SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017 Automatically Update Beam Joints

Article by Scott Durksen, CSWE updated September 20, 2016

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017 has improved the workflow on how SOLIDWORKS Simulation beam joints get updated.  In previous versions, modifying a model would cause a joint group in an existing studies to go out of date.  The Joint Group feature would need to be edited and recalculated to update the joints.

Joint Group warning message after a modification to the model

Previous Versions – Joint Group warning message after a modification to the model

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Beam Joints Option

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017 now has an option under Simulation > Options > System Options > General to select ‘Automatically update beam joints when study is activated‘.  The joints are recalculated when the Simulation study is opened, saving you time by avoiding this manual step.  The joints are only recalculated when there is a change to the model from the last time the study was active.

Simulation Options

Simulation Options

Activating the Simulation study after modifying the model will automatically update the joints.

Joint recalculation

Joint recalculation

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Beam Joints Calculated

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Beam Joints Calculated

SOLIDWORKS 2017 Resources

Access our resources page to get everything you need to learn what’s new in SOLIDWORKS 2017, including tech tips, demonstrations, and upcoming product webinars.

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Scott Durksen, CSWE

Scott is a SOLIDWORKS Elite Applications Engineer and is based in our Dartmouth, Nova Scotia office.