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Autodesk CFD features

  • Thermal prototyping

    Solve for all modes of heat transfer, from solid to solid or from solid to fluid. (video: 2.09 min.)

  • Architectural and MEP tools

    Use CFD software and thermal modelling tools for architectural and mechanical, electrical and plumbing applications. (video: 2.39 min.)

  • Industrial flow control

    Optimise designs when you need to improve pressure drop or flow distribution. (video: 10.09 min.)

  • Flexible cloud solving options

    Solve locally or continue working while you solve in the cloud.
    (video: 2.05 min.)

What's new

  • Fusion 360 CAD connection

    Connect CFD to Fusion 360 for CAD simplification and modification.

  • Averaged result plane

    Customisable, user-defined plane to display averaged result maps.

  • Cloud-based scalable solving

    Fully-integrated, scalable cloud solving.

See how people are using Autodesk CFD

Video of Opto 22 using CFD


Connecting the world

By using the 3D digital prototyping and upfront simulation in CFD, the Temecula, California-based tech company built a smaller and more reliable product.

Video of Norgren using CFD and Inventor


Cut production time

The UK-based design team cut production time by 6 months and saved money using Autodesk CFD and Inventor to develop its Diverter Valve.

Video of Sudlows using CFD


Data centre energy efficiency

By running multiple conditions and failure scenarios using CFD cloud solving, the British firm employed flexibility in upfront simulation and data export.