SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

Easily simulate fluid flow, heat transfer, and fluid forces that are critical to the success of your design with SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation. Get engineering insights now for market winning innovations.

Superior results with flow simulation

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation is an intuitive Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) solution that makes it possible to simulate liquid and gas flows through and around your design. It combines a high level of functionality and accuracy with ease-of-use that accelerates product innovation and quality.

Easily simulate fluid flow, heat transfer, and fluid forces that are critical to the success of your design. Flow Simulation is perfect for the engineer who needs flow analysis, but is not an expert with fluid simulation.

Driven by engineering goals, SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation enables you to use CFD insights for making technical decisions through a concurrent engineering approach. Additional HVAC and Electronic Cooling modules offer dedicated fluid flow simulation tools for detailed analysis.

Why SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation?

There are plenty of reasons. Here are three important benefits:

  • Predict and achieve airflow and comfort parameters in working and living environments
  • Reduce the costs and delays caused by physical prototyping
  • Improve productivity and get your products faster to the market

Our packages


Flow Simulation

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation is a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) program that is fully embedded with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD. SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation intuitive CFD (computational fluid dynamics) tool enables you to simulate liquid and gas flow in real world conditions.


HVAC Module

With SOLIDWORKS HVAC Module, you can create comfort calculations for eight parameters, to measure thermal comfort and identify potential problem areas. It also includes advanced functions for radiation simulation and an expanding engineering database with standardized components.


Electronic Cooling Module

The Electronics Cooling Module offers a two-resistor compact model to simulate electronic packages, heat pipes for modelling a predominate cooling approach, PCB generators, joule heating calculation and an engineering database filled with components.

Want to see full package features?

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation offers two add-on modules to meet the needs of your business. Find the perfect fit for you.

Functions and features

Functions and featuresFlow SimulationHVAC ModuleElectronics Cooling Module
Ease of Use (embedded in SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD)
Design Data Reuse
Multi-Parameter Optimization
SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Capabilities
Material Database
Internal (Impact of flow through product)
External (Impact of flow around product)
2D – 3D
Heat Conduction in Solids
Free Surface
Boundary Layer Description
Mixing Flows
Non Newtonian Fluids
Flow Conditions
Thermal Conditions
Wall Conditions
Porous Components
Results Customization
Communication & Reporting
Two-phase (Fluid + Particles) Flows
Noise Prediction (Steady State and Transient)
HVAC Conditions
Tracer Study
Comfort Parameters
Electronic Conditions

Want to learn more? Download SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation product sheet here.

Nekkar ASA

”SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation performs the analysis extremely well and very quickly. You save a lot of time and money without reducing quality.”

Frequently asked questions

To make an informed choice about SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation, you need all the relevant information. Here are the answers to the questions we are asked most frequently.

Can I test SOLIDWORKS Simulation before I invest?

If you consider moving into virtual testing, our SOLIDWORKS Simulation trial offers is a great way to learn about your possibilities and determine your needs. Get a free trial.

Can I rent SOLIDWORKS Simulation?

When you need SOLIDWORKS Simulation for a short term project, term license could be the best option for you.

Term licenses offer flexible deployment of SOLIDWORKS Simulation licenses, which could be useful for example start-ups, contractors, consultants, who gain full access to excellent tools with maximum flexibility at a low cost. You also have the option to mix term and perpetual licenses.

Read more about options for renting SOLIDWORKS Simulation.

I already have SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD, why do I need SOLIDWORKS Simulation?

You have designed the perfect product in SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD and your work is done but how do you make sure that your design performs as intended when used under the demanding conditions of the real world?

With SOLIDWORKS Simulation you can perform structural and thermal analyses, computational fluid dynamics, high-cycle fatigue simulation, plastic injection molding analyses and much more. Run several iterations through the software and design products for the real world.

Is SOLIDWORKS Simulation CPU or GPU intensive?

We recommend that you combine a CPU clock speed of at least 3,3 GHz with 32 GB RAM and an SSD. Finally, Dassault Systèmes have official recommendations for which GPU is qualified to use with SOLIDWORKS.

Using a workstation, which adheres to these recommendations will give you a smooth experience with SOLIDWORKS software products.

Read more about the things to consider when choosing hardware for SOLIDWORKS.

Term Licensing – a scalable model

With our flexible and scalable licensing options, you can rent your software for a 3-month, 6-month or 1-year period – all depending on your need.

SOLIDWORKS Term Licensing
Renting a license is a good option. It gives you easy access to excellent tools and full flexibility at a low cost.

With a Term License you have access to the same level of support as Perpetual License customers on Subscription Service. Plus, free access to MySolidWorks Professional, Certifications and SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal.

As a customer you have the option to mix and match Term and Perpetual Licenses.

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