Flow Circuits: A Unique Microfluidics Design Platform that Goes Beyond CFD Tools


In the world of fluidic system design, there are various software solutions available, each with its own unique set of features and capabilities. However, not all tools are created equal, and understanding the differences between them is crucial for selecting the right solution for your needs. In this blog, we'll discuss how Flow Circuits, our innovative microfluidics design platform, stands out from traditional Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) tools like Ansys and highlights its unique value proposition.

System-Level Fluidic Circuit Solutions for Microfluidics

Unlike CFD tools that focus on detailed fluid flow simulations within specific regions, Flow Circuits takes a more comprehensive approach. Our platform is designed to solve fluidic circuits at the system level, particularly for microfluidic applications, enabling users to design, simulate, and optimize entire fluidic networks. This holistic perspective makes Flow Circuits a practical solution for real-world microfluidic system development.

Programmable Sequences and Advanced Control Capabilities

Flow Circuits goes beyond simulating fluid flow by allowing users to create programmable sequences that control pumps and valves within their fluidic systems. This feature enables users to automate complex microfluidic processes, providing a high level of flexibility and control over system behavior. Traditional CFD tools typically do not offer this functionality, making Flow Circuits a more versatile solution for microfluidic system design.

Systematic 3D Modeling and Manufacturing Integration

While Flow Circuits does not directly export CAD models, our team can systematically generate 3D models of fluidic devices based on user designs. We are actively working on automating this process to provide an even more seamless experience for our users. By streamlining the transition from design to manufacturing, Flow Circuits simplifies the overall process and helps bring innovative microfluidic systems to life more efficiently.

Comprehensive Microfluidic Design and Optimization Workflow

Flow Circuits offers a complete design workflow that covers all aspects of microfluidic system development, from conceptualization to optimization. In contrast, CFD tools like Ansys focus mainly on fluid dynamics simulations and often require additional software for other stages of the design process. Flow Circuits' all-in-one approach ensures that users have everything they need to create and fine-tune their microfluidic systems within a single platform.


Flow Circuits sets itself apart from traditional CFD tools by offering a comprehensive microfluidics design platform that addresses the unique challenges and requirements of real-world applications. With its focus on system-level circuit solutions, programmable sequences, systematic 3D modeling integration, and end-to-end design workflow, Flow Circuits provides unparalleled value to engineers and designers working in the microfluidics field. Experience the difference for yourself and see how Flow Circuits can elevate your microfluidic system design capabilities.