FloEFD: Intelligent Automation at Its Core
Frontloading CFD refers to the practice of moving CFD simulation early into the design process – enabling design engineers to evaluate design options while optimizing product performance as well as reliability. FloEFD – an award-winning frontloading CFD solution – is a paradigm shift in CFD and offers an intuitive user experience for MCAD users. The easy-to-use, full-featured 3D computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis solution is built into major MCAD systems including Siemens NX and Solid Edge.
Through the use of best-in-class and intelligent technology, FloEFD opens the world of fluid dynamics analysis to a wider range of users – helping engineers move simulation into the design process and better understand the behavior of the design earlier.
With a 25 year history of development expertise and unprecedented know-how in embedding CFD into MCAD, Mentor Graphics – a Siemens Business – offers a design-centric CFD solution to the engineering community. As an embedded application, FloEFD is completely integrated into the most popular CAD programs available on the market. FloEFD plugs effortlessly into familiar PLM software, delivering compressed timescales for product development workflows in the creation and testing of the digital twin.
The accuracy of FloEFD results have been verified by thousands of companies that use the software to solve complex design problems and can help reduce overall simulation time by as much as 75%.
FloEFD for NX
FloEFD for NX enables you to gain insight into and optimize complex fluid flow and heat transfer effects on your designs directly inside NX – making it look and feel as if you never left NX. In other words, you use the same user interface for design and analysis thereby rendering CFD simply as an extension of your design process.
Unlike other 3rd party CFD programs, FloEFD interacts directly with the native 3D CAD data without any transfer or translation so you can keep pace with ongoing design changes.
FloEFD for Solid Edge
CFD is no longer out of reach. Use the powerful combination of Solid Edge and FloEFD for Solid Edge for a complete design and CFD analysis suite. Simply create your model in Solid Edge and immediately prepare and analyze it without any translation or fluid body creation.
Since FloEFD runs directly inside Solid Edge, you don’t need to learn how to use a second interface in order to use analysis – making it a seamless solution to design better, faster.