# SOLIDWORKS Simulation

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

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## Simulation: Shell Elements vs. Solid Elements

A number of people are quite reluctant to use shell elements vs. solid elements. Shell elements can be a huge time save since they allow the modelling of thin features with relatively much fewer elements…

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## Even a Nonlinear Nincompoop can validate a design with SOLIDWORKS Simulation software

Until recently, most FEA applications undertaken by design engineers were limited to linear analysis which provides an acceptable approximation of real-life characteristics for most problems design engineers encounter. Nevertheless, occasionally more challenging problems arise, problems…

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## Bowling in SolidWorks Motion

It isn’t easy to make a strike in bowling (for me anyways).  I also tried an experiment in SW Motion and it was not easy to make a strike in virtual world. I created a…

## Beam Element Improvement in SOLIDWORKS Simulation

There are some improvements I would like to talk about for beam element in SolidWorks 2012. Let’s use the particle separator model as example.  The machine has solid and shell elements.  The majority of the…

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## Designing a Labyrinth game with SolidWorks

I’ve been a fan of the game of Labyrinth for a while.  I spent hours as a kid mastering the X-Y controls to move the steel sphere from Start to Finish to Start to Finish,…

## SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Error: “Face is not laying on the boundary between the solid and fluid region.”

Usually when you receive the SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Error: Face is not laying on the boundary between the solid and fluid region It is related to the geometry of the model (assuming the boundary conditions…

## Taking the deformed model out of Simulation (FEA) and using it!

Let’s see what we can do with the simulation deformed model.  It can be saved as a new solid model shown below. In this example I will take a cushion from a sofa and deform…

## How can Simulation Help Design Process?

I read an article recently, regarding to how Simulation can improve product design.  There are some interesting points I would like to talk about. The purpose of any FEA software is to linearize the product development, eventually, to reduce cost.  For new product or existing design, FEA plays its role in the process.  The article…

## NEW! in Simulation 2011 – 2D Simplification

If you haven’t tried this, you should!  2D simplification study for Simulation Professional. It will save you a lot of time to conduct detailed analysis on your model. Let’s use a bolt and nut example:…

## Some SOLIDWORKS Simulation Usage Tips

Here are a few SOLIDWORKS Simulation usage tips we provide in training classes: SOLIDWORKS Simulation How to successfully mesh? Mesh failure is common if only global size is used, because small features/components may not take…

## SOLIDWORKS 2024 Hardware Recommendations

TriMech has compiled this recommended SOLIDWORKS 2024 hardware guide to aid you in the process of upgrading or purchasing new hardware for SOLIDWORKS.

## IMPORTANT! Transfer Activation Prior to Upgrading to SOLIDWORKS 2024

Prior to installing SOLIDWORKS 2024, you need to transfer activation from your prior release of SOLIDWORKS to ensure it’s available to activate SOLIDWORKS 2024.

## SOLIDWORKS Packages Comparison

What is the difference between SOLIDWORKS® Standard, Professional and Premium 3D CAD software? Learn about the features included in each of the three SOLIDWORKS offerings.