Simulation is not only about making sure your product works. It’s about understanding how your product will perform in the real world. With SOLIDWORKS Simulation you can evaluate performance, improve quality and boost product innovation.
Boost innovation with simulation
“What if?” is the question that inspires and fuels innovation. With SOLIDWORKS Simulation you can set up virtual real-world environments for static linear simulation, time-based motion and high-cycle fatigue simulation to test your product before manufacturing.
SOLIDWORKS Simulation gives product engineers access to powerful Finite Element Analysis (FEA) capabilities that speed up product innovation. Test against a broad range of parameters such as durability, static and dynamic response, assembly motion, heat transfer, fluid dynamics and plastic injection molding.
With SOLIDWORKS Simulation you can address complex and important engineering challenges early in the development process.
Why SOLIDWORKS Simulation?
There are plenty of reasons. Here are three important benefits:
- Reduce costs and material waste
- Explore innovative designs with less risk taking
- Shorten design process and time-to-market
SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard is a simple and intuitive virtual testing environment where you can test, iterate and validate your designs from SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD. With the possibility to perform static linear simulation, time-based motion and fatigue simulation, enable you to determine key physical properties of your designs with great ease.
With SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional, you get an in-depth knowledge and understanding of your design and how it will react in under different circumstances. Get all the answers to your questions with features for trying your products strength-to-weight ratio, frequency, or stiffness.
SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium is for tough engineering problems like advanced dynamics, nonlinear and fatigue simulation. In addition to Simulation Standard and Professional, this powerful package provides an expanded selection of reliable and advanced tools for nonlinear and dynamic composites component.
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Functions and features
|Functions and features||SIMULATION Standard||SIMULATION Professional||SIMULATION Premium|
|Finite Element Analysis||✓||✓||✓|
|Contacts and Connectors||✓||✓||✓|
|Communication (Reports and results)||✓||✓||✓|
|Linear Static Simulation for Assembly||✓||✓||✓|
|Time Based Mechanism Motion Simulation||✓||✓||✓|
|Design Comparison Studies||✓||✓||✓|
|Advanced Contacts & Connectors||–||✓||✓|
|Event-Based Motion Simulation||–||✓||✓|
|Buckling or Collapse Simulation||–||✓||✓|
|Structural Thermal Simulation||–||✓||✓|
|Drop Test Simulation||–||✓||✓|
|Pressure Vessel Design Simulation||–||✓||✓|
|Non Linear Simulation||–||–||✓|
|Composites Components Simulation||–||–||✓|
Gear up with simulation tools
OMotion is a growing company that use simulation when developing new unique and electric vehicles.
“We have been able to simulate this directly in SOLIDWORKS to validate the design and guarantee durability and safety”, says CEO and founder Ola Svensson.
Frequently asked questions
To make an informed choice about SOLIDWORKS Simulation, you need all the relevant information. Here are the answers to the questions we are asked most frequently.
Can I test SOLIDWORKS Simulation before I invest?
If you consider moving into virtual testing, our SOLIDWORKS Simulation trial offers is a great way to learn about your possibilities and determine your needs. Get a free trial.
Can I rent SOLIDWORKS Simulation?
When you need SOLIDWORKS Simulation for a short term project, term license could be the best option for you.
Term licenses offer flexible deployment of SOLIDWORKS Simulation licenses, which could be useful for example start-ups, contractors, consultants, who gain full access to excellent tools with maximum flexibility at a low cost. You also have the option to mix term and perpetual licenses.
Read more about options for renting SOLIDWORKS Simulation.
I already have SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD, why do I need SOLIDWORKS Simulation?
You have designed the perfect product in SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD and your work is done but how do you make sure that your design performs as intended when used under the demanding conditions of the real world?
With SOLIDWORKS Simulation you can perform structural and thermal analyses, computational fluid dynamics, high-cycle fatigue simulation, plastic injection molding analyses and much more. Run several iterations through the software and design products for the real world.
Is SOLIDWORKS Simulation CPU or GPU intensive?
We recommend that you combine a CPU clock speed of at least 3,3 GHz with 32 GB RAM and an SSD. Finally, Dassault Systèmes have official recommendations for which GPU is qualified to use with SOLIDWORKS.
Using a workstation, which adheres to these recommendations will give you a smooth experience with SOLIDWORKS software products.
Read more about the things to consider when choosing hardware for SOLIDWORKS.
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