SOLIDWORKS Simulation

Tech Tips and Tutorials for Simulation, FEA, and CFD Applications

Linear Vs Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis Explained

For some designers, finite element analysis (FEA) can feel like a complicated venture. The truth is, if you know SOLIDWORKS, you already have the background to take advantage of simulation capabilities, and using Linear vs Nonlinear analyses. Both Linear Static and Nonlinear analyses provide limitless design insight; giving you the information you need to make…

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Design for Additive Manufacturing with SOLIDWORKS Simulation Topology Study

Topology Study produces organic geometry that is optimized for its intended application

Additive manufacturing is no longer a bleeding edge technology; this powerful method is being used across countless industries, for applications ranging from rapid prototyping to jigs/fixtures and production end-use parts. Widespread adoption of the materials and geometric freedom provided by additive manufacturing pushes the boundaries of traditional simulation validation processes. SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 introduced Topology Study,…

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Which SOLIDWORKS Simulation Package is best for me?

SOLIDWORKS Simulation is offered in Standard, Professional, and Premium packages

Why spend money on features you don’t need? Similar to SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD, SOLIDWORKS Simulation is offered in Standard, Professional, and Premium packages, giving you a choice of analysis modules, allowing you to get the best value for your software investment. “Which Simulation Package is best for me?” This is one of the most common…

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Using thermal resistance to model thermal condition of touching faces

If you have been using SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional or Premium for your thermal analysis, you probably have asked yourself, what is the best way to model the thermal resistance condition between two touching faces? SOLIDWORKS allows you to specify resistance to touching faces to simulate imperfect thermal conduction between parts. In reality two parts coming…

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Reduce Costs with Optimization Studies in SOLIDWORKS Simulation

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Optimization

When completing structural designs, it is common practice to “over-design” our materials. That is, use a size or thickness of material that we know works despite the potential for additional weight. This practice can have a hidden cost though. Why are we designing with heavier, more robust materials than we need to? Perhaps we can…

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Save Time with SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019

What would you do with more time? The sky is the limit: you could become the next Carlos Santana, create an industry disrupting technology, or have more chances to perfect your designs before your deadlines. SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019 can’t create more time (I wish), but it will save you a ton of time on repetitive…

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How to define a Thermostat in a SOLIDWORKS Simulation Study

Did you know you can set up a thermostat directly in your SOLIDWORKS Simulation Transient Study which will turn the heat power on/off based on the temperature? The thermostat (transient) feature monitors the temperature of a specified vertex or point on your model to turn the heat power on/off. It basically includes a point temperature…

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How to Use Symmetry in SOLIDWORKS Simulation to Reduce the number of Fixtures?

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Symmetry

Did you know you can use symmetry in SOLIDWORKS Simulation to reduce the number of fixtures required to stabilize your model? Using symmetry in simulation will not only simplify your model (and therefore drastically improve run time), but it eliminates the need to apply additional fixtures and this will result in even more accurate results….

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