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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Show Mesh on Section Plane in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2016

In a previous blog article we showed you how to use the new mesh sectioning functionality to visualize a mesh inside your model.  This can be very useful for investigating mesh sizing and transitions.  When using the mesh sectioning tool, it’s very similar to a section view,…

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SOLIDWORKS Sketch Pattern vs Feature Pattern [VIDEO]

As a former designer of automated machinery, I prefer to stay a stranger to danger by using machine guarding. It keeps the operators safe from my machine and it keeps me safe from litigation. However, since I always want my design to closely approximate what the…

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Create a Refined Mesh in SOLIDWORKS Simulation [VIDEO]

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Mesh

When using Solid elements in SOLIDWORKS Simulation, it is crucial to have a well defined mesh in your study to obtain accurate stress results.  Here are some items to check to see if your SOLIDWORKS Simulation mesh is sufficient.  If not, refine the mesh or…

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