SOLIDWORKS Simulation Mesh

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2021 Geometry Corrections for Curved Surfaces in Contact

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2021 Geometry Corrections for Curved Surfaces in Contact

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2021 has improved the calculations for curved surfaces that come into contact by integrating geometry correction factors. These help improve the accuracy of linear static studies involving cylindrical, spherical and conical contacting surfaces. Take the two cylindrical rings below. After creating a separate…

Read More...

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2021 Default Mesh Settings

Default SOLIDWORKS Simulation Mesh Plot

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2021 increases your control over the default mesh settings for new Simulation studies. Accessed in the menu through Simulation > Options, the default settings provide numerous options to configure studies before they are created. Shown below are the default mesh settings for SOLIDWORKS…

Read More...

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2021 Mesh Quality Diagnostics Tool

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Mesh Quality Tool

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2021 has added an important tool to help diagnose and efficiently improve mesh quality — the Mesh Quality Diagnostics Tool. Take the hoist ring part below: of particular interest is the area where the ring meets the block. In SOLIDWORKS 2020 and previous…

Read More...

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2021 Enhanced Blended Curvature-Based Mesher

SOLIDWORKS Simulation provides three different types of meshers.  The Standard and Curvature-Based meshers have been available for a long time.  The Blended Curvature-Based mesher was introduced in Simulation 2016 with improved algorithms that can assist where the other two meshers may fail. SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2021…

Read More...

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2021 Terminology Changes

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2021 Terminology

There are some amazing enhancements coming with SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2021.  Although SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2021 Terminology may not be a significant enhancement, it will be noticed immediately.  Here is an explanation of the changes. The naming conventions for contacts have been updated to better match conventional…

Read More...

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…

Read More...

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…

Read More...

Creating a Surface from a Mesh Feature in SOLIDWORKS 2018

When a *.stl or *.obj file is imported into SOLIDWORKS, the 3D model opens in a tessellated or meshed form. All faces are broken into some triangular faces. Round faces will have more segments than flat faces. In SOLIDWORKS 2017 a *.stl file could be…

Read More...

SOLIDWORKS 2017 provides direct import of 3D Scanned Data

SOLIDWORKS Import Mesh File

If you work with 3D scanned data on a regular basis, we are certain that the ability to directly import 3D mesh files into SOLIDWORKS 2017 will be among your favorite enhancements in this latest release. Several types of mesh files can now be directly…

Read More...