Advanced CFD & Thermal Analysis Solutions

Software Cradle Co., Ltd. is an innovative provider of computational Fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation software. Established in 1984, the company has pursued to offer unique, innovation-focused, and highly reliable CFD solutions that enhance customers' product quality and creativity.

In 2016, the company joined MSC Software Corporation, the worldwide leader in the field of multidiscipline simulation. Now as a truly global company, Software Cradle delivers all-inclusive multi-physics solutions across many industries:
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  • Aerospace and defense: subsonic and supersonic flow, vehicle aerodynamics, conjugate heat transfer
  • Automotive: Cabin climate, aero-acoustics noise, sloshing of fluids, exhaust, aerodynamics, engine cooling, defrosting, gearbox
  • Consumer products: acoustics, passive/active cooling, bicycle helmets
  • Electronics: part maker, PCB thermal analysis, cooling, LED analysis
  • Shipbuilding: acoustics, propeller design, cavitation
  • Machinery: large ventilation fans, gas turbines, wind turbines, steam turbines, pumps, washing machines, turbochargers
Building & Architecture CFD Solutions
Thermal Management & Electronics Cooling
CFD Naval Applications
Multiphase CFD Applications

General-Purpose & Specialized CFD Solutions

  • HeatDesigner: Thermal Design Tool for Electronics
  • SC/Tetra: General purpose thermo-fluid analysis system with unstructured mesh
  • scFLOW: Thermo-fluid analysis system that uses polyhedral mesh
  • scSTREAM: General purpose thermo-fluid analysis system with structured mesh

Download the MSC CFD Solution Guide
MSC's CFD Software offers many specialized functions:
  • Steady state and transient
  • Moving/ rotating parts
  • Radiation
  • Chemical reactions
  • Fluid structure interactions
  • Free surface
  • Cavitation
  • Liquid film model
  • Particle tracking
  • Pressure loss modeling
  • Large Eddy Simulation
  • Fan Model
  • Joule Heating
  • Fluid Bearing Designer
  • Functions for turbomachinery
  • Compressible fluid
  • Aerodynamic noise analysis
  • Boiling modeling
  • Solidification/ melting
  • Multiphase flow
  • Humidity dew condensation
SC/Tetra is a general purpose CFD simulation software that uses a hybrid mesh to accurately represent complex shapes and model geometry. Features such as a sophisticated mesh generation system, high speed computing, low memory consumption, and a user-friendly interface throughout to increase user efficiency.

An unstructured mesh is created using tetrahedron, pentahedron, hexahedron, and/or polyhedron elements. This allows for a mesh that represents the model with high accuracy. As a result, unstructured mesh is used for applications where precise representation of the geometry is crucial. Examples of applications that benefit from an unstructured mesh include vehicle aerodynamics, flow inside duct parts, and turbomachinery.
MSC Cradle sc/Tetra CFD
scFLOW is a next-generation solver based on polyhedral elements. Developed to become the new state-of-the-art solver from MSC, it offers a broad range of new solver technology and simple, practical pre-processing features adequate for both the experienced and entry-level user to build complicated models and high quality meshes.

The new solver technology in scFLOW offers higher stability and up to three times faster calculation speed than before.
MSC Cradle CFD scFlow External Aerodynamics
Introduced over thirty years ago, scSTREAM has serviced the electronics and architectural industries by providing high accuracy and high efficiency CFD solutions. During this time scSTREAM has mainly been characterized by its overwhelming user-friendly interfaces and implementation of a structured Cartesian mesh.

A structured mesh is simple, easy to construct, and fast to solve. This mesh is comprised of many small cuboids. It is most useful for applications where tiny details and surface curvature do not have a strong effect on the overall flow field. Applications that benefit from a structured mesh include: electronics cooling, HVAC, and architecture.
MSC Cradle Flow Heat Designer CFD
2D Board-level Real-time Thermal Simulation: PICLS
PICLS is a thermal simulation tool which helps designers easily perform thermal simulation of PCBs. PICLS offers real-time thermal simulation of boards & components in a simple yet powerful environment design for the thermal engineer. Advanced features such as IDF & Gerber import, wiring coverage ratio, vias & heatsink modeling allows for fast and accurate preliminary thermal design of PCBs.

For more detailed and complex thermal analysis, PCB analysis data created in PICLS can be exported to scSTREAM and HeatDesigner for more detailed 3D analysis.

Download PICLS Lite FREE limited-functionality trial version of PICLS
PICLS PCB Thermal Analysis
FREE CFD Viewer: CradleViewer
CradleViewer is a simple 3D viewer to explore simulation results created by scSTREAM, SC/Tetra, scFLOW, and HeatDesigner. Using CradleViewer, modeled objects can be reviewed, moved, expanded and reduced. The object can also be viewed by turning on and off pre-set images and animations. CradleViewer is compatible with Oculus Rift VR system and is available for iPad on the Apple App Store.

Download CradleViewer for Windows x64
Download CradleViewer Office Extension for Windows x64
Cradle CFD Viewer

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