SolidWorks Simulation Overview
SolidWorks simulation technology ensures the quality and performance of your design before you commit to production. Comprehensive analysis tools let you test models digitally for valuable insight early in the design process. With the information you develop, you can easily determine methods to reduce weight and material costs, improve durability and manufacturability, optimize margins, and compare design alternatives to best meet specific customer requirements.
Easy to Learn, Easy to Master
SolidWorks simulation tools can benefit all designers at any stage of product development. The analysis capabilities are fully integrated within the SolidWorks design environment, sharing familiar workflows, naming conventions, and commands. Simulation advisors guide you through setting up studies step-by-step, so no previous analysis experience is required.
The simulation solvers use the same information defined in the modeling process. You save time, because you don't need to redefine materials, connections, or assembly relationships. Studies can be repeated quickly on multiple design variations and the results compared using the efficient, straightforward interface.
Provides Powerful Insight
The single window integration of SolidWorks simulation software has benefits beyond its ease of use. As you modify geometry and information during design changes, the simulation studies update automatically, alerting you when they need to be re-calculated. You can validate your initial design and then gain an understanding of how each design element affects performance. Product reliability is ensured as the design progresses.
The simulation solvers run in the background, so your regular design tasks are not disrupted. Simply set up the analysis and have SolidWorks simulation tools calculate the results as you build your assemblies and detail your drawings. The valuable knowledge comes with very little overhead.
Eliminates Prototypes, Sparks Innovation
SolidWorks simulation technology lets you digitally simulate a wide variety of physical tests, including structural, motion, fluid flow, thermal, vibrations, durability, and impact. You can size welds, check bolted connections, and understand the forces from complex motion. The need for physical prototypes is virtually eliminated. You can run multiple studies simultaneously and validate all aspects of your design.
SolidWorks simulation solutions promote innovation, with no risk. Any new idea can be tested easily. You can dynamically change design parameters to meet a specified goal or run detailed "What if?" analyses to compare many different design variations. The results often reveal design changes not previously considered.
Optimized for Speed and Accuracy
Your components come in many different shapes and sizes. So SolidWorks simulation tools have been refined to support a large variation of geometry. Special mesh types let you test welded structures, thin and thick walled parts, and composites in an optimized manner. Likewise, SolidWorks simulation software understands various connection types included bolts, pins, and welds. Symmetric 3D assemblies can even be simplified into 2D representations. These capabilities drastically reduce solve times and provide more accurate solutions.
Enables Clear Communication
Information can best drive change when it is communicated clearly. SolidWorks simulation technology not only shows study results graphically, it has unique tools that enable you to focus on key areas and even understand performance trends.
Robust reporting tools let you share your investigations and results with everyone involved. The reports detail how studies are set up and the resulting conclusions. Design decisions can be made as a group and justified with clear documentation.
SolidWorks eDrawings software lets you share simulation results with everyone, even those without CAD. The eDrawings 3D interface lets customers and suppliers see results graphically, from any angle. The information improves customer confidence and gives you a competitive advantage in winning business.
Success with SolidWorks simulation solutions is assured with SolidWorks support resources. Our highly skilled resellers provide technical support and training at the local level, addressing your specific needs. The software is thoroughly tested and improved with every release. Comprehensive online assistance, tutorials, and an active user community help you achieve the results you desire, no matter what your skill level.