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Does anyone use EFD or other CAD based CFD software?

  1. Nov 4, 2008 #1

    I just wanted to know if anyone uses EFD for doing thermo and/or fluid dynamic simulations. In particular, as an addon to Pro Engineer.

    My company is looking at getting some CFD type software and seeing that we already use ProE for drawing, I though this might be a good option, but I'm not sure if it has any pros and cons that can only be discovered after using the program.

    We design various products, so it needs to be flexible. Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance for any help
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  3. Nov 4, 2008 #2


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    My company uses ANSYS, which is a very versatile and well supported FEA package from what I have seen. We don't do a lot of CFD, but we do a lot of coupled physics analysis.
  4. Nov 4, 2008 #3


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    We use, among other things, CFDesign which is an add on for Pro/E.
  5. Nov 7, 2008 #4
    Thanks for the help, i'll look into those
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