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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018: Topology Optimization

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Topology Study

The SOLIDWORKS Simulation Topology Study included in the Professional version simplifies structural topology investigations with a goal-driven approach to mathematically alter the stiffness of the meshed geometry.  Assuming linear static loading designers and engineers specify target mass reduction and the delivered results show which regions of a component can be removed without compromising the component…

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018: Mesh Refinement for Stress Singularities Hot Spot Diagnostic

Stress Singularity

The Stress Hot Spot Diagnostic Tool introduced in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017 helps engineers find hot spot regions in their model and possibly look for a potential ‘stress singularity’. In SOLIDWORKS 2018, this process has been enhanced to reduce the manual mesh refinement process in order to determine if the stress is real, or if it is…

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SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2018 Axial Periodicity

In SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2018 you can reduce the analysis time when analyzing fluid flow (or conjugate heat transfer) in models consisting of axial periodic

In SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2018 you can reduce the analysis time when analyzing fluid flow (or conjugate heat transfer) in models consisting of axial periodic features. Using this Axial Periodicity you need to calculate the fluid flow only for a sector instead of the entire model. You can simulate the problems within a sector including…

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 Mass Properties Sensor

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 Mass Properties Sensor

One of the enhancements in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017 was ‘Simulation Mass Properties’. Wherein, you could calculate mass properties of all or selected bodies included in a Simulation study. The Mass Properties tool considers: Solid, beam, and sheet metal bodies with their material definitions assigned in Simulation. Thicknesses assigned to shell and surface bodies. Composite shells…

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SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2018 Plot Callouts

Now in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2018 we can show the minimum and maximum values in callouts for cut and surface plots.   Related Posts SOLIDWORKS 2018 Tab and Slot Feature Where did the Add Relation Breadcrumb Go? Can I bring it back? SOLIDWORKS Smart Components are a Big Time Saver for Repetitive Assemblies

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 Improved Pin Connector

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 Pin Connector

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 pin connector has been enhanced. Now you can define a pin connector through more than two cylindrical surfaces in one definition. An improved user interface allows the definition of a single pin connector applied to multiple cylindrical faces (maximum ten). For instance, in 2017 and prior versions, you had to create 4 pin…

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SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2018 Colour Bar and Component Explore Enhancement

One of the graphical enhancements for result plots in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2018 is colour bar. Colour Bar Now the colour bar can be oriented horizontally. Furthermore, the values can be displayed in logarithmic scale. These can be accessed by right clicking on the colour bar, as shown below: As an example, the outcome for…

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What is Design Analysis?

Design Analysis

In its simplest terms, design analysis is a powerful software technology for simulating physical behavior on the computer. Will it break? Will it deform? Will it get too hot? These are the types of questions for which design analysis provides accurate answers. Instead of building a prototype and developing elaborate testing regimens to analyze the physical…

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