The features and functions of Autoform software for sheet metal forming simulation were introduced. Taking the auto panel as an example, based on UG and Autoform, the process of CAE simulation analysis on the drawing process was stated in this paper and the simulation results were analyzed. The results of analyses indicated that the crack tendency was in the two salient of auto panel flange in the drawing process. By optimizing and adjusting the parameters of mold, the problem of crack tendency was solved. The optimal stamping process was finally determined based on the results of the simulation. Compared with the traditional stamping technology and die designing, the quality of die designing was improved by adopting CAE technique.