ANSYS AIM Alternatives

    ANSYS AIM is described as 'makes upfront simulation easy by combining intuitive, guided workflows, accurate simulation results and optimization in a complete simulation tool'. There are more than 10 alternatives to ANSYS AIM for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, iPad and GNU Octave. The best alternative is SOLIDWORKS. Other great apps like ANSYS AIM are Autodesk Inventor (Paid), Catia (Paid), COMSOL Multiphysics (Paid) and Solid Edge (Paid).

    This page was last updated May 30, 2017

    1. SOLIDWORKS is a leading 3D CAD software for design, analysis and product data management. SOLIDWORKS solutions can help boost productivity, harness intelligence, foster innovation, and facilitate collaboration.
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    2. Autodesk® Inventor® products offer a comprehensive, flexible set of software for 3D mechanical design, product simulation, tooling creation, and design communication.
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      • Windows
      CATIA (Computer Aided Three-dimensional Interactive Application) (in English usually pronounced /k?'ti?/) is a multi-platform CAD/CAM/CAE commercial software suite developed by the French company Dassault Systèmes.
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    3. COMSOL Multiphysics is an engineering, design, and finite element analysis software environment for the modeling and simulation of any physics-based system.
    4. Solid Edge is an industry-leading mechanical design system with exceptional tools for creating and managing 3D digital prototypes.


    5. ANSYS Fluent software contains the broad physical modeling capabilities needed to model flow, turbulence, heat transfer, and reactions for industrial applications ranging from air flow over an aircraft wing to combustion in a furnace, from bubble columns to oil platforms, from...
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • GNU Octave
      • MATLAB
      FEATool Multiphysics is a fully integrated Finite Element FEM CAE simulation toolbox for Matlab. With FEATool you can easily model and simulate heat transfer, fluid flow CFD, structural mechanics, chemical reactions, general PDEs, and more.
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    6. COSMOSWorks provides easy to use yet powerful design validation and optimization tools for designers and engineers alike.
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      • Windows
      The ANSYS Workbench platform is the backbone for delivering a comprehensive and integrated simulation system to our customers.
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    7. The Abaqus Unified FEA product suite offers powerful and complete solutions for both routine and sophisticated engineering problems covering a vast spectrum of industrial applications.
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