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Setting up a Static Simulation on SOLIDWORKS Weldments

When working with large assemblies, you may want to run a static simulation on a sub-assembly and you are faced with the error “Load/Restraint cannot be applied to the beam face, edge, or vertex”  as seen in the picture below when applying fixtures & external loads. When setting up a SOLIDWORKS Weldments static simulation there is…

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Perform Static Analysis on your models with SOLIDWORKS Simulation

SOLIDWORKS Simulation static analysis includes many amazing capabilities and there are always questions about what types of simulation and elements can SOLIDWORKS Simulation handle? If you’re working with solid models there are a vast list of tools that make validating a breeze! Solid Models mesh using tetrahedral elements which are accurate and map properly around complex…

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Mesh Away With SOLIDWORKS Simulation Adaptive Meshing

When working with SOLIDWORKS Simulation software it’s important to understand the accuracy of the results! Sometimes we spend too much time refining the mesh of a part when there is no need or sometimes we don’t spend enough time refining the mesh. What is the solution? Well there is a tool called SOLIDWORKS Simulation Adaptive Meshing.…

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Test the life of your models with SOLIDWORKS Simulation Fatigue Module

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Fatigue Module

How do you know your models will last? Is there a warranty in place? What happens when you need to apply a cyclic load SOLIDWORKS has the tool to do exactly that! The SOLIDWORKS Simulation Fatigue Module is available with Simulation Standard and is included in every SOLIDWORKS Simulation package. The fatigue module is a…

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019 Topology Study Intermediate Results

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019 now allows Topology Studies to be stopped during intermediate iterations and keep its results.  The results may not be fully optimal as the solver is interrupted before reaching convergence. NOTE: If you terminate the solver before reaching convergence, rerunning the study will need to start from the beginning.  It cannot carry on…

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019 Topology Study Mesh BREP Export

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019 introduces an option to export the smoothed mesh from a Topology Study directly as a mesh BREP body.  The exported mesh boundary representation body (aka BREP) are created from mesh facets (triangles) to generate surfaces based on limits.  A solid body generates a watertight boundary mesh where surfaces bodies would just be…

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019 Topology Study Constraints

Topology studies in SOLIDWORKS Simulation give you insight to help determine the best design for a set of constraints (included in SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional and Premium packages).  SOLIDWORKS 2019 now adds SOLIDWORKS Simulation Topology Study Constraints to achieve the desired results.  You can control the Frequency and Stress/Factor of Safety. Frequency Constraint Frequency constraints can…

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019 Remote Loads/Mass Distributed Coupling

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Remote Loads / Mass Rigid Connection

SOLIDWORKS 2019 has improved the SOLIDWORKS Simulation Remote Loads / Mass feature.  The previous user interface was split into categories of Direct Transfer and Rigid Connection. The option for Displacement (Direct Transfer) was previously only available in Nonlinear studies.  This is now available in Static Linear studies in SOLIDWORKS 2019. New SOLIDWORKS 2019 PropertyManager The…

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