-to-use 3D virtual simulation capabilities are fully embedded in SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD, eliminating tedious, time-consuming tasks.

    Flow Simulation
    Fully Embedded in SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD is included in Flow Simulation
    Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Fully Embedded in SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module) Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Name of Package 3
    Fully Embedded in SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD is included in Name of Package 3
    Name of Package 4
    Fully Embedded in SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD is included in Name of Package 4
    Full Associativity with 3D Design Changes

    Optimize your design/simulation process as any design change is automatically updated in SOLIDWORKS Simulation.

    Flow Simulation
    Full Associativity with 3D Design Changes is included in Flow Simulation
    Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Full Associativity with 3D Design Changes is included in Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    Full Associativity with 3D Design Changes is included in Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    FloXpress
    Full Associativity with 3D Design Changes is included in FloXpress
    Support for SOLIDWORKS Configurations

    Manage multiple “what-if?” design ideas in the same file, analyze each design separately and then easily compare results.

    Flow Simulation
    Support for SOLIDWORKS Configurations is included in Flow Simulation
    Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Support for SOLIDWORKS Configurations is included in Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    Support for SOLIDWORKS Configurations is included in Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    FloXpress
    Support for SOLIDWORKS Configurations is included in FloXpress
    Flow Simulation
    3D Flow Analysis

    Simulate 3D liquid and gas flow in parts and assemblies under real-world conditions.

    Flow Simulation
    3D Flow Analysis is included in Flow Simulation
    SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    3D Flow Analysis is included in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    3D Flow Analysis FloXpress SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    Name of Package 4
    3D Flow Analysis is included in Name of Package 4
    2D Flow Analysis

    Simulate in a 2D plane to reduce run time without effecting accuracy.

    Flow Simulation
    2D Flow Analysis is included in Flow Simulation
    Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    2D Flow Analysis is included in Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    2D Flow Analysis is included in Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    FloXpress
    2D Flow Analysis is not included in FloXpress
    Material Database

    Include specific solid, fluid and fan behaviors with a customizable engineering database.

    Flow Simulation
    Material Database is included in Flow Simulation
    Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Material Database is included in Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    Material Database is included in Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    FloXpress
    Material Database is included in FloXpress
    Internal

    Calculate the impact of fluid flow through your product.

    Flow Simulation
    Internal is included in Flow Simulation
    Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Internal is included in Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    Internal is included in Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    FloXpress
    Internal is included in FloXpress
    External

    Calculate the impact of fluid flow around your product.

    Flow Simulation
    External is included in Flow Simulation
    Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    External is included in Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    External is included in Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    FloXpress
    External is not included in FloXpress
    Heat Transfer

    Simulate heat transfer within fluids and between fluids and solids as well as within the fluid and between walls and the fluid (convection).

    Flow Simulation
    Heat Transfer is included in Flow Simulation
    Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Heat Transfer is included in Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    Heat Transfer is included in Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    FloXpress
    Heat Transfer is not included in FloXpress
    Heat Conduction in Solids

    Calculate temperature change in a product’s solid geometry and analyze thermal contact resistance. Conjugate convection, conduction and radiation heat transfer.

    Flow Simulation
    Heat Conduction in Solids is included in Flow Simulation
    Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Heat Conduction in Solids is included in Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    Heat Conduction in Solids is included in Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    FloXpress
    Heat Conduction in Solids is not included in FloXpress
    Gravity

    Include fluid buoyancy important for natural convection, free surface and mixing problems.

    Flow Simulation
    Gravity is included in Flow Simulation
    Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Gravity is included in Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    Gravity is included in Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    FloXpress
    Gravity is not included in FloXpress
    Multiple Inlets and Outlets

    Simulate fluid flow in environments with more than one inlet and outlet.

    Flow Simulation
    Multiple Inlets and Outlets is included in Flow Simulation
    Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Multiple Inlets and Outlets is included in Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    Multiple Inlets and Outlets is included in Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    FloXpress
    Multiple Inlets and Outlets is not included in FloXpress
    Rotation

    Simulate moving/rotating surfaces or parts to calculate the effect of rotating/moving devices.

    Flow Simulation
    Rotation is included in Flow Simulation
    Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Rotation is included in Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    Rotation is included in Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    FloXpress
    Rotation is not included in FloXpress
    Material Types
    Gases

    Calculate both ideal and real flows for subsonic, transonic and supersonic conditions.

    Flow Simulation
    Gases is included in Flow Simulation
    Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Gases is included in Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    Gases is included in Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    FloXpress
    Gases is included in FloXpress
    Liquids

    Determine the flow behavior of incompressible or compressible liquids. For water flows, the location of cavitation can also be determined.

    Flow Simulation
    Liquids is included in Flow Simulation
    Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Liquids is included in Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    Liquids is included in Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    Name of Package 4
    Liquids is included in Name of Package 4
    Non Newtonian Liquids

    Determine the flow behavior of non-newtonian liquids, such as oil, blood, sauce, etc.

    Flow Simulation
    Non Newtonian Liquids is included in Flow Simulation
    Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Non Newtonian Liquids is included in Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    Non Newtonian Liquids is included in Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    FloXpress
    Non Newtonian Liquids is not included in FloXpress
    Immiscible Mixtures

    Perform flow of any pair of fluids belonging to gases, liquids or non-Newtonian liquids.

    Flow Simulation
    Immiscible Mixtures is included in Flow Simulation
    Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Immiscible Mixtures is included in Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    Immiscible Mixtures is included in Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    FloXpress
    Immiscible Mixtures is not included in FloXpress
    Steam

    Analyze flows that include steam water vapor condensation and calculate relative humidity.

    Flow Simulation
    Steam is included in Flow Simulation
    Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Steam is included in Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    Steam is included in Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    FloXpress
    Steam is not included in FloXpress
    Two-Phase (Fluid + Particles)

    Calculate motions of the specified particles (Particle Studies) or flows of the specified extraneous fluids (Tracer Study) in the fluid flow, which does not affect this fluid flow.

    Flow Simulation
    Two-Phase (Fluid + Particles) is included in Flow Simulation
    Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Two-Phase (Fluid + Particles) is included in Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    Two-Phase (Fluid + Particles) is included in Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    FloXpress
    Two-Phase (Fluid + Particles) is not included in FloXpress
    Porous Components

    Treat some model components as porous media with the fluid flow through them, or simulate them as fluid cavities with a distributed resistance to fluid flow.

    Flow Simulation
    Porous Components is included in Flow Simulation
    Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Porous Components is included in Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    Porous Components is included in Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    FloXpress
    Porous Components is not included in FloXpress
    Results
    Contour, Iso-Surface, Surface, Section Result Plot

    Investigate your design performance and isolate critical areas by viewing iso-surfaces, surface and section result plots.

    Flow Simulation
    Contour, Iso-Surface, Surface, Section Result Plot is included in Flow Simulation
    Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Contour, Iso-Surface, Surface, Section Result Plot is included in Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    Contour, Iso-Surface, Surface, Section Result Plot is included in Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    FloXpress
    Contour, Iso-Surface, Surface, Section Result Plot is included in FloXpress
    Point, Surface and Volume Parameters

    Display parameter values at specified points, or calculated over the specified surface or volume.

    Flow Simulation
    Point, Surface and Volume Parameters is included in Flow Simulation
    Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Point, Surface and Volume Parameters is included in Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    Point, Surface and Volume Parameters is included in Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    FloXpress
    Point, Surface and Volume Parameters is not included in FloXpress
    Animation of Results

    Visualize the stress and displacement of your assembly with customizable 3D plots. Animate the response of your assembly under loads to visualize deformations, vibration modes, contact behavior, optimization alternatives and flow trajectories.

    Flow Simulation
    Animation of Results is included in Flow Simulation
    Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Animation of Results is included in Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    Animation of Results is included in Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    FloXpress
    Animation of Results is included in FloXpress
    Communication
    Customizable Flow Simulation Report

    Create and publish customized reports to provide technical and business insights for product development decisions.

    Flow Simulation
    Customizable Flow Simulation Report is included in Flow Simulation
    Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Customizable Flow Simulation Report is included in Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    Customizable Flow Simulation Report is included in Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    FloXpress
    Customizable Flow Simulation Report is included in FloXpress
    eDrawings of Flow Simulation Results

    Communicate your flow simulation results and collaborate easily with non-SOLIDWORKS users via eDrawings, a shareable 3D file format.

    Flow Simulation
    eDrawings of Flow Simulation Results is included in Flow Simulation
    Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    eDrawings of Flow Simulation Results is included in Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    eDrawings of Flow Simulation Results is included in Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    FloXpress
    eDrawings of Flow Simulation Results is included in FloXpress
    HVAC Conditions
    Thermal Comfort Parameters Simulation

    Predict the degree of thermal comfort of people exposed to thermal environments (PMV, PPD, etc.)

    Flow Simulation
    Thermal Comfort Parameters Simulation is not included in Flow Simulation
    Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Thermal Comfort Parameters Simulation is included in Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    Thermal Comfort Parameters Simulation is not included in Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    FloXpress
    Thermal Comfort Parameters Simulation is not included in FloXpress
    Air Quality Analysis

    Estimate the air quality of a simulated environment (LAQI).

    Flow Simulation
    Air Quality Analysis is not included in Flow Simulation
    Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Air Quality Analysis is included in Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    Air Quality Analysis is not included in Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    FloXpress
    Air Quality Analysis is not included in FloXpress
    Radiation Simulation

    Consider radiation spectrum in heat transfer simulation as well as absorption of radiation in solid bodies.

    Flow Simulation
    Radiation Simulation is not included in Flow Simulation
    Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Radiation Simulation is included in Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    Radiation Simulation is not included in Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    FloXpress
    Radiation Simulation is not included in FloXpress
    Tracer Study

    HVAC applications of Tracer Studies vary widely. Examples include study of the flow of a certain admixture (Tracer) in an existing carrier fluid or measuring effectiveness of a ventilation system in removing contaminated air (CRE).

    Flow Simulation
    Tracer Study is not  included in Flow Simulation
    Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Tracer Study is included in Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    Tracer Study is not  included in Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    FloXpress
    Tracer Study is not  included in FloXpress
    Electronic Heating & Cooling Simulation
    Electronic Cooling Simulation

    Test specific models for electronic cooling (heat pipes, two-resistor components, electrical contact resistance, printed circuit boards (PCB), etc.

    Flow Simulation
    Electronic Cooling Simulation is not included in Flow Simulation
    Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Electronic Cooling Simulation is not included in Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    Electronic Cooling Simulation is included in Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    FloXpress
    Electronic Cooling Simulation is not included in FloXpress
    Joule Heating Simulation

    Consider electrical joule heat release in heat transfer simulations.

    Flow Simulation
    Joule Heating Simulation is included in Flow Simulation
    Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Joule Heating Simulation is included in Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    Joule Heating Simulation is included in Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    FloXpress
    Joule Heating Simulation is not included in FloXpress
    Extended Libraries
    Fan Library

    Additional fans from different fan manufacturers.

    Flow Simulation
    Fan Library is not included in Flow Simulation
    Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Fan Library is included in Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    Fan Library is included in Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    FloXpress
    Fan Library is not included in FloXpress
    HVAC Library

    Additional large database of specific building materials.

    Flow Simulation
    HVAC Library  is not included in Flow Simulation
    Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    HVAC Library  is included in Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    HVAC Library  is not included in Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    FloXpress
    HVAC Library  is not included in FloXpress
    Electronic Cooling Library

    Additional libraries for electronic cooling including thermoelectric coolers, two-resistor components, printed circuit boards and interface materials.

    Flow Simulation
    Electronic Cooling Library is included in Flow Simulation
    Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Electronic Cooling Library is included in Flow Simulation (with HVAC Module)
    Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    Electronic Cooling Library is included in Flow Simulation (with Electronic Cooling Module)
    FloXpress
    Electronic Cooling Library is not included in FloXpress

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