How to obtain more Materials for SolidWorks Simulation [VIDEO]

Materiality

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

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 ... Read More

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SolidWorks: Animating a 6DOF Robot from Point to Point [VIDEO]

Suppose you need to make an animation of a 6 degree-of-freedom robot. However you only need to show the end-effector moving from point A to point B to point C, etc. You aren't concerned with the movement of each joint at the moment. Have you ever tried free-dragging something ... Read More

Don’t Settle for Anything Less with Mirrored Results about Planes of Symmetry in SolidWorks Simulation 2014 [VIDEO]

We have all used symmetry to boost our simulation times, whether it be planar or cyclic and were happy to have achieved the results in a short time, only to be told by the manager to run the simulation for the full model so it makes more sense to him and to the customers. Here ... Read More

Irfan’s Pick of the Day: Transient Sensors [VIDEO]

In SolidWorks 2013, now you can define sensors which can store transient data from thermal simulations, drop tests, non-linear simulations and dynamics simulation. Due to nature of simulations which support transient data, this new sensor is supported in SolidWorks Simulation ... Read More