Simcenter Flotherm Products

Simcenter Flotherm PCB

Collaboration tool for everyone concerned with conceptual PCB thermal design.

Simcenter Flotherm PCB is a unique, radical software program for streamlining concept development of printed-circuit boards (PCBs), while ensuring good thermal design and accelerating the PCB design process.

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Simcenter Flotherm PCB

Simcenter Flotherm PCB facilitates collaboration between product marketing, electronic engineers and mechanical engineers on PCB design, particularly during the conceptual phase of the design process

The Only PCB-level Electronics Cooling CFD Solution for Mechanical Engineers

Mentor’s share of the PCB thermal market with HyperLynx Thermal and Simcenter Flotherm PCB is more than 85 percent!

Source: Gary Smith EDA, June 2009

The Fastest PCB Thermal Design for Mechanical Engineers

About half of Simcenter Flotherm PCB customers surveyed were able to qualify the thermal impact of changes to their PCB designs in real time, with over three-quarters qualifying the design daily, according to Aberdeen Research. This unique capability provides thermal feedback to designers in sync with design iterations.

Source: Aberdeen Research 2007

Reduce PCB Re-spins to Zero!

The majority of Simcenter Flotherm PCB customers surveyed performed just one PCB re-spin, compared to an average of three PCB re-spins for users of other tools.

Source: Aberdeen Research 2007

Cut Thermal Verification Time by 66%

Engineers using other thermal analysis tools are likely to spend nearly triple the time in thermal verification than those using Simcenter Flotherm PCB.

Source: Aberdeen Research 2007

Simcenter MCAD Bridge

Simcenter MCAD Bridge enables parts and assemblies to be transferred easily and rapidly to Flotherm for thermal analysis from mechanical computer-aided design (MCAD) software such as Creo Parametric, SolidWorks and CATIA.

Simcenter MCAD Bridge intelligently filters the geometrical data for a particular part or assembly and creates a simplified “thermal equivalent” for analysis purposes.

This is critical because production-quality MCAD solid models contain a vast amount of thermally insignificant geometric detail such as fillets, small holes, chamfers and screw treads. These details provide no accuracy benefit if included but can drastically slow down the solution process.

The ability to defeature a part to match its thermal importance prior to translation offers a massive improvement in the efficiency of the model creation workflow process.

Technical Specifications

Simcenter Flotherm PCB Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications

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