SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition (MBD) 2015 arrived!

The Solidworks Blog

I’m pleased to announce that SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition (MBD) 2015 was released this week! Figure 2: Model based definition in SOLIDWORKS MBD 2015. Source: Chad Jackson, The 2014 State Of Model Based Enterprise Report, 2014).

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Free SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition Learning Resources

The Solidworks Blog

Model-based definition (MBD) is a process shift. Therefore, besides the SOLIDWORKS MBD product, you are also assisted at MySolidWorks with 12 free* SOLIDWORKS MBD product learning modules including videos, click simulations, quizzes and sample datasets.

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Changing the Direction of a Beam in SOLIDWORKS Simulation

Javelin Tech Tips

When you model a beam in SOLIDWORKS, you can set up the cross section to align with the default coordinate system. The contrived beam shown below was modeled with the bottom face parallel to the x axis: Beam profile. In our model, this is the sloped side section.

Extending SOLIDWORKS Simulation’s Capabilities with the 3DEXPERIENCE

The Solidworks Blog

Created by our sister brand SIMULIA®, the solution is part of the SIMULIAWORKS portfolio of simulation solutions connected on the 3D EXPERIENCE platform. Consequently, sharing simulation results with key project members is a breeze. Taking Simulation to a New Level.

Meet the Product Definition Team: Blake Reeves

The Solidworks Blog

Product Definition team members are a major component in determining and defining enhancements and new functionality included within the SOLIDWORKS products each year. Blake is a proud geek working in Product Definition on a large variety of the innovative tools in SOLIDWORKS.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2020 Mixed Draft and High Quality Mesh

Javelin Tech Tips

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Draft Quality (1st Order) Element. SOLIDWORKS Simulation High Quality (2nd order) Element. SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2020 introduces a big time-saver for running Linear Static studies with all solid bodies. SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2020 Mixed Mesh.

Product Definition: A User’s Journey

The Solidworks Blog

Product Definition team members are a major component in determining and defining enhancements and new functionality included within the SOLIDWORKS products each year. We’ve provided models and test surfaces, all of those things. Who decides What’s New in SOLIDWORKS?

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017 Mass Properties of Simulation Studies

Javelin Tech Tips

With SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017 you now have the ability to calculate the Mass Properties of your Simulation studies. SOLIDWORKS Simulation Mass Properties. Included in SOLIDWORKS Simulation Mass Properties. How to access SOLIDWORKS Simulation Mass Properties.

My Highlights of SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018: the New Toplogy Study

The Solidworks Blog

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 introduces a new study type, the Topology Study, which enables designers and engineers to develop innovative minimum mass components. The post My Highlights of SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018: the New Toplogy Study appeared first on The SOLIDWORKS Blog.

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SIMULIA Structural Simulation Engineer – Solving Complex Physics with Speed and Confidence

The Solidworks Blog

I’m excited to announce that starting today SIMULIA® Structural Simulation Engineer (SSE) is commercially available! Built on the Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE® platform, SSE enables you to speed up the design process by running simulation calculations in the cloud or on your local machine.

How to Refresh SOLIDWORKS Simulation Plots [VIDEO]

Javelin Tech Tips

When you are viewing a SOLIDWORKS Simulation plot and a graphical change has made to the model (like exploded views, hide/show, isolate), the original plot remains visible. Exploding a View with a Simulation Plot visible. Method #1 – Hide, then Show your Simulation Plot.

What is SOLIDWORKS Simulation and how can it help me?

Javelin Tech Tips

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Software. If you are an existing SOLIDWORKS user then you need to take a look at the Simulation suite of products that are built right into SOLIDWORKS. Discover SOLIDWORKS Simulation. Learn how shells are used to model thin structures.

SOLIDWORKS SIMULATION 2015! Enhancements that will blow you away

Javelin Tech Tips

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. Rotating Mesh in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation.

Recording Macros in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017

Javelin Tech Tips

You now have the power of recording your own macros for studies in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017. Recording Macros in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017. This way the next time you use the macro, you can pre-select faces from other models and run the macro.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2015 Load Case Manager

Javelin Tech Tips

In SOLIDWORKS Simulation a new load case manager interface within a Static study allows you to define (secondary) load combinations from (primary) load definitions quickly and evaluate the effects of the various load combinations on your model.



When studying shrink fits and press fits, we have a couple of options in SolidWorks Simulation; I would like to explore a couple of them in this post. Lastly, it''s worth noting the linear analysis was run in 3D and the non-linear study was run using Axis symmetric 2D simulation to save time.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation – Bolt Connector

Javelin Tech Tips

SolidWorks Simulation uses a beam element to represent the bolt shank and uses rigid bar elements to connect the beam to the flanges. It simulates the bolt preload using thermal expansion/contraction. This is consistent with the physical model.

Find the Maximum Stress on Specific Areas with SOLIDWORKS Simulation

Javelin Tech Tips

After your SOLIDWORKS Simulation has finished solving, you can now review the Stress plot to see the overall stresses in the model and narrow down the problematic high stress regions. SOLIDWORKS Simulation Maximum Overall Stress. SOLIDWORKS Simulation Chart Options.

How to Analyze Truss Problems in SOLIDWORKS Simulation

Javelin Tech Tips

This article will show you how to model and analyze truss problems in SOLIDWORKS Simulation. So, no moment, torsion, or bending stress results can be expected from a simulation with truss elements. Simulate a Bridge Structure with Truss Elements. The steps of modeling a simple bridge structure is demonstrated in this section. To model the structural members, the sketch must have small lines starting from one joint and ending on the other joint of the member.

SOLIDWORKS 2016 Simulation Motion Tips

CATI Tech Notes

SOLIDWORKS 2016 Simulation Motion Tips. The presentation that night was on Simulation Motion 101 and was given to us by Hari Padmanabhan from SOLIDWORKS. Hari is a R&D Application Definition Manager for this product and many others.

What’s New in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2017

The Solidworks Blog

The newest release of SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2017 is packed with new user-requested enhancements that make it even easier and faster to determine the impact of a liquid or gas flow on your product designs during the design phase—long before physical protoypes are created.

Determining which Faces were defined as Shell Elements in SOLIDWORKS Simulation

Javelin Tech Tips

If you’ve setup a SOLIDWORKS Simulation study and needed to define solid bodies as Shell elements on defined faces , you should realize that a Shell Element is only generated on the face you’ve selected. SOLIDWORKS Simulation – Shell Definition.

Happy New Year from the Javelin Simulation Team!

Javelin Tech Tips

It has been an exciting year for SolidWorks Simulation, and, as always, we’ve seen some incredible changes happen to the software. The biggest change in the last year has to be the release of a new package of simulation tools: Simulation Standard.

SOLIDWORKS 2015 Product Manager Showcase: What’s New in Simulation

The Solidworks Blog

Today’s SOLIDWORKS Expert is Delphine Genouvrier, Product Manager, Simulation. What’s new: Shell Manager , one of the new features in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2015, is sure to be a favorite of any users who regularly create large shell models for thin geometry.

Hyatt Disaster analysis with SOLIDWORKS Simulation


Let’s test this design in SOLIDWORKS Simulation. Our simulation model for the original design. For simplicity, a section of the design was used instead of a full scale model. That means the bridge should last around 25 years if the simulation says so.

Transformer Simulation: How to perform open and short circuit tests easily inside SOLIDWORKS

Javelin Tech Tips

Once you have the equivalent circuit of a transformer it is very easy to replace the transformer by its equivalent circuit and perform system level simulation. Open circuit test and short circuit test simulation. Once the simulation is completed, EMS gives the core loss as an output.

What do people mean when they talk about “CAD-embedded simulation?”

The Solidworks Blog

For the last few decades, we have seen more and more simulation tools integrated in CAD systems. This positive trend made simulation accessible to all product engineers. First of all, these simulation tools (FEA, CFD, Electromagnetics) share the same user interface as the CAD software.

SOLIDWORKS 2016 Installation Guide Part4 – Composer, Plastics, and Simulation Installation

CATI Tech Notes

What do I need to know to install my Composer, Plastics, Inspection, MBD, or Simulation package? SOLIDWORKS Plastics is a powerful injection molding simulation tool that helps you optimize the design and manufacturability of your plastic parts and injection molds. SOLIDWORKS Simulation.

List of the best 3D modeling software programs

3D Printing Hub

3D modeling is the representation of an object in software form. 3D modeling software is used in a variety of fields such as 3D printing, architecture, animation, gaming, and industrial design. A good 3D modeling software is very important in a graphic designer’s toolkit because it allows the designer to create rich and detail oriented illustrations for his/her client. SelfCAD : SelfCAD is another great 3D modeling software for beginners.

Welcome to SOLIDWORKS 2015. See what’s new!

The Solidworks Blog

Focus On Design, Not Modelling with new features that reduce geometry creation steps. Simulate Multiple Design Scenarios – Quickly evaluate the effects of various load combinations on a model and track results.

Effectively Running a Harmonic Analysis in SOLIDWORKS Simulation

The Solidworks Blog

One of the most powerful capabilities in SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium is linear dynamics. If any of those criteria are not met, we would need to move from linear dynamics to non-linear dynamic analysis, which is also available in SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium. The plate is modeled as a clamped-clamped beam, and the weight is neglected. Now lets walk run this with SOLIDWORKS Simulation. First we model the plate, and at the center we can put a 1 in 3 block. We

Simufact to Launch Process Simulation Software Solution for Metal Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing

Hamburg, Germany, September 9, 2016 – Simufact Engineering , an MSC Software company and expert in manufacturing process simulation, has announced the launch of Simufact Additive , a ground-breaking new software solution for the simulation of metal additive manufacturing processes.

3 Secrets to Winning SOLIDWORKS’ Model Mania Contest


Matt Kokoski, Technical Manager at CADD Edge, took 2 nd place this year at SOLIDWORKS World 2015 in their annual Model Mania Contest , competing against all worldwide resellers of SOLIDWORKS. SOLIDWORKS’ Model Mania Contest. The initial model was fairly straight forward to build.

Can 3D Technology Spawn Better Athletes?

3D Perspectives

While it is already possible to go online or into a shop to choose the color and design of shoes, 3D modeling and printing technology is now being used to mold and shape footwear for customers to create the definitive personalized design. Next Up: 3D Modeling for the Masses.

3D Printed Heart Models Helping Doctors Optimize Surgical Plans for Complex Operations

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

The hospital recently partnered with the University of Cincinnati’s College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) to produce a 3D printed heart model of a patient with a rare, life-threatening heart condition.

Quantifying Headphone Comfort with Structural Professional Engineer

The Solidworks Blog

In the post, the duo discusses their experience using advanced simulation with Structural Professional Engineer (formerly SIMULIA Structural Simulation Engineer). This is where simulation makes its business case.

SOLIDWORKS TECH TIP: Meshing Tips and Tools for Better Results (Part 2)


There are two advanced options that we find when we are creating or editing the definition of a stress plot. These values SHOULD be relatively close, but since they are not, we should definitely refine our mesh.

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

Javelin Tech Tips

The definition of fatigue is: failure under a repeated or otherwise varying load, which never reaches a level sufficient to cause failure in a single application. SOLIDWORKS Simulation can run fatigue analysis. Time-based motion simulation.

Extensive Materials Library: AKA Golden Nuggets for Product Engineers

The Solidworks Blog

When you need to test the performance of your product with virtual simulation, you MUST properly define the product’s physical characteristics so your test results closely mirror the product’s real behavior. Material definition for environmental impact simulation.

SOLIDWORKS TECH TIP: Meshing Tips and Tools for Better Results (Part 1)


Spotty Results The first thing you can do, and definitely the easiest, is to do a visual inspection of the results and ask yourself “Do they look spotty?” mesh meshing Simulation Simulation Tech Tips solidworks SolidWorks Simulation SolidWorks Tech Tips

SOLIDWORKS TECH TIP: Meshing Tips and Tools for Better Results (Part 4)


Adaptive Meshing Tools SolidWorks Simulation has a couple of tools that will automate the convergence process for us. SolidWorks Simulation has both Draft Quality and High Quality elements (First order and Second order elements respectively).

Stratasys Groundbreaking Triple-Jetting 3D Printing Now Available for Larger Dental Labs: Increased Throughput + Ultra-Real Color Dental Models

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Stratasys has introduced the Objet500 Dental Selection 3D Printer for larger dental and orthodontic labs that require volume production of highly precise, life-like models. The new 3D printer brings high throughput to Stratasys’ special multi-color, multi-material dental modeling.

The Top 10 New Features in SOLIDWORKS 2017 [VIDEO]

Javelin Tech Tips

More powerful modeling tools. Faster, easier modeling with fewer picks and clicks. Dramatic improvement in rendering speed and improved workflow between modeling, rendering, and viewing. Parametrically mirror drawing views without the model.

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