SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2022


SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2022 provides a new Linkage Rod connector to represent a wider variety of physical components. Save time preparing your model with enhanced meshing and contact definition. Solve studies faster with parallel processing enhancements and automatic solver selection.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2022 Highlights

SOLIDWORKS® Simulation Standard, SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional, and SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium are separately purchased products that you can use with SOLIDWORKS Standard, SOLIDWORKS Professional, and SOLIDWORKS Premium.

  • Blended Curvature-Based Mesher: Using the Blended Curvature-based mesher, you can apply mesh control that has a larger element size than the global mesh size.
    • Successfully mesh bodies which didn’t mesh before with the enhanced Blended Curvature-Based Mesh.
    • Specify mesh controls on bodies outside the global range to reduce mesh size and expedite solution time.
  • Bonding and Contact Architecture: Several enhancements to the bonding and contact architecture improve the overall performance and accuracy of the simulations.
    • Reduce the number of constraints to boost performance and accuracy for bonding and contact.
    • Validate models significantly faster with the iterative solver.
  • Linkage Rod Connector: You can specify a Linkage Rod connector between cylindrical faces, circular edges (for shells), or vertices to model the behavior of connecting rods.
    • Easily create this new Linkage Rod connector by selecting cylindrical faces, circular edges, and vertices without the
      need for geometry alterations.
    • Use a variety of joints, cross-sections, and materials.
  • Simulation Solvers: Function-based processing for the FFEPlus iterative and Intel Direct Sparse solvers is extended to simulation studies that include connectors and other features. The automatic solver selection is extended to Nonlinear, Frequency, and Buckling studies.
  • Simulation Performance: It takes less time to save SOLIDWORKS models that have simulation studies.
    • Reduce the time required to save SOLIDWORKS models when they have simulation studies.
    • Observe considerably faster saving time if at least one simulation study has not been modified.
  • Parallel Processing extended to most features
    • Expedite solution time with function-based stiffness data communication replacing file-based processing.
    • Take advantage of extending parallel processing speedup with the iterative solver to all connectors and most features.
  • Automatic Equation Solver Selection Extended to Nonlinear, Frequency, and Buckling Analysis
    • Improve solution speed and memory usage considerably with the more accurate auto-selection of equation solver.
    • Select the best solver automatically, based on the number of equations, mesh type, geometric features, contact, connectors, available memory, and more.
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