Thermal Stress Analysis with SOLIDWORKS Simulation

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When you are designing a product, it is important to accurately analyze the varied temperatures to ensure the stability of your model. Thermal stress analysis refers to a static analysis that measures the strains, stresses and deformations that occur with changes in temperature.

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2018 adds Noise Prediction

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Noise prediction capability is available in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2018. Also, α 0 is the speed of sound and α in equation (1) is a model constant. in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation based on the calibration of Sarkar and Hussaini.

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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.

CATI Tech Notes: Shortcuts in SOLIDWORKS: Mate References

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Modeling. Simulation. Shortcuts in SOLIDWORKS: Mate References. Creating mate references in parts used frequently is a great way to speed up the assembly process.  CATI Tech Notes. Archives. Subscribe. CATI Search. Subscribe to CATI TechLink Newsletter.

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SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2018 Introduces Free Surface Simulation (Part 1: Theory)

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SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2018 allows you to model the flow of two immiscible fluids with a free surface. Free surfaces are modeled with the Volume of Fluid (VOF) technique by solving a single set of momentum equations and tracking the volume fraction of each of the fluids throughout the domain. Flow Simulation allows to model a two-phase system with N q = 2 only. Reference: Technical Reference Document for SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2018.

CATI Tech Notes: SolidWorks External References

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Modeling. Simulation. SolidWorks External References. This means that the part was attached to the geometry of another part in the assembly with external references. This happens automatically because of the external references. CATI Tech Notes. Archives. Subscribe.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation – Bolt Connector

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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.

Bundle All Your References in One Shot with SOLIDWORKS Pack and Go Feature


Grab Your SOLIDWORKS Assembly, Part or Drawing, While Bundling All Associated References Along with It! Simply open the model, then select Pack and Go from the file pull-down menu within SOLIDWORKS.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2016 Mesh Sectioning [VIDEO]

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One of the powerful tools required in both pre- and post-processing FEA simulations is the ability to have an insight into the internal mesh elements of a body. This is now available in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2016 Mesh Sectioning.

How to add a Point Load along a Beam in SOLIDWORKS Simulation

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Add a Reference Point. The easiest method if you’ve already created your model is to add a Reference Point in the location of interest. Reference point center of face. Then in the Simulation study you can add an External Load to the reference point.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018: Mesh Refinement for Stress Singularities Hot Spot Diagnostic

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Stress concentrations are characterized by relatively large stress gradients over adjacent elements at a localized area of a model. Now in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018, stress singularity detection tool is added. References: [1].

SOLIDWORKS Next Top Modeler Previews SOLIDWORKS 2018

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Sketch Planes as Symmetry Reference – 2D and 3D sketch entities can now be mirrored using a plane as the symmetry reference. Part of the SIMULATION Product Family. Complete SOLIDWORKS Integration with SIMULATION View.

How to generate a Custom SOLIDWORKS Coordinate System

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You can create a custom SOLIDWORKS coordinate system in a model that can be used for reference in Measure, Mass Properties or exporting to a neutral file (Parasolid®, STEP, IGES, etc). This can also be used for assembly mates and in Simulation for remote load locations. This is located under the Reference Geometry drop-down. SOLIDWORKS Reference Geometry. Select this Coordinate System feature to reference this new location as the origin and axis directions.

Simufact to Introduce Third Generation of its Metal Additive Manufacturing Simulation Software

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Multiple Parts: Simultaneous Simulation of Multiple Parts in the Build Space. Thereby, the software is now available for simulations on Linux computers for instance on high performance Linux clusters. Users can also compare simulation results and reference models (e.g.,

SOLIDWORKS CAD: Top 10 Features: Part 2

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Faster Calculations and Improved Accuracy for Simulation. Run faster calculations and better simulations that test out real-world behavior. Speed and Accuracy: Speed up analysis and improve accuracy by combining linear and quadratic elements in the same simulation study.

FEA vs. Reality: How accurate is your solution?

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In the Engineering world, we’re often asked questions about the accuracy of FEA modeling versus reality. NAFEMS, an International Association of Engineering Modelling, Analysis and Simulation Professionals, is one such example. Reference NAFEMS. SOLIDWORKS Simulation.

Effectively Running a Harmonic Analysis in SOLIDWORKS Simulation

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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. During operation of the pump, the plate is subjected to a harmonic force, Our engineering challenge is to find the amplitude of vibration of the steel plate ( Reference: Rao 199 ). FEA (SOLIDWORKS Simulation).

Unveiling SOLIDWORKS 2020: Built for Speed with Streamlined Workflows

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This dramatically reduces the amount of model data that needs to be loaded while working on large assemblies. Hybrid Mesh: For Simulation , an improved mesh formulation allows both Draft and High quality solid elements to coexist in the same simulation study.

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Patient-Specific 3D Printed Models Help Plastic Surgeons Plan and Perform Rhinoplasty

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Unlike a standard implant, the device was created using sample models taken from the noses of the patient’s close family members to recreate the most natural and culturally appropriate graft. ” Since Dallan Jannet received the first 3D printed nose implanted in the United States, 3D printed patient-specific models have emerged as a useful new tool for planning and carrying out rhinoplasty, considered one of the most challenging procedures in plastic surgery.

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

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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. SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation can quickly and easily simulate fluid flow, heat transfer, and fluid forces that are critical to the success of a design. In this recorded online course you will learn how to solve fluid flow and heat transfer problems using SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation. Rotating Reference Frames.

The Top 10 New Features in SOLIDWORKS 2017 [VIDEO]

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Replace sub-assembly with multi-body part and maintain downstream references; Replace missing references all at once. More powerful modeling tools. Faster, easier modeling with fewer picks and clicks. Reference and link to BOM table cell elements in annotations.

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Get Zooming with SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

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This post sets out to introduce more people to a very useful, but not well known, feature in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation that is colloquially known as “Zooming.” At the top of the Flow Simulation tree, right-click the project name and choose “Clone Project” from the menu list.

3D Patient Specific Models Prove Integral to Life Saving Vascular Surgery

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With 3D printed models, we can quickly understand the individual patient anatomy and best determine the type of treatment required to successfully treat it.”. Why was the model helpful in surgery? References. Taking Complex Aortic Aneurysm Cases from Inoperative to Operable.

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).

America Makes Announces Complete, Qualified Database of Material Properties for Fused Deposition Modeling® (FDM®) Additive Manufacturing of ULTEM™ 9085 Resin

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Moreover, now that a process exists for NCAMP that can approve any non-metallic AM material, the CMH-17 organization recently announced that it would be creating a new volume of its Composites Material Handbook, often referred to by the industry as CMH-17.

Discover Powerful Electromagnetic Design inside SOLIDWORKS at a Live Seminar in Oakville, ON

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Features & Capabilities of The Magnetic and Electric Field Modeling and Simulation. Otherwise known as EMS , this is a magnetic and electric field modeling and simulation software. Electro Magnetic Simulation for SOLIDWORKS.

Digitally Transforming Capital Projects: Podcast Part II

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From environmental concerns and increasing public scrutiny drive rising interest in alternative solutions that disrupt traditional business models. Simulation lets you do that fully in a computational environment. Simulation Driven Plant Design And Operations.

Goals in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

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One of the key technologies in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation is a concept in the software called Goals. The Goals in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation serve 3 purposes: Defines Design Goals and/or other important criteria. SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Goal Types.

5 Reasons We Love SOLIDWORKS 2015 (And Why You Should, Too!)

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You now have the ability to view feature and assembly dependencies through a graphical view with the Dynamic Reference Visualization. You also have the ability to select multiple entities in a model or drawing and save the selections for reuse with Selection Sets.

SOLIDWORKS 2016 What’s New – Best 41 New Features – #SW2016

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At the beginning of September we starting documenting the best new features of SOLIDWORKS 2016 from part, assembly, and drawing tools to the new features in the SOLIDWORKS family of tools like Simulation, EPDM, SOLIDWORKS Electrical, and SOLIDWORKS Plastics.

Siemens is Building a Swarm of 3D Printing Spider Robots With a Hive Mind

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3D Modeling Future 3D Printing 3D robots Siemens SiSpisMeet SiSpis, a new army of robots spiderlings being developed by Siemens. These little robots come equipped with a hive mind mentality and a 3D printing nozzle, allowing them to establish colonies and build things on the go.

Engineers empower chefs with induction heating analysis using EMS for SOLIDWORKS

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This is commonly referred to as top plate. Simulation using a standard induction cooker coil arrangement. Figure 4 shows a CAD model of a coil and iron core arrangement which can be used for induction cooking. Figure 4: CAD model of a typical coil using for induction cooking.

CATI Tech Notes: How to Setup and Import ECO changes with.

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Modeling. Simulation. Welcome to Setup and Import ECO changes inside unfolded 3DQPress model. After the model has been imported SolidWorks assigns a different ID code to every model. Import the model, and then save the file name as needed then close the file.

SOLIDWORKS envelope vs. exclude from BOM

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I would use exclude if I needed to show something as reference, like a joining piece or a human model for scale and it didn't belong on the BOM. SimulationI was recently asked "What's the difference between Exclude from BOM and envelope?"

Measuring Environmental Impact with SOLIDWORKS Sustainability – Visualization

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Applying colors to the model to help you visualize and compare the value of the sorting property for each component. Sustainability can also be used in conjunction with SOLIDWORKS Simulation. SolidWorks Support General Info Simulation Technical Publishing

Altair – The Implant Boom: It’s Now Hip to Replace Your Hip

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By applying optimization and simulation technologies and methods to a hip implant can greatly improve the longevity and how it performs. When analyzing a design using computer simulation, it is important to include all the various load cases a product might see during its life cycle.

SOLIDWORKS 2020 Application Program Interface (API)

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SOLIDWORKS has a lot of tools that allows users to model a simple part design to mount a VFD all the way up to simulating a real life flow simulation task and even extends out to data management capabilities. Since models into 2D sketches sections.

CATI Tech Notes: SOLIDWORKS: Detached Drawings

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Modeling. Simulation. « Optimize the Design of Plastic Parts and Injection Molds With SolidWorks Plastic Simulation Software | Main. Did you ever want to work in a drawing file without affecting the model? The drawing is detached from the references

Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering – On Board with New Metallic Alloy Compositions for Additive Manufacturing (AM)

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We will use HSLA alloys as a reference for the new steel designs. Since we have a limited budget and a short time period to conduct our research, we need to develop good models, perform rigorous experiments and calibrate our model-predictions accordingly, using as few iterations as possible.

ORNL – Early Research on Existing Drug Compounds via Supercomputing Could Combat Coronavirus

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The two researchers performed simulations on Summit of more than 8,000 compounds to screen for those that are most likely to bind to the main “spike” protein of the coronavirus, rendering it unable to infect host cells. By Sara Shoemaker | ORNL Science Writer |

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 What’s New Top 10 Features

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Now, you can simply select the components needed for reference and a destination assembly. Faster Calculations and Improved Accuracy for Simulation. Speed and accuracy of SOLIDWORKS Simulation has been improved by combining linear and quadratic elements in the same simulation study.

What’s New In SolidWorks 2016

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Simulation – Mesh Sectioning. Simulation – Release Prescribed Displacements. Model Based Definition (MBD). User Interface – Child Feature Reference.

How to Animate Spring Motion with SOLIDWORKS [VIDEO]

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SOLIDWORKS models are generated as rigid bodies so animations cannot take into account flexibility of movement. To accurately calculate and animate deformation based on the material properties, a SOLIDWORKS Simulation study should be created and the deformation plot can be animated.

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