Learn How to Use Linear and Nonlinear Analysis with new eCourse

The Solidworks Blog

In a dynamic analysis, loads are applied with time and momentum is considered. This course is divided into several topics including: linear dynamics, harmonic analysis, response spectrum analysis, power spectral density, nonlinear dynamics, and fatigue within dynamic systems.

SOLIDWORKS Design Analysis is NOT just for Experts anymore

Javelin Tech Tips

SOLIDWORKS design analysis provides the greatest benefits when implemented very early in the design cycle because that’s when it is easiest and most cost-effective to make design changes. When analysis is performed in conjunction with solid modeling, design engineers can leverage analysis results to fix, improve, or optimize designs. Analysis Experts. Using SOLIDWORKS design analysis as part of conceptual design. Design Analysis with SOLIDWORKS Simulation.

Design for the Ages with SOLIDWORKS Simulation Fatigue Analysis

Javelin Tech Tips

Luckily for you and your designs, SOLIDWORKS Simulation Fatigue Analysis (included with SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard, Professional, and Premium versions) allows you to ensure fatigue resistance from the comfort of your desk, letting you skip the gym entirely! The results of these studies are directly utilized by a fatigue study, enabling you to quickly turn momentary snapshots into an analysis of the full design life. Need to learn fatigue analysis?

Are you considering adding CFD analysis to your SOLIDWORKS design process?

Javelin Tech Tips

CFD (computational fluid dynamics) analysis allows designers to understand the effect of moving liquids and gasses on their designs. The CFD analysis SOLIDWORKS add-in is called SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation , and is a general purpose flow analysis tool with a comprehensive range of capabilities. CFD analysis SOLIDWORKS training. Included in the free CFD analysis SOLIDWORKS training course. Course Modules: Course Introduction.

Become a SOLIDWORKS Simulation Expert with our new Advanced Update Course

Javelin Tech Tips

The Advanced Update course is not a replacement for the SOLIDWORKS Simulation Linear Static (formerly Essentials) , as the course is designed for users that already have an intermediate level of knowledge with SOLIDWORKS Simulation FEA software. Learn more about the course.

How to Update the Path Mate Motor Speed in a SOLIDWORKS Motion Analysis

Javelin Tech Tips

After defining a path mate motor with constant speed for an object in a SOLIDWORKS motion analysis, you need to calculate the motion study. The motion study is run for 5 seconds as shown in the figure below: Motion Analysis Defined.

Make: Magazine Shootout Names Top 10 3D Printers


They’ve been around for a little while now, of course, with favorites from MakerBot, Formlabs, and others for home use, but now they’re also popping up from established manufacturers of... View the entire article via our website. 3D printers are everywhere!

Researchers Put 3D Printing Quality Under the Microscope, Analyzing Structure & Production Evolution


Like a high speed train on an infinite course, the industry as well as the evolution taking place within 3D printing is full of dynamic energy and innovation we never imagined previously, with one... View the entire article via our website. 3D Printing 3d printing analysis 3d printing quality Carl Zeiss microscopy microsopic

FLOW SIMULATION TECH TIP: "Geometry Check Tool," the Key to Flow Happiness


For more training and tutorials on the many 3D CAD Modeling solutions in the SOLIDWORKS family of products and add-ons, please feel free to look through our Webcast Archive , register for an upcoming webcast or event , or look into our 3DU SOLIDWORKS Training and Certification courses.

EOS Opens Innovation Center for 3D Printing in Düsseldorf

Additive Manufacturing

Holger Rübesame, Business Development Manager at SPECS Surface Nano Analysis, on working together with EOS: “The excellent collaboration with the team of the EOS Innovation Center Düsseldorf enabled us to substantiate the profitability of industrial 3D printing for our product portfolio.

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PLASTICS TECH TIP: Configuration Integration (with video)


For more training and tutorials on the many 3D CAD Modeling solutions in the SOLIDWORKS family of products and add-ons, please feel free to look through our Webcast Archive , register for an upcoming webcast or event , or look into our 3DU SOLIDWORKS Training and Certification courses.

Design for AM in Montreal

Wohlers Talk

To justify the use of AM for production applications, a well-advised company will perform an analysis on the cost to manufacture the design, both conventionally and by AM. DfAM is the subject of a hands-on course being offered June 12-14, 2018 in Montreal, Canada.

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For more training and tutorials on the many 3D CAD Modeling solutions in the SOLIDWORKS family of products and add-ons, please feel free to look through our Webcast Archive , register for an upcoming webcast or event , or look into our 3DU SOLIDWORKS Training and Certification courses.

CAASE 2018 highlights design and simulation software for Additive Manufacturing

3D Printing Industry

The Conference on Advancing Analysis and Simulation in Engineering (CAASE) took place June 5th-7th with more than 500 industry professionals assembling in Cleveland for technical presentations, workshops, training courses, and an exhibit. The event catered to the broader engineering simulation community with four key themes across physical and biological systems, simulation governance and democratization, business […].

Saving Costs with Virtual Prototyping

Javelin Tech Tips

Leveraging the combined powers of 3D solid modeling and design analysis software, engineers can now test a design on the computer instead of using prototype-test iterations for design. CAD models have become virtual prototypes, and design analysis has supplanted physical testing, enabling faster, less costly, and more optimized product development. Prototypes vs. Design Analysis. Numerous misconceptions surround the use of design analysis software.

50% of product failure is due to Mechanical Fatigue! How can you predict & avoid it?

Javelin Tech Tips

The primary tool for both understanding and being able to predict and avoid fatigue has proven to be finite element fatigue analysis. Fatigue Analysis. SOLIDWORKS Simulation can run fatigue analysis. Want to learn more about fatigue analysis?

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018: Designer to Analyst

The Solidworks Blog

When I first started using analysis tools it was the domain of the expert, the engineer with the PhD. Structural analysis is not a one shot wonder process; it is iterative, startling with simple models and loads progressing to complex geometry loads and even multi-physics studies.

Understanding Plastic Part Design

The Solidworks Blog

Highly durable, endless color options and of course, an inexpensive option when manufactured in high volumes. Using SOLIDWORKS, you can easily identify faces in your 3D model that require draft angles using the draft analysis tool.

10 Reasons why EVERY Design Engineer needs SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

Javelin Tech Tips

With most traditional CFD programs, you need to modify settings substantially and then transfer existing CAD models to a different program in order to create a model for analysis. All analysis vendors recommend that you defeature your models. Reason 6: Powerful “What If” Analysis.

Get started with Online SOLIDWORKS Simulation Training

Javelin Tech Tips

After taking the introductory training in MySolidWorks you can then get a live training course from Javelin’s SOLIDWORKS Simulation experts. We provides comprehensive instructor led training courses for the SOLIDWORKS Simulation products.

Where is 3D printing development now?

Leslie's Blog

Its Hype Cycle curve being one of the more referenced graphics for analysis. Of course, hype refers to the amount of attention a subject is getting as it relates to development. The Gartner group is a frequent resource for tracking technical developments.

Red Bull Soapbox Team Uses SOLIDWORKS to Quench its Need for Speed

The Solidworks Blog

Well, add in some crazy obstacles, like jumps, stairs, and bowl turns, to the course you’re trying to barrel down at break-neck speed and things can get interesting. Analysis showed that the frame was still strong enough without the motor mount structure.”.

Quantifying Headphone Comfort with Structural Professional Engineer

The Solidworks Blog

Instead of prototyping and testing a wide variety of products and people, why not use Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to simulate the interaction between the earpiece and the human head. The results of the analysis can be represented in both qualitative and quantitative terms.

What is SOLIDWORKS Simulation and how can it help me?

Javelin Tech Tips

To gain a better understanding of how SOLIDWORKS Simulation can help your business I recommend you take a new Introduction to Simulation video training course available in MySolidWorks. The course includes the following video lessons: Discover the SOLIDWORKS Simulation product suite.

See a Live SOLIDWORKS Presentation at the Global Petroleum Show

Javelin Tech Tips

Peter Kjellbotn; Simulation Product Manager at Javelin Technologies, has over 10 years of experience working with product designs and FEA analysis. Over the course of his career, Peter has helped companies in various industries learn product design techniques using SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software.

SOLIDWORKS Javelin Online Live Training (JOLT): An Effective and Environmentally Friendly Learning Experience

Javelin Tech Tips

I participated in Javelin’s SOLIDWORKS Essentials JOLT training course a few weeks ago in order to become more knowledgeable with SOLIDWORKS so that I could complete projects regarding sustainability and environmental analysis.

SOLIDWORKS World Partner Pavilion Preview Part IV

The Solidworks Blog

Pluralsight is an online technology learning platform offering courses on how to use many software packages, including SOLIDWORKS. Courses are built from the ground up by subject matter experts and are constantly vetted by editors with a passion for learning.

Richards SolidWorks Blog: Happy Birthday Mom - Typepad

Richard's SolidWorks Blog

Analysis. Many things happen over the course of a lifetime if you are blessed with a long life. This of course is looking at it from the side and at this point I can pick it up at the opposite ends and it shows no particular stress, warping, creaking or signs of weakening.

Find Venting Issues Earlier with SOLIDWORKS Plastics!


Then scroll down and check off the “Venting Analysis” button. This will turn on the analysis and allow you to see it in the result plots. Of course SOLIDWORKS Plastics doesn’t just show you venting pressures.

InFocus Energy Services uses SOLIDWORKS to design and test its industry-changing oilfield tools

Javelin Tech Tips

It’s the basis for everything we do: modelling, simulation, flow analysis, renderings. He reports that extensive thread analysis, fatigue analysis, and flow simulation are the three pillars of SOLIDWORKS Simulation use at InFocus.

MySolidWorks Manufacturing Network – Connect with Reliable Manufacturers

The Solidworks Blog

Once connected to Proto Labs, users can upload a 3D CAD model and receive an interactive quote providing manufacturability analysis results within hours. To mark the Manufacturing Network launch, we’re offering users the opportunity to take a free CSWA certification prep course.

Why Buying A 3D Printer Might Make You Scream

3D Printing Review

Not all of them funded, of course. The solution for this is easy, of course: Do a lot of research and read what active users say. I asked 3D Hubs for some input on cost benefit analysis of owning versus renting.

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Lieven Maesschalck Visits Materialise!


Over the course of his work during the last two decades, he has seen world-class athletes such as Manchester City and Red Devils football player Vincent Kompany and Tour de France cyclist Jurgen Van den Broeck. It’s safe to say that Materialise has a lot of football (a.k.a.

SOLIDWORKS TECH TIP: Meshing Tips and Tools for Better Results (Part 8 - Final)


Geometry Preparation CAD geometry contains all the features necessary to make a part, but many of those features can be considered insignificant for analysis and should, therefore, be suppressed.

The Engineering of Paralympic Sports Technology

The Solidworks Blog

RGK went right back to the drawing board with its wheelchair design, starting from scratch in CAD and iterating its new design based on rigorous automated stress analysis. Of course, when you swap the basketball court for the race track, speed matters more than strength.

SIMULATION TECH TIP: Transferring Flow Loads to Shell Elements


To start this problem, I ran through the Flow Simulation Wizard tool and set the problem as an external flow analysis. For the truck cap analysis, I used Shell Elements in SOLIDWORKS Simulation by right-clicking on the body and selecting " Define Shells by Selected Faces."

ASTM International Offers Additive Manufacturing Webinars

Additive Manufacturing

Upcoming webinar courses, taught by respected experts in the field, include: Design for AM Processing (Dec. 13); Characterization and Analysis of Powder (Feb. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.,