Answer complex load scenarios and study multi-physics solutions

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional adds to SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard with more powerful and sophisticated simulation capabilities, to help you answer engineering challenges with complex load scenarios and multi-physics solutions.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional Features

Includes the features of SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard software plus powerful and intuitive 3D virtual testing tools

Optimize Parts with SOLIDWORKS

Test your design with extensive structural analysis

Structural simulation covers a wide range of FEA problems—from the performance of a part under a constant load to the stress analysis of a moving assembly under dynamic loading, all of which can be determined using SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional:

  • Optimize designs based on structural, motion, or geometric criteria.
  • Have your CAD toolbox fasteners translated automatically into connectors for fast and accurate assembly analysis.
  • Combine load cases and test structural performance for multiple load combinations with the Load Case Manager.
  • Analyze how dropping a product will affect its structural integrity.
  • Assess large assembly behavior focusing on critical zones with sub-modelling.
  • Evaluate complex problems early in the design cycle with plane stress, plane strain, and axisymmetric linear static analysis.
  • Access an extensive materials database with metal properties and fatigue curves.
SOLIDWORKS Motion Example

Analyze assembly motion for process and task workflow with event–based simulation

Easily simulate complex machine operations using event-based motion analysis with SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional and validate the sequencing of the design to ensure correct operation, product quality, and safety. See how your product would move in the real world and measure the forces and loads while you design, helping you correctly size the motors and the structure and confirm the timing.

Tightly integrated with SOLIDWORKS CAD, event-based motion analysis using SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional can be a regular part of your design process—reducing the need for costly prototypes, eliminating rework or delays, and saving time and development costs:

  • Define motion studies based on model event and assembly actions.
  • Trigger actions through motion sensors, time, or the completion of a previous task.
  • Evaluate characteristics like actuator force and joint loads for motion optimization.
  • Gain greater control of model actuators with servomotors.
Temperature Study

Understand the effects of temperature on your design

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional enables every designer and engineer to carry out thermal analysis at any stage of design to ensure that every component and assembly performs properly within expected temperature ranges, and spot safety issues before they arise:

  • Study conduction, convection, and radiation heat transfer.
  • Utilize isotropic, orthotropic, and temperature-dependent material properties.
  • Determine the combined stresses and deformations due to structural and thermal loads.
Buckling Analysis

Simulate frequency or buckling in your designs

Quickly and efficiently investigate the natural frequencies of a design—with and without loads and boundary conditions—with easy-to-use SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional. Ensure that the natural modes of vibration are away from environmental forcing frequencies, indicating that the design will meet the required service life.

Frequency analysis with SOLIDWORKS Simulation uses an Eigen value approach to determine the natural modes of vibration for any geometry. If a design’s natural modes and its expected service vibration environment are closely matched, a harmonic resonance may occur and lead to excessive loads which will result in failure.

  • Examine how vibrating or unstable modes can shorten equipment life and cause unexpected failures.
  • Assess the effects of load stiffening on frequency and buckling response.
Pressure Vessel Analysis

Pressure Vessel Design

In a Pressure Vessel Design study, you combine the results of static studies with the desired factors. Each static study has a different set of loads that produce corresponding results. These loads can be dead loads, live loads (approximated by static loads), thermal loads, seismic loads, and so on.

The Pressure Vessel Design study combines the results of the static studies algebraically using a linear combination or the square root of the sum of the squares (SRSS).

When using a solid mesh, the software provides a stress linearization tool to separate bending and membrane components. One can separate and linearize membrane and bending stresses between two locations in a sectional plot of pressure vessel study.

The results can be used in accordance with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) International Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. The functionality is used for solid meshes only. For shells, you can plot and list membrane and bending stresses separately.


SOLIDWORKS Simulation Benefits

Get products to market faster with less physical prototyping

SOLIDWORKS Dynamic Response

Boost product innovation

Grow market share and differentiate through groundbreaking product design.

Empower the engineering team with intuitive, powerful 3D simulation tools to compare design scenarios and new ideas to bring innovative products to market.


Decrease development costs

Reduce the need for costly prototyping by integrating virtual testing early in product development.

Reduce outsourcing costs by testing performance and functionality internally.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Efficiency

Improve product efficency

Improve product performance, such as lower pressure drop and increased horsepower.

Optimize assembly performance by verifying part and mold designs in the earliest stages of development.

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional Training

Training courses designed for the professional engineer

SOLIDWORKS Services included

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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.

  • 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.

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.

  • 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.
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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:

  • 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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