Flow Simulation, Simulation, SOLIDWORKS, Events and Webinars

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, 3D CAD, Simulation

TriMech vs Wilson: March Madness Basketball Rendering in SOLIDWORKS

March 29, 2018

Look out Wilson—TriMech has rendered our own NCAA official basketball for March Madness this year. Check out what TriMech thinks about this year's bracket, our favorite teams and how we used SOLIDWORKS to get our logo on the game ball. 

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Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2018: Topology Study

March 19, 2018

One of the best aspects of SOLIDWORKS is that it’s not just a 3D CAD tool, but that it's a complete engineering solution. Tools like SOLIDWORKS Simulation help us analyze our designs and test them for critical attributes such as strength and fatigue. In SOLIDWORKS 2017 and previous versions, Simulation Professional even included a tool that would allow us to optimize our design for a set goal while varying many of our design parameters. This took a lot of the guesswork out of creating the best possible design and reduced the number of iterations that were required in the design cycle. SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional now includes Topology studies.

Flow Simulation, Simulation, SOLIDWORKS

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.

3D CAD, Simulation, Client Stories

Client Story: How Simulation Drove Innovation at Waters

January 16, 2018

As SOLIDWORKS' involvement in the product design process continues to grow, one area that shows significant potential is virtual design analysis. From basic finite element analysis (FEA) and tolerance stack-up analysis using intuitive wizards, to mold flow analysis, to streamline plastic mold design and advanced simulation studies using premier simulation tools, SOLIDWORKS offers a complete range of tools to make product design more efficient and productive. 

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, Flow Simulation, 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.

Simulation, 3D CAD

Zen and the Art of SOLIDWORKS Bike Wheel Simulation

December 8, 2017

New England is a great place to go mountain biking. Besides the amazing scenery, the fresh air and the seemingly endless supply of technical trails to ride, it’s also the only place where you can get away from the notorious New England traffic jams. Typically, when I mountain bike I don’t shy away from roots, big rocks or drops, resulting in some real stress on my bike.

SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, 3D CAD

SOLIDWORKS Simulation in the Real World: Peru

November 1, 2017

Have you ever been reluctant to try something, wishing that you could test for safety or durability first? SOLIDWORKS Simulation has the power to virtually set up real-world environments to test product designs before they are sent to manufacturing. With simulation, you have the ability to test designs against parameters such as static, dynamic response, assembly motion and heat transfer. 

Simulation

Going from Good to Better to Best Design with Simulation

September 29, 2017

Using a scaled version of a knuckle design, SOLIDWORKS Technical Manager Mike Sande demonstrates how to get the most out of your design to cut materials, reduce mass, increase confidence in the durability of your design and better understand the life cycle your product will endure. In just 15 minutes, he uses three iterations through Simulation to create a good design, a better design and the best design for this product. 

SOLIDWORKS, Simulation

Plotting Hot Spots in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017

September 20, 2017

We all want one thing from SOLIDWORKS Simulation — the truth! But sometimes the results can be misleading in areas of high stress. We often wonder is this high stress real? Or is it artificial or fake? There are ways to get to the bottom of this, but most approaches are tedious and require many subsequent runs of the simulation. Thanks to the new SOLIDWORKS 2017 Hot Spot Diagnostics tool, you can uncover the truth in your simulations and more easily identify stress singularities versus stress concentrations.

Simulation, SOLIDWORKS, Technical Support FAQ Series

5 Steps to Check if Your Simulation Results are Wrong

June 27, 2017

“Garbage in, gospel out.” A slightly different take on the old adage, this is a popular perspective on analysis results. But we engineers know better, right? Simulation results are generally only as good as the inputs to the problem. Or at least, you need to understand the limits of your engineering assumptions, and guide your interpretation of results accordingly. There are however many times you’re certain your simulation results are wrong, and yet you can’t figure out why.