SOLIDWORKS Simulation

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Incremental Nonlinear Simulation Results

In SOLIDWORKS Simulation you can visualize intermediate results during an Incremental Nonlinear Simulation. By getting visual feedback of the results as the simulation progresses, you can make decisions to either stop the simulation and make adjustments to the input, or let the solver proceed with the…

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2015 Top 10 Enhancements

SOLIDWORKS 2015 is finally here and I have had the chance to play around with the latest simulation capabilities in SOLIDWORKS. Here are some of the enhancements that you will see in the upcoming release of SOLIDWORKS SIMULATION. I will be showing you each one…

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Excluding Components from your Simulation Studies [VIDEO]

There are a couple options for excluding components from your SolidWorks Simulation studies, but they behave differently. Method #1: Using the Exclude from Analysis command The first method is directly in an existing study.  You can right-click on a component in the Simulation tree and choose “Exclude…

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Accelerating Transmission Systems design with SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium

Litens Automotive Simulation

Litens Automotive Group is the global leader in Transmission Systems design and components. A tier 1 supplier to the automotive industry, Litens invented the first mass-supplied automatic tensioner/single belt accessory drive 30 years ago and has maintained its market leadership position by continuously developing innovative products…

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Accurate Design Simulations Improve Product Development

Creating innovative products requires insights into design performance, and design engineers who can predict design behaviour are more efficient, innovative, and successful. With SOLIDWORKS Simulation 3D CAD integrated analysis solutions, you can intuitively, accurately, and cost-effectively simulate how a product will perform, enabling you to…

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation Study Advisor

If you start your new Simulation studies from the CommandManager, you will notice that the “Study…” button will actually launch into the Simulation Study Advisor by default.  This tool determines which time of study you are looking to run and what criteria is needed in the end….

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SolidWorks Simulation – Duplicating Studies for Different Configurations

Sometimes you may have setup your entire SolidWorks Simulation study with all connections, fixtures and loads, and then you realize you used the wrong configuration.  They might be very similar but if you activate the correct configuration, you will notice that your study is greyed…

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation Contact Pressure Plots in 2D Simplification

For the first time, in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2014, you can view the contact pressure plots in linear and nonlinear 2D Simplification studies. Contact pressure is developed in areas where two bodies come into contact during the analysis and no penetration contact is defined. To enhance the…

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SolidWorks Simulation 2014: Contact Visualization Plot

Have you ever wondered what contacts you have created when running a simulation and what contacts have you missed? Imagine a large assembly with hundreds of contacts. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could get a summary of the contacts you have created to avoid those error messages which say that your model is unstable or not properly restrained? SolidWorks Simulation 2014 does just that. With a contact visualization plot, you can view how bodies are connected in multibody parts and assemblies. Before you run the analysis, you can detect the areas of contact applied by the global contact settings and any local contact sets. To view this plot, Right-click Connections, click Contact Visualization Plot Select Components: Select either the assembly or components (two and…

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