There is demonstrated, real value in using CFD to analyze products earlier in the product development lifecycle than has been possible under the common scenario of reserving this important analysis regimen for CFD specialists. Mentor Graphics’ FloEFD solution allows companies to make this paradigm shift by providing an accessible CFD solution that can be used by engineers and designers who are not specially-trained in complex CFD practices. Embedding CFD analysis within the normal design environment (CAD) further enhances the value of this solution, allowing it to be used throughout the product definition lifecycle to guide decision-making and product validation. This brings value to the company by promoting more innovative, higher-quality product designs accomplished in less time.