SOLIDWORKS SimulationXpress

The SOLIDWORKS SimulationXpress add-in provides first pass testing of your SOLIDWORKS Parts.

SOLIDWORKS SimulationXpress is a built-in first pass design analysis tool included with SOLIDWORKS StandardSOLIDWORKS Professional and SOLIDWORKS Premium

SOLIDWORKS SimulationXpress is the first and only built-in design verification tool for testing part designs quickly and easily within 3D mechanical design software. SOLIDWORKS SimulationXpress can help you achieve the following objectives:

  1. Verify whether your design will work, and if it will behave exactly as you intend. You can determine whether your design places too much load on given components, possibly causing breakage.
  2. Quickly investigate the relative merit of a wide range of designs, thereby weeding out the worst designs and highlighting the best. Using design analysis to test your designs is much quicker and less costly than building and testing physical prototypes.
  3. Test radical new designs without cutting metal. These might be designs you previously would not have completed because they would be too tedious or time consuming to build and test.

SOLIDWORKS SimulationXpress is suitable for stress analysis of simple parts, giving you the ability to simulate the effect of force or pressure loads on those parts. Once you have your stress results, SOLIDWORKS SimulationXpress can generate HTML reports and create SOLIDWORKS eDrawings files to document and communicate the results of the analysis. For SOLIDWORKS users who need additional functionality, it is easy to upgrade from SOLIDWORKS SimulationXpress to SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard.

SOLIDWORKS SimulationXpress

SOLIDWORKS SimulationXpress

Features and Benefits of SOLIDWORKS SimulationXpress

With SOLIDWORKS SimulationXpress you can:

  • Perform a first-pass design check on simple SOLIDWORKS parts.
  • Determine the factor of safety of your parts.
  • Easily document and share your results with HTML reports and SOLIDWORKS eDrawings Viewer.
  • Enjoy the benefits of design simulation and analysis free inside SOLIDWORKS.
  • Easily upgrade to SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard if additional functionality is needed.

What are the differences between SOLIDWORKS SimulationXpress and SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard?

Several bundles of SOLIDWORKS Simulation software are available. SOLIDWORKS Simulation is the natural upgrade from SOLIDWORKS SimulationXpress. The following table compares the functionality of SOLIDWORKS SimulationXpress to SOLIDWORKS Simulation:

Capability SOLIDWORKS SimulationXpress SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard
Geometry Types
Part analysis Included Included
Assembly analysis Included
Thin parts, sheet metal parts, shells Included
Analysis Types
Stress & Displacement Included Included
Thermal Stress Included
Contact analysis in assemblies with friction Included
Fluid Flow (SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation)
Motion Simulation (SOLIDWORKS Motion)
Multiple Studies, “what if scenarios” Included
Parameters & Design Tables Included
Customizable Material Library Included
Evironments (Loads/Restraints)
Uniform pressure & force on faces Included Included
Fixed restraints on faces Included Included
Directional & non-uniform pressure & force Included
Force on edges and vertices Included
Body loads: gravity & centrifugal Included
Special loads: torque, remote, bearing Included
Fixed restraints on edges & vertices Included
Directional and prescribed restraints Included
Temperature, convection, radiation, heat power Included
Assembly Connectors
Springs, Elastic Foundation Included
Pin, Bolts, Rigid, Spot Weld Included
Stress plot, deformation, displacement plot Included Included
Factor of safety calculation and plot Included Included
Principal stress, directional stress, strain plots Included
Result probing, listings Included
Dynamic section, iso plots Included
Scaled plots, superimposed plots, customizations Included
Engineering Collaboration
HTML report Included Included
Publish SOLIDWORKS eDrawings of analysis results Included Included
Animation and save as AVI Included Included
Detailed HTML report customizations Included
Save as bitmap, JPEG, VRML, XGL Included
Included with:


The SOLIDWORKS SimulationXpress Add-in is part of the SOLIDWORKS Premium software bundle from Javelin.

SOLIDWORKS Premium software gives you powerful, easy-to-use functionality that automates tasks, streamlines workflows, and helps you quickly define and validate the form, fit, and function of your design. Part of the SOLIDWORKS product development solution.

Includes tools for design, simulation, sustainability, communication and data management—SOLIDWORKS Premium empowers innovative design with specific tools that help you work more efficiently so you can make better design decisions.

Download eDrawings Viewer

Download the FREE SOLIDWORKS eDrawings Viewer software to view, print, and review all types of eDrawings files. In addition, the eDrawings viewer is a free:

  • AutoCAD® Viewer (DWG and DXF)
  • SOLIDWORKS® Viewer parts, assemblies, and drawings.

Need eDrawings for a Mac? Download it from the App Store »

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