SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 Import Study Features from Parts/Sub-assemblies into Upper Level Assemblies

Article by Scott Durksen, CSWE updated September 12, 2017

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 introduces an option to import existing Simulation study properties in a part or sub-assembly to a new Static study in an upper level assembly.  The following Simulation features can be imported:

  • Materials and Element types (solid, shell, beam)
  • Contacts and Connectors (in multibody parts or subassemblies)
  • Fixtures
  • Loads
  • Mesh Controls

You have the ability to import all types or specific types.  All features of the specified type will be imported.

Creating a new Static study in the assembly gives you the option for Import Study Features.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 Import Study Features

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 Import Study Features

In the event you’ve already created a Static study in the assembly and wish to import features at a later time, you can right-click on the top of the Simulation tree to access Import Study Features.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 Import Study Features from Tree

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 Import Study Features from Tree

The Import Study Features dialog will open.  Select which part(s)/subassembly(s) you wish to import from and select the configuration and Simulation study.  If there is more than one instance of a part/subassembly, you can select ‘Propagate imported study features to all instances’ so you no longer need to select each one individually.  The features to import filter on the top right will default to import all, but unwanted types can be selected.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 Import Study Features Options

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 Import Study Features Options

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Scott Durksen, CSWE

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