Articles by: Siavash Khajehhasani

Siavash is a SOLIDWORKS Elite Applications Engineer and is based in our Oakville, Ontario office.

How to Update the Path Mate Motor Speed in a SOLIDWORKS Motion Analysis

After defining a path mate motor with constant speed for an object in a SOLIDWORKS motion analysis, you need to calculate the motion study. As a result, the object will travel along the path mate with a constant speed (v) during the specified time (t). The travel…

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2016 Mesh Sectioning [VIDEO]

One of the powerful tools required in both pre- and post-processing FEA simulations is the ability to have an insight into the internal mesh elements of a body. This is now available in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2016 Mesh Sectioning. Pre-Processing Mesh Sectioning The quality of the…

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SOLIDWORKS User-Defined Materials

If you use a material from the SOLIDWORKS database, you are limited in how you can change the material properties. However, SOLIDWORKS User-Defined Materials allow you to apply custom material properties. Various material model types are accessible in SOLIDWORKS custom material such as Linear Elastic Isotropic, Linear Elastic…

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2016 Controlling Contour Plots

One of the other post-processing enhancements in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2016 is the ability to control values and display of maxima and minima on contour plots. Undoubtedly, control options for contour plots are useful tools for the post-processing of simulation results. However, there has been always a…

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2016 Detecting Unconstrained Bodies

Solver Message if Model is Fully Constrained

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2016 Detecting Unconstrained Bodies is a powerful tool for pre-processing static simulations. The enhanced algorithm behind this feature is able to find the active degree of freedom (DOF) for individual bodies in an assembly. This analysis tool enables you to detect bodies that are…

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2016 Equation-driven Results

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2016 Equation-driven Results option is a valuable tool for post-processing of the results. This feature enables you to create a new simulation result plot with a combination of available results variables using standard mathematical functions. How to set up an Equation-driven Results Plot As shown…

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2016 Mesh Enhancement

The SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2016 Mesh Enhancement includes a new Blended Curvature-Based mesher and an option to Calculate Minimum Element Size. Blended Curvature-Based Mesh If your mesh failed using the standard or curvature-based mesher, you may want to try the new blended curvature-based mesher. This new mesher…

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