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Simulation Software

Simulation Software Overview

What is Simulation Software?

Simulation software allows engineers to test and validate product design. A facet of computer-aided engineering (CAE), simulators use mathematics to predict product performance under stress. Scenarios commonly modeled are mechanics, electrical systems, chemical reactions, heat, and weather systems. Vendors may offer product suites with individual products specializing in simulating specific scenarios and systems (e.g. electrical circuitry). Simulation software is highly related to computer-aided design (CAD) software. Leading vendors may offer CAD modeling and CAE simulation engines that are tightly integrated, under the same product line. Alternately, simulation software may boast integrations with many popular third-party CAD applications.

Features of Simulation Software

Simulation software designed for computer-aided engineering (CAE) provides the following features:
  • Industry-specialized toolsets or tests for modeling particular scenarios (e.g. aviation)
  • Can receive data from a product model stored in a CAD / computer-aided design application
  • Integrated environment with CAD modeling studio to edit product geometry without leaving app
  • Predefined library of features, shapes and objects for modeling
  • Predefined modeling scenarios (e.g. weather stress)
  • Validation testing in virtual environment, prebuilt valid model tests and results (e.g. fault tolerance)
  • Test multiple product designs against each other for superior performance or resilience

Simulation Products

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Dassault Systemes offers SOLIDWORKS, a computer-aided design (CAD) system for education and manufacturing supporting 2D or 3D design, electrical design, simulations, and product development with collaboration tools.

Siemens PLM (formerly UGS), a division of Siemens AG, offers Solid Edge. Solid Edge is a 2D/3D CAD modeling, simulation, CAM, and 3D printing suite offered free to students, hobbyists, and learners or at relatively low cost to mid-tier companies. It's capabilities are limited relative to Siemens ...

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PTC offers Creo, the company's line of computer-aided design (CAD) products that support the product lifecycle management (PLM) process with 2D and 3D design kits (Creo Elements and Creo Direct), an augmented reality module, Creo Illustrate for technical illustrations, Creo Sketch, Creo Schematic...

2 Ratings

SimScale is an engineering simulation platform that aims to revolutionize the way engineers, designers, scientists, and students design products. The SimScale platform is fully cloud-based and is accessible completely via a standard web browser. The easy-to-use interface supports numerous simulat...

3 Ratings

MathWorks offers the Simulink product family including the Simscape physical modeling suite, simulation, validation, and testing tool set, a 3D animation module, signal processing toolbox for wireless communication, control systems, and event-based monitoring, to aid in the design of complex syst...

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SIMULIA from Dassault Systemes is a simulation application for 3d objects.

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ANSYS Discovery is a design and modeling simulation suite, supporting electromagnets, thermal, structures, fluids, and many combinations of different materials in a single-window 3D design interface for concept exploration, repair, or other purposes. ANSYS Discovery is available in an Essentials...

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the ANSYS SCADE Suite is a model-based development suite for embedded software and applications, like flight and engine control systems.

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MSC Software, now part of Hexagon, offers MSC One, a product token subscription system that allows the user access to the MSC suite of engineering design and modeling tools as needed.

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MSC Software, now a Hexagon company, offers MSC Apex, the company's engineering design application for simulation, modeling, and virtual product development.

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Certara, headquartered in Princeton, offers Phoenix, a modeling and simulation application supporting PK/PD data analysis.

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ESRD (Engineering Software Research and Development, Inc) headquartered in St. Louis offers StressCheck, a simulation governance application for aviation, aerospace and defense.

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ETAP, headquartered in Irvine, offers ETAP PS, their suite of power system modeling. simulation and optimization software, supporting power management, grid transmission analysis, and other electrical systems.

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SIMUL8 headquartered in Glasgow offers their simulation software for product design and validation, and testing.

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Mentor Graphics, a Siemens company, offers the Mentor CFD (computational fluid dynamics) simulation suite, including the FloTHERM suite, the FloEFD product applications, and FloMaster.

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The Siemens PSS (Power System Simulator) portfolio is a simulation suite acquired with PTI (Power Technologies International) in 2005.

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The Anylogic Company headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace offers their eponymous flagship simulation software, offering flexible modeling via a multitude of libraries such as fluids, rail modeling, road and pedestrian traffic modeling, and libraries for other types of scenarios.

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Operational Technology Inc (ETAP) offers eTrax, a train power simulation and railway modeling application.

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Leidos offers EMTOOLS, a design, electromagnetic measurement and simulation suite which can be deployed for a variety of signal detection, radar, wireless propogation, and other purposes.