Training Bundle

Become a SOLIDWORKS Simulation Expert

Are you getting the most out of your SOLIDWORKS Simulation software?

As a product designer you are using SOLIDWORKS Simulation to quickly perform "What if" simulations to test your designs. But do you know how to utilize the complete toolset? Are you using the most effective techniques?

Our new SOLIDWORKS Simulation Training bundle will help you to:

Get more out of your SOLIDWORKS software

Learn to use the Simulation tools more effectively and discover how to perform a wide range of critical tests on your SOLIDWORKS design.

Improve your product testing with new techniques

In addition to learning more about your software you will gain essential knowledge on the latest testing and verification techniques.

Get Simulation Certified to prove your knowledge

Included with the bundle is a SOLIDWORKS Certification exam so you can prove to your peers, your manager, and your customers that you ARE a Simulation Expert.

Included with the Training Bundle

Basic and Advanced SOLIDWORKS Simulation training, plus a Certification Exam

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Linear Static Course (3 days)

This course is designed to make SOLIDWORKS users productive more quickly with SOLIDWORKS Simulation software. This course provides an in-depth coverage on the basics of Finite Element Analysis (FEA), covering the entire analysis process from meshing to evaluation of results for parts and assemblies. The class discusses linear stress analysis, gap/contact analysis, and best practices.

Course Overview

Introduction to FEA
  • About This Course
  • What is SOLIDWORKS Simulation?
  • What Is Finite Element Analysis
  • Build Mathematical Mode
  • Build Finite Element Mode
  • Solve Finite Element Mode
  • Analyze Result
  • Errors in FEA
  • Finite Elements
  • Degrees of Freedom
  • Calculations in FEA
  • Interpretation of FEA Results
  • Units of Measurement
  • Limitations of SOLIDWORKS Simulation
Lesson 1: The Analysis Process
  • Objectives
  • The Analysis Process
  • Case Study: Stress in a Plate
  • Project Description
  • SOLIDWORKS Simulation Options
  • Preprocessing
  • Meshing
  • Postprocessing
  • Multiple Studies
  • Reports
Lesson 2: Mesh Controls, Stress Concentrations and Boundary Conditions
  • Objectives
  • Mesh Control
  • Case Study: The L Bracket
  • Project Description
  • Case Study: Analysis of Bracket with a Fillet
  • Case Study: Analysis of a Welded Bracket
  • Understanding the Effect of Boundary Conditions
Lesson 3: Assembly Analysis with Contacts
  • Objectives
  • Contact Analysis
  • Case Study: Pliers with Global Contact
  • Pliers with Local Contact
Lesson 4: Symmetrical and Free Self-Equilibrated Assemblies
  • Objectives
  • Shrink Fit Parts
  • Case Study: Shrink Fit
  • Project Description
  • Analysis with Soft Springs
Lesson 5: Assembly Analysis with Connectors and Mesh Refinement
  • Objectives
  • Connecting Components
  • Connectors
  • Mesh Control in an Assembly
  • Case Study: Cardan Joint
  • Problem Statement
  • Part 1: Draft Quality Coarse Mesh Analysis
  • Part 2: High Quality Mesh Analysis
Lesson 6: Compatible/Incompatible Meshes
  • Objectives
  • Compatible / Incompatible Meshing
  • Case Study: Rotor
Lesson 7: Analysis of Thin Components
  • Objectives
  • Thin Components
  • Case Study: Pulley
  • Part 1: Mesh with Solid Elements
  • Part 2: Refined Solid Mesh
  • Solid vs. Shell
  • Creating Shell Elements
  • Part 3: Shell Elements - Mid-plane Surface
  • Results Comparison
  • Case Study: Joist Hanger
Lesson 8: Mixed Meshing Shells & Solids
  • Objectives
  • Mixed Meshing Solids and Shells
  • Case Study: Pressure Vessel
Lesson 9: Beam Elements
  • Analysis of a Conveyor Frame
  • Element Choices
  • Section Properties
  • Beam Elements
  • Beam Joint Types
  • Beam Stress Components
  • Bending Moment and Shear Force Diagrams
Lesson 10: Mixed Meshing Solids, Beams & Shells
  • Objectives
  • Mixed Meshing
  • Case Study: Particle Separator
  • Beam Imprint
Lesson 11: Design Study
  • Objectives
  • Case Study: Suspension Design
  • Part 1: Multiple Load Cases
  • Part 2: Geometry Modification
Lesson 12: Thermal Stress Analysis
  • Objectives
  • Thermal Stress Analysis
  • Case Study: Bimetallic Strip
  • Examining Results in Local Coordinate Systems
  • Saving Model in its Deformed Shape
Lesson 13: Adaptive Meshing
  • Objectives
  • Adaptive Meshing
  • Case Study: Support Bracket
  • h-Adaptivity Study
  • p-Adaptivity Study
  • h vs. p Elements - Summary
Lesson 14: Large Displacement Analysis
  • Objectives
  • Small vs. Large Displacement Analysis
  • Case Study: Clamp
  • Part 1: Small Displacement Linear Analysis
  • Part 2: Large Displacement Nonlinear Analysis
Appendix A: Meshing, Solvers, and Tips & Tricks
  • Meshing Strategies
  • Geometry Preparation
  • Mesh Quality
  • Mesh Controls
  • Meshing Stages
  • Failure Diagnostics
  • Tips for Using Shell Elements
  • Hardware Considerations in Meshing
  • Solvers in SOLIDWORKS Simulation
  • Choosing a Solver
Appendix B: Customer Help and Assistance
  • Customer Help and Assistance
SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional Course (2 days)

This course is designed to make SOLIDWORKS Simulation users productive with SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional software. This course will provide an in-depth coverage on the advanced topics in Finite Element Analysis (FEA) including heat transfer analysis, frequency analysis, fatigue, stability analysis based on the linear buckling concepts, and pressure vessel modulus. Examples of parts and assemblies including those with various gap contact conditions are reviewed.

Course Overview

  • About This Course
  • What is SOLIDWORKS Simulation?
  • Limitations of SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional
Lesson 1: Frequency Analysis of Parts
  • Objectives
  • Modal Analysis Basics
  • Case Study: The Tuning Fork
  • Project Description
  • Frequency Analysis With Supports
  • Frequency Analysis Without Supports
  • Frequency Analysis with Load
Lesson 2: Frequency Analysis of Assemblies
  • Objectives
  • Case Study: The Engine Mount
  • All Bonded Contact Conditions
  • Bonded and Free Contact Conditions
Lesson 3: Buckling Analysis
  • Objectives
  • Buckling Analysis
  • Case Study: Particle Separator
Lesson 4: Load Cases
  • Objectives
  • Load Cases
  • Case Study: Scaffolding
Lesson 5: Submodeling
  • Objectives
  • Case Study: Scaffolding
  • Part 1: Parent Study
  • Part 2: Child Study
Lesson 6: Thermal Analysis
  • Objectives
  • Thermal Analysis Basics
  • Case Study: Microchip Assembly
  • Steady-State Thermal Analysis
  • Transient Thermal Analysis
  • Transient Analysis with Time Varying Load
  • Transient Thermal Analysis using a Thermostat
Lesson 7: Thermal Analysis with Radiation
  • Case Study: Spot Light Assembly
  • Project Description
  • Steady State Analysis
  • Full Radiation Conditions
Lesson 8: Advanced Thermal Stress 2D Simplification
  • Objectives
  • Thermal Stress Analysis
  • Case Study: Metal Expansion Joint
  • Thermal Analysis
  • 2D Simplification
  • Prescribed Temperature Condition
  • Meshing Considerations in Thermal Analysis
  • Importing Temperatures and Pressures from SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation
  • Reference Temperature at Zero Strains
  • 3D model
  • Summary
  • Exercise 8: Thermal Stress Analysis of a Microchip Testing Assembly
  • Exercise 9: Thermal Stress Analysis of a Gas Tank
  • Exercise 10: Thermal Stress Analysis of a Thermoelectric Cooler
Lesson 9: Fatigue Analysis
  • Fatigue
  • Stress-life (S-N) Based Fatigue
  • Case Study: Pressure Vessel
  • Thermal Stress Study
  • Fatigue Terminology
  • Fatigue Study
  • Fatigue Study with Dead Load
Lesson 10: Variable Amplitude Fatigue
  • Objectives
  • Case Study: Suspension
  • Fatigue Study
Lesson 11: Drop Test Analysis
  • Objectives
  • Drop Test Analysis
  • Case Study: Camera
  • Rigid Floor Drop Test
  • Elastic Floor Drop Test
  • Elasto-Plastic Material Model
  • Drop Test with Contact
Lesson 12: Optimization Analysis
  • Objectives
  • Optimization Analysis
  • Case Study: Press Frame
  • Static and Frequency Analyses
  • Optimization Analysis
  • Design Study
Lesson 13: Pressure Vessel Analysis
  • Objectives
  • Case Study: Pressure Vessel
  • Pressure Vessel Analysis
  • Manhole Nozzle Flange and Cover
Certified SOLIDWORKS Simulation Associate Exam (included free)

The Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate - Simulation (CSWA-S) certification indicates a foundation in and apprentice knowledge of demonstrating an understanding in the principles of stress analysis and the Finite Element Method (FEM).

Training Bundle Discount (14% OFF for a limited time)

Purchase our SOLIDWORKS Simulation Training Bundle and you will receive a 14% discount from the purchase price of the SOLIDWORKS Simulation Linear Static course and the SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional course

Training Preview

Take a look at some of the Simulation studies you will be conducting

Bundle Requirements & Benefits


Completed our SOLIDWORKS Essentials or at least 2 months using the software

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional software if taking online training

A basic knowledge of engineering principles

Features Targeted

Design Studies, Mixed Meshing, Thermal Stress Analysis

Drop Test, Frequency & Fatigue Analysis, Thermal Stress Analysis

Optimization, Submodeling, Pressure Vessel Analysis, Buckling Analysis

Skills you will acquire

Able to optimize your designs

Able to test your design for fit and purpose

Able to ensure your designs meet requirements

How to take the training

Choose from three different training methods available to you

SOLIDWORKS Group Training

Group/Public Training

Receive the SOLIDWORKS Simulation training as a group in a traditional classroom environment.

Classes can be taken in one of our 12 training locations across Canada using SOLIDWORKS approved training content and methodologies.

  • Cost effective training method.
  • Leave the office to concentrate on learning.
  • Learn more through group questions and feedback.
  • Able to network with our SOLIDWORKS Simulation users.
SOLIDWORKS Online Training

LIVE Online Training

With our online training you will experience an interactive learning environment where you can give feedback, gain access to the SOLIDWORKS training files and get time to work on training exercises.

  • Online courses are typically half day sessions.
  • More effective than video based training, with recorded videos learners are often not as focused on the training and skip exercises.
  • The same instructor led classroom experience but delivered online
SOLIDWORKS Onsite Training

Onsite at your location

Receive training at your place of work. This style of flexible training is perfect for teams or individuals who are faced with a specific challenge and require personalized courses with on-the-job coaching.

  • Use our state-of-the-art mobile classroom at your facility.
  • Bring your team up to a consistent level of knowledge by having them take the same training at the same time.
  • Benefit from flexible scheduling options.


"The SOLIDWORKS Simulation Linear Static course gave us analysis results for different conditions which improved our understanding of the concepts."

— Jason Yu, O'Brien Installations.

"Instructor was brilliant, and brought a lot of enthusiasm and knowledge to the class. My favorite part of the course was the Design Study, as this has a lot of applications for the stuff that I do."

— Aidan Aird, Developing Innovations.

"I can apply the knowledge gained from the SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional course straight away on my work projects."

— Martin Leung, IPEX.

"From an engineering and SOLIDWORKS perspective the instructor knew the subject very well."

— Mal Readhead, Armtec.

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