Simcenter 3D delivers a unified, scalable, open and extensible environment for 3D CAE with connections to design, 1D simulation, test and data management. Simcenter 3D speeds the simulation process by combining best-in-class geometry editing, associative simulation modeling and multidiscipline solutions embedded with industry expertise. Fast and accurate solvers power structural, acoustics, flow, thermal, motion and composites analyses, as well as optimization and multiphysics simulation.


Fast and Efficient Pre/Post
Simcenter 3D drastically reduces the time you spend preparing, evaluating and updating simulation models.
Accurate Multi-discipline Simulation
Simcenter 3D integrates world-class multidiscipline together in one environment to streamline the development process.
Open and Extensible Environment
Simcenter 3D lets you capture and automate routine CAE processes to speed throughput and distribute expertise through your organization.
Solutions for Aero
Simcenter 3D supports many capabilities that are critical to the aerospace industry, such as linear and nonlinear simulation of composite materials.
Solutions for Auto
Simcenter 3D helps automakers achieve quieter, smoother vehicles using simulation for noise, vibration and harshness (NVH).
Solutions for Electronics
Simcenter 3D streamlines thermal-flow multiphysics to help electronics companies predict how well cooling systems will perform.
Solutions for Machinery
Simcenter 3D lets you co-simulate 1D control models combined with 3D simulation to understand how performance of controls will impact mechanical operation and vice-versa.


  • Pre / Post

Simcenter 3D drastically reduces the time you spend preparing simulation models. Simcenter delivers all the advanced meshing, boundary conditions and solver interfaces that experienced analysts expect for high-end analysis. What makes Simcenter 3D unique from all other preprocessors however, is how its superior geometry engine enables intuitive geometry editing and analysis model associativity to multi-CAD data.

– CAE Geometry Editing

– Comprehensive Meshing Software

– FE Assembly Management

– Multi-CAE Environments

– Simulation Results Postprocessing and Reporting

  • Structural Analysis

Simcenter 3D includes solutions you need for a wide range of structural analysis problems within a single user environment. Simcenter 3D also supports structural analysis solutions from other commercial finite element solvers, such as LMS Samcef, Ansys, Abaqus, LS-Dyna and MSC Nastran.

– Linear Analysis

– Nonlinear Analysis

– Structural Dynamics

– Durability and Fatigue Analysis

– Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) Analysis

  • Acoustics Analysis

Simcenter 3D offers interior and exterior acoustic analysis within an integrated solution that helps you make informed decisions during the early design stages so you can optimize your product’s acoustic performance.

– Acoustics Modeling

– Boundary Element Acoustics

– Finite Element Acoustics

  • Composite Analysis

Simcenter 3D speeds the entire process for simulating laminate composite materials through a seamless connection to composites design, accurate solvers and comprehensive post processing. Using Simcenter 3D you can easily work with dedicated composite modeling in Fibersim as well as composite analysis with NX Nastran and the LMS Samcef solvers.

– Efficient Pre- and Post-processing for Composites

– Powerful Best of Class Solvers

– Progressive Damage Growth Simulation

– Manufacturing Process Simulation

  • Thermal Analysis

The Simcenter 3D suite of solutions includes comprehensive, best-in-class thermal simulation capabilities that can help you to understand the thermal characteristics of your product and subsequently tailor your thermal management solution for optimal performance.

– Conduction

– Convection

– Conjugate Heat Transfer

– Radiation

– Thermal Modeling

  • Flow Simulation

Simcenter 3D integrates comprehensive flow analysis capabilities to help you to both visualize and optimize the flow characteristics of your designs, for better-performing, longer-lasting products.

– Compressible Flow

– Incompressible Flow

– 1D Fluid Networks

– Non-Newtonian Flow

– CFD Modeling

  • Motion Analysis

Simcenter 3D offers multibody dynamics simulation capabilities that go beyond simple kinematics. Motion analysis calculates the reaction forces, torques, velocities, acceleration and more for mechanical systems. Simcenter 3D lets you directly convert CAD geometry and assembly constraints into an accurate motion model.

– Rigid Bodies

– Flexible Bodies

– Interference Checking

– Co-Simulation with Control Systems

  • Multiphysics

Simcenter 3D streamlines the process of conducting multiphysics simulation. The integrated modeling environment eliminates the need for error-prone external data transfers to link coupled physics analyses together. Easier multiphysics simulation workflows mean you can spend more time simulating your product under conditions that more accurately represent the real world.

– Thermal-Stress Analysis

– Fluid-Structure Interaction

– Thermal-Fluid Analysis

– Vibro-Acoustic Analysis

– Motion-Structural Analysis

  • Engineering Optimization

Simcenter 3D provides simulation based optimization solutions for geometry optimization, while working with standard commercial finite element solvers. In addition, the NX Nastran solver includes independent capabilities for finite element parameter optimization.

– Geometry Optimization

– FE Parameter Optimization

  • Simulation Data Management

Simulation data management adds additional value beyond the use of the simulation technology itself, including: standardization of analysis methods, greater speed and accuracy in building models, a tighter to link to product functional requirements, wider access to the insights generated by simulation y overall greater confidence in simulation-driven product decisions.

– Teamcenter Integration

– Performance Requirements Tracking

  • Simulation Automation and Scalability

Simcenter 3D can help expand the use of simulation and make simulation teams respond flexibly to fluctuations in demand. Simcenter 3D’s unified and scalable environment allows simulation teams to capture and automate routine simulation workflows.

– Customizable User Interface

– CAE Process Capture and Automation