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One of the most frustrating parts of the Finite Element Analysis (FEA) world is when a geometry won’t mesh no matter what you do. What’s even more frustrating is when you don’t know what to do about it! Luckily, I’ve found you can use the Geometry Analysis tool to investigate areas of your geometry that may cause your mesher problems. It’s such a helpful tool, I wanted to share it with everyone!
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
11 hours ago
Prior to SOLIDWORKS 2017In previous versions of SOLIDWORKS, changes to models involving beam elements would result in an error when SOLIDWORKS Simulation was re-activated. It would notify the user to edit the beam joints – as seen in the image below. To resolve this error, the user had to open the joints in the simulation and simply recalculate them. This problem resulted in additional mouse clicks for the user while simultaneously slowing down design iterations.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
4 days ago
Discover how to analyze a portion of a larger assembly to save time and to get more accurate results using submodeling. Create a submodel study from a parent study. Discover how loads transfer automatically into a submodel study. Save time and computational resources while maintaining accurate results. Use eDrawings to save the results.
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10 days ago
Learn how to combine loads in different configurations using the Load Case Manager. Discover how the combined effect of different loading conditions affects your design. Combine live and dead loads into your analysis. Use equations to conveniently combine loads.
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10 days ago
Based on analyses result, optimize factor of safety, maximum stress or maximum displacement value to an acceptable value. Vary a dimension within the range to try to meet the requirement. Make the design leaner or reduce material cost if it meets or exceeds the factor of safety. Achieve factor of safety through optimizing design. Use built-in automation capability to optimize a model. Run simulation.
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10 days ago
Adjust the mesh density to adjust accuracy of a simulation. Run a simulation. Use the SimulationXpress wizard to view results such as the stress, displacement, deformation, and factor of safety of the simulation. Generate and save an eDrawings file or word document both of which display the results of the simulation. Adjust a mesh in a simulation. Run a simulation. Interpret the results of a simulation. Generate an eDrawing file or Microsoft Word document with the results.
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10 days ago
Use SimulationXpress to analyze deformation of parts by applying fixtures and loads and defining materials. Vary load and/or pressure and customize materials. Learn to start and run SimulationXpress to analyze a single body part. Get comfortable working with items on design tree. Understand that pressure and/or load can be applied only to faces uniformly and constantly. Understand that custom materials properties must accurately represent part materials.
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10 days ago
Learn how to do thermal analysis while considering radiation, conduction and convection. Obtain accurate thermal results by considering the effects of conduction, convection and radiation. Measure temperature and heat flux.
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10 days ago
This series covers contact hierarchy, pin connectors and spring connectors. Apply material to pin connectors to analyze strength. Create springs with preload to account for spring tension. Use contact hierarchy to control contacts.
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10 days ago
This module introduces the concept of mesh convergence by seeing how the size of elements affects stresses, strains and displacements. Learn how changing the global element size affects the results. Discover how to apply mesh controls at specific locations. See how sharp corners can produce stress concentrations.
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10 days ago
Learn how to optimize designs to reduce model weight by varying model dimensions. Apply parameters and constraints to optimize your design to meet goals. Learn how design studies are used with Simulation.
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10 days ago
Discover how to analyze a structure under repeated loading conditions using the Fatigue module. Apply S-N curves to materials for repetitive loading analysis. Apply correction factors for more realistic results. View damage plots to analyze material life.
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10 days ago
Understand how contacts can be used when analyzing the natural vibration of assembly structures. Analyze the mode shapes, which correspond to resonant frequencies, in an assembly. Test various contact conditions to analyze structure stiffness.
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10 days ago
This series introduces the concept of contact as well as bolts and remote loads. Analyze contacts within assemblies. Simplify the model by eliminating parts which can be represented using connectors and remote loads.
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10 days ago
Learn how shells are used to model thin structures. Create shells on thin structures using the shell manager. Apply symmetry fixtures to reduce computational efforts.
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10 days ago
This module introduces the Simulation user interface and walks through the setup process for a simple part. The simulation is then run and the results are analyzed. Learn the Simulation user interface. Apply fixtures, materials and loads. Run the simulation and analyze the model for stress and displacement.
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10 days ago
Discover the SOLIDWORKS Simulation product suite by exploring all of the modules. Analyze heat transfer and fluid flow using SOLIDWORKS Flow. Use Sustainability to reduce the environmental impact of your designs. Explore stress-strain analysis using SOLIDWORKS Simulation. Analyze rigid body dynamics using SOLIDWORKS Motion. View the fill patterns of plastic injected parts using SOLIDWORKS Plastics.
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10 days ago
Every version of SOLIDWORKS contains SimulationXpress capability to carry out first pass stress analysis on your parts. If you are lucky enough to have SOLIDWORKS Premium, then you also get the linear static analysis simulation add-in. In addition to this, SOLIDWORKS offers a number of simulation add-ins that run within Simulation Standard, Simulation Professional, and Simulation Premium; each provides the user with more simulation capability from basic linear static analysis in Simulation
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
11 days ago
Alguns dos melhores projetos vêm de problemas que vemos no dia a dia do nosso trabalho. Muitos usuários SOLIDWORKS acham que é sua missão resolver esses problemas e criar projetos melhores não só para melhorar seus fluxos de trabalho, mas os fluxos de trabalho da indústria como um todo. Um exemplo de nossos clientes criando um projeto inovador baseado em um problema comum da indústria é a Aperia Technologies. Vamos dar uma olhada na sua história.
SOLIDWORKS BRASIL Blog
23 days ago
In 1983, Jay Godsall attended a diplomatic lunch for African landlocked countries. At the time, he was trying to enlarge his lawn mowing business to different regions of Canada. After having a long conversation with a diplomat from Burundi, he learned that central Africa was the harshest place in the world for transportation to thrive, since there were minimal roads. Jay noted that Canada was also a harsh place for transportation;
SOLIDWORKS Blog
30 days ago
What is the Global Contact Condition and how does it work? Often times, users call-in to ask for SOLIDWORKS Simulation advice on why their model is not stable. In many cases, I see right away that they have deleted their global contact condition or changed it from its default setting of bonded to no penetration. In most cases, this is not necessary at all.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 month ago
So, which is the best design? The only difference between the three designs are the angled support members at 30°, 45°, and 60° to the vertical uprights. At first glance, this one may seem like a simple question, but when you dig into it deeper from an engineering and design perspective, the answer is not so obvious. This question is relevant because it’s similar to the one that we as designers and engineers may have to answer on a daily basis.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month ago
The Red Bull Soapbox Race is a global series of events that pit amateur drivers racing in homemade soapbox cars against each other in a battle not just for speed but for most innovative design. This unique non-motorized racing event challenges both experienced racers and amateurs alike to design and build outrageous, human-powered soapbox dream machines and compete against the clock in a downhill race. The rules are quite simple: all crafts must be human-powered, meaning no engines, pedals or
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month ago
Do you ever agonize over a mistake? Zigged when you should have zagged? If so, what went wrong probably plays in your head on a perpetual loop with all the enjoyment of enduring the tune of “It’s a Small World” on repeat. The “What if?
SOLIDWORKS Blog
1 month ago