Getting Started with Simulation on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

Are you a mechanical designer or a product engineer currently using SOLIDWORKS® for 3D Design? Are you ready to leverage simulation to improve performance and explore the best design alternatives for innovating new products? Then this series is the perfect place to help you take the next step.

Getting Started with Simulation on the 3DEXPERIENCE® Platform is our monthly enablement webinar series offering a town hall approach to learning more about Dassault Systèmes’s offerings. This exciting series will walk you through the step-by-step process of starting your simulation journey on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. Short tutorial videos of simulation workflows follow the interactive session of live demonstrations by expert users.

With a super cool electric bike demonstration, we will show you how to assess the structural, fluid, thermal, electromagnetic, and motion performance of products to innovate better designs faster. The purpose-built simulation tools help you to quickly overcome engineering challenges to make your product development efforts as efficient as possible.

Join the first in the series, What is 3DEXPERIENCE Works Simulation? here.

Simulation Made Easy

Simulation can be crucial in winning new deals in today’s sales environment. Unfortunately, many finite element analysis (FEA) software products are too difficult to use unless you are a highly trained expert. Plus, limitations in functionality and computing power have also crippled FEA adoption in mainstream Design and Engineering departments.

A survey done by Tech-Clarity (see chart above) demonstrated that top-performing companies place nearly equal importance on product quality, reliability, and performance.

It is easy to see why.

Simulation can directly impact product quality as you can identify and avoid possible failures early in the design process. Reliability is improved as you ensure your product will behave as designed before committing to physical tests and production. And since product performance can be tested with simulation digitally, you can maximize the strength and stiffness of your designs while minimizing the weight and the material used in your product.

Remove Design Guesswork

SOLIDWORKS aims to deliver a scalable simulation portfolio accessible to everyone, including students, designers, engineers, and high-level FEA specialists. The platform paves the way with the 3DEXPERIENCE Works Simulation product portfolio.

Simulation takes much of the guesswork out of Design. It provides data-driven design answers that provide reliable guidance starting early in the product development process. Simulation will effectively discover and address multiple questions about your product design even before physical prototypes and testing occurs. Typical questions include:

• Will it work?

• Can it be assembled?

• What if it drops?

• Is it strong enough?

• Will it last?

• Will it overheat?

• Can it be manufactured?

You will learn about core capabilities, best practices, and target applications delivered by cloud-based 3DEXPERIENCE Works Simulation, a multi-disciplinary portfolio integrated within SOLIDWORKS.

Prepare your questions beforehand, as we will have time for Q&A and live demonstrations to illustrate how various problems are solved. To join the first in the webinar series, What is 3DEXPERIENCE Works Simulation?, here. 

Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. SolidWorks products are easy to learn and use, and work together to help you design products better, faster, and more cost-effectively. The SolidWorks focus on ease-of-use allows more engineers, designers and other technology professionals than ever before to take advantage of 3D in bringing their designs to life.