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Realistic Simulation Solutions

Do you find yourself pushing the capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Simulation? Then maybe it’s time for you to consider moving on to the next level design validation using realistic simulation solutions by SIMULIA. 



SIMULIA offers an advanced simulation product portfolio that covers multiple disciplines such as structural mechanics simulation, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) Simulation, finite element analysis (FEA) Simulation and electromagnetic field simulation, for a true multiphysics simulation approach. The SIMULIA product portfolio is a complete suite of powerful and realistic simulation solutions including tools for process integration and optimization. 

Discover our SIMULIA Products such as Abaqus Unified FEA – the leading Abaqus Software dubbed as the best simulation tool available in the market, CST Studio Suite – Electromagnetic Field Simulation Software, XFlow CFD – High Fidelity Computational Fluid Dynamics and more.




Abaqus Unified FEA - Finite Element Analysis Software

The Abaqus Unified FEA product suite offers a powerful and complete solution for both routine and sophisticated engineering problems covering a vast spectrum of industrial applications. Best-in-class companies are taking advantage of Abaqus Unified FEA to consolidate their processes and tools, reduce costs and inefficiencies, and gain a competitive advantage.


Key Features

FEA and Multiphysics

• Linear and nonlinear

• Coupled physics: structural acoustics, thermal-electrical, and more

• Electromagnetics and smoothed particle hydrodynamics

• Includes fe-safe, the full-featured fatigue simulation code

• Includes Tosca, the solver-agnostic topology/shape/fluid optimization code

• Includes Isight, the parametric optimization and process automation engine


Complex Interactions, Materials, and Assemblies

• Automatic contact detection and definition

• Crack, impact, and crash events with material failure

• Rubbers, thermo-plastics, powder metals, human tissue, soil, composites, and more

• Flexible multibody dynamics, controls, and joint behavior


Model Preparation, Process, and Results Interpretation

• Automation tools for customization of standard workflows

• Modeling features and innovations for ease and efficiency

• Powerful pre-/post-processor to handle all simulation setup and results visualization

• Solver scaling from 4 to 256 cores and GPU acceleration for Abaqus/Standard for rapid turnaround and large-scale analyses

• Over 100 value-added solutions for Abaqus to address numerous industry processes


Abaqus Unified FEA is comprised of the following solutions:



Complete Solution for Abaqus Finite Element Simulation and Modeling, Visualization, and Process Automation

With Abaqus/CAE, you can easily create, edit, monitor, diagnose, and visualize simulations using the advanced Abaqus analyses. The intuitive, easy to use interface integrates modelling, dynamic analysis, and results visualisation in a single environment. This enables users to quickly learn the software and become highly productive. Abaqus/CAE supports familiar interactive computer-aided engineering concepts such as feature-based, parametric modeling, interactive and scripted operation, and GUI customization.



The implicit solver for non-linear static and low speed dynamic events

Abaqus/Standard is ideal for static and low-speed dynamic events where highly accurate stress solutions are important.  Within a single simulation, it is possible to analyse a model both in the time and frequency domain. Abaqus/Standard is supported within the Abaqus/CAE modelling environment for all common pre and post processing needs. The results at any point within an Abaqus/Standard run can be used as the starting conditions for continuation in Abaqus/Explicit.  Similarly, an analysis that starts in Abaqus/Explicit can be continued in Abaqus/Standard.



The explicit solver for fast transient dynamic events


Abaqus/Explicit is ideal for analyses where high-speed, non-linear, transient response dominates the solution. The ability of Abaqus/Explicit to effectively handle severely non-linear behaviour such as contact, makes it very attractive for the simulation of many quasi-static events, such as rolling of hot metal and slow crushing of energy absorbing devices. The results at any point within an Abaqus/Explicit run can be used as the starting conditions for continuation in Abaqus/Standard. Similarly, an analysis that starts in Abaqus/Standard can be continued in Abaqus/Explicit.


Abaqus Associative Interfaces

Be connected with your 3DCAD environment


• Abaqus Associative Interface – CATIA V5

Use CATIA V5 Parts and Products in CAE. Materials and publications can be imported to the Abaqus model.  file formats like .CATPart and .CATProduct files can be imported in CAE as well.


• Abaqus Associative Interface – SolidWorks

Use SolidWorks parts and assemblies in Abaqus/CAE. Change the model in SolidWorks and revisions are pushed to CAE without loss of analysis features which were applied earlier to the Abaqus model.


Abaqus Flexible Licensing

A flexible token-based licensing system for concurrent users and speeding up Simulations by running on multiple cores

• Buy or Lease: Purchase Abaqus outright, or choose a yearly or quarterly lease and add tokens during the contract to fulfill your Simulation needs.


• Flexible scalability: Use tokens to run on additional cores. If you are in a need for extra simulation power, just order additional tokens.


• Pricing model: The Abaqus pricing model not based on functionality, but on using X number of CPU & GPU Cores, and concurrent number of users.


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CST Studio Suite - Electromagnetic Field Simulation Software

CST Studio Suite is a high-performing 3D EM analysis software package offered by SIMULIA for designing, analysing and optimising electromagnetic (EM) components and systems.

Electromagnetic field solvers for applications across the EM spectrum are contained within a single user interface in CST Studio Suite. The solvers can be coupled to perform hybrid simulations, giving engineers the flexibility to analyze whole systems made up of multiple components in an efficient and straightforward way. Co-design with other SIMULIA products allows EM simulation to be integrated into the design flow and drives the development process from the earliest stages.


Key Features

Broad Electromagnetic Simulation
CST analyses Electromagnetic systems from statics and low-frequency to high-frequency range, in a fully parametric design environment.


Coupled Simulation
CST provides coupled simulation: System-level, hybrid, multiphysics, thermal, EM/circuit co-simulation, and co-simulation with Abaqus


Specialised Solvers
CST holds specialised solvers for applications such as motors, circuit boards, cable harnesses and filters


High Performance Computing
CST allows workstation multithreading, GPU and hardware acceleration, and cluster distributed computing and MPI.


SIMULIA fe-safe - Fatigue Post-Processor

The fe-safe suite of software is world-leading technology for durability analysis from FEA, directly interfacing to all major FEA suites (Abaqus, ANSYS, Nastran (MSC, NEi, NX), Pro/Mechanica) and its capabilities have been developed to meet the most demanding industry applications.

fe-safe was the first commercially available fatigue analysis software to focus on modern multiaxial strain-based fatigue methods and it continues to set the benchmark for fatigue analysis software. fe-safe is included in Extended Packaging, allowing unified access to all solution technologies within the portfolio through a single token pool.


Key Features

Accurate, reliable multiaxial fatigue analysis, regardless of the complexity of your loadings and model


Unique, leading-edge technology for the fatigue analysis of elastomers


Verify Module in fe-safe
The original, patented Verity™ Structural Stress Method for seam, structural and spot-welded joints


Thermomechanical fatigue analysis with unique capabilities for creep-fatigue interaction
Smooth workflow between the SIMULIA portfolio of products: Abaqus, Isight and Tosca
Regardless of the complexity of your fatigue analysis, fe-safe fits smoothly into your design process, enabling you to develop products that are designed for durability.


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SIMULIA ISight - Process Automation

Isight provides the tools to create simple, yet powerful, simulation workflows which automatically link processes and software applications in an optimised system. With Isight, you can improve efficiency, accelerate product design and reduce manual errors.



Key Features

Design of Experiments
Isight enables engineers to quickly assess the impact of various design variables based on a set of objectives.

Design Optimization
Isight provides a comprehensive selection of parallelised optimisation techniques that can be applied to a variety of problems.

Data Machining
This process enables simulation models to be calibrated by minimizing any variety of different error measures using optimisation techniques.  

Quality Methods
Isight provides stochastic methods that account for variation in product designs and their operating environment.


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SIMULIA Tosca - Topology Optimization based on FEA and CFD Simulations

The Tosca optimization suite provides fast and powerful structural and flow optimization solutions based on FEA and CFD simulations and consists of two products: Tosca Structure is for optimized structural designs, and Tosca Fluid provides optimized fluid flow design concepts.

Tosca Structure delivers powerful optimization solutions for design of lightweight, stiff, and durable parts and assemblies within shorter development cycles to maximize performance, minimize material and weight, and discover new design possibilities. Tosca Structure offers functionalities for topology, shape, bead and sizing optimization.

Tosca Fluid enables topology optimization-driven design concepts for fluid flow systems and components. Use its capabilities to create innovative design ideas automatically for a defined flow task and available package space. Tosca Fluid’s unique technology helps you achieve the highest flow performance, quality and eco-efficiency.



Key Benefits

Reduced Product Development Time
Easy setup of the optimisation task, and a shorter time-to-market with fewer prototypes and physical tests. Tosca is available as integrated software within Abaqus, or through a dedicated standalone interface.


High Quality Simulation Results
Benefit from more realistic results, automatic validation of results, and handling of even complex production/manufacturing requirements. Tosca boasts extensive experience with specific customer applications across various industries around the world.


Improved Competitive Position with State-of-the-Art Designs
Economic design concepts achieve potential savings of weight, material, and design space. Technology and software development at the latest scientific state-of-the-art: knowledge transfer from numerous research projects in highly developed optimisation technology.


Seamless Integration
Tosca integrates seamlessly with leading FEA & durability solvers such as Abaqus, Ansys and MSC Nastran. Tosca Structure can also be combined with Abaqus, fe-safe and Isight. That is the power of the implicit integration scheme.


TOSCA Solutions


Tosca Structure

Structural topology optimisation with leading FEA tools
Tosca Structure is the market leading technology for the rapid and reliable design of lightweight, rigid and durable components and systems. Using topology optimisation you obtain optimal design proposals already during design concept. Specific detail improvements through shape and bead optimisation respectively make your designs ready for production.


Tosca Structure Key Features:

• Topology Optimisation: Conceptual design for lighter and stiffer structures.

• Sizing Optimisation: Best static and dynamic behaviour through optimized sheet thicknesses.

• Shape Optimisation: Improved designs for more durability and strength.

• Bead Optimisation: Efficient bead patterns for increased stiffness and reduced noise.

• Optimisation module in Abaqus CAE: Define optimisation tasks interactively on 3D Abaqus/Standard models.

• Tosca Extension for Ansys Workbench: Define topology optimisation tasks interactively on 3D ANSYS Workbench models and author.

• Tosca Ansa environment: Define optimisation tasks interactively from within the Ansa environment on predefined 3D models.

• Graphical User Interface: A standalone graphical user interface which supports Abaqus, ANSYS, MSC Nastran FE models.


Tosca Fluid

CFD topology optimisation for high-end CFD software

Tosca Fluid is so far the only available system for topology optimisation of channel flow problems. Starting from an initial design space, an optimised design of a flow channel is determined automatically by Tosca Fluid. With only one CFD solver run an optimised structure with e.g. significantly reduced pressure drop or homogeneous flow is derived. This allows for the first time an economic topology optimisation of industrial large scale flow applications.


Tosca Fluid Key Features:

• Generate reduced pressure drop and enhanced flow uniformity: Profit from full design flexibility to create a design proposal in the initial design phase.

• Powerful graphical user interface: Intuitive and easy to use graphical user interface allows for fast setup and direct execution of optimisation tasks.

• Mass flow balancing: Generate design concepts for a desired flow split ratio with multiple given outlets.

• Reduction of flow instabilities, induced noise and vibration: TOSCA Fluid has been successfully used for components such as climate control components, hydraulic systems, pneumatic components and cooling-ducts.


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XFLOW CFD - High Fidelity Computational Fluid Dynamics 

XFlow offers particle-based Lattice-Boltzmann technology for high fidelity Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) applications as a part of SIMULIA’s Fluids Simulation portfolio.


The state-of-the-art technology of XFlow enables users to address complex CFD workflows involving high frequency transient realistic simulations with real moving geometries, complex multiphase flows, material models, free surface flows and fluid-structure interactions.


Its automatic lattice generation and adaptive refinement capabilities minimize user inputs thereby reducing time and effort in the meshing and pre-processing phase. This enables engineers to focus the majority of their efforts on design iteration and optimization.


With XFlow’s discretization approach, surface complexity is also not a limiting factor. The underlying lattice can be controlled with a small set of parameters; the lattice is tolerant to the quality of the input geometry and adapts to the presence of moving parts.


Advanced rendering capabilities provide realistic visualization to gain deeper insight into flow and thermal performance. XFlow’s unique capabilities enable companies to reduce physical testing while making to make better design decisions faster.


SIMULIA Fluids Simulation is driven by three complimentary technologies that provide customers with scalable fluid structure interaction to address broad range of real world applications. Dassault Systèmes SIMULIA brand is committed to enhancing and expanding our Fluids Simulation portfolio to provide end-to-end solutions for broad range of Industry Processes on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.


Key Features

Automatic Lattice Generation

Automatic lattice generation and adaptive refinement capabilities minimize user inputs, reducing time and effort in the meshing and pre-processing phase.


Turbulence Modelling: High Fidelity WMLES

XFlow features a high fidelity Wall-Modelled Large Eddy Simulation (WMLES) approach to turbulence modeling. The underlying state-of-the-art LES, provides a consistent local eddy-viscosity and near wall behaviour.


Adaptive Wake Refinement

XFlow automatically adapts the resolved scales to the user requirements, refining the quality of the solution near the walls, dynamically adapting to the presence of strong gradients and refining the wake as the flow develops.


Fast Simulation Set-Up

XFlow drastically cuts the time spent on the preparation of the simulation, and the initial domain discretisation. It enables you to optimize the balance of your engineering and computer time costs.


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