The Value of Simulation Web Series

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Last week, we concluded Part 2 of the SOLIDWORKS Simulation and SIMULIAworks webinar series. We are using unique themes as below to highlight the depth and breadth of the SOLIDWORKS Simulation technologies. A medical couch example is used to highlight this powerful capability.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Accuracy Report by AFNOR

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Need to know how accurate SOLIDWORKS Simulation really is? That’s the conclusion after running 101 validation examples for Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software as documented by the Structural Analysis Software Validation Guide and corresponding report.

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Display Settings Options for Reading Simulation Results

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In any simulation project, setting up the correct boundary condition and interpreting the results are the most challenging phases, regardless of the simulation software being used. SOLIDWORKS Simulation 3D CAD

Example of nonlinear time-transient electromagnetic simulation using EMS for SOLIDWORKS

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Allen and D.Rodger from the School of Engineering, University of Bath to validate a nonlinear time-transient electromagnetic simulation. So it is extremely important to choose a Simulation package that can handle time transient simulation well. This is a test rig presented by N.

Learn How to Improve Productivity with Simulation

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Today, millions of engineering companies around the world use simulation software to drive innovation based on reliable and accurate results. At SOLIDWORKS, we have several simulation solutions, tools and features to cater to all the various industries and applications.

SIMULATION FOR BUILDINGS

3D Perspectives

The following article is excerpted from SIMULATION IN ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION. In this example, we model a 25-story steel building as shown in Figure 5. Learn all about SIMULATION IN ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION.

COVID-19, Simulation and Computational Fluid Dynamics

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I will focus on two: Science and Simulation on the one hand, and Community and Collaboration on the other. Why is Simulation important? With some applications, HVAC design for a building for example, multiple physical tests are very expensive, time-consuming and simply not efficient.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Reports

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation provides an automatic way to export your results to a Word document. SOLIDWORKS Simulation Report Tools. SOLIDWORKS Simulation Include Image in Report. SOLIDWORKS Simulation Report Default Options. SOLIDWORKS Simulation Publish Report.

Introducing Simulation Engineer

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At SOLIDWORKS World we announced the imminent launch of Simulation Engineer, a new structural analysis solution from our sister brand SIMULIA. To the casual observer it may seem that all structural simulation is the same. This is where the new Simulation Engineer solution comes in.

Learn the Value of Simulation in our Webinar Series

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Last month, we officially kicked off the SOLIDWORKS Simulation and SIMULIAworks webinar series. The webinars are broken down into two major themes: Theme # 1 – The Value of Simulation / Which Design is the best? Motion Simulation can help!

SIMULATION FOR BRIDGES

3D Perspectives

The following article is excerpted from SIMULATION IN ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION. One such example is shown below in Figure 1. Detailed analysis of the gusset plates and the connections was performed using Abaqus simulation software.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2020 Network License Selection

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation is available with various levels of licensing , providing access to specific study types: SOLIDWORKS Premium license gives you access to Linear Static and Motion studies. SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard license includes Linear Static, Motion and Fatigue.

Get Hands-on with Advanced Simulation at SOLIDWORKS World 2019

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This year at SOLIDWORKS WORLD 2019, if you’re a Simulation aficionado, you’re going to be spoiled! We’re excitedly looking forward to announcing the commercial availability of our latest simulation solution, SIMULIA Structural Simulation Engineer (SSE).

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Copy Features to New Studies

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Running multiple SOLIDWORKS Simulation studies on a model typically have similar features. SOLIDWORKS Simulation Copy Study. For example a single load or perhaps a group of connectors is only needed in the new study. SOLIDWORKS Simulation Copy Force Load.

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019 Topology Study Intermediate Results

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019 now allows Topology Studies to be stopped during intermediate iterations and keep its results. SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019 Topology Solver Dialog. Here is an example of a Topology study with fixtures on two faces and a force on the opposite end.

Save Time with SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019 can’t create more time (I wish), but it will save you a ton of time on repetitive tasks and simulations! For example, static load studies can be repurposed to create dynamic studies with no additional setup. What would you do with more time?

How to use SOLIDWORKS Thermal Simulation Results in a Static Stress Analysis

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Did you know that you can use the results of your thermal simulation in your static stress analysis? The temperature fields from the thermal simulation can be imported and applied to your static analysis, therefore you can see the effects of the applied temperatures on the stress fields.

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SOLIDWORKS: Simulation - Exploring the Hyatt Regency Walkway Collapse

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This example serves as a lesson to many about double-checking your work. SOLIDWORKS SimulationThe Hyatt Regency Walkway collapse was an event that changed engineering forever.

Perform Abaqus High-End Simulations from Home with Structural Mechanics Engineer

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With the new SIMULIAworks product family on the cloud-based 3D EXPERIENCE® platform, we keep expanding the simulation possibilities for SOLIDWORKS® users to solve any finite element analysis (FEA) problem with confidence.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 Dismiss Message

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New in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 is the ability to dismiss pop-up messages. For example every time you re-mesh a model after the study had already been solved, you get the pop-up warning that the previous results would be deleted.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation: Mechanism Design

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SOLIDWORKS has come with a new module called Simulation Standard , which can precisely simulate the above discussed points and help designers design mechanisms. This video provides a good example of what a simulation looks like: Here’s a quick overview of how it works.

Un-boxing SOLIDWORKS Simulation

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There are four essentials that I want to point at today: (1) Quick Start Guide (“Introduction to Simulation”). (2) 3) Tutorials (“SOLIDWORKS Simulation Tutorials”). (4) Just go to “Help>SOLIDWORKS Simulation>Tutorial” to find the “SOLIDWORKS Simulation Tutorials.”

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018: Designer to Analyst

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Today, simulation has become a tool used throughout the product development process. Well, simulation became accessible to those without PhDs and computers grew more powerful. Using simulation tools in design isn’t just about validating an idea – it’s about powering innovation.

Parametric Electromagnetic Simulation in SOLIDWORKS

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What is parametric Electromagnetic simulation? The parameter can be any SOLIDWORKS dimension or any simulation related variable. Examples of SOLIDWORKS dimensions can be mate distance, model dimension, number of units in a linear or circular pattern etc.

Three Reasons Why Simulation on the Cloud is the Future

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Simulation is no exception to this cloud revolution, companies are looking for more agile and collaborative ways to validate designs while reducing cost and complexity. Here are 3 reasons why cloud simulation is the future: 1. Access engineering and simulation data from anywhere.

How to define a Thermostat in a SOLIDWORKS Simulation Study

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Did you know you can set up a thermostat directly in your SOLIDWORKS Simulation Transient Study which will turn the heat power on/off based on the temperature? To access this function, from your simulation tree, right click on thermal loads in the simulation study tree and click Heat Power.

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What’s New in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017 delivers new enhancements, together with improved performance, productivity and quality. Our goal is to help our users set up, solve and interrogate their simulation results faster, easier and in a robust manner.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Nonlinear Result Options to Save Disk Space

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation Nonlinear studies include Result Options that can be defined before running the study to minimize the filesize of the results (.CWR SOLIDWORKS Simulation Nonlinear Save Results for Specified Solution Steps. In this example, there are a total of 32 time steps.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Cleaning Utility

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One of the lesser known tools that gets installed along with SOLIDWORKS software is the SOLIDWORKS Simulation Cleaning Utility. This utility tool can be used to permanently delete any simulation data, including simulation setup and results information, from any SOLIDWORKS part or assembly file. For example, imagine that you want to share the files with someone else who does not need the simulation data. One possible reason for that is corrupted simulation data.

How Human Task Simulation Can Identify AEC Safety Risks

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Click to Tweet: How Human Task Simulation. The work organization in terms of, for example, team structures, responsibilities, working hours and shift schedules. More firms are turning to human task simulation as an early part of their early design work.

Webinar on Demand: Advanced Simulation for SOLIDWORKS Users

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Advanced Simulation capabilities are now available to SOLIDWORKS users with SIMULIA Structural Simulation Engineer (SSE). This video, for example, demonstrates how advanced simulation with SSE is used to solve a one such problem, with contacts and hyper-elastic materials.

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2020 Helps You Make Better Decisions for Superior Performance

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What if ordinary designers and engineers at your company could quickly simulate fluid flow, heat transfer, and fluid forces that are critical to the success of your design? Porous media are treated in Flow Simulation as distributed resistances to fluid flow. and plastics simulation.

Improving the Reliability of Consumer Electronics Products Through Realistic Simulation

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Simulation provides a cheaper and faster alternative to physical tests. It is critical to strike the right balance between physical tests and simulation during product development. Not all simulation tools are created equal.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Accuracy (?)

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A common concern I hear when presenting SOLIDWORKS Simulation is whether or not the results are accurate. To reassure those concerned, I usually rely upon the ‘Validation Examples’ included in SOLIDWORKS and verified by NAFEMS, which may or may not leave the audience more confused in the end.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019 Stress Averaging at Mid-Side Nodes

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019 now includes an option that enables an improved stress averaging method for mid-side nodes of a high quality (second order) solid element. SOLIDWORKS Simulation High Quality Element. SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019 Default Options.

Customize SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Input Data Folder

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Generating a new Flow Simulation project brings up the default analysis tree. The SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Input Data Folder by default only includes Computational Domain, Fluid Subdomains, Boundary Conditions, Goals and Mesh. SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Input Data folder. If you are constantly adding other features found in the CommandManager or menus, you can include these in the SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Input Data Folder.

Automation using SOLIDWORKS Simulation API

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The SOLIDWORKS Simulation Application Programming Interface (API) functionality can be used to automate the creation of studies, applying loads and fixtures, material selection, meshing, running analyses and processing results. Now, we’ll go over an example to get hands on with the API.

The Underestimated Role of Simulation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction

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Role of Simulation in #AEC. Click to Tweet: Simulation helps us consider nature. & As an example, a digital representation of the nation-city of Singapore is now being constructed and once completed can be used for planning purposes and to study “what-if” scenarios.

Stabilize SOLIDWORKS Simulation Studies with Soft Spring and Inertial Relief

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation offers two techniques for stabilizing self-equilibrated models: Soft Springs or Inertial Relief. For example, in the picture below, the model is exposed to an elevated temperature from original room temperature (25 degrees of Celsius) at zero strain.

Simulation Training videos now available at MySolidWorks

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For SOLIDWORKS Subscription Services users, that new skill can involve SOLIDWORKS Simulation. Now subscription users can access SOLIDWORKS Simulation training videos via MySolidWorks. These modules cover key SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional capabilities such as: Bolt Connections.

SIMULATION TECH TIP: String Your Bow - Nonlinear Iterative Results

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I was very excited to see this feature in Simulation 2015: viewing partial simulation results in nonlinear analysis. In this example, I wanted to "string" the bow, add some pre-load and then release the arrow.

Solving Beamy – Three-Point Bending Test with SOLIDWORKS Simulation

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Beamy produces a high-tech speaker, and we are going to try and use SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium to perform a three-point bending test on an internal bracket for one of these speakers, see Figures 2-3. This example is a little more complex than most.

My Highlights of SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018: the New Toplogy Study

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 introduces a new study type, the Topology Study, which enables designers and engineers to develop innovative minimum mass components. Let’s dig into this new study by considering a simple example that I carried out recently.

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