Reduce Costs with Optimization Studies in SOLIDWORKS Simulation

Article by Rod Mackay updated July 17, 2019

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When completing structural designs, it is common practice to “over-design” our materials. That is, use a size or thickness of material that we know works despite the potential for additional weight.

This practice can have a hidden cost though. Why are we designing with heavier, more robust materials than we need to? Perhaps we can reduce our material costs without any impact on the performance or structural integrity of our design.

With SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional, designers and engineers can take advantage of Simulation Optimization Design Studies, which allow us to use the results of linear-static studies to parametrically optimize specific dimensions of our choosing. Neither material nor weight come for free when manufacturing our designs, so why not let SOLIDWORKS Simulation find the ideal design to save you money, without sacrificing confidence.

Check out the video below to learn more about SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional Optimization studies:

 

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Rod has been using 3D CAD software for over 25 years and has trained thousands of designers to use their CAD systems more effectively. Rod is the Javelin Webmaster and is based in Ottawa, ON., Canada.