Does AutoCAD have simulation?

No, AutoCAD does not have built-in simulation capabilities.

AutoCAD is primarily a design and drafting software and does not offer simulation features for testing and analyzing designs.

Detailed Explanation:

  1. Design Focus: AutoCAD is focused on 2D and 3D design, drafting, and modeling. It doesn’t include tools for physical simulation like stress analysis or fluid dynamics.
  2. Alternative Autodesk Products: For simulation, Autodesk offers other software like Autodesk Simulation or Fusion 360, which have advanced simulation capabilities.

Solutions and Workarounds:

  • Use Specialized Software: For simulation needs, use dedicated simulation software.
  • Export from AutoCAD: You can create your design in AutoCAD, then export it to a simulation software for analysis.
  • Integration with Autodesk Suite: If you’re using the Autodesk suite, transitioning between AutoCAD and other Autodesk products for simulation is relatively seamless.


  • Right Tool for the Job: Use AutoCAD for design and drafting and a specialized tool for simulation.
  • File Compatibility: Ensure compatibility when exporting files from AutoCAD to simulation software.