Get Ready to COMPARE your designs with SolidWorks Simulation 2014 [VIDEO]

Article by Irfan Zardadkhan, PhD, CSWE updated September 24, 2013


A limitation in SolidWorks Simulation has been that only one configuration could be active at one time. So even though there was a “compare results” tool in SolidWorks 2013, it only allowed you to compare results across studies which were based on the same configuration.

In SolidWorks 2014, this limit no longer exists. With the Compare Results tool, you can now compare up to four result plots across studies which can belong to any configuration of the model. This lets you really evaluate the performance of the variations of your design.

To access this PropertyManager, click Compare Results (Simulation CommandManager).
Under Options, select All studies in all configurations (slower) to compare up to four result plots from studies associated with different configurations.
For plots of the same type, you can select the plot which controls the settings.

Watch the video below to learn how to use the new Compare Results tool:


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Irfan Zardadkhan, PhD, CSWE

Irfan holds a PhD in Aerospace Engineering and is as Elite AE. He contributes regularly to the SIMULATION and COMPOSER tech blogs. He has won the TenLinks Top blogger award for SOLIDWORKS. He has presented at local user groups and at SOLIDWORKS World.