Overview

Autodesk CFD is being consolidated from four product offerings to two product offerings. The two product offerings are called Autodesk CFD Premium and Autodesk CFD Ultimate.

Below is an outline detailing the consolidation and updates:

  • Autodesk CFD Advanced will become Autodesk CFD Premium with the environment included within the subscription.
  • Autodesk CFD Motion will become Autodesk CFD Ultimate with the environment included within the subscription.
  • CFD Design Study Environment will no longer be available as a standalone product, but it will be included within CFD Premium or CFD Ultimate.
  • CFD Base will no longer be available for new subscription.

 

CFD Design Study EnvironmentCFD Premium

Complex solving for fluid flow and thermal simulation.


CFD Design Study EnvironmentCFD Ultimate

Advanced solid body motion simulation in addition to fluid flow and thermal simulation capabilities.


 

Features

Tools for computational fluid dynamics

Autodesk CFD software provides flexible fluid flow and thermal simulation tools with improved reliability and performance. Compare design alternatives, and better understand the implications of your choices before manufacturing.

 

Thermal prototyping
Solve for all modes of heat transfer, from solid to solid or from solid to fluid.

Architectural and MEP tools
Use CFD software and thermal modeling tools for architectural and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing applications.

Industrial flow control
Optimize designs when you need to improve pressure drop or flow distribution.

Flexible cloud solving options
Solve locally or continue working while you solve in the cloud.


More Features

 

Variable cloud credits

More accurate rates for cloud solving.

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Automation scripting

Automate and create custom tasks.

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Flexible cloud solving options

Solve locally or continue working and solve in the cloud.

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Simplified heat sinks

Simulate the performance of heat sink components.

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Solver technology

Advanced scalable solver technology.

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High-quality visualisation

Use visualisation tools to create stunning imagery and near photorealistic renderings.

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CAD connections

Create associative simulations for computational fluid dynamics.

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System requirements for Autodesk CFD 2019
Operating System
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10
  • Microsoft Windows 8 and 8.1 (Standard, Pro, or Enterprise)
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, or Enterprise edition
  • HPC: Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Languages: English, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Japanese, German, French, Italian
Suggested Hardware Recommended Desktop

  • Model: Dell T5600 with Intel Xeon E3-1241 v3 @3.5 GHz (8 cores) ¹
  • RAM: 32 GB
  • Video: Nvidia Quadro 4000
  • Hard Drive: 1 TB HDD

¹ If more speed is needed add a 2nd E3-1241 for a total of 16 cores

Recommended Laptop

  • Model: Dell M4700 with Intel i7-4710MQ @ 2.5 GHz (4 Cores)
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Video: Nvidia Quadro K2000M
  • Hard Drive: 256 GB SSD
Display
  • 24-bit color setting at 1280 x 1024 or higher screen resolution
  • 512 MB DRAM or higher OpenGL-capable graphics card (recommended)
  • 256 MB on-board memory (minimum)
Media Reader DVD-ROM drive ³
Pointing Device Microsoft® mouse-compliant pointing device
Browser Windows Internet Explorer® 8 or higher
Internet Connection For web downloads and Subscription Aware access

Note: Hyper-threading should be ON to optimize the performance of the CFD Solver.

Autodesk Licensing Explained

Autodesk licenses are designed to make using our products easier, no matter what project you’re working on. Whether you’re in school, a small design team or a multi-national corporation; choosing the right license is an important step in getting the most out of our products. Take advantage of our free trial licenses, so you can see first-hand how our products can help you imagine, design and create a better world.Learn more about all Autodesk licensing options below or if you need help with a license you’ve already purchased, contact us at +64 9 302 4028.

 

Autodesk Licensing Options

  • Single User: For individuals or small to medium businesses requiring a specific number of users
  • Multi User: For medium to large organizations requiring many users
  • Students & educators: Prepare the next generation of architects, engineers and digital artists

 

Additional Information
Autodesk subscription | Maintenance plan | Switching Autodesk subscription

Compare products

CFD Premium and CFD Ultimate

Autodesk CFD is available in 2 levels: CFD Premium and CFD Ultimate. The CFD Design Study Environment is included in both solvers.

 Products

CFD CFD Premium CFD CFD Ultimate
 Design Study Environment              
 Heat Transfer              
 Intelligent Meshing              
 Turbulence Models              
 High Performance Solving              
 Solid Body Motion       
 Fluid Flow
 2D and 3D Cartesian              
 2D axisymmetric              
 Laminar flow              
 Turbulent flow              
 Incompressible flow
             
 Subsonic flow              
 Compressible flow
      
 Steady state (time-independent)
             
 Transient (time-varying)              
 Lagrangian particle tracking
             
 Two-fluid scalar mixing              

 

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whats included

Autodesk CFD features

Thermal prototyping

Solve for all modes of heat transfer, from solid to solid or from solid to fluid.

Architectural and MEP tools

Use CFD software and thermal modeling tools for architectural and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing applications.

Industrial flow control

Optimize designs when you need to improve pressure drop or flow distribution.

Flexible cloud solving options

Solve locally or continue working while you solve in the cloud.

What’s new

Fusion 360 CAD connection

Connect CFD to Fusion 360 for CAD simplification and modification.

Averaged result plane

Customisable, user-defined plane to display averaged result maps.

Cloud-based scalable solving

Fully-integrated, scalable cloud solving.

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Autodesk CFD Premium

Complex solving for fluid flow and thermal simulation.


Autodesk CFD Ultimate

Advanced solid body motion simulation in addition to fluid flow and thermal simulation capabilities.