Compare CFD products

Simulation CFD vs. CFD Advanced vs. CFD Motion

Compare the features of Simulation CFD vs. Simulation CFD Advanced, and Simulation CFD Motion computational fluid dynamics software to learn how each aligns with the needs of your product development process.

Simulation CFD Simulation CFD Advanced Simulation CFD Motion
Fluid flow
Laminar flow
Turbulent flow
Incompressible flow
Subsonic flow
2D and 3D Cartesian
Steady state (time-independent)
2D axisymmetric
Velocity and pressure boundary conditions
Volume flow rate and mass flow rate
External fan curve
Slip/symmetry and unknown (natural)
Spatially periodic boundary conditions
Velocity and pressure initial conditions
Compressible flow
Transient (time-varying)
Two-phase flows (humidity and steam)
Height of fluid
Two-fluid scalar mixing
Compressible liquid (water hammer)
Heat transfer
Forced convection
Natural convection
Thermal comfort calculation
Conjugate heat transfer
Temperature and radiation boundary conditions
Area-based and total heat flux
Volume-based and total heat source
Temperature-dependent heat source
Temperature initial conditions
Internal radiation heat transfer
Radiation through transparent media
Solar loading
Temperature-dependent emissivity
Joule heating temperature-dependent resistivity
Turbulence models
Low Reynolds number K-epsilon
Eddy viscosity
Mixing length
Automatic turbulence startup
Combined linear and angular
Combined orbital and angular
Sliding vane
Unconstrained motion
Design Study Environment*
Direct modeling with Inventor Fusion
Defeaturing with Inventor Fusion
MultiCAD data exchange
Design study automation
Critical Value Decision Center
Multiscenario design review center
Model-centric interface
Customizable material databases
Showcase interoperability
Results visualization
Point, wall, and bulk flow data extraction
Non-Newtonian fluid materials
Fan, heat sink, and other device models
Simulation Mechanical interoperability
Simulation Moldflow Insight interoperability
Vault interoperability
Pre- and post-processing API
Intelligent meshing
Automatic mesh sizing
Adaptive mesh
Local size adjustment
Geometry mesh diagnostics
Boundary layer mesh enhancement
Interactive mesh refinement regions
Volume mesh growth rate specification
Surface-based mesh distribution and refinement
Gap and thin solid refinement
Mesh generation flexibility

*Design Study Environment software is sold separately.