SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

SOLIDWORKS® Flow Simulation is a user-friendly tool for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) that is integrated into SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD. It allows you to efficiently simulate the flow of liquids and gases in and around your designs to evaluate the capabilities and performance of your product.

SOLIWORKS Flow Simulation Licences Offering

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation is a flexible tool for parametric flow simulation that employs the Finite Volume Method (FVM) to evaluate product performance through “what if” scenarios. This approach enables you to optimize your design using the simulation results.
Specialized simulation tools are provided for conducting thermal management studies that enable precise thermal analysis of Printed Circuit Board (PCB) and enclosure designs used in electronic equipment.
Dedicated thermal management study simulation tools for accurate thermal analysis of electronic Printed Circuit Board (PCB) and enclosure designs.

Benefits of SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

With SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation, designers, engineers and analysts can simulate liquid and gas flow in real-world conditions, efficiently analysing the effects of fluid flow, heat transfer, and related forces on immersed or surrounding components. The system lets users easily simulate fluid flow, heat transfer, and fluid forces, which are critical to the success of the design, at the earliest stages of the design processes. It can also process multiple “what if” scenarios to aid in optimizing designs quickly. As a result, users can develop peak performing designs more quickly, easily and accurately than ever before. SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation incorporates seven key technologies for Concurrent Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) that deliver outstanding benefits in terms of accuracy, efficiency, flexibility, and speed.

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Capabilities

Flow Simulation

  • Ease of use
  • Concurrent Engineering
  • Post Processing
  • Communication
  • Design Comparison Studies
  • Fluid Flow Simulation
  • Rotating Regions
  • Thermal Fluid Simulation

Electronic cooling module

Electronic cooling module (Flow Simulation+ the following elements)
  • Electronic Cooling Library
  • Dedicated Electronic Cooling Simulation
  • Joule Heating Simulation


( Professional + the following elements)
  • Library for HVAC
  • Thermal Comfort Parameters Simulation
  • Tracer Study

Simulate the fluid flow, heat transfer, and fluid forces

Simulate the fluid flow, heat transfer, and fluid forces that are critical to the success of your designs.