SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional delivers easy-to-use, powerful capabilities to carry out sequential multi-physics. Temperature distributions from a static or transient thermal analysis can included into a linear static analysis allowing for the effects of material thermal expansion in the stress calculations. For products that experience vibration in their working environment, a frequency analysis will determine the product’s natural modes of vibration to limit the possibility of resonance which can dramatically shorten component life.

Key Capabilities

  • Linear Static Simulation
  • Timed based mechanism motion simulation
  • Fatigue Simulation
  • Structural Optimization
  • Frequency Simulation
  • Vibration Simulation
  • Buckling Simulation
  • Structural Thermal Simulation
  • Drop Test Simulation
  • Pressure Vessel Design Simulation


  • Evaluate forces and stresses between contacting parts, including friction
  • Apply bearing loads, forces, pressures, and torques
  • Optimize designs based on structure, motion, or geometry
  • Use connectors or virtual fasteners to model bolts, pins, springs, and bearings
  • Activate the Trend Tracker and Design Insight plots to highlight optimal design changes while you work
  • Evaluate complex problems early in the design cycle with plane stress, plane strain, and axisymmetric linear static analysis

Understand the effects of temperature changes on parts and assemblies

  • Study conduction, convection, and radiation heat transfer
  • Utilize isotropic, orthotropic, and temperature-dependent material properties
  • Determine thermal stresses due to temperature distributions and varying materials

Analyze assembly motion for process and task workflow with event–based simulation

  • Define motion studies based on model event and assembly actions
  • Trigger actions through new motion sensors, time, or the completion of a previous task
  • Evaluate characteristics like actuator force and joint loads for motion optimization
  • Gain greater control of model actuators with servo motors

Study the effects of cyclic loading on product life

  • Check a system’s expected life or accumulated damage after a specified number of cycles
  • Import load history data from real physical tests to define loading events

Simulate vibration or buckling in your designs

  • Examine how vibrating or unstable modes can shorten equipment life and cause unexpected failures
  • Assess the effects of load stiffening on frequency and buckling response

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