How do you run air flow simulation in SOLIDWORKS?

Load up the Flow Simulation add-in by clicking Tools > Add-ins and checking the SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation box. Once it is loaded, select the Flow Simulation tab and click the Wizard button to start the Flow Simulation Wizard. On the first page of the wizard (Project Name), name your project and click Next.

Is SOLIDWORKS flow simulation free?

TRY SOLIDWORKS FLOW SIMULATION FOR FREE SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation gives engineers access to powerful Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) directly from the SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD environment.

Is SOLIDWORKS flow simulation accurate?

How accurate is the SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation CFD software? The software is as accurate as any general-purpose CFD program.


Solidworks can be good choice for preliminary analysis. Ansys/Fluent (CFD) is choice for accurate results. Ansys fluent of cfx is much better than Solidworks. For CFD purpose Ansys is better user-friendly as compared with Solidworks.

Is SimScale free?

SimScale is free for students, researchers, and educators. We usually recommend going with the Academic Enterprise Plan.

How much does SolidWorks composer cost?

SolidWorks pricing: MSRP

Product Permanent license Annual subscription
SolidWorks Composer $5,490 $1,495
SolidWorks Inspection Professional $3,995 $999
SolidWorks Inspection Standard $2,295 $599
SolidWorks MBD Standard $1,995 $499

Does SOLIDWORKS professional include flow simulation?

SOLIDWORKS® Flow Simulation is a separately purchased product that you can use with SOLIDWORKS Standard, SOLIDWORKS Professional, and SOLIDWORKS Premium. You can use Altitude to set the atmospheric pressure and temperature.