SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

Simulate the fluid flow, heat transfer and fluid forces impacting your designs.


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SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation enables engineers to tackle Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) challenges using advanced geometry meshing capabilities, powerful solution convergence and automatic flow regime determination without sacrificing ease of use or accuracy. 

View a product matrix to compare the basic analysis capabilities of SOLIDWORKS FloXpress (included in SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD) to the advanced features of SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation, the HVAC add-on module and the Electronic Cooling add-on module.

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Key Features of SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

Evaluate and Optimize Complex Flows

Examine complex flows through and around your components with parametric analysis and include sophisticated effects like porosity, cavitation and humidity

Animated Flow Trajectories 

Examine complex flow in and around components to detect turbulence and recirculation issues

Reduce Overheating Risk

Visualize and understand temperature distribution in and around your products and couple flow with thermal analysis, simulating convection, conduction and radiation effects 

HVAC Module

Simulate advanced radiation with semitransparent material and wavelength-dependent radiative properties with the HVAC module

Powerful and Intuitive Results Visualization Tools

Utilize Section or Surface plots to study the distribution of resultant values, including velocity, pressure, vorticity, temperature and mass fraction

Optimize Thermal Performance of Electrical Components

Perform component thermal analysis on designs incorporating printed circuit boards (PCBs) and electronics with SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation and the Electronic Cooling Module

*Predict Comfort Parameters in Working and Living Environments

Understand and evaluate thermal comfort levels for multiple environments using thermal comfort factor analysis
*Only available with the HVAC module

Additional Resources


Flow Resource Library

Explore SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation videos, white papers, guides and case studies.

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SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Product Matrix

Product Matrix

View a SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation product matrix to compare SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation solutions with Add-On Modules.

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