Simcenter Flotherm XT Software

Shorten electronics thermal design by using a CAD centric electronics thermal analysis software that connects ECAD and MCAD design flows.

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Why Simcenter Flotherm XT?

Simcenter Flotherm XT, CAD-centric electronics cooling CFD software, enables thermal engineers to shorten development and optimize thermal management of electronics earlier in the process by connecting ECAD and MCAD design flows.

Compress the electronics thermal design process
Bring MCAD and EDA design flows closer to thermal design to reduce analysis process times by factor of at least 2 (when compared to traditional general-purpose simulation tools).

Incorporate EDA data quickly
Handle the complexity of ECAD data through import of board and component layout easily. Using Simcenter Flotherm XT EDA Bridge, you have the ability to make modifications for position, size, orientation, shape and modeling level quickly. EDA Bridge supports all leading EDA software vendor file formats including ODB++. This interoperability with PCB design flows reduces time-consuming data translation and minimizes the risk of costly errors.

Handle CAD geometry complexity with a CAD-centric interface
Leverage a CAD-centric user interface, as well as a geometry engine for complex, curved and arbitrary shaped geometries in modern electronics products. Users can quickly become productive with a short learning curve to start utilizing Simcenter Flotherm XT CAD connectivity, with advanced CAD modeling capabilities for import of all major file formats, manipulation and geometry modification. Users are further supported with access to full geometric and non-geometric SmartParts and libraries of the most popular electronics components for fast and accurate model creation.

Perform parametric studies and thermal management optimization
Make the most of an integrated environment for defining, solving and analyzing results using parametric variations of geometry, attributes plus solution parameters to optimize your thermal design. You can use Design of Experiments to set up a number of studies, varying parameters and ensuring the best coverage of the design field.

What's new?

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Explore new features that help thermal engineers, designers and analysts go faster, model the complexity in electronics thermal management, and stay integrated with related engineering disciplines during electronics development.

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Thermal management for AI hardware

Virtual assistants, facial recognition and self-driving cars rely on deep learning and natural language processing. Deep learning uses more neural network layers to simulate the human brain’s ability to learn and can train computers to accomplish specific tasks by processing large amounts of data.

Ensure overall performance and avoid premature failures for AI hardware with proper thermal management.

Simcenter Flotherm XT capabilities

Automated CFD meshing and robust solver

Simcenter Flotherm XT has automated meshing using a robust Cartesian-based mesh with SmartCell™ meshing technology. This provides the user with controls to set during guided simulation set up, and then Simcenter Flotherm XT will automatically refine around small geometric features and thin gaps associated with complex electronic assemblies. CAD geometry of any complexity can be handled without the need for user simplification. Simcenter Flotherm XT efficient solver has multicore parallel support.

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