How to obtain more Materials for SolidWorks Simulation [VIDEO]


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 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

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Simulation: Factor of Safety Plots – Highlighting the Areas of Concern

Factor of Safety Distribution

The default Factor of Safety (FOS) plot would show the distribution of values over the entire model with a colour chart.  Typically you would modify the colour chart to have the Minimum value as your required FOS.  The regions in red are the areas of concern.  However depending on ... Read More