SOLIDWORKS, Flow Simulation

Red, White and Blueberries

July 2, 2018

The Fourth of July is a great time to enjoy fireworks, friends, and food. For me, the Fourth is also a signal to prepare for the impending harvest of blueberries. While I eat as many fresh-off the bush berries I can, freezing is required keep this fruit available year-round. However, it is not as simple as just throwing a bag of berries in the freezer.

SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, Events and Webinars, Flow Simulation

New Webinar Series: Design Validation

June 14, 2018

The end-use of a product should be at the forefront of your mind when you're in the design process. However, consumer products are often able to be used for multiple purposes which makes prototyping an important step. But did you know that before you print out several mock-ups you can look at each stage of design validation utilizing simulation software? Lucky for you, we have a three-part webinar series where we demonstrate and explain this all for you. 

SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, Flow Simulation

Innovative Use of SOLIDWORKS for Better Casting Designs

February 16, 2018

Did you know there is a major untapped resource within SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation? And it may be the answer to all your metal casting problems! Say goodbye to fits, restarts, re-tooling and launch delays with Thermal Flow.

SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, Flow Simulation

Q&A with Sam Skinner: Featuring SOLIDWORKS Simulation

January 5, 2018

Our QA blog series looks at different members of our team, their passion, 3D CAD specializations and a piece of content they’ve developed. This month’s QA features Sam Skinner and SOLIDWORKS Simulation.

SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, Flow Simulation

Get to Know SOLIDWORKS Simulation & Flow Simulation

January 2, 2018

There are many ways to validate your designs. However, to avoid over-engineering your parts and making costly design errors, SOLIDWORKS Simulation tools are some of the most reliable resources available.

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Flow Simulation

What They Didn't Teach You About Heat Transfer

December 18, 2017

Does reducing manufacturing costs across a wide range of mechanical designs and systems sound like music to your ears? A new analysis software in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is proving to be extremely effective with heat transfer analysis, giving mechanical engineers the ability to accelerate key decisions at their workstations (eliminating the need for CFD specialists). 

SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, Make Your Own Solution, Flow Simulation

Make Your Own Solution: Exploring The Boundaries of Simulation with a DIY Meat Smoker

April 28, 2017

Barbecue season is right around the corner! So, for this week's Make Your Own Solution, I am using SOLIDWORKS Simulation and SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation to design a meat smoker out of a cardboard box and a broken crock pot.

SOLIDWORKS, Flow Simulation

Fluid-Flow Model Prep: Putting A Lid On it

January 17, 2017

Tutorials and training materials focus a great deal on how to push the buttons with your Flow Simulation software. But the first (and most important) step is your model preparation. That’s mostly done in CAD. A lot of hotline calls that seem to be about failed boundary conditions or bad meshing, really end up being about the model prep.