SIMULIA Simulation Engineer: Try out a new workflow for SOLIDWORKS users

We would like to invite SOLIDWORKS users who are interested in additional nonlinear simulation capabilities to join a lighthouse beta program and try the new SIMULIA Simulation Engineer. For the first time, we are working on connecting the proven SIMULIA Abaqus technology to SOLIDWORKS Simulation in a new product called SIMULIA Structural Simulation Engineer and we’re interested in your feedback.

What is SIMULIA Simulation Engineer?

SIMULIA Simulation Engineer is a new FEA structural analysis software solution that integrates the workflow from SOLIDWORKS desktop with Abaqus technology on the cloud based 3DEXPERIENCE platform. With the new Simulation Connector, SIMULIA Structural Simulation Engineer looks to deliver a unique, easy and seamless workflow for SOLIDWORKS Simulation users to expand and reuse their existing simulations with an advanced scalable solution.

What are the benefits?

The SOLIDWORKS Add-in (the Simulation Connector) will transfer your geometry and SOLIDWORKS Simulation setup (material, loads, boundary conditions, mesh definition…) straight to 3DEXPERIENCE to run with the Abaqus solver. This will limit the need to redefine what has already been set up in SOLIDWORKS Simulation. Once on the cloud, you have access to the Abaqus/Standard solver and its advanced simulation features like; General Contact, increased element types to choose from, advanced meshing using quad or hex elements, and reliable solutions for combined nonlinearities such as contact with nonlinear materials and large deformation. You can also take advantage of more memory and multi-core scaling with Abaqus and have the option to execute on cloud.

Is it currently available? How do I try it?

It is currently available in a lighthouse beta version with the plan to commercialize in the first half of 2018. We would be happy for you to try it if you think SIMULIA Structural Simulation Engineer could be a good fit for you. Give it a 90-day trail and have SIMULIA Structural Simulation Engineer available for up to three users, including free introductory training and support.

How do I join the lighthouse beta program?

Click here to join the SIMULIA Simulation Engineer lighthouse beta program.

We look forward to hearing from you. Contact us directly if you have any questions:

Nicolas Tillet (Nicolas.Tillet at

Ryan Paige (Ryan.Paige at

Nicolas Tillet

Nicolas Tillet

Product Portfolio Manager at DS SOLIDWORKS Corp.
Product Portfolio Manager for SOLIDWORKS Simulation
Nicolas Tillet
Nicolas Tillet