FloEFD for Solid Edge

FloEFD™ for Solid Edge®

CFD fully embedded with Solid Edge for fluid flow and thermal simulation

FloEFD for Solid Edge is the only computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis tool that is fully embedded in Solid Edge. It enables engineers to immediately prepare and analyze their CAD model by using native Solid Edge CAD data – no translation or fluid body creation. And most importantly, its unique solver makes it possible to get accurate results fast – even for highly complex geometry.


Tight CAD-integrated CFD Simulation

Tight integration enables users to do multiple design studies and evaluate how the modifications influence the performance of the design.

Parametric Study and Design Comparison Functionality

The compare configuration and parametric study capability inside FloEFD enables engineers to understand the influence of changes in the geometry or boundary conditions on the results. Users can evaluate the design envelope by assessing results by numerical values, graphs or visual images and animations and thereby compare a wide range of project permutations.

Fast and Automated Meshing Technology with SmartCells™

FloEFD uses meshing technology which is recognized as the most efficient framework for simulating fluid flows, heat and mass transfer. In addition, the meshing process can be automated easily for even the most complex CAD geometries with the aid of SmartCells technology.


SmartCells are unique technology that combine robust Cartesian meshing with highly efficient analytical or semi-empirical solver models; thus providing high levels of simulation accuracy with fewer number of mesh cells than in traditional CFD. SmartCells typically reduce the manual time spent by traditional CFD tool users in meshing even complex geometries by an order of magnitude on average thus dramatically reducing a historical bottleneck to CFD user productivity.

Intuitive User Experience

FloEFD for Solid Edge features an easy-to-use GUI with considerable intelligent automation built-in as standard:

Powerful analysis wizard guides users through the problem set-up
Interface uses engineering terms instead of technical jargon therefore users can focus on solving flow problems as opposed to figuring out how to use the software
Real-time feedback about the solution progress such as convergence and monitor point values
Engineering outputs appear in both a timely and intuitive manner, including reports in Microsoft Excel and Word