Did you know that it is really easy to get SOLIDWORKS Simulation up and running? After you have bought the license there are just few steps to go through.
STEP 1 – Simulation License Setup
Just like a SOLIDWORKS licence, Simulation license can be either standalone or network (SNL).
If you have bought a Standalone license, you just have to modify installation to add serial number and install Simulation. CHECK THESE INSTRUCTIONS!
If you have bought a Network (SNL) license, you just have to reactivate your SOLIDWORKS license server. CHECK THESE INSTRUCTIONS!
STEP 2 – Simulation Startup
After you have setup the license, you only need to activate the add-in for SOLIDWORKS Simulation.
STEP 3 – Simulation analysis creation
As SOLIDWORKS Simulation has wide variety of capabilities and you could easily write thousands of books about them, we are not going into details with analysis creation now. But there are some key things to remember when starting to create analyses (studies) in SOLIDWORKS Simulation.
When having SOLIDWORKS model open, you can just select “New study” to start with new analysis.
What is the difference between Simulation license types (Standard, Professional and Premium)?
SOLIDWORKS Simulation comes with three different license types:
Simulation Standard, Simulation Professional and Simulation Premium.
See the picture below to see the features included in different types.
How to change the license if there are different license types in use?
It is quite common that there are different Simulation license types in use in the company.
When using Simulation network license, it is possible to define which type will be used when SOLIDWORKS/Simulation is started.
With network license it is also possible to change the license “on the fly” when you are using SOLIDWORKS Simulation. For example, in the picture below, Simulation is initially using Simulation included in SOLIDWORKS Premium (only “Static” analysis type available). But after switching to Simulation Premium all analysis types will become available.
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