SOLIDWORKS Simulation Matrix

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Matrix

When considering SOLIDWORKS Simulation, we have four alternative packages to choose from.

In SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD, the package called SOLIDWORKS Premium includes some basic simulation tools which help you with simple simulation tasks. SOLIDWORKS Simulation software and its different packages are a better solution if you need a more advanced set of simulation tools.

There are three different options available in SOLIDWORKS Simulation software: SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard, SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional and SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium. If you need more information, let us know by filling in the contact form in the bottom of the page.


Concurrent Engineering

  • Fully Embedded in SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD
  • Full Associativity with 3D Design Changes
  • Support SOLIDWORKS Configurations
  • SOLIDWORKS Material Properties Support

Finite Element Analysis

  • Solid, Shell and Beam modeling
  • h and p adaptive element type
  • Mesh control capabilities
  • Failure Mesh Diagnostic
  • Simplify model tool for meshing
  • Customisable Material Library

Contacts and Connectors

  • 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

Post Processing

  • Contour, Iso-Surface, Surface, Section Result Plot
  • Probe tool
  • Design Insight
  • Compare test data
  • List values on selected entities
  • Animation of Results


  • Customisable simulation report
  • eDrawings of Simulation results

Linear Static Simulation for Assembly

  • Analyse 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

Time Based Mechanism Motion Simulation

Design Comparison Studies

  • What-if scenarios based on defined variables (dimensions, mass properties, simulation data)

Fatigue Simulation

  • Analyse the life expectancy of structure under repeated loading
  • Theory of Cumulative Damage
  • Fatigue Check Plot
  • Outputs: life, damage and factor of safety plots

Trend Tracker

  • Detect trends in results from different iterations of a static study

Design Optimisation

Advanced Contacts & Connectors

  • Thermal contact resistance condition
  • Insulated condition
  • Edge and spot weld connector

Event-Based Motion Simulation

Frequency Simulation

  • Analyse the natural frequencies and mode shape of parts and assemblies
  • Import Flow/Thermal Effects
  • Load Stiffening

Buckling or Collapse Simulation

  • Analyse slender structure for critical buckling factors and the associated buckling mode shapes
  • Import Flow/Thermal Effects

Structural Thermal Simulation

Drop Test Simulation

  • 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

Pressure Vessel Design Simulation

  • Analyse the structural behavior or parts and assemblies under loading
  • Linear combination and square root of the sum of the squares (SRSS)

Submodeling Simulation

  • Analyse the structural resistance of a sub model from a main assembly

2D Simplification

  • Plane Stress
  • Plane Strain
  • Axisymmetric

Non Linear Simulation

  • Transient (time dependent) loads
  • Large component deformation
  • Nonlinear materials

Dynamic Simulation

  • Modal Time History Analysis
  • Harmonic Analysis
  • Random Vibration Analysis
  • Response Spectrum Analysis

Composites Components Simulation


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