SOLIDWORKS Simulation Topology Study

Article by Siavash Khajehhasani updated January 11, 2018


The SOLIDWORKS Simulation Topology Study included in the SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional version simplifies structural topology investigations with a goal-driven approach to mathematically alter the stiffness of the meshed geometry.  Assuming linear static loading designers and engineers specify target mass reduction and the delivered results show which regions of a component can be removed without compromising the component stiffness.

With the SOLIDWORKS Simulation Topology Study designers and engineers can:

  • Set a target mass reduction
  • Limit material removal by limiting maximum component displacement
  • Enforce manufacturing constraints

The results of a topology study can either be used as the input to a 3D printed part or as a guide for material removal of a traditionally manufactured part.

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Siavash Khajehhasani

Siavash is a SOLIDWORKS Elite Applications Engineer and is based in our Oakville, Ontario office.