Simpack: SIMULIA Product Highlight

When you think of simulation, what do you think of? Some of us think about structural analysis and things like drop tests for cell phones. Others think about electromagnetics and how to meet the challenges of 5G. And yet others think of how we can better see blood flow to the human heart. Simulation is so much more than what most of us think it is. Whatever the issue, scenario, or use case, simulation can help!

This post is about Simpack, SIMULIA’s Multibody System simulation offering and the first blog in a series talking about SIMULIA’s individual product offerings and all the types of simulation that are possible on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

Want access to all of SIMULIA’s best resources? Visit the SIMULIA Learning Community!


​​​​​​​SIMULIA Simpack is a leading Multibody System (MBS) simulation software for the dynamic analysis of any mechanical or mechatronic system, enabling engineers to generate and solve virtual 3D models in order to predict and visualize motion, coupling forces, and stresses.

Simpack is used in a wide range of application areas, primarily within the automotive, engine, HiL/SiL, power transmission, railway, and wind energy industries. Simpack can be applied to any branch of mechanical engineering.

The key benefit of Simpack is the ability to handle complex non-linear models with flexible bodies and harsh shock contact. In addition, Simpack is well suited to high-frequency transient analyses, even up into the acoustic range.

From initial concept designs, through to production and redesigns, Simpack helps engineers gain insight and optimize systems, vastly reduce the need for physical prototyping, reduce time-to-market, and improve product quality and lifespan. Simpack’s diversity and good connectivity to various multi-physics software (e.g. FEA, control, and hydraulics) facilitate seamless integration into the manufacturer’s already-established development processes. All Simpack features are 100% compatible, making new specific software developments beneficial for many different industries.

In a nutshell, Simpack MBS enables understanding, helps minimize vibrations, loading, and lower costs of any mechanical or mechatronic system.

Want to learn more about Simpack and get access to all of the e-learning, training and documentation? Visit the Simpack Wiki on the SIMULIA Learning Community for all this and more!


SIMULIA offers an advanced simulation product portfolio, including AbaqusIsightfe-safeToscaSimpoe-MoldSIMPACKCST Studio SuiteXFlowPowerFLOW and more. The SIMULIA Learning Community is the place to find the latest resources for SIMULIA software and to collaborate with other users. The key that unlocks the door of innovative thinking and knowledge building, the SIMULIA Learning Community provides you with the tools you need to expand your knowledge, whenever and wherever.

Katie Corey

Katie manages SIMULIA's social media, blog and online communities. As a writer and technical communicator, she is interested in and passionate about creating an impactful user experience. Katie is a native Rhode Islander and loves telling others about all it has to offer. As a self-proclaimed nerd, she enjoys a variety of hobbies including history, astronomy, science/technology, science fiction, geocaching, true crime, fashion and anything associated with nature and the outdoors. She is also mom to four amazing furbabies (2 cats and 2 dogs).

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