Access simulation directly from within your chosen design environment
STAR-CCM+ closes the gap between meaningful analysis results and engineering design. Whether you want access to simulation directly from within your design environment, need to import CAD assemblies, or create new geometries, STAR-CCM+ has the solution.
  • Screen shot of Le Mans car geometry inside STAR-CCM+ : r egardless of the complexity of assemblies, when geometries are read into STAR-CCM+, the full assembly structure along with body and surface naming conventions are preserved without the need for time consuming re-organization.
  • 3D-CAD, a powerful and fully parametric 3D feature-based modeler in STAR-CCM+, is designed around the needs of engineering analysis, bridging the gap between CAD and CAE. Shown here is a s ports car geometry created with 3D-CAD modeler in STAR-CCM+.
  • Using the 3D-CAD modeler in STAR-CCM+, users have the ability to build geometries from scratch, or import and edit existing geometries. All parts for the motorcycle shown were created using the 3D-CAD modeler in STAR-CCM+.
  • STAR-CCM+’s CAD clients offer the chance to leverage advanced capabilities from within your familiar CAD and PLM environment. Using the Client-Server approach, a user can visualize results and underlying CAD geometry as the solver is executing on the cluster.

Unlock the full power of STAR-CCM+ from within the CAD and PLM environment

STAR-CCM+’s CAD clients offer the chance to leverage advanced capabilities from within your familiar CAD and PLM environment. With full associativity, boundary setup and both polyhedral and trimmed cell meshing, CAD clients allow analysis to be easily integrated into your engineering design and optimization process. For those wishing to grow the usage and sophistication of their simulation capability, STAR-CCM+ in combination with its CAD clients offer the ideal solution. The STAR-CCM+ CAD clients are currently available for CATIA V5, SolidWorks, Autodesk Inventor, Creo Elements/Pro, PTC/Creo, SIEMENS NX and SpaceClaim.

A flexible choice of import formats

Analysts may have little choice in how they receive their geometries and so STAR-CCM+ provides a complete choice of CAD and PLM import formats.  Native, neutral and transmit formats may be used, for direct reading: SolidWorks, CATIA V4 & V5, Creo Elements/Pro, PTC Creo, NX, Inventor as well as PLM XML, 3DXML, JT Open, IGES, STEP, STL, VDA-FS and Parasolid.

Organized data structure for assemblies

Regardless of the complexity of assemblies, when geometries are read into STAR-CCM+, the full assembly structure along with body and surface naming conventions are preserved without the need for time consuming re-organization. Mesh, physics and boundary settings remain associated with the original CAD and so parts and assemblies may be easily swapped in and out to perform what-if studies.

Parametric 3D-CAD within STAR-CCM+

A powerful and fully parametric 3D feature-based modeler comes standard with STAR-CCM+.  Users have the ability to build geometries from scratch, import geometries and edit accordingly. 3D-CAD in STAR-CCM+ is designed around the needs of engineering analysis, bridging the gap between CAD and CAE providing: automatic external and internal flow domain extraction, imprinting operations and the ability to expose geometric parameters to effortlessly perform design optimization based on engineering results.

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