How to Improve SOLIDWORKS Designs Even More with Structural FEA

The 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS Simulation portfolio provides a comprehensive structural analysis solution for evaluating how your product may behave in real life. Optimize your product to increase its performance or use simulation for guiding engineering decisions throughout the design process—all while saving the time and expense of building prototypes.

To participate in the simulation training class, just log on to (subscription required). The class introduces the basics of the 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS simulation portfolio, especially structural FEA applications, and how they interact with SOLIDWORKS on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

Learn how to

  • Transfer a model from a SOLIDWORKS desktop onto the 3DEXPERIENCE platform
  •  Set up simulation studies in 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS
  •  Perform a simulation of a buckle using structural FEA
  •  Organize files on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform
  •  Present and share simulation results with others on the platform
  •  And much more …


Step by Step Guidance

The simulation Assistant allows you to set up structural simulations quickly and efficiently. The Assistant shows the progress of the simulation setup as well as any errors that may occur during the process. You choose whether to use the Assistant to drive the simulation setup or use it as a reference for when steps are completed. New users may find the step-by-step process helps to learn the application better.

Compare and Share

You can also compare simulation results across various cases and simulations. Quickly share them with co-workers and managers on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. Simulation helps you answer critical questions about your project, including

  •         Is my design overbuilt?
  •         How will physical forces affect its operation?
  •         Where can I optimize my design to make it stronger and lighter?

Image: Comparison of Von Mises stress results of two different column design alternatives

Take advantage of this training opportunity to learn more about the powerful simulation capabilities available in the 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS simulation portfolio, which enables you to easily work from home, at the office, or on the road. Feel free to contact your local reseller with any product-related questions.

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Nicolas Tillet

Nicolas Tillet

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