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:

CapabilitySOLIDWORKS SimulationXpressSOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard
Geometry Types
Part analysisIncludedIncluded
Assembly analysisIncluded
Thin parts, sheet metal parts, shellsIncluded
Analysis Types
Stress & DisplacementIncludedIncluded
Thermal StressIncluded
Contact analysis in assemblies with frictionIncluded
Fluid Flow (SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation)
Motion Simulation (SOLIDWORKS Motion)
Multiple Studies, “what if scenarios”Included
Parameters & Design TablesIncluded
Customizable Material LibraryIncluded
Evironments (Loads/Restraints)
Uniform pressure & force on facesIncludedIncluded
Fixed restraints on facesIncludedIncluded
Directional & non-uniform pressure & forceIncluded
Force on edges and verticesIncluded
Body loads: gravity & centrifugalIncluded
Special loads: torque, remote, bearingIncluded
Fixed restraints on edges & verticesIncluded
Directional and prescribed restraintsIncluded
Temperature, convection, radiation, heat powerIncluded
Assembly Connectors
Springs, Elastic FoundationIncluded
Pin, Bolts, Rigid, Spot WeldIncluded
Stress plot, deformation, displacement plotIncludedIncluded
Factor of safety calculation and plotIncludedIncluded
Principal stress, directional stress, strain plotsIncluded
Result probing, listingsIncluded
Dynamic section, iso plotsIncluded
Scaled plots, superimposed plots, customizationsIncluded
Engineering Collaboration
HTML reportIncludedIncluded
Publish SOLIDWORKS eDrawings of analysis resultsIncludedIncluded
Animation and save as AVIIncludedIncluded
Detailed HTML report customizationsIncluded
Save as bitmap, JPEG, VRML, XGLIncluded
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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