How to obtain more Materials for SolidWorks Simulation [VIDEO]

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One of the most challenging aspects of doing realistic structural simulations is getting reliable material data. SolidWorks Simulation 2014 offers you a wide range of additional materials that can help you with better design simulations. SolidWorks Simulation Professional and ... Read More

SolidWorks Composer Translate and Rotate Entities at the same time [VIDEO]

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Have you ever wanted to translate and rotate entities at the same time, using SolidWorks Composer? When you attempt to impose multiple motions on the same actor, chances are that it is not going to work. A simple trick to make this work is to: Move the actor into an empty ... Read More

SolidWorks Simulation 2014: Contact Pressure Plots in 2D Simplification

For the first time, In SolidWorks Simulation 2014, you can view the contact pressure plots in linear and nonlinear 2D Simplification studies. Contact pressure is developed in areas where two bodies come into contact during the analysis and no penetration contact is defined. To ... Read More

SolidWorks Simulation 2014: Contact Visualization Plot

Have you ever wondered what contacts you have created when running a simulation and what contacts have you missed? Imagine a large assembly with hundreds of contacts. Wouldn't it be nice if you could get a summary of the contacts you have created to avoid those error messages ... Read More

Stop Getting Lost with the Improved Interface of SolidWorks Simulation 2014 [VIDEO]

When working with results plots in SolidWorks Simulation, the plot settings are stored under three groups, “Edit Definition”, “Settings” and “Chart Options”. After using SolidWorks Simulation for a considerable amount of time, I still forget what goes under what and I have to cycl ... Read More

Get Ready to COMPARE your designs with SolidWorks Simulation 2014 [VIDEO]

A limitation in SolidWorks Simulation has been that only one configuration could be active at one time. So even though there was a "compare results" tool in SolidWorks 2013, it only allowed you to compare results across studies which were based on the same configuration. In ... Read More

Replace Sketch Entity, a Hidden Enhancement for SolidWorks Simulation 2014 [VIDEO]

Watching Alin's blog post on Replace Sketch Entity got me thinking about how well SolidWorks CAD and SolidWorks Simulation communicate, as far as design changes are concerned. Would the replace sketch entity propagate without any glitch in existing SolidWorks Simulation ... Read More