New in SolidWorks 2011 – 2D Planar Simplification

Many problems can be idealized to the study of a 2D section under load; Plane Stress (thin extrusions), Plane Strain (long extrusions) and axisymmetric (revolved geometry). The new 2D planar simplification tool allows users to create a 2D analysis by simply selecting the intersecting plane and apply the loads and restraints to the 3D CAD model. After the solution is calculated the results can be displayed on the full 3D model.

Visit our launch website to learn more about the new features in SolidWorks 2011.

Matthew West

SolidWorks alumnus. I like plate reverb, Rat pedals, Thai curry, New Weird fiction, my kids, Vespas, Jazzmasters, my wife & Raiders of the Lost Ark. Not necessarily in that order.