Raising the quality
of your products whilst reducing costs for live prototypes and testing is an invaluable
feature in a superior 3D CAD software package.The powerful design validation tools in SolidWorks
enable you to easily subject your designs to the same conditions that they’ll
experience in the real world.
with SolidWorks Premium, SolidWorks Simulation includes the core tools you
should be using to test your designs, whether you're new to analysis or a
simulation capabilities included with SolidWorks Premium include:
Simulation: Study the interactions of assembly components
on-screen, before incurring the costs of physical prototypes. Simulate
static or dynamic loads to evaluate your design’s performance under
stress, strain, and displacement.
Welded Structures: Will your welded structures perform at
peak operating conditions? Apply pressure, forces and bearing loads, then
use visualization tools like section plots, ISO clipping and animation to
review the response.
Stack-Up Analysis: With our TolAnalyst tool, you’ll be
able to quickly verify dimensioning and tolerancing schemes to ensure
proper fit and function. It eliminates the need for hand calculations
and manual entry of dimensions and tolerances.
Simulation and Analysis: SolidWorks Motion lets you size
motors and actuators, determine power consumption, understand gear drives,
and determine how contacting parts behave. Check for colliding parts and
output numerical and graphic data of the results, as well as animations of
of the most comprehensive and sophisticated Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
packages available, SolidWorks® Simulation Premium integrates completely with
SolidWorks CAD software.
test and validate your designs with nonlinear displacement analysis and
analysis of nonlinear materials, as well as dynamic response analysis of
parts and assemblies.
capture all the behaviour of your plastic parts without training or
add-ins, simulate plastic components in all possible tests and
environments, and optimize parts for volume and cost.
Forced Vibrations: predict and control vibration or dynamic
responses in your products with choice of integrated design studies,
including Transient study, Harmonic Response study, and Random Response
SolidWorks® Simulation Professional, you can accurately simulate real-world
operating conditions, reducing the time and costs associated with building and
- Compare and
Optimize Alternatives: Determine the best design opton by
comparing strengths, life, cost, and weight. Perform all comparisons and
design modifications within the SolidWorks environment.
Prediction: Save the time and prototyping costs while creating
safer, more durable products. Simulation predicts structural failure
thresholds due to yielding, overheating, buckling, and fatigue.
- Simulate Drop
Test or Impact: Save time and cost by reducing the number of
physical tests. Define drop height, surface, and orientation.
Perform realistic collision simulation between parts or assemblies.
Buckling or Collapse: Virtually apply forces, pressure
and gravity to your designs to determine maximum loads before
buckling. You can study the effects of various materials as well as
isotopic and orthotropic factors.
SolidWorks® Flow Simulation is the first
and easiest fluid-flow simulation and thermal analysis program fully embedded
within SolidWorks software. SolidWorks Flow Simulation eliminates the need to
modify your design for a different computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
application saving considerable time and cost. With its CFD analysis capabilities you can simulate liquid and gas
flow in real world conditions, run “what if” scenarios, and quickly analyze the
effects of fluid flow heat transfer, and related forces on immersed or
of interest for analysis range from air and water, to liquid
chemicals and gas, not to mention various other flow items such as:
- Radiation heat
transfer analysis: See how heat is transferred
between high-temperature surfaces. You can also calculate solar
- Internal flow
analysis: See how liquids and gases through valves,
regulators, and ducts.
reference frame analysis: It's easy to understand
complex rotational flows inside turbo machinery (i.e., pumps and
- Transient flow
for simulating unsteady flow over time.
- Conduction and
convection heat transfer analysis: See how heat flows through an
SimulationXpress is a first-pass analysis tool. It's included with every
license of SolidWorks Standard and Professional, and gives you the ability to
do basic stress analysis on individual parts.
SimulationXpress is suitable for stress analysis of simple parts, and lets you
simulate the effects of force or pressure. You can even generate an HTML
report and create eDrawings files to document the results. And when you're
ready for more functionality, it's easy to tp upgrade to the full version of
SimulationXpress can help you:
your design will work and behave the way you intend.
Investigate the merits of a
range of designs
- Test radical design options
without wasting money on physical protoypes
- Determine the safety of a
- Document and share your results