3DEXPERIENCE Works Simulation

A portfolio of connected, powerful and collaborative simulation solutions
New packages with up to 52% discount

What is 3DEXPERIENCE Works Simulation?

3DEXPERIENCE Works Simulation is a portfolio of connected, powerful and collaborative simulation solutions on the cloud-based 3DEXPERIENCE® platform. It empowers you to accelerate design innovation by solving engineering challenges for your SOLIDWORKS® 3D designs with full data associativity.

Cloud-based simulation software

You can perform any structural analysis tasks with confidence, from the simplest linear static analysis to the most complex nonlinear drop test and impact analyses, by leveraging the built-in market-proven Abaqus solver technology.

The intuitive, interactive 3DEXPERIENCE platform enables your teams to share and visualize 3D simulation results and collaborate in real time from anywhere with a web browser. You can also easily create and assign tasks and manage multiple projects to speed up project delivery.

Combined with SOLIDWORKS Simulation, Structural Mechanics Engineer delivers a unique, easy and integrated workflow to solve more advanced problems while allowing customers to reuse their SOLIDWORKS geometry, loads, restraints and materials.

You can run simulations on both your local machine or in the cloud. Leverage the growing suite of apps available on the platform aiming to help you with all facets of creating innovative, successful products.

Capabilities

The intuitive, interactive 3DEXPERIENCE platform enables your teams to share and visualize 3D simulation results and collaborate in real time from anywhere with a web browser.

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Industry-leading Abaqus technology

Built on industry-leading Abaqus technology, 3DEXPERIENCE Works Simulation gives novices and experts alike the power to perform complex linear and non-linear analyses to validate product designs and make better-informed product decisions faster.

Being part of the cloud-based 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS portfolio means any engineer can easily access advanced simulation without the need for expensive hardware. An added benefit is faster product delivery, thanks to real-time collaboration and data sharing capabilities.

Powerful

  • Built-in Abaqus technology for linear, nonlinear, static, quasi-static, dynamic, linear and non-linear materials, sliding contact interactions, large deformations, large strain validation.
  • Material calibration for accurate material behavior modeling
  • Create high quality meshes and solve complex simulations such as drop test and impact

Collaborative

  • Share status and results with your team to make design decisions faster
  • Access and visualize 3D simulation results from anywhere with a web browser
  • Save, manage and iterate on your projects from any browser

3DEXPERIENCE Works Simulation Scales to Your Needs

Being part of the 3DEXPERIENCE Works portfolio means 3DEXPERIENCE Works Simulation provides flexibility for you to choose the simulation capabilities that best fit your needs when you need them. Learn about the roles available to you.

3DEXPERIENCE Works Simulation Product Matrix

Key CapabilitiesSOLIDWORKS
Simulation
Standard
SOLIDWORKS
Simulation
Pro
SOLIDWORKS
Simulation
Premium
Structural
Designer
(SRD)
Structural
Engineer
(SLL)
Structural
Performance
Engineer
(SFO)
Structural
Mechanics
Engineer
(SSU)
GENERAL
PrerequisitesSOLIDWORKSSOLIDWORKSSOLIDWORKSIFW, CSVIFW, CSVIFW, CSVIFW, CSV
CAD Integration
Intuitive handling in the familiar CAD-UI for early design decisions
IFW, CSVIFW, CSVIFW, CSVIFW, CSV
CAD Associativity
Enable efficient what-if scenarios that update your simulation model for any CAD change made
With UESWith UESWith UESWith UES
Collaboration
Collaborate in real time, exchange ideas, and manage tasks across disciplines on the cloud
SOLVER & TECHNOLOGY
COSMOS Solver
The 'SOLIDWORKS Simulation solver' includeng mainstream functionalities (e.g. basic contact)
Abaqus Solver
Market-leading structural simulation solver technology
Abaqus General Contact
Automatically set uup component contact deploying market-leading contact algorithms
Sequential Multi-Step Simulations
Set up automatic sequential loading in one simulation
(bolt preload only)(bolt preload only)(bolt preload only)
ANALYSIS TYPES
Linear Analysis
Linear static analysis of assemblies
Extended Linear Analysis
Thermal, frequency, and buckling studies
Advanced Linear Analysis
Run modal transient and model harmonic studies
Nonliner Analysis
Run nonlinear static, thermal (transient), visco/creep studies and axisymmetric idealization of 3D models
(limited)
Advanced Nonlinear Analysis
Study explicit dynamic, post-buckling, random vibration, complex frequencies (with possible preloading effects), piezoelectric response, and unstable collapse of nonlinear structures
Design Exploration / DOE
Find the best design based on performance
(limited)(limited)
Topology Optimization
Find optimial designs while minimizing mass
With Separate RoleWith Separate RoleWith Separate RoleWith Separate Role
Fatigue Analysis
Run realistic fatigue loading defined by any number of structural events from elastic or elastic-plastic structural analysis, miltiple load events can be used to replicate entire test schedules, including manufacturing effects
(basic high cycle metal fatigue)(basic high cycle metal fatigue)(basic high cycle metal fatigue)With FGPWith FGM
MODELING & MESHING
Geometry Preparation & Simplification
Remove undesired geometry (holes, fillets, logos), extract mid-surface
With UESWith UESWith UES
Connections
Define connectors / coupling / virutal bolts/ ... between components in an assembly
(most common)(most common)(most common)
Comprehensive Meshing Capabilities
Create high-quality meshes for solids, shells, and beams
(most common)(most common)(most common)(limited)
MATERIALS
Nonlinear Materal Models
Hyper-elasticity, platic or permanent deformation, creep deformation, viscoelasticity, material failure and more
(most common)
Material Calibration
Use test data to calibrate model behavio
(limited)
Material Library
COMPUTATION
Local Computing
Run simulations no your local computer
4 cores
FOR FREE
4 cores
FOR FREE
8 cores
FOR FREE
8 cores
FOR FREE
Cloud Computing
Run simulations in the cloud
4 cores
FOR FREE
4 cores
FOR FREE
8 cores
FOR FREE
8 cores
FOR FREE
High Performance Computing (HPC)
Expand the computing capacity of your local computer and on the cloud up to 144 cores

UES - Collaborative Designer for SOLIDWORKS (connectors to other CAD software available). SOLIDWORKS CAD required.

FGP - Durability Performance Engineer = SFO plus fatigue capabilities (database of factigue materials with high-quality stress- and strain-based data for over 350 common materials)

FGM - Durability and Mechanics Engineer = SSU plus fatigue capabilities
(database of factigue materials with high-quality stress- and strain-based data for over 350 common materials)

*requires one of the following:

SRU - SimUnit tokens
SUN-1K - SimUnit 1K credits

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3DEXPERIENCE Works Simulation Roles

All 3DEXPERIENCE Works Simulation Roles offer an integrated workflow with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD and use the same user interface making it easier for your engineers to come up to speed with new solutions.

Electromagnetics Engineer 3DEXPERIENCE Role

Electromagnetics Engineer

The Electromagnetics Engineer SIMULIA 3DEXPERIENCE Role delivers electromagnetic simulation powered by industry proven CSTStudio Suite technology

SIMULIA Simulation Collaborator

Simulation Collaborator

Review, compare and preform trade-offs between design alternatives with the SIMULIA Simulation Collaborator 3DEXPERIENCE Role

Structural Designer

Structural Designer

Structural Designer is an intuitive design simulation solution powered by the ABAQUS solver for designers looking for product performance assessment under linear static conditions.

Structural Engineer SIMULIAworks

Structural Engineer

Structural Engineer is powered by proven Abaqus Simulation technology in a seamless, intuitive,and modern user interface within the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform.

Structural Mechanics Engineer

Structural Mechanics Engineer

Structural Mechanics Engineer performs complex linear and non-linear analysis under realistic conditions to validate designs and make decisions faster

SIMULIA Structural Performance Engineer

Structural Performance Engineer

Structural Performance Engineer enables SOLIDWORKS analysts to tackle the most challenging of static non-linear problems using the Abaqus FEA Solver on the cloud.

3DEXPERIENCE Works Simulation Packages

Limited time discounts available on the following Abaqus packages

Simulation Designer Package

 SOFTWARE ROLE
Structural Engineer

SOFTWARE ROLE
Simulation Collaborator

LEARN
Learning experience for 3DEXPERIENCE Works

STORAGE
Platform Extended Storage

 OFFER SAVING
44% Discount Available

Simulation Engineer Package

 SOFTWARE ROLE
Structural Performance Engineer

SOFTWARE ROLE
Simulation Collaborator

LEARN
Learning experience for 3DEXPERIENCE Works

STORAGE
Platform Extended Storage

 OFFER SAVING
47% Discount Available

Simulation Analyst Package

 SOFTWARE ROLE
Durability & Mechanics Engineer

SOFTWARE ROLE
Simulation Collaborator

LEARN
Learning experience for 3DEXPERIENCE Works

STORAGE
Platform Extended Storage

 OFFER SAVING
45% Discount Available

Simulation Multiphysics Package

SOFTWARE ROLE
Fluid Dynamics Engineer

SOFTWARE ROLE
Durability & Mechanics Engineer

SOFTWARE ROLE
Simulation Collaborator

LEARN
Learning experience for 3DEXPERIENCE Works

STORAGE
Platform Extended Storage

 OFFER SAVING
52% Discount Available

3DEXPERIENCE Works Simulation Benefits

Assess structural integrity of products with powerful FEA simulation

Simulation Foundation

Easy to access and easy to use

  • Continuity, associativity and traceability with SOLIDWORKS for efficient what-if scenarios during the design process
  • Guided simulation setup with a customizable User Assistant panel for fast adoption and reduced learning curve
  • Subscription licensing model to match the length of your project (3 months or 1 year)
cloud based product development

Collaborative, secure platform in the cloud

  • Share simulation results and collaborate on your design projects from anywhere
  • Single, centralized, secure location on the cloud for all your engineering data, enabling the right people to access the right information at the right time
  • Cloud computing for handling validation of larger models without taxing your local machine
3DEXPERIENCE

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform provides a Safe, Social, Connected, Informed and Structured environment for team leaders, project managers and other professionals who want to manage data on the cloud and collaborate without constraints.

Safe: Customer controlled access. Transparent cloud backup. Encrypted communication protocols. Data always safe—no overwrite, no loss of data.

Social: Integrated structured and unstructured collaboration tools enabling social innovation. Collaborate on product design or engage with your stakeholders early in product development.

Connected: Every user always connected to a single, common database. Access data anywhere, anytime, on any device. Review and markup models.

Informed: Choose from the widget library, Create and share Dashboards. Get the latest information about your product development. Always have access to your latest data.

Structured: Zero overhead data management - store and manage data across collaborative spaces, share information in communities. Find indexed data faster by using tags, custom search, etc.

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Technical Support

With SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service, you have access to extensive help from our SOLIDWORKS experts. Which will enhance your software investment and guide you through development challenges.

Benefits
  • Live Technical Support from our certified support team.
  • Remote Support to solve your technical issue right on your machine.
  • Regular Communication of software updates and technical tips and tricks.
SOLIDWORKS User

Upgrades & Resources

Enjoy the latest version of your software and direct access to a comprehensive library of drawings, parts, assemblies, and features contributed by users around the globe.

Advantages
  • Automatic Upgrades to the most Up-to-date Version of your SOLIDWORKS software.
  • FREE access to the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal for Macros, Documentation, and the ability to submit Enhancement Requests.
  • Full access to the SOLIDWORKS Knowledge Base for Articles, Tech Tips, and Best Practices.
SolidProfessor on-demand learning platform SOLIDWORKS Add-in

Online Training & Certification

A SolidProfessor and a MySolidWorks online account is included with your subscription service where you can get answers, stay current, and sharpen your design skills with online training:

Features
  • SolidProfessor includes 15K+ online tutorial videos.
  • FREE access to SOLIDWORKS testing and certification to help you become a Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) or Professional (CSWP).

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Working on the Cloud

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