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Articles by: Angus Hudson, CSWP

Angus is a Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional and Applications Expert, based in our Vancouver, British Columbia office.

Distributed Coupling for Bolts and Pins in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2020

The rigid connection type (top) produces artificial stress concentrations in the bolt head region. The distributed option (bottom) produces a more realistic stress field.

Getting simulation results quickly, while maintaining accuracy, is always a top priority for any analyst. Replacing modeled fasteners with bolt or pin connectors in SOLIDWORKS Simulation is a great way to simplify your model, thus significantly reducing your solution time, without compromising on accuracy. The…

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Get peace of mind with the SOLIDWORKS 2020 Simulation Evaluator

Access the Simulation Evaluator directly from the Simulation Tree

Few things grind an analyst’s gears like setting up a long study to run overnight, and then returning the following morning only to find that the study failed after 25 minutes due to storage limitations in the results folder. Luckily, this will be another one…

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Design for Additive Manufacturing with SOLIDWORKS Simulation Topology Study

Topology Study produces organic geometry that is optimized for its intended application

Additive manufacturing is no longer a bleeding edge technology; this powerful method is being used across countless industries, for applications ranging from rapid prototyping to jigs/fixtures and production end-use parts. Widespread adoption of the materials and geometric freedom provided by additive manufacturing pushes the boundaries of…

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Which SOLIDWORKS Simulation Package is best for me?

SOLIDWORKS Simulation is offered in Standard, Professional, and Premium packages

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…

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Save Time with SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019

What would you do with more time? The sky is the limit: you could become the next Carlos Santana, create an industry disrupting technology, or have more chances to perfect your designs before your deadlines. SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019 can’t create more time (I wish), but…

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Simulate Efficiently with the SOLIDWORKS Simulation Load Case Manager

Primary load cases can use all, none, or any combination of the specified loads and fixtures. Secondary load cases can then use any combination or multiple of the primary loads.

Getting valid, informative, and useful results is the goal of any design validation and verification activity, whether it be through simulation or physical testing. However, getting these results efficiently is the difference between getting a product to market, or watching your competitor get there first….

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Unify Your Electrical and P&ID Schematics with SOLIDWORKS Electrical

The document and component trees can be organized by book and location for better clarity

Schematic drawings are a universal method for detailing the connections between different components in electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic designs. However, they are also a great way to communicate details of process flow or piping and instrumentation design. Our blog often touts the benefits of SOLIDWORKS…

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Splice Up Your Life with SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2019

Route your complete design in 3D with SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2019!

Much like taxes, new Marvel movies, and broken fillets in SOLIDWORKS, inline connectors and splices are an eventuality for electrical harness designers. These types of connections are easy to set up in SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic, but were prone to errors when the design was sent…

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