Create a more sustainable future. Join the engineers developing the best possible products using the powerful predictive simulation and test applications of Simcenter. By combining advanced engineering tools with industry expertise and dedicated support, we empower innovators.

Why Simcenter?

Double your productivity with our world-class tools – let's engineer innovation with Simcenter.

Model the complexity

Innovation is complex. Predict behaviour, enhance accuracy and be confident in early-stage designs. Use performance-based systems engineering to view the entire product lifecycle from component concept to final operational use.

Explore the possibilities

Leverage complex models to fully explore the design space. Save time and gain insight into the digital world before committing to the final design. Discover new designs, optimize performance and improve robustness faster.

Go faster

Use AI-driven engineering to quickly respond to changes in customer preferences. Use scalable, cloud-based processes and the latest automated workflows.

Stay integrated

Connect it all. Link all processes and align teams in the most complex development environments. Balance performance and guarantee traceability with a digital thread that integrates, from simulation models to product data.

Better together

As part of Siemens Xcelerator, Simcenter plays an important role in digital transformation by enhancing productivity. Advance your engineering ecosystem and deliver sustainable solutions and better products that matter – faster.

Simcenter StarCCM+

Engineering Innovation with multiphysics computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation software.

Discover how engineers, from designers to analysts, can:

  • Model the complexity with multiphysics CFD and accurate CAD handling
  • Go faster with automated end-to-end and application-specific CFD workflows
  • Make critical design decisions earlier with CAD-embedded CFD
  • Explore the possibilities with fully-integrated design exploration

Simcenter StarCCM+

Simcenter STAR-CCM+ is a multiphysics computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software that enables CFD engineers to model the complexity and explore the possibilities of products operating under real-world conditions.

Why Simcenter STAR-CCM+?

Boost your productivity with a fully integrated user interface

Find everything in this single unified software. Simcenter STAR-CCM+ includes pre-processing via meshing through multiphysics modeling, data analysis and photorealistic visualization, and VR.

Cope with the most complex applications

Cover physics way beyond fluid flow and heat transfer. This fully integrated solver platform allows you to run even the most complex multiphysics CFD simulations.

Cut CFD preparation times

Reduce simulation prep time from a week to hours with automated mashing and pre-processing of complex geometries. With cutting-edge technologies like automated CAD cleanup, surface wrapping and automated high-fidelity meshing, spend your time doing what matters: engineering better products.

Leverage powerful end-to-end, code-free workflow automation and fully embedded design exploration

Leverage CFD-based design exploration with automated simulations from start to finish.


Simcenter FloTherm

Improve electronics thermal management for reliability with fast, accurate electronics cooling CFD simulation from initial pre-CAD exploration to final verification.

Why Simcenter Flotherm?

With more than 34 years of development and user feedback, Simcenter Flotherm is the leading electronic cooling simulation software solution for electronics thermal analysis. It shortens development at IC package, PCB and enclosure level through to large systems such as datacenters.

Accelerate electronics thermal design workflow

Simcenter Flotherm integrates with the electronics development workflow as a tool for thermal engineers to perform simulation and provide timely accurate results and feedback to other engineering functions. It supports thermal management, simulation-based decision making from early-stage architecture to final thermal design verification. This aids shortened development, and also helps to eliminate risks of costly reliability-related warranty costs or any late-stage re-spins.

Example capabilities that help engineers shorten the thermal analysis process include: innovative SmartPart technology, extensive libraries, EDA and MCAD data handling, a tailored and stable solver technology, state-of-the art compact thermal modeling techniques, automatic model calibration through to parametric analysis and optimization functionality.

Leverage accurate, fast thermal analysis

Leverage the Simcenter Flotherm instantaneous and reliable cartesian gridding that suits large complex electronics models with 1000’s of components, materials and powers. Simcenter Flotherm meshing and solver was designed from the outset to handle different length scales from sub-micron to meters. Furthermore, intelligent SmartPart based, object associated gridding eliminates the need for re-gridding as locations and orientations of objects are changed. This enables you to go faster and stay focused on simulation results and design space exploration.


Reduce model creation time with intelligent SmartParts

Use the Simcenter Flotherm thermal engineering-oriented interface, intelligent modeling and libraries to quickly construct models for fast, accurate studies to support early thermal architecture decision making. Build models quickly using SmartParts libraries of electronics specific components such as heatsinks, fans, enclosures, heat pipes and more.

Incorporate EDA and mechanical design data complexity during development

Enhance your model complexity and fidelity as EDA and mechanical design teams progress during development. You can import and pre-process CAD data. Handle EDA complexity by bringing in ECAD data for board routing and component layout information and modeling from all major EDA software file formats like ODB++ in a straightforward manner. Use the EDA Bridge for quick processing and options for appropriate modeling fidelity levels.


Simcenter FloTherm XT

Shorten electronics thermal design by using a CAD centric electronics thermal analysis software that connects ECAD and MCAD design flows.

Why Simcenter Flotherm XT?

Simcenter Flotherm XT, CAD-centric electronics cooling CFD software, enables thermal engineers to shorten development and optimize thermal management of electronics earlier in the process by connecting ECAD and MCAD design flows.

Compress the electronics thermal design process

Bring MCAD and EDA design flows closer to thermal design to reduce analysis process times by factor of at least 2 (when compared to traditional general-purpose simulation tools).

Incorporate EDA data quickly

Handle the complexity of ECAD data through import of board and component layout easily. Using Simcenter Flotherm XT EDA Bridge, you have the ability to make modifications for position, size, orientation, shape and modeling level quickly. EDA Bridge supports all leading EDA software vendor file formats including ODB++. This interoperability with PCB design flows reduces time-consuming data translation and minimizes the risk of costly errors.

Reduce model creation time with intelligent SmartParts

Use the Simcenter Flotherm thermal engineering-oriented interface, intelligent modeling and libraries to quickly construct models for fast, accurate studies to support early thermal architecture decision making. Build models quickly using SmartParts libraries of electronics specific components such as heatsinks, fans, enclosures, heat pipes and more.

Handle CAD geometry complexity with a CAD-centric interface

Leverage a CAD-centric user interface, as well as a geometry engine for complex, curved and arbitrary shaped geometries in modern electronics products. Users can quickly become productive with a short learning curve to start utilizing Simcenter Flotherm XT CAD connectivity, with advanced CAD modeling capabilities for import of all major file formats, manipulation and geometry modification. Users are further supported with access to full geometric and non-geometric Smart Parts and libraries of the most popular electronics components for fast and accurate model creation.

Perform parametric studies and thermal management optimization

Make the most of an integrated environment for defining, solving and analyzing results using parametric variations of geometry, attributes plus solution parameters to optimize your thermal design. You can use Design of Experiments to set up a number of studies, varying parameters and ensuring the best coverage of the design field.


Simcenter FLOEFD

Leverage fully CAD-embedded CFD software for designers to shorten development by evaluating fluid flow and heat transfer earlier in NX, Solid Edge, CATIA and Creo.

Why Simcenter FLOEFD?

Simcenter FLOEFD is a fully CAD-embedded CFD software with Multiphysics capabilities for designers to analysts. It helps shorten development by up to 65-75% compared to typical CFD approaches by frontloading fluid flow simulation and thermal analysis using native CAD geometry.

Frontload CFD simulation to shorten development

Simcenter FLOEFD enables design engineers to perform simulation earlier in the design process when it is more cost-effective to identify and fix problems or explore improvements. Integrated in CAD, it has shown improved productivity by a factor of x2 to x40.

Leverage an intuitive CFD interface for designers

Put simulation in the hands of design engineers with the Simcenter FLOEFD CAD embedded interface, guided simulation set up and execution, intelligent automation technologies and straight forward viewing of results. Allow them to explore design performance earlier so they can make informed decisions without having to overcome traditional barriers.

Perform CFD directly on native CAD geometry and eliminate CFD overheads

Eliminate delays in geometry translation between tools and overcome complexity in preparing CAD geometry for CFD analysis. Simcenter FLOEFD uses native geometry directly: so as you explore performance or evaluate changes to a model, the CAD model is being changed concurrently.

It has key strengths in robust automatic meshing and unique SmartCell technology that enables handling of CAD geometry of any quality. These strengths help to handle small narrow gaps in assemblies and surface inconsistencies, which often cause long delays for healing in traditional CFD tools. This is complemented by intelligent automation for pre-processing, such as automatic sealing of CAD geometry and leak identification.

Use simulation driven design – explore, compare and optimize

Leverage parametric studies and design exploration functionality to evaluate more design options within the time available. Evaluate 'what if' scenarios to ensure product performance and reliability in different conditions.

Using the software, engineers can easily compare designs side-by-side with CFD result visualizations, plots, and tabulated results and generate reports in just a few clicks. When the designs are optimized using simulation, you can directly communicate the CAD model to other engineering functions.


Model the complexity, reduce prototypes

Use mechanical simulation tools to:

  • Predict mechanical performance across multiple physics domains reducing reliance on physical prototypes.
  • Speed the simulation process to rapidly evaluate product performance and iterate on designs.
  • Simulate accurately and reliably with industry-leading solvers for computational performance and scalability.
  • Streamline complex, Multiphysics analyses through integrated simulation tools.

Simcenter 3D software

Why Simcenter 3D?

Simcenter 3D helps you model and evaluate complex product performance through revolutionary improvements in simulation efficiency. By integrating multiple physics domains together from a single simulation modeling environment, you gain better insight into your product’s performance faster.

Go faster – through a common engineering desktop

Simcenter 3D is an integrated environment in which you perform all of your CAE pre- and post-processing. Unrivaled geometry manipulation tools help you intuitively defeature and abstract computer-aided design (CAD) geometry from any source. Comprehensive meshing and modeling tools support multiple simulation applications and give you the unique capability to associate your analysis model to design data. This helps you speed the tedious modeling process and keep analysis models in sync with the latest design.

Model the complexity – by simulating many physics phenomena

Simcenter 3D integrates industry-standard, multidiscipline simulation solvers, all from the centralized engineering environment. The Simcenter 3D simulation solvers for structures, acoustics, structural dynamics, durability, motion, thermal, electromagnetics and more help you to predict real-world performance for a large variety of physics domains. This tight integration of solutions streamlines Multiphysics processes that would otherwise be too challenging to perform.

Explore the possibilities – through simulation automation

The true value of simulation is not just in reducing the number of physical tests you need, but also in the number of design options that simulation lets you explore. Simcenter 3D lets you automate modification of geometry, simulation models and solution parameters so that you can explore with integrated design space exploration tools. You can also use Simcenter 3D as a pre- and post-processing tool for other common, third-party solvers like ANSYS, Abaqus, MSC Nastran and LS-Dyna. This means you can take advantage of the excellent CAD associativity, geometry editing, and comprehensive meshing tools to explore all of your simulation needs.

Stay integrated – through seamless data management

As part of the Simcenter portfolio of simulation tools, Simcenter 3D integrates with the digital thread that spans 3D simulation, 1D simulation and testing solutions. However, simulation is just a part of a longer digital thread running through your product development processes. Simcenter 3D also keeps your simulation processes tied to this longer thread with a seamlessly managed environment that connects with simulation data management. This keeps your simulation processes in sync with digital development processes like CAD, routing, product requirements and manufacturing processes.

Enjoy flexible licensing

To make Simcenter 3D even more flexible for your simulation team, Simcenter 3D offers value-based token licensing. Instead of purchasing individual licenses for each add-on module, you can buy packs of tokens that allow you and your team to instantly access most Simcenter 3D modules.

Simcenter 3D modelling software capabilities

Integrated, multidiscipline pre-/post-processing


At the heart of Simcenter 3D is a centralized working environment for pre-/post-processing of all Simcenter 3D solutions for structural, dynamics, composites, durability, acoustics, thermal, flow, motion, optimization and electromagnetics. This integrated environment helps you to achieve faster CAE processes and streamline multidiscipline simulations that integrate any of the Simcenter 3D solutions together, like thermal-mechanical, vibro-acoustic or other more complex analyses. Simcenter 3D’s pre/post helps you to:

  • Quickly and intuitively edit, defeature and abstract geometry
  • Build any kind of mesh with comprehensive meshing tools
  • Efficiently create and manage finite element (FE) assemblies
  • Create, run and evaluate simulation models for multiple common third-party CAE solvers
  • Efficiently launch and monitor simulations remotely

Structural analysis

Simulate structures to understand how they perform for stress, deformation and more. Structural analysis solutions within Simcenter 3D are powered by the well-known Simcenter Nastran solver and can help you accurately simulate the following types of solutions:

  • Linear analysis
  • Multistep nonlinear analysis

Structural dynamics

Understand, analyze and improve structural dynamics response. Simcenter 3D structural dynamics solutions help you to efficiently understand and avoid excessive vibrations and stresses. Dedicated capabilities available within the structural dynamics solution include:

  • Structural dynamics
  • Noise, vibration and harshness (NVH)
  • Rotor dynamics
  • Response dynamics

Durability and fatigue analysis

Perform in-depth fatigue and lifing analysis through an integrated suite of tools to support fatigue design in all stages of development. This includes easy-to-use wizards for strength and fatigue in the design phase; fatigue information on the current simulated part; detailed analysis of complex load scenarios, including weldments and connections; and new materials and manufacturing processes. Specific capabilities for durability include:

  • Fatigue strength analysis
  • Weld fatigue
  • Composite fatigue

Motion simulation

Simulate multibody dynamics to engineer performance for moving mechanisms. Simcenter 3D includes a complete and robust set of capabilities to support all aspects of advanced dynamic, static and kinematics motion simulation. The early use of motion simulation is key to evaluating mechanism performance to increase design confidence and reduce risks. Specific capabilities include:

  • Rigid body and flexible body dynamics
  • Control system integration
  • Drivetrain, transmission and gears
  • Interference checking
  • Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL)
  • Time waveform replication
  • Driving dynamics
  • Tire model integration

Thermal analysis

Simcenter 3D is a complete solution for modeling nonlinear and transient heat transfer phenomena. Dedicated thermal modeling capabilities help you rapidly create thermal connections, select the right physical model and define the right loads and boundary conditions. Simcenter 3D thermal analysis solutions include these specific capabilities:

  • Conduction heat transfer
  • Convection heat transfer
  • Radiation heat transfer
  • Conjugate heat transfer
  • Space-systems thermal


Integrate domain solutions to solve real-world problems. Simcenter 3D streamlines multiphysics simulation through a common engineering desktop that is used for pre- and post-processing of multiple disciplines. Through this integrated platform, you can more easily perform multiphysics simulations such as thermal-fluid, thermo-mechanical, fluid-structure interaction, vibroacoustics, aero-vibro-acoustics, electromagnetic-thermal and electromagnetic-vibro-acoustic. Simcenter 3D also supports both weak and strong coupling depending on the physics types involved. Simcenter 3D performs multiphysics simulations using these different methods:

  • One-way data exchange
  • Two-way data exchange
  • Integrated coupled solutions

Design space exploration and optimization

Improve and optimize your product designs. Simcenter 3D software optimization solutions relieve the burden of improving product designs by automating the iterative process. This enables you to compare your design’s performance against specifications. It also enables you to start at topology optimization and extend to design space exploration with more classical parametric optimization capabilities. Specific design space exploration and optimization capabilities include:

  • Integrated design-space exploration
  • Topology optimization
  • FE parameter optimization

Seamless data management

Trace all of your team’s simulation work and data in a product development context. You can use Simcenter 3D in a seamlessly managed environment integrated with Teamcenter software. When Simcenter 3D is used with Teamcenter integration, you can create, store and access your product simulation data in a Teamcenter database. It combines the power of Simcenter 3D in multiphysics modeling with the power of Teamcenter in storing and retrieving data in a controlled fashion. Capabilities include:

  • Integration with Teamcenter simulation
  • Rules-based assembly management

Simcenter BDS

Why Simcenter Battery Design Studio?

Simcenter Battery Design Studio supports engineers in digitally validating Li-ion cell designs thanks to detailed geometrical cell specifications and cell performance simulations. Extensive components of a battery cell are available, as well as a material database to support your model development.

Validate designs digitally

Use detailed geometrical cell specifications and cell performance simulation to digitally validate lithium-ion cell designs. Access extensive components of a battery cell and a material database to support model development.

Access performance modeling

Simcenter Battery Design Studio offers several levels of performance models: a physics-based macro-homogeneous model to get insights into the cell’s electrochemical mechanisms; and an equivalent RCR circuit model, which is an empirical approach to modeling the cell’s behavior in a very computationally effective way.

Make optimized decisions

The additional understanding gained by using Simcenter Battery Design Studio leads to an improved consideration of your design decisions and their impact on your system performance. Our solution supports you in making the optimized feasible choice.