Javelin / TriMech Author

Mersedeh Zandvakili

Mersedeh Zandvakili is a SOLIDWORKS Technical Support Applications Expert, based in the Javelin Oakville Head Office.

Heat Flux Singularities in SOLIDWORKS Simulation

Stress singularities are an inherent part of all FEA analyses and they are inevitable in the case of sharp re-entrant corners and edges as well as loads and fixtures that are applied to entities with zero surface area (such as edges and vertices). In such…

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How to use Thermal Radiation in SOLIDWORKS Simulation

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Thermal Radiation

Thermal radiation is the emission of thermal energy from bodies due to their temperature. This energy is transferred as electromagnetic waves and is emitted by all bodies that have a temperature above absolute zero. Radiation is very significant at high temperatures as the amount of…

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Simulating Hydrostatic Pressure in SOLIDWORKS Simulation

hydrostatic pressure simulation

SOLIDWORKS Simulation lets you create studies that review the effects of hydrostatic pressure of a fluid in a model. The displacements and stresses caused by hydrostatic pressures can be calculated by applying non-uniform force distribution. In the example below, the stresses caused by hydrostatic pressure…

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Using Symmetry in your SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Studies

solidworks flow simulation symmetry

The size of your SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation studies can be drastically reduced by using symmetry to simplify the study. Symmetric studies saves you time and resources by reducing mesh generation. SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation creates mirrored results for symmetric studies. In order to use the symmetry…

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Problem Exiting Design Tables in SOLIDWORKS?

Exiting Design Tables

Please note that this issue is not reproducible in Office 365 releases starting with Version 2004 (Build 12730.20270) released on May 12, 2020. There is currently a compatibility issue between Microsoft Excel based Design Tables in SOLIDWORKS and some versions of Microsoft Excel. These versions…

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How to use SOLIDWORKS Thermal Simulation Results in a Static Stress Analysis

Did you know that you can use the results of your thermal simulation in your static stress analysis? The temperature fields from the thermal simulation can be imported and applied to your static analysis, therefore you can see the effects of the applied temperatures on…

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Do you need to create a Local Bonded Contact Set for SOLIDWORKS Simulation Shell Bodies?

Local Bonded Contact Set

Let’s assume you have a SOLIDWORKS simulation study and you have decided to represent your model using shell elements to optimize your resources. The two bodies that are modeled with shell elements are going to be rigidly bonded to each other in your actual model….

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When to use 2D Simplification for SOLIDWORKS Thermal Simulation Studies

Utilizing the 2D simplification method reduces the size of your SOLIDWORKS simulation thermal studies drastically and allows you to use a more refined mesh in order to achieve more accurate results. Many 3 dimensional problems can be represented in 2D without loosing the accuracy of…

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Modifying a Joint Group for Beam Elements in SOLIDWORKS Simulation

solidworks simulation joint group

When setting up your SOLIDWORKS Simulation Study with beam elements, you may sometimes need to modify the joint group that connects the structural member together. This modification can be done only for a single joint (to add or remove a member from that joint), or…

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Pattern Driven Component Alignment Options in SOLIDWORKS 2020

Pattern Driven Component Alignment

In SOLIDWORKS 2020, when you use a Pattern Driven Component Pattern with a Hole Wizard feature as its driving feature, you can align the pattern distances to the hole axis for each hole. In the Property Manager of the Pattern Driven Component Pattern, you have…

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How to change your SOLIDWORKS Installation

Change your SOLIDWORKS installation

Do you have a SOLIDWORKS Professional or Premium license but you don’t see the SOLIDWORKS add-ins included with your licence when you go to Tools > Add-ins…? You may have chosen the wrong installation package when you installed SOLIDWORKS. In this tech tip I’ll show…

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Mate to Reference Geometry in SOLIDWORKS 2020 Large Design Review

New in SOLIDWORKS 2020, you can create mates that use reference geometry as their reference in the Large Design Review mode. By creating your mates in the Large Design Review mode, you can save time and resources without having to open the assembly in the…

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Creating Primary Members based on Points in SOLIDWORKS 2020 Weldments

SOLIDWORKS 2020 provides you with additional tools and control options for creating primary members in weldment structures. In this article, we are going to review these new options in SOLIDWORKS 2020 for primary members based on “point and length”, members “between points”, members using “up…

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How to apply a SOLIDWORKS Hole Callout to Non-Hole Wizard Hole

In SOLIDWORKS 2020, you can now add Hole Callouts to non-hole wizard holes that have a cosmetic thread. In the following example we have created a hole in a plate and applied a cosmetic thread to the hole. In order to insert a hole callout…

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How to apply All Uppercase to SOLIDWORKS Dimensions & Hole Callouts

In SOLIDWORKS 2020, you can set the dimension characters or hole callouts to show as all uppercase characters in the graphics area for drawings. This can be done for a single dimension by selecting that dimension, going to dimension property manager, and clicking on All…

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