Simulate a mechanism placing an object into a box and a cover on the box. Apply servo motors. Add proximity sensors. Create and run event based motion study.
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4 months ago
ENG
Generate a cam profile based on an input follower displacement from a data set. Define a motion of a follower using Data Points. Generate a cam profile using Trace Path. Verify the generated cam profile.
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4 months ago
ENG
Examine the motion of a catapult as it is loaded and throws a projectile. Add solid bodies contact, add a spring and apply friction. Determine torque required to rotate the crank and load the catapult. Determine the displacement of the loading spring. Study the effect of contact friction on the motion of the projectile.
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4 months ago
ENG
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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9 months ago
ENG
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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9 months ago
ENG
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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9 months ago
ENG
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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9 months ago
ENG
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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9 months ago
ENG
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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9 months ago
ENG
Introduction to the material nonlinearity, namely metal plasticity. Effect of mesh quality on the quality of the numerical stress results. Solve problem with linear small displacement solution and identify a need for the nonlinear solution due to high stress. Define nonlinear study boundary conditions and loads. Define nonlinear material model with von Mises plasticity. Use simplified bi-linear plasticity material model. Review the stress and displacement results at various times. Study effect of mesh quality on the quality of the stress results. Use the mesh sectioning feature to review stress distribution within the bodies.
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10 months ago
ENG
Introduction to the force control and displacement control methods in nonlinear module. Experience and resolve solution instabilities when solving nonlinear problems. Define nonlinear study boundary conditions and loads. Stabilize force control method to arrive to a final solution. Solve the problem using the displacement control method. Adjust boundary conditions for the displacement control method. Compare nonlinear results from the force control, and the displacement control methods.
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10 months ago
ENG
Review the difference between small displacement linear, and large displacement nonlinear analyses. Introduce the concept of time curves, and discuss basic options. Solve small displacement linear analysis to demonstrate inaccurate solution. Define a nonlinear simulation study. Use time curves to control variation of the nonlinear loading. Use fixed increment stepping, and autostepping stepping procedures to solve the nonlinear problem. Postprocess results of the nonlinear simulation. Compare results from nonlinear studies with various setup parameters.
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10 months ago
ENG
Review the basic functionality of the SOLIDWORKS Nonlinear module. Show activation of SOLIDWORKS Simulation Add-In. Learn three basic nonlinear phenomena in engineering calculations. Review of control methods available in the module. Review of basic material models available in the module.
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10 months ago
ENG
Setup, run and postprocess a dynamic simulation with the base motion shock excitation. Understand the optimum mesh design, and get more familiar with the estimation of the minimum number of natural frequencies. Understand the basics of damping. Setup, run and postprocess a transient study Define base excitation shock load Use the mass participation factor to select a sufficient number of natural frequencies Optimize the finite element mesh for dynamic simulation Define structural damping Calculate the maximum time step Use remote mass to simplify the model
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10 months ago
ENG
Setup, run and postprocess a harmonic simulation. Understand and practice the frequency domain excitation definition. Practice postprocessing results from the harmonic study. Setup, run and postprocess a harmonic study Use the mass participation factor to select a sufficient number of natural frequencies Optimize the finite element mesh for dynamic simulation Define the harmonic load in the frequency domain Postprocess results from the harmonic study
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10 months ago
ENG
Setup initial dynamic simulation, solve and postprocess the results. Understand the importance of natural frequencies in dynamic simulations. Compare the dynamic and static results. Setup, run and postprocess a basic transient study Calculate a sufficient number of natural frequencies Use the mass participation factor to estimate a sufficient number of natural frequencies Run dynamic simulation for slow and fast forces, and compare their results
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10 months ago
ENG
Review the basic functionality of the SOLIDWORKS Dynamics module. Show activation of SOLIDWORKS Simulation Add-In. Review the available modules for specific dynamic load times.
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10 months ago
ENG