SolidWorks Simulation Professional
A comprehensive 3D design solution
SolidWorks Simulation Professional
Product Engineers can efficiently evaluate structural product performance under a wide range of physical scenarios using the powerful virtual testing environment of SolidWorks Simulation Professional. Fully embedded with SolidWorks 3D CAD, SolidWorks Simulation Professional enables engineers to determine product mechanical resistance, product durability, natural frequencies, and test heat transfer and buckling instabilities. Pressure vessel analysis and complex loading is also supported. You can optimize products for weight, vibration, or instability based on a range of physical and geometrical parameters. With tight integration and a consistent user interface across SolidWorks solutions, you can use the powerful capabilities of SolidWorks Simulation Professional early in the design process to maximize product quality and reduce costs.
Simulation Professional Capabilities
Listed below, are some of the powerful features that SolidWorks Professional users benefit from. With the addition of standard part libraries, utilities that will search for design errors, fasteners and tools that will automatically estimate your manufacturing costs, the capabilities are endless. If you would like to know more or have any questions, please use the box below.
Thermal Fluid Analysis
Easily investigate the impact of cooling and design changes on component temperatures using thermal fluid analysis in SolidWorks Flow Simulation. You can quickly determine the impact of fluids flowing in and around the design to ensure correct thermal performance, product quality, and safety. Tightly integrated with SolidWorks CAD, thermal fluid analysis using SolidWorks Flow Simulation can be a regular part of your design process—reducing the need for costly prototypes, eliminating rework or delays, and saving time and development costs.
Perform structural optimization analysis during design using CAD-embedded SolidWorks Simulation to reach the best available strength-to-weight, frequency, or stiffness performance for your designs, and cut costly prototypes, eliminate rework and save time and development costs.
Conduct detailed motion analysis and evaluate the mechanical performance of your design using CAD-embedded SolidWorks Simulation, SolidWorks Motion, and finite element analysis (FEA). SolidWorks motion analysis uses the assembly mates along with part contacts and a robust physics-based solver to accurately determine the physical movements of an assembly under load. With the assembly motion and forces calculated, a structural analysis of the components can be performed to ensure product performance.
Uncover potential issues early and make adjustments during design by conducting vibration analysis with SolidWorks Simulation. You can identify trouble spots that could cause problems (such as, resonance, fatigue, and assembly techniques) and avoid costly rework and delays during the prototype phase. SolidWorks Simulation provides detailed vibration data through frequency analysis and dynamic analysis to ensure product performance and safety. Vibration analysis is an important consideration when an applied load is not constant (static), inducing unstable modes of vibration (resonance) which result in a shortened service life and cause unexpected failures.
CAD-embedded SolidWorks Simulation enables every designer and engineer to carry out thermal analysis at any stage of design to ensure that every component and assembly performs properly within expected temperature ranges, and spot safety issues before they arise. Thermal analysis calculates the temperature and heat transfer within and between components in your design and its environment. This is an important consideration of design, as many products and material have temperature dependent properties. Product safety is also a consideration—if a product or component gets too hot, you may have to design a guard over it.
Nonlinear stress analysis with SolidWorks Simulation enables designers and engineers to quickly and efficiently analyze stresses and deformations under general conditions while they are creating their design to ensure high quality, performance, and safety. Tightly integrated with SolidWorks CAD, nonlinear stress analysis using SolidWorks Simulation can be a regular part of your design process. You can use the Simulation results to validate your part or assembly while you are designing, reducing the need for costly prototypes, eliminating rework and delays, and saving time and development costs.
Finite Element Analysis
Efficiently optimize and validate each design step using fast-solving, CAD integrated SolidWorks Simulation to ensure quality, performance, and safety. Tightly integrated with SolidWorks CAD, SolidWorks Simulation solutions and capabilities can be a regular part of your design process—reducing the need for costly prototypes, eliminating rework and delays, and saving time and development costs.
Linear Stress Analysis
Linear stress analysis with SolidWorks Simulation enables designers and engineers to quickly and efficiently validate quality, performance, and safety—all while creating their design. Tightly integrated with SolidWorks CAD, linear stress analysis using SolidWorks Simulation can be a regular part of your design process, reducing the need for costly prototypes, eliminating rework and delays, and saving time and development costs.
Carry out fatigue analysis and predict component fatigue failures during the design phase with CAD-embedded SolidWorks Simulation. You can then adjust your design or define a preventive maintenance schedule to reduce warranty costs and maximize product life.
CAD-embedded SolidWorks Simulation enables every designer and engineer to carry out structural simulation on parts and assemblies with finite element analysis (FEA) while they work to improve and validate performance and reduce the need for costly prototypes or design changes later on. Structural simulation covers a wide range of FEA problems—from the performance of a part under a constant load to the stress analysis of a moving assembly under dynamic loading, all of which can be determined using SolidWorks Simulation tools.