Simcenter 3D

Predict performance of your 3D geometry-based designs

Simcenter 3D - An open and extensible environment 3D CAE

Simcenter 3D is a unified, scalable, open and extensible environment for 3D CAE with connections to design, 1D simulation, test, and data management. Simcenter 3D speeds up the simulation process by combining best-in-class geometry editing, associative simulation modeling and multi-discipline solutions embedded with industry expertise. Fast and accurate solvers power structural, acoustics, flow, thermal, motion, and composites analyses, as well as optimization and multi-physics simulation.

Simcenter 3D is available as a standalone simulation environment. Simcenter 3D is a Siemens Digital Industries Software, and it is also available completely integrated with NX delivering a seamless CAD/CAE experience.

Our contacts for Simcenter 3D

Carl Wanngård, M.Sc.


Lukas Johansson, M.Sc.


Simcenter 3D is a simulation software with multiple functions

Simcenter 3D

Acoustics Simulation 

The 3D Simcenter offers interior and exterior acoustic analysis within an integrated solution that helps you make informed decisions during the early design stages so you can optimize your product’s acoustic performance. A unified and scalable modeling environment combined with efficient solvers and easy-to-interpret visualization capabilities enable you to quickly gain insight into the acoustic performance of your product.

Composites structure simulation

3D Composites 

In the quest to make products lighter yet stronger, manufacturers are increasing their use of composite materials. 3D Simcenter is at the leading edge of composites analysis through continuous development of material models and element types. Simcenter 3D speeds up the entire process for simulating laminate composite materials through a seamless connection to composites design, accurate solvers and comprehensive post-processing.

Fluid dynamics simulation

Simcenter 3D provides industry leading computational fluid dynamics software which allows you to simulate almost any engineering problem that involves the flow of liquids, gases (or a combination of both), together with all of the associated physics.

Simcenter 3D motion simulation

Motion Simulation

Predicting, analyzing, improving the positions, velocities, accelerations and loads of any mechanisms and mechatronic systems using an accurate and robust 3D multi-body simulation approach.

3D simulation

Multiphysics Simulation 

Complex industrial problems require solutions that span over a multitude of physical phenomena, which often can only be solved using simulation techniques that cross several engineering disciplines.

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Structural Simulation

Understanding how a component or product assembly reacts under stress or vibration is critical in any industry, but as products and materials become increasingly complex, engineers need tools that go beyond linear statics analyses. Simcenter 3D includes the structural solutions you need for a wide range of structural analysis problems within a single user environment.

Thermal simulation

Thermal Simulation

Simcenter 3D includes comprehensive, best-in-class thermal simulation capabilities that can help you to understand the thermal characteristics of your product and subsequently tailor your thermal management solution for optimal performance.

Electromagnetic simulation

Electromagnetics Simulation

The electrodynamic, electrostatic and magnetic potential solvers in Simcenter 3D accurately predict the interactions between electric, magnetic and flow fields, and facilitate successful designs of electric devices and their cooling.

Meshing Simcenter 3D


You can efficiently mesh your models using extensive modeling functions for automatic and manual mesh generation of 1D, 2D and 3D elements in addition to numerous techniques for the application of loads and boundary conditions.

User-defined geometry edits, mesh and boundary conditions are all associated to the base design, which means when the base design geometry changes, you can rapidly update your model in Simcenter 3D. This approach greatly reduces downstream modeling time, which results in huge time savings across a project’s many design-analysis iterations.

Optimization 3D


How can I reduce material in the component or change its properties while ensuring it continues to meet performance targets? Simcenter 3D offers engineering optimization techniques that can help you answer these this question by systematically searching for the best design that satisfies certain criteria. Reduce component weight or find the right combination of parameters to improve product performance through comprehensive topology, geometry, and parameter optimization capabilities.

Pre / Postprocessing 

Reduce the time you spend preparing analysis models, and spend more time evaluating results with Simcenter 3D. Quickly move from multi-CAD geometry data to a complete, run-ready analysis model using unique tools for CAE geometry editing, comprehensive meshing, FE assembly management, multi-CAE solver environments, and fast simulation results post processing and reporting.


Simulation Automation & Scalability

As companies increase their reliance on simulation, they are seeking ways to speed-up the analysis process and increase simulation throughput. One way to increase simulation throughput is to capture repetitive CAE processes, standardize them, and then automate them. Simcenter 3D allows you to capture the expertise of senior analysts and make it available for junior engineers in your organization to use in the form of wizards or templates. 

Featured Customer Success

Composites Innovation Centre
Integrated design and analysis paves way for smart design of advanced composites-based vehicle

Composites Innovation Centre uses NX CAD and Simcenter to rapidly evaluate design alternatives in half the time

Customer success & support

The Volupe customer success program includes regular technical follow-up meetings with our Customer Success Manager Carl Stenson. We go through what projects you have carried out, what you see in front of you and how we can support you in the best possible way. All our customers will be appointed a dedicated support technician who will be your first point of contact and carry relevant experience from your industry and how the software can be used efficiently and accurately.

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Featured success stories

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How to get started

Volupe has developed a complete customer oriented process to onboard you as a new user of Simcenter STAR-CCM+. Learn more how this process is defined.