Why spend money on features you don’t need? Similar to SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD, SOLIDWORKS Simulation is offered in Standard, Professional, and Premium packages, giving you a choice of analysis modules, allowing you to get the best value for your software investment.
“Which Simulation Package is best for me?”
This is one of the most common questions we get from customers, and the answer is entirely dependent on your current and future needs. The following diagram shows which modules are available with the three packages:
SOLIDWORKS Simulation Package Comparison
SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard and Professional both contain the essential linear-static analysis capabilities, allowing you to easily perform and iterate your design validation. The two primary differences between simulation Standard and Professional is the addition of numerous study types and efficiency tools that are included with SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional. These additions will help you to better predict failure due to many common failure modes, and will streamline the process of analyzing larger or more complex problems.
In addition to all the capabilities of the Standard and Professional simulation packages, SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium will enable you to solve nonlinear and/or dynamic problems. These analysis types allow you to better represent the materials and conditions of your design, and make it possible to consider the many conditions your products will be subjected to during their life-cycle.
|Ease of Use/Intuitiveness|
|Linear Static Simulation for Part & Assembly|
|Time Based Mechanism Motion Simulation|
|Finite Element Analysis|
|Contacts and Connectors|
|Design Comparison Studies|
|Detecting Unconstrained Bodies|
|Equation Driven Results|
|Design Optimization (based on Simulation data)|
|Advanced Contacts & Connectors|
|Event-Based Motion Simulation|
|Buckling or Collapse Simulation|
|Structural Thermal Simulation|
|Drop Test Simulation|
|Pressure Vessel Design Simulation|
|Load Case Manager|
|Non Linear Simulation|
|Composites Components Simulation|
Determining the best value for your company’s unique situation isn’t necessarily easy; but luckily, you’re not alone. Reach out to us today, and let’s talk about using SOLIDWORKS Simulation to meet your design validation goals.