New in SolidWorks 2012: Automated Motion Optimization & Other Simulation Enhancements

The SolidWorks 2012 product line includes lots of new enhancements in the area of simulation and design validation. Some of these include the ability to:

  • Optimize complex flows of fluids and gases with SolidWorks Flow Simulation
  • Easily apply bearing loads, forces, pressures, and torques to find stress points
  • Evaluate forces and stresses, including friction, between parts to optimize assemblies
  • Investigate motion characteristics, such as actuator force, joint loads, and part displacements to help source the best components for your design

Check out the video below to see these enhancements in action, then visit the SolidWorks 2012 website to learn about the rest of the updates for our 20th release.

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.