Simcenter 3D delivers a unified, scalable, open and extensible environment for 3D CAE with connections to design, 1D simulation, testing and data management.

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Simcenter 3D speeds the simulation process by combining best-inclass geometry editing, associative simulation modeling and multidiscipline solutions embedded with industry expertise. Fast and accurate solvers power structural, acoustics, flow, thermal, motion, and composites analyses, as well as optimization and multiphysics simulation.

Simcenter 3D is available as a standalone simulation environment. It is also available completely integrated with NX delivering a seamless CAD/CAE experience.

Simcenter 3D is SIEMENS’s PLM next generation of 3D CAE solutions that are based on the NX platform and expand the heritage of existing 3D CAE solutions including NX CAE, NX Nastran, LMS Virtual.Lab and LMS Samtech.


To meet complex challenges, product engineering teams need a unified, shared platform for all simulation disciplines, with leading-edge analysis tools that are easy-to-use, incorporate more productive workflows and produce consistent results. Simcenter 3D captures expert knowledge and best-practice workflows, enabling engineers and analysts to collaborate on a platform that accommodates all aspects of functional performance and connects to design, system simulation, test and data management.

Powerful Features

  • Accurately predict product performance Consistent Interface: Simcenter 3D includes powerful simulation solutions for multiple disciplines, including structural, acoustics, flow, thermal, motion, and composites analyses, as well as optimization and multiphysics simulation.

  • Accelerate your simulation process: Simcenter 3D offers best-in-class geometry and finite element (FE) modeling capabilities. It helps you reduce the time spent on model abstraction and geometry editing. Geometry edits, meshes and boundary conditions are all associated with the base design.

  • Enhance your team’s flexibility and throughput : Simcenter 3D is an open and extensible environment that leverages your existing investments and processes. It is open to multiple CAD formats and supports your preferred solver.

  • A complete pre- and postprocessing environment: Simcenter 3D helps you effectively build the simulation model you need from your 3D geometry. It includes unrivaled geometry manipulation tools that can handle CAD data from any source, as well as dedicated meshing and modeling for multiple applications.

  • Multidiscipline simulation and optimization: Simcenter 3D combines all CAE solutions in one integrated platform, and takes advantage of industry-standard solvers for a full range of applications.

  • High-end solutions for dedicated applications: Simcenter 3D includes solvers that dive deep into the physics. Every application specialist will find state-of-the-art technology that exactly fits the problem – static or dynamic, linear or nonlinear, composite or other, for mechanics, acoustics, thermal, flow and many other analyses.

  • Intelligent, complete models for complex products: Simcenter 3D includes efficient assembly modeling tools, co-simulation with controls, solvers that have the required performance for large problems, and data management functionality specifically designed for the CAE analyst.

SIMCENTER 3D Introductory Video