Structural Simulation Packages Updated!

DASI Solutions

Written by: Shaun Bentley, Application Engineer Read below for a summary of the the structural simulation packages available in with SOLIDWORKS.

Introducing Simulation Engineer

The Solidworks Blog

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.

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SOLIDWORKS Frisbee Flow Simulation

CADD Edge

After my previous summer games blog, I decided to try it in flow simulation. Not only would it satisfy the mystery of how Frisbees fly without wings, it would also be a great chance to try the new option in Flow Simulation for rotating bodies. SOLIDWORKS Simulation

SOLIDWORKS Simulation: Kaiju vs. Mech

The Solidworks Blog

It’s Kaiju vs. Mech in a winner-take-all battle pitting a massive monster head to head against a giant machine…and it’s going down in SOLIDWORKS Simulation. The post SOLIDWORKS Simulation: Kaiju vs. Mech appeared first on The SOLIDWORKS Blog.

Which SOLIDWORKS Simulation Package is Best for Your Needs

DASI Solutions

Written by: Jared Spaniol, Application Engineer SOLIDWORKS offers many different products and packages that range from technical communication to simulation to bringing designs to life with SOLIDWORKS Visualize.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018: Designer to Analyst

The Solidworks Blog

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.

Shark Cage SOLIDWORKS Simulation

CADD Edge

It’s exactly their power that is examined in this “Jaws” simulation. This video shows how SOLIDWORKS Simulation can be utilizes on shark cage construction to ensure strength BEFORE sending down Jacque to swim with the sharks. SOLIDWORKS SimulationAre you scared of sharks?

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SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2018 Axial Periodicity

Javelin Tech Tips

In SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2018 you can reduce the analysis time when analyzing fluid flow (or conjugate heat transfer) in models consisting of axial periodic features. You can simulate the problems within a sector including rotation and/or heat conduction in solids.

SIMULATION FOR BRIDGES

3D Perspectives

The following article is excerpted from SIMULATION IN ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION. Detailed analysis of the gusset plates and the connections was performed using Abaqus simulation software. Learn all about SIMULATION IN ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Bowling

CADD Edge

I’ll be honest, the primary motivator for this simulation was to figure out why I’m so terrible at bowling. So, I decided to simulate different hits to figure out what was happening. This is where motion simulation is helpful. Let's Start SOLIDWORKS Simulation Bowling.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation: Mechanism Design

The Solidworks Blog

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.

The Case for FEA Simulations Early in New Product Development

DASI Solutions

Shock and Vibration Simulation Tools: Demystified and When You Should Use Them

The Solidworks Blog

Fortunately, SOLIDWORKS has a full suite of premium Simulation tools that engineers can use to predict and design around these stresses. SOLIDWORKS SOLIDWORKS Premium SOLIDWORKS Simulation drop tests harmonic analysis modal analysis product failures shock Simulation vibration

Visitech: Making Cricket Safer with SOLIDWORKS Simulation

The Solidworks Blog

Visitech stepped up to the crease and knocked the challenge for six – with a little help from SOLIDWORKS Simulation… Say hello to Alan Meeks, product designer extraordinaire. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data.

Weld Stress in SOLIDWORKS Simulation

DASI Solutions

Written by: Shaun Bentley, Application Engineer How do you simulate welds in SOLIDWORKS Simulation? Many times when people ask this, they want to try to determine stresses.

OxyArm: Engineering a Medical First with Simulation

The Solidworks Blog

This series will cover how SOLIDWORKS Simulation features were used to determine optimal air flow, best materials for plastic injection molding, calculate the device’s durability and understand cost to manufacture. How many problems do you need to solve while bringing a new product to market?

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018: Topology Optimization

Javelin Tech Tips

The SOLIDWORKS Simulation Topology Study included in the Professional version simplifies structural topology investigations with a goal-driven approach to mathematically alter the stiffness of the meshed geometry. SOLIDWORKS Simulation SOLIDWORKS 2018 SW2018 Topology Optimization

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Get Zooming with SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

The Solidworks Blog

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.

Transforming Simulation Data into Great Products in Five Steps

The Solidworks Blog

Design and manufacturing companies today rely heavily on simulation results to help make informed business decisions. Managing an expanding simulation environment of tools, data, and processes is becoming more and more important.

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SIMULIA Simulation Engineer: Try out a new workflow for SOLIDWORKS users

The Solidworks Blog

We would like to invite SOLIDWORKS users who are interested in additional nonlinear simulation capabilities to join a lighthouse beta program and try the new SIMULIA Simulation Engineer. What is SIMULIA Simulation Engineer?

SIMULATION FOR BUILDINGS

3D Perspectives

The following article is excerpted from SIMULATION IN ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION. Abaqus simulation software helped SXDA locate regions where additional reinforcements were needed and where reinforcement could be reduced.

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2018 adds Noise Prediction

Javelin Tech Tips

Noise prediction capability is available in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2018. in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation based on the calibration of Sarkar and Hussaini. SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation can also report the acoustic power in dB, which is computed from equation (4): Equation (4).

Will Drafting Help a Road Cyclist? A Flow Simulation Study

The Solidworks Blog

Analyst by profession and heart, I decided to check myself so I jumped on one of the Simulation tools that I use, SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation. I can also simulate multiple cyclists to check the effect of drafting. The Simulation process remains same, except that we use two cycles.

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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Benefits of Virtual Simulation vs. Hand Calculations and Physical Prototypes

The Solidworks Blog

In Aberdeen Group‘s research report‚ “ The Value of Virtual Simulation Versus Traditional Methods ”‚ 550 respondents shared how their companies are approaching new product development and introduction. The report identified common traits for best in class companies using virtual simulation.

Setting Up Your SOLIDWORKS Simulation Template

DASI Solutions

Written by: Shaun Bentley, Application Engineer If you are tired of repeatedly changing settings for every new Simulation study you create, you may want to consider going to your Default Options (see below) and making a few customizations.

Testing an Anti-Shark Cage in SOLIDWORKS Simulation

The Solidworks Blog

Combine my long-time obsession with sharks and my smart co-workers here at SOLIDWORKS, and I was finally able to discover just what it would take to break an anti-shark cage, thanks to SOLIDWORKS Simulation. SOLIDWORKS Simulation Anti-Shark Cage Shark Shark Cage Simulation

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation Troubleshooting 101

DASI Solutions

Written by Shaun Bentley, Application Engineer When trying to simulate complex assemblies with STATIC analysis, things can get tricky. You might encounter various errors when meshing or running the study.

Simulation Training videos now available at MySolidWorks

The Solidworks Blog

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.

Football Opener: Simulating a Free Kick in SOLIDWORKS

The Solidworks Blog

What better way to illustrate this than through simulation?! In the following video we show you how to simulate a free-kick situation with SOLIDWORKS motion, taking into account the important physical properties of a flying ball.

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Fights Dragon Fire

The Solidworks Blog

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation uses CFD to enable engineers and designers to quickly and efficiently simulate fluid flow and heat transfer – all directly inside of SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD. The post SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Fights Dragon Fire appeared first on The SOLIDWORKS Blog.

Simulation in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction

3D Perspectives

The following article is excerpted from SIMULATION IN ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION. ROLE OF SIMULATION. Subsequent to such simulation analyses, the predicted data values can be visualized and examined. One such simulation tool is available from Dassault Systèmes.

Hyatt Disaster analysis with SOLIDWORKS Simulation

CADD Edge

Let’s test this design in SOLIDWORKS Simulation. Our simulation model for the original design. That means the bridge should last around 25 years if the simulation says so. Let’s test this new design in Simulation. Our simulation model of the redesign.

SIMULATION TECH TIP: String Your Bow - Nonlinear Iterative Results

Fisher/Unitech

I was very excited to see this feature in Simulation 2015: viewing partial simulation results in nonlinear analysis. When debugging a study, it's extremely useful to watch the solution as it progresses and make changes.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Zombie Apocalypse Survival Kit

The Solidworks Blog

Now I don’t have nails inside of SOLIDWORKS Simulation so I will have to use bolts and set a failure load equivalent of the nail pull out force. So the next time you are facing an apocalypse (or even a design decision) use SOLIDWORKS Simulation to save the day, you know it makes sense.

World Cup: Simulating Stadium Foot Traffic in SOLIDWORKS

The Solidworks Blog

Flow simulation assumes continuum mechanics which is a good analogy for when a group of people are tightly contained and they are all moving towards an exit. So that got me thinking: can you model the movement of people with SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation ?

From Concept to Production: Simulation Helps Additive Manufacturing Get Real

3DPrint.com

Dassault Systèmes is in the very real business of simulation, as technology helps production get real. Midway between conceptualization and realization, simulation is increasingly coming into play as. View the entire article via our website.

The Underestimated Role of Simulation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction

3D Perspectives

Role of Simulation in #AEC. Click to Tweet: Simulation helps us consider nature. & These are exciting times for comprehensive simulation technologies to connect product, nature, and life in the AEC industry. Click to Tweet: Exciting times for comprehensive simulation.

Snow Tire Simulation: Where the Virtual Rubber Meets the Road

The Solidworks Blog

It turns out that SIMULIA’s FEA simulation software is used by nearly every tire manufacturer in the world to simulate realistic tire performance such as inflation, rolling resistance, noise, tire-road contact, hydroplaning and even behavior of the tire during anti-lock braking!

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.