Simulation Software Market worth $33.5 billion by 2028, growing at a CAGR of 13.1%: Report by MarketsandMarkets™

Chicago, Oct. 05, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The global Simulation Software Market size is projected to grow from USD 18.1 billion in 2023 to USD 33.5 billion by 2028 at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 13.1% during the forecast period, according to a new report by MarketsandMarkets™.

The simulation software market is experiencing significant growth due to computing power and cloud technology advancements. Integrating innovations like Digital Twin, AR/VR, and 3D printing has further accelerated this trend. With a surge in demand for efficient solutions to reduce production expenses and training costs, simulation software is crucial in replicating real-world scenarios for analysis, prediction, and optimization, fostering industries’ progress.

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Simulation Software Market Dynamics:


  • Increasing capabilities of simulation with regard to advanced technologies such as digital twin, AR/VR, and 3D printing
  • Advancements in computing power and cloud technology
  • Increasing demand for effective solutions to reduce production expenses and training costs


  • Growth of automotive industry
  • Expansion of healthcare industry
  • Development of new technologies such as quantum computing and artificial intelligence


  • High cost of simulation software and services
  • Lack of skilled professionals to operate simulation software
  • Complexity of simulation software

List of Key Players in Simulation Software Market:

  • Siemens (Germany),
  • Ansys (US),
  • Dassault Systemes (France),
  • MathWorks (US),
  • Autodesk (US),
  • Keysight (US),
  • Hexagon (US),
  • Honeywell (US),
  • Altair (US),
  • PTC (US),
  • AVL (Austria)

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Trend: Cloud-Based Simulation

The Cloud-Based Simulation trend in simulation software involves a shift towards using cloud computing resources for running simulations. This approach offers scalability, accessibility, and cost-efficiency, making complex simulations accessible to various organizations. By leveraging the cloud, businesses can conduct simulations without significant investments in on-premises hardware, enabling more flexibility and efficient resource utilization. This trend enhances collaboration and streamlines simulation processes, making it a valuable advancement in simulation software.

Trend: Multi-Physics Simulations

Multi-physics simulations in simulation software enable the comprehensive analysis of complex systems by integrating multiple physical phenomena. These simulations consider interactions between diverse factors such as fluid dynamics, structural mechanics, heat transfer, and electromagnetics. It provides a holistic understanding, crucial for aerospace, automotive, and energy industries, optimizing product design, performance, and safety. Multi-physics simulations enhance decision-making and innovation, driving advancements in various engineering disciplines.

Trend: Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR)

Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) integration in simulation software enhances user experiences by immersing them in virtual environments or overlaying digital information onto the real world. In fields like training, gaming, and architecture, VR and AR simulate real-world scenarios, improving engagement and learning outcomes. This integration also benefits industries such as healthcare and manufacturing by offering more interactive and practical solutions for training, design, and visualization tasks.

By offering, the professional services segment accounts for the highest CAGR during the forecast period

The rapid growth of professional services in the simulation software market can be attributed to its pivotal role in helping businesses effectively harness the potential of simulation technology. As industries increasingly recognize the value of simulations for optimizing operations, reducing costs, and making informed decisions, there’s a surge in demand for specialized consulting, training, and implementation services. These professional services offer tailored solutions, guiding organizations through the complexities of simulation software adoption, customization, and integration. By providing expertise and support, professional services ensure that companies maximize the benefits of simulation tools, driving innovation, efficiency, and competitive advantage.

By deployment mode, the on-premises segment accounts for a larger market share.

The simulation software market is divided into two primary deployment modes: on-premises and cloud. On-premises contributes to the larger market size due to its appeal to organizations with stringent data security and compliance requirements. Industries like healthcare, finance, and government, which handle sensitive data and demand absolute control over their infrastructure, prefer on-premises solutions. This mode offers the assurance of data staying within the organization’s physical boundaries, mitigating concerns about data breaches or regulatory non-compliance associated with cloud solutions. Furthermore, some legacy systems and applications are better suited for on-premises deployment due to their integration requirements or long-standing operational practices, sustaining their significant market share.

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Opportunity: Advancements in technologies like quantum computing and artificial intelligence.

The convergence of groundbreaking advancements in cloud computing and artificial intelligence is ushering in a new era of possibilities for simulation software. This synergy catalyzes innovation across industries by empowering simulation tools with unprecedented capabilities. Cloud computing’s scalable infrastructure liberates simulations from the constraints of on-premises hardware, enabling complex, resource-intensive models to run efficiently and cost-effectively. Simultaneously, AI injects intelligence into simulations, enhancing predictive accuracy and adaptability. Together, they foster real-time, data-driven simulations that can remarkably precisely model intricate systems. This transformative synergy unlocks myriad opportunities, from revolutionizing autonomous vehicle testing to optimizing supply chain logistics, promising a future where simulation software shapes decisions and outcomes across diverse domains.

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