SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard

Sophisticated simulation for designers

Answer your tough engineering questions

“What if?” It’s the inspiration that fuels innovation—and with SOLIDWORKS®
Simulation Standard software, you remove the risk and replace it with a 3D workspace to virtually test your new ideas, develop new designs, and accelerate your products to market.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard Features

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard gives you an intuitive virtual testing environment for linear static, time-based motion, and fatigue simulation, so you can answer common engineering challenges with a SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD embedded solution

SOLIDWORKS Motion Analysis

Evaluate your product performance throughout its operational cycle with motion analysis

SOLIDWORKS Motion Simulation provides engineers with powerful, intuitive assembly motion analysis to accurately determine the physical movements of the assembly under load, as well as the timing (time-based motion) or sequencing (event based motion).

  • Define motion studies with time-based approach for rigid body kinematic and dynamic problems.
  • Leverage SOLIDWORKS assembly mates along with part properties for motion analysis.
  • Evaluate characteristics like actuator force and joint loads for motion optimization.
  • Gain greater control of model actuators with servomotors.
Drive your design with intuitive linear static analysis

Verify your design with powerful linear static analysis

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard linear stress analysis enables designers and engineers to quickly and efficiently validate quality, performance, and safety—all while creating their design.

Tightly integrated with SOLIDWORKS CAD, linear stress analysis using can be a regular part of your design process, reducing the need for costly prototypes, eliminating rework and delays, and saving time and development costs.

  • Test products made of weldments, sheet metal, and volume geometry with mixed mesh.
  • Evaluate strain and stresses between contacting parts, including friction.
  • Apply bearing loads, forces, pressures, and torques.
  • Improve designs based on structural, motion, or geometric criteria.
  • Use connectors or virtual fasteners to model bolts, pins, springs, and bearings, and dimension them under applied loads.
  • Activate the Trend Tracker and Design Insight plots to highlight optimal design changes while you work.
  • Intuitively manage your shell model with the Shell Manager.
Estimate component life with fatigue simulation

Study the effects of cyclic loading on product life

Carry out fatigue analysis and predict component fatigue failures during the design phase with the CAD-embedded SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard add-in. You can then adjust your design or define a preventive maintenance schedule to reduce warranty costs and maximize product life.

  • Check a system’s expected life or accumulated damage after a specified number of cycles.
  • Import load history data from real physical tests to define loading events.

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 Standard Training

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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.
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:

  • 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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