SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard gives product engineers an intuitive virtual testing environment for static linear, time-based motion, and high-cycle fatigue simulation, so they can answer common engineering challenges with this SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD embedded solution. Built on a concurrent engineering approach, SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard helps engineers know if their product will perform properly and how long it will last.
SOLIDWORKS Simulation solutions include:
- Thermal Fluid Analysis – Easily investigate the impact of cooling and design changes on component temperatures using thermal fluid analysis and determine the impact of fluids flowing in and around the design to ensure correct thermal performance, product quality, and safety
- Structural Optimization – Perform structural optimization analysis during design using CAD-embedded SOLIDWORKS Simulation to reach the best available strength-to-weight, frequency, or stiffness performance for your designs.
- Motion Analysis – Conduct detailed motion analysis and evaluate the mechanical performance of your design. SOLIDWORKS motion analysis uses the assembly mates along with part contacts and a robust physics-based solver to accurately determine the physical movements of an assembly under load.
- Vibration Analysis – SOLIDWORKS Simulation provides detailed vibration data through frequency analysis and dynamic analysis to ensure product performance and safety.
- Thermal Analysis – Thermal analysis calculates the temperature and heat transfer within and between components in your design and its environment. This is an important consideration of design, as many products and material have temperature dependent properties.
- Non-Linear Analysis – Nonlinear stress analysis calculates the stresses and deformations of products under the most general loading and material conditions for Dynamic (time dependent) loads, Large component deformations and Nonlinear materials, such as rubber or metals, beyond their yield point
- Finite Element Analysis – Efficiently optimize and validate each design step using fast-solving, CAD integrated SOLIDWORKS Simulation to ensure quality, performance, and safety.
- Linear Stress Analysis – Linear stress analysis calculates the stresses and deformations of geometry given three basic assumptions namely: 1. The part or assembly under load deforms with small rotations and displacements, 2. The product loading is static and constant over time, 3. The material has a constant stress strain relationship (Hooke’s law).
- Structural Analysis – Structural simulation covers a wide range of FEA problems—from the performance of a part under a constant load to the stress analysis of a moving assembly under dynamic loading, all of which can be determined using SOLIDWORKS Simulation tools