SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, Tech Tips

Use the "Find Unconstrained Body" Option to Troubleshoot  SOLIDWORKS Simulation

August 16, 2018

SOLIDWORKS Simulation is an incredibly powerful tool that enables you to run any "what if" scenario on your design way before you begin prototyping. These virtual simulation capabilities allow you to validate your design before it’s built—reducing the time it takes to constructing something. And it’s easy. In this video tech tip, we demonstrate how the "Find Unconstrained Body” feature to SOLIDWORKS Simulation is used.

SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, Tech Tips

Topology Optimization in SOLIDWORKS

June 21, 2018

Having an optimized design is one of the most important things to nearly every SOLIDWORKS designer. Typically, this means the most lightweight design that still gets the job done. In this Video Tech Tip, we walk through the process of how to use Topology Optimization to come up with the most optimal shape. 

SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, Flow Simulation

How to Represent Radiation in Flow Simulation

June 8, 2017

A common question in simulation is how to represent radiation, especially when it comes to electronic devices. In this Video Tech Tip, we tackle that question by demonstrating a simple radiation study.

SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, 3D CAD

Submodeling - the Magnifying Glass for SOLIDWORKS Simulation

June 1, 2017

When running a SOLIDWORKS Simulation on particularly complex geometries, it can be especially useful to use a technique called Submodeling. Using Submodeling is like having a magnifying glass to zoom in on small areas of stress, solve them independently, and get highly accurate results.

SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, Tech Tips

Static Study in SOLIDWORKS Simulation: Hydrostatic Pressure

May 23, 2017

Did you know in a static study you can simulate the effects of fluid such as hydrostatic pressure without ever having to simulate the fluid itself? Watch the Video Tech Tip for a full explanation on how this is done.