SOLIDWORKS Simulation Topology Study

Article by Siavash Khajehhasani, last updated on September 14, 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.

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