Simulation capabilities for Solid Edge users include simulation of individual parts, assembly analysis, definition and analysis of complete systems and computational fluid dynamics (CFD).


Solid Edge Simulation

Solid Edge Simulation is a built-in finite element analysis (FEA) solution that allows design engineers to digitally validate part and assembly designs within the Solid Edge environment. Based on proven Femap finite element modeling and NX Nastran technology, Solid Edge Simulation significantly reduces the need for physical prototypes, which lowers your material and testing costs, and saves design time.


Solid Edge Simulation Capabilities

Automatic Finite Element Model Creation

  • Shell & Solid tetrahedral elements
  • Local mesh size control
  • Based on Femap meshing technology

Full Boundary Condition Support

  • Geometry based constraints & loads
  • Handles help define direction and orientation
  • Quick Bar input options

Powerful Analysis Capability

  • Industry standard solver - Simcenter Nastran
  • Statics, normal modes, buckling & thermal analysis
  • Automatic element quality checks

Comprehensive Post Processing

  • Fringe, color plots and contours
  • Displacement, animation and mode shapes
  • Report generation

Synchronous Technology with model associativity

  • Remove unnecessary features
  • Change geometry shape quickly & easily
  • Mesh automatic update


Solid Edge Simulation Fact Sheet

Solid Edge Flow Simulation

Simcenter FLOEFD for Solid Edge supports flow simulation with an embedded CFD simulation tool for easy, fast and accurate fluid flow and heat transfer analysis.

Fully embedded in Solid Edge, FLOEFD enables design engineers to frontload CFD, or move simulation early into the design process where it can help examine trends and eliminate less desirable design options.


Simcenter FloEFD for Solid Edge (Flow Simulation)

General Purpose CFD

  • Fluid flow and Heat transfer
  • Internal & External flows
  • Combustion and high speed flows
  • Mixing and rotational flows

Embedded in Solid Edge

  • No need to transfer geometries
  • Leverage parametric CAD
  • Robust mesher & solver
  • Parametric Optimization

Unique Features

  • Ease-of-use and Accuracy
  • Empirical boundary layer treatment
  • Laminar/Transitional/Turbulent flow



FloEFD Capabilities


Simcenter FLOEFD vs. Traditional CFD


Industry Solutions

Aerospace and

  • Aerodynamics, Avionics, Fuel Handling, Cabin AC, LEDs

Automotive and Transportation

  • VTM, Aero, ECU, Hydraulics, Lubrication, Lighting, Turbomachinery


  • PCB, Heatsinks, Fans, LEDs, System Level Analysis

Building HVAC

  • Office Comfort, Fire & Smoke, Contamination, Ducting, Fans

Plant and Process

  • Piping, Pumps, Valves, Heat Exchangers, Accumulators, Cyclones



Solid Edge FloEFD Fact Sheet