What’s New in SOLIDWORKS EDU? SOLIDWORKS Simulation with Fantastic Interactive Results for FEA


Professors ask me why I like SolidWorks Simulation so much.  Answer: SolidWorks Simulation is fully integrated and bidirectional,  with an easy user interface, just like SolidWorks. Students learn to perform analysis quicker because there are fewer mouse-clicks and tips to help through the process.  You can concentrate on  creating the best design, not on the process.

When you teach students about designing products, the process is not serial.  You have no answer in the back of the book.  You design. You analyze. You make changes to your design.  You repeat.

In the SolidWorks Education Edition 2014-2015, SolidWorks Simulation Premium is included. New in 2014-2015,  SolidWorks Simulation puts results control at your fingertips with fantastic enhancements for interacting with results. You can now:

• Modify Chart Definition, Chart Options, and Settings from just one Property Manager;
• Directly edit the minimum and maximum values on plot legends;
• Get access to the Mesh Display, Deformed Result, Probe, Section Clipping, Iso Clipping, List Selected, and Fringe Options of the plot by right-clicking in the plot legend on the graphics screen.

These enhancements not only simplify and reduce the time it takes to make changes, but also significantly reduce mouse travel.

Select Tools>Add Ins and Check SolidWorks Simulation to perform Static analysis on a part or assembly, Thermal, Vibration, Frequency, Non-linear, Composites and more.

SolidWorks Simulation Tutorials

There are hundreds of tutorials and project lessons to help you and your students get started.  Note:  You need to open up a part or assembly to see the SolidWorks Simulation Tutorials that are available in Help>SolidWorks Simulation Tutorials.  Also included are NAFEMS benchmarks and Theoretical Examples to compare SolidWorks Simulations results with the results from differential equations.

Please take some time to explore our SOLIDWORKS Education 2014-2015 Launch site and discover how SolidWorks gives you and your students the tools to manage every aspect of your design process, from initial layout, to detail design, simulation, communication and collaboration. Marie


Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Director of Education & Early Engagement, SolidWorks at Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corporation
Marie Planchard is Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS. She is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the SOLIDWORKS products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard