A powerful design space exploration and optimization software interfacing with CAD and CAE tools to drive product innovation.

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A three-dimensional graph generated in Simcenter HEEDS.


HEEDS accelerates the product development process by automating analysis workflows, maximizing available computational hardware and software resources and efficiently exploring the design space for innovative solutions, while assessing the new concepts to ensure performance requirements are met.

Enable process automation
HEEDS enables automated workflows for the ease of driving product development processes. With an extensive list of developed interfaces to commercial computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided engineering (CAE) tools, HEEDS quickly and easily integrates many technologies without custom scripting. The data is automatically shared between modeling and simulation products to evaluate performance trade-offs and design robustness.

Use distributed execution
HEEDS leverages existing hardware investments, efficiently using all available hardware resources. Use Windows and Linux-based workstations or clusters either on-site or abroad, as well as cloud computing resources to accelerate innovative product development.

For example, geometry modifications can be automated on a laptop with the Windows operating system; a structural deformation simulation can be performed on a Linux workstation; and a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation can be performed on multiple cores of a Linux cluster or the cloud.

Unlock efficient search
All designers and engineers can use HEEDS to unlock innovation, as opposed to most traditional optimization tools that require highly specialized technical expertise and the simplification of models to allow for efficient search.

HEEDS includes proprietary Design Space Exploration functionality to efficiently find design concepts that meet or exceed performance requirements. HEEDS automatically adapts its search strategy as it learns more about the design space to find the best solution within the allotted timeframe. It is easy to use, designed to meet deadlines and can provide significant value.

Gain insight and discovery
HEEDS provides the ability to easily compare performance over a wide spectrum of designs that exhibit desirable characteristics and robustness. The software helps users visualize design performance trade-offs between competing objectives and constraints with various plots, tables, graphs and images to gain insight and discover innovative solutions. This facilitates the development of production-ready designs, enabling a truly digital twin.

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Catheter design and optimization via CFD simulation and design exploration.

Case study


Siemens solutions enabled FIME to surpass industry standards by three-fold for boiler modulation ratio.

A home heating system developed with Simcenter STAR-CCM+ and HEEDS
Case Study

Using Simcenter STAR-CCM+ and HEEDS to help deliver comfortable, efficient heating to homes


Industry:Consumer products & retail

Location:Castelfidardo, Italy

Siemens Software:HEEDS, Simcenter 3D Solutions, Simcenter STAR-CCM+