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Tech tips, tutorials, and best practices for FEA from the Javelin technical team

SOLIDWORKS Simulation FEA

Basic Setup Steps for an FEA Static Simulation in SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS Simulation is a powerful finite element analysis (FEA) tool used to validate designs before they are manufactured. Learn how to activate the add-in.

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Physics Fun with Jamie: Best Practices for Applying Fixtures

Welcome back to “Physics Fun with Jamie”. SOLIDWORKS FEA is a powerful tool that allows users to simulate physical behavior…

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Run a FEA on the geometry using the flow effects

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Results Exchange Capabilities and Benefits

SOLIDWORKS has many different analysis tools that allow us to simulate and validate designs. Flow Simulation is a computational fluid…

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation Nonlinear Study Example of a Hard Hat Impact Test

We all know that safety comes first whether it’s on vacation or at work. Well what happens if you’re a…

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Stratasys J55 prints outstanding colour gradients, clearly showing stress points on your FEA models

The Stratasys J55 printer brings expanded capabilities to the Polyjet desktop series of office friendly printers. Learn more by reading…

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Finite Element Method (FEM)

Accurate Simulation is not determined by the underlying Finite Element Method (FEM)

Read the article below to learn how accurate simulation is not solely determined by the underlying Finite Element Method (FEM)…

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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…

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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.

Simulate Efficiently with the SOLIDWORKS Simulation Load Case Manager

Getting valid, informative, and useful results is the goal of any design validation and verification activity, whether it be through…

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019 Stress Averaging at Mid-Side Nodes

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019 now includes an option that enables an improved stress averaging method for mid-side nodes of a high…

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How to add a Point Load along a Beam in SOLIDWORKS Simulation

When applying External Loads to a beam element, you can apply it to the entire beam which distributes the load. …

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Manage SOLIDWORKS Simulation Mesh Refinement using an Energy Norm Error Plot

When it comes to computation with SOLIDWORKS Simulation finite element analyses, we are always looking at integrals. Evaluating those integrals…

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Design Analysis with SOLIDWORKS Simulation

SOLIDWORKS Design Analysis is NOT just for Experts anymore

SOLIDWORKS design analysis provides the greatest benefits when implemented very early in the design cycle because that’s when it is…

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Using SOLIDWORKS Simulation Sensors and Selection Sets for common location results

After running a Simulation study you may have common areas of interest where you need to extract results.  Whether it…

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation Accuracy (?)

A common concern I hear when presenting SOLIDWORKS Simulation is whether or not the results are accurate. This is a difficult…

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Happy New Year from the Javelin Simulation Team

It has been an exciting year for SOLIDWORKS Simulation, and, as always, we’ve seen some incredible changes happen to the software….

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