Integrated Simulation Environment

SimXpert is a next generation CAE application for modelling and analysis using FEA and multibody dynamics (MBD). Integrated with Hexagon’s advanced multidiscipline (MD) solver technologies, SimXpert provides an efficient “end-to-end” solution that takes you from CAD to analysis report in a single easy-to-use application.

“Doing more with less” is a common theme in most companies today, but designers, engineers and CAE analysts spend most of their time and effort on manual, labour intensive tasks. Translating and fixing CAD data, meshing, reworking models, creating the same plots and charts over and over – all of these mean that engineers are spending more time developing expertise in using tools rather than on evaluating and understanding their products. SimXpert changes that by providing native access to CAD data and easy to use tools to automate their simulation jobs and get results fast. SimXpert’s unified user environment also enables teams to share data, models, results and best practices across time zones, geographic boundaries, and CAE disciplines, so that they can approach problems more consistently and get reliable results faster. Complete teams of engineers can now work in a modern and easy to use interface to run multi-body dynamics, structural analysis, thermal simulations, crash tests, drop testing, and more.

Brake analysis in SimXpert
Best practice capture in SimXpert
Unified workspace environment
Key capabilities include:
Single environment unifies linear & nonlinear FEA with multibody dynamics

SimXpert enables CAE analysts to create virtual prototypes, conduct virtual tests, evaluate results and create reports for linear FEA (structural and thermal), nonlinear FEA (implicit and explicit), and motion using a single application and a single model. Toggling between workspaces prepares models for MD Nastran, LS-Dyna, MD Adams, and other solver technologies without translation, conversion, or input deck editing


Comprehensive linear and nonlinear finite element analysis
Advanced FEA testing for stress, thermal, vibration, and contact


Complete mechanical system simulation using multibody dynamics of rigid and flexible bodies, including tests of different components, connections, and forces
Enables analysis of overall system performance and creation of accurate load predictions


Complete thermal finite element analysis including: steady-state heat transfer, free/forced conduction, and thermo-mechanical coupling.
Tests different heat transfer paths.

Crash / Explicit

High-performance environment for studying complex FE models for crashworthiness and safety applications
Capabilities include dummy positioning, seat belt routing, airbag deployment, and explicit impact analysis
Advanced environment for performing large deformation, highly nonlinear, short duration transient dynamic analyses for both structural impact and coupled fluid-structure problems such as bird strike on airplanes and stent deployment in arteries

Template builder for automation of CAE best practices

SimXpert Template Builder provides a visual interface for quickly automating manual and repetitive simulation tasks for reuse and consistency across the engineering community. Intuitive, easy-to-use templates capture knowledge and best practices, and can be used to automate any step or series of steps within the SimXpert advanced workspaces and across multidisciplinary simulations.

Native CAD access obsoletes geometry translation

Eliminates data translation by enabling analysts to import and work directly with native CAD geometry. Smart Update automatically updates the analysis model when changes are made to the parametric representation of the CAD model within a SimXpert session and across any of the workspaces

Multidiscipline analysis for real-world CAE accuracy

Engineers can now perform interoperable, multidisciplinary analyses on virtual prototypes of everything from components to complex engineering systems. This enables simulation of product behaviour under real-world loading and environmental conditions, including the complex interactions between engineering disciplines, without the inefficiencies of deploying multiple point technologies or relying on costly physical prototypes.

Industry Uses:
  • Automotive: Powertrain, Seals and gaskets, Brakes, Suspension, Gear contact, Multi-body dynamics
  • Aerospace & Defence: Landing gear, Composites, Wing structures, Fuselage, Seals and hoses, Sheet metal forming
  • Heavy Equipment: Gears, Steering yokes, Belts, Hoses, Manufacturing
  • Medical: Stents, Catheters, Pacemakers, Dental and knee implants, Prosthetics, Muscle and tissue, Hospital equipment like beds, wheel chairs
  • Packaging: Bottle forming, Bottle top load tests, Snap-on caps, Child safety lids
  • Oil and Gas: Packers, blow out preventers, Seals and gaskets, Pipes and casings, Weldings, Drill bits
  • Wind Energy: Composite blade analysis, Composite failure, Gears and bearings
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