Best simulation software on G2: Simcenter solutions transform engineering 

By Estelle Calohard and Juliana Yonga

Finding the right simulation tools is a significant challenge for many companies. Peer review sites like G2 can assist in identifying software tools that fit your needs based on reviews from users with similar requirements and applications. User perception is essential; it reflects Simcenter’s performance and indicates whether our continuous software updates are meeting customer needs. 

On G2, a trusted platform for software reviews, Simcenter’s suite of products, HEEDS, Simcenter STAR-CCM+, Simcenter 3D, Simcenter Amesim, and Simcenter Femap, have garnered significant praise more specifically in the simulation and CAE category. With a collective total of 436 reviews, Simcenter’s software are making a substantial impact in the engineering community. 

Why do users love Simcenter?

Simcenter STAR-CCM+

Simcenter STAR-CCM+ improves product performance with Multiphysics computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software for real-world conditions. With 133 reviews and a rating of 4.5 stars, Simcenter STAR-CCM+ ranks 3rd in the Simulation and CAE category. 

Simcenter STAR-CCM+ reviews sourced by G2

Simcenter 3D

Simcenter 3D addresses complex engineering challenges by enhancing simulation efficiency. Simcenter 3D is one of the most comprehensive, fully integrated CAE solutions. It is used for structural, dynamics, durability, electromagnetics, motion, acoustics, and additive manufacturing process simulation. The software has garnered 142 reviews, ranking 2nd in the Simulation and CAE category and 8th in the Mechanical Computer-aided Design (MCAD) category with a rating of 4.3 stars. 

Simcenter 3D reviews sourced by G2


HEEDS is a multi-disciplinary design analysis and optimization (MDAO) software solution that automates workflows and performs design space exploration and optimization to accelerate product development and reduce overall cost. It has received 58 reviews, ranking 6th in the Simulation and CAE category out of 220 products, with a rating of 4.3 stars. 

HEEDS reviews sourced by G2

Simcenter Amesim

Simcenter Amesim is a mechatronic systems simulation platform that allows design engineers to virtually assess and optimize systems’ performance. Simcenter Amesim leads the Systems Engineering and MBSE category and ranks 9th in the Simulation & CAE category with 91 reviews and a rating of 4.4 stars. 

Simcenter Amesim reviews sourced by G2

Note: All Simcenter products are not yet represented on the G2 platform, only a selection

Simcenter Amesim on G2

Model the complexity

Innovation is complex. Predict behaviour, enhance accuracy, and be confident in early-stage designs. Use performance-based systems engineering to view the entire product lifecycle from component concept to final operational use. 

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Explore the possibilities

Leverage complex models to fully explore the design space. Save time and gain insight into the digital world before committing to the final design. Discover new designs, optimize performance, and improve robustness faster. 

Simcenter 3D

Go faster

Use engineering driven by artificial intelligence (AI) to quickly respond to changes. Use scalable, cloud-based processes and the latest automated workflows. 

Simcenter HEEDS on G2

Stay integrated

Connect it all. Link all processes and align teams in the most complex development environments. Balance performance and guarantee traceability with a digital thread that integrates simulation models to product data. 

Who is G2 and why are peer reviews critical?

G2 is one of the largest and most trusted software review sites. Many of you rely on G2 to help make smarter software decisions based on authentic peer reviews. 

Peer reviews are an excellent way for prospective and existing users to compare products and develop a better understanding of how those products will fit within their own ecosystems. This is made possible by real people, real discussions, and real reviews.  

How are Simcenter products doing on G2?

With a collective total of 436 reviews across all Simcenter products, Siemens solutions are well-regarded in the engineering community. Each product has its own strengths and unique contributions, reflected in the ratings and feedback from users. 

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