Decade old usage review with a DecoRUM
June 01, 2022

Decade old usage review with a DecoRUM

Satish Bonthu | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Simcenter STAR-CCM+

Those old guys of CD-adapco knew me by name. I have been using it for more than a decade and I was like the branding police when people fail to name it properly (StarCCM+, star-CCM, etc). I have used it for a wide variety of problems in the majority of my CFD career. I had a love & hate relationship with this code as it messed up my career after having a glorious career for a decade.
  • If you get your knobs well in the case setup, It is reasonably accurate to compare with any test data.
  • It is good for repetitive workflows where you can greatly benefit from automation in the code.
  • Single Integrated Platform can save your ass to move back and forth between multiple codes.
  • Coupled solver is a whole mess with a whole lot of bandwagon of tuning parameters to get what you are looking for.
  • The way AMR is implemented seems to be too complicated. Make it simple.
  • For Buddha's sake, implement a Frequency based solver.
  • Witnessed the shortened cycles for setting up simulations at the user's place where I have supported.

Do you think Simcenter STAR-CCM+ delivers good value for the price?

Not sure

Are you happy with Simcenter STAR-CCM+'s feature set?


Did Simcenter STAR-CCM+ live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Simcenter STAR-CCM+ go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy Simcenter STAR-CCM+ again?


It is a general-purpose CFD software and not a special-purpose CFD software.

Using Simcenter STAR-CCM+

2 - Engineering services
1 - Strong background in Thermo-fluids, bit of coding and scripting.
  • Flow analysis
  • Heat transfer analysis
  • Particle flows
  • On cloud with PoD

Evaluating Simcenter STAR-CCM+ and Competitors

  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
  • Prior Experience with the Product
Pretty much the same.

Simcenter STAR-CCM+ Implementation

It is super easy when it comes to implementing it.
Change management was minimal
  • Literally nothing

Simcenter STAR-CCM+ Support

Great support with Dedication
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response

Using Simcenter STAR-CCM+

Great single window GUI
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
  • Well defined pipeline to case setup.
  • Surface repair.