SOLIDWORKS Simulation Matrix

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Knowledge Base
Fully Embedded in SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD
Full Associativity with 3D Design Changes
Support SOLIDWORKS Configurations
SOLIDWORKS Material Properties Support
Solid, Shell and Beam modeling
h and p adaptive element type
Mesh control capabilities
Failure Mesh Diagnostic
Simplify model tool for meshing
Customizable Material Library
Bonded contact condition
Node-to-node, surface-to-surface contact condition
Shrink Fit condition
Virtual Wall condition
Connectors: bolt, spring, pin, elastic support and bearing
Connectors Safety Check
Self-contact condition
Contour, Iso-Surface, Surface, Section Result Plot
Probe tool
Design Insight
Compare test data
List values on selected entities
Animation of Results
Overlay Simulation results onto SW graphics
Hot spot detection (stress singularity)
Mass properties for simulation models
Customizable simulation report
eDrawings of Simulation results
Analyze the structural behavior or parts and assemblies under loading
Fixtures to prescribe zero or non-zero displacements
Structural loads
Temperature loading
Import Flow/Thermal Effects
Calculation of stress, strain, displacement and FOS
Calculation of reaction forces and moments
Macro recording and available APIs to automate Simulation features creation and repetition
What-if scenarios based on defined variables (dimensions, mass properties, simulation data)
Detect trends in results from different iterations of a static study
Analyse the life expectancy of structure under repeated loading
Theory of Cumulative Damage
Outputs: life, damage and factor of safety plots
What-if scenarios based on parametric variables (dimensions, mass properties, simulation data)
Minimum mass design refinement by element removal method
Stiffness Goal
Manufacturing Constraints
Save new shape as STL
Analyze the natural frequencies and mode shape of parts and assemblies
Import Flow/Thermal Effects
Load Stiffening
Analyze slender structure for critical buckling factors and the associated buckling mode shapes
Import Flow/Thermal Effects
Analyse the effect of the impact of a part or an assembly on a target surface
Inputs: drop height, gravity, velocity at impact
Outputs: stress, displacement, and strains
Analyze the structural behavior or parts and assemblies under loading
Linear combination and square root of the sum of the squares (SRSS)
Thermal contact resistance condition
Insulated condition
Edge and spot weld connector
Analyze the structural resistance of a sub model from a main assembly
Plane Stress
Plane Strain
Axisymmetric
Evaluate the effects of various load combinations on your model
Transient (time dependent) loads
Large component deformation
Nonlinear materials
Self-contact for nonlinear analysis
Real-time visual updates while solving
Modal Time History Analysis
Harmonic Analysis
Random Vibration Analysis
Response Spectrum Analysis
Estimate component life based on dynamic loading

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