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SOLIDWORKS Simulation Force Load on Hole Face

Applying a force to a hole in Simulation will give a uniform load to all locations on the hole.  In reality most loading conditions would only apply to the lower half of the hole.  The load would start at zero on the side and then grow to the largest amplitude at the bottom of the…

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation Reports

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Reports

SOLIDWORKS Simulation provides an automatic way to export your results to a Word document.  The document is based on a Word template that extracts a large amount of data from your study.  Therefore, Microsoft Office must be installed on the computer.  The report includes items like Mesh properties, Material properties, Stress plots, etc. Generating a…

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation Nonlinear Result Options to Save Disk Space

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Nonlinear studies include Result Options that can be defined before running the study to minimize the filesize of the results (.CWR file).  You can choose how often to save results of Stresses and Strains over the time steps.  Displacement values will always be calculated for each time step. Within the Nonlinear study tree,…

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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. SOLIDWORKS Simulation’s innovative tools allow you to begin testing your…

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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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