Getting Started with Simulation on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform #3: How to Build Models for Multi-Disciplinary Simulations

Thanks to everyone who attended the third live webinar in our series, Getting Started with 3DEXPERIENCE® Works Simulation: How to Build Models for Multi-Disciplinary Simulations. We appreciate all of the feedback we have received so far—keep it coming! Your constructive comments and ideas are the best way for us to shape these events to provide the information and guidance you want about our products.

The recorded webinar demonstrates the basics of simulation while building a model. We provide step-by-step guidance and the theory behind each step. We demonstrate different simulation studies on an electric mountain bike to give you an idea of the breadth of functionality available at your fingertips.

Taking the Guesswork Out of Engineering

Even the words finite element analysis or their abbreviation FEA can be intimidating. Not only is FEA or (digital) simulation tools typically challenging to learn and use, but in some cases, they also require additional computing power and resources.

SOLIDWORKS® connected to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform combines cutting-edge simulation tools with the 3DEXPERIENCE Works Simulation product portfolio. An array of powerful and user-friendly cloud-based simulation tools can be run on the cloud, which frees up local computing resources.

Simulation studies take much of the guesswork out of design; they deliver data-driven answers to design questions that provide reliable guidance starting early in the product development process. Simulation will effectively discover and address multiple questions about your product design before physical prototyping and testing occur, saving you time and money.

Discover Engineering Issues Sooner

The recorded webinar features two simulation solutions from the 3DEXPERIENCE Works portfolio.

  •          Durability Mechanics Engineer – Enables you to perform multistep structural scenarios for comprehensive product performance assessment, including static, frequency, thermal, buckling, implicit/explicit dynamics, and linear dynamics. Also, you can predict accurate fatigue lives to ensure complex engineering products are designed for durability.


  •          Structural Mechanics Engineer – Enables you to perform structural integrity assessments using static or quasi-static, frequency, buckling, mode-based steady-state or transient dynamic, random response, and non-linear dynamic structural analyses. Structural Mechanics Engineer also performs thermal or thermal-stress analyses (transient or steady state).

Most engineers know that digital simulation directly impacts the bottom line by helping to improve product quality, reliability, durability, and performance. Simulation helps you discover potential issues earlier, making them less costly to resolve.

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform provides the technology infrastructure to manage the people, data, and documents among your entire team, including partners, suppliers, manufacturers, and customers. And remember, you can securely access, manage, and share SOLIDWORKS data and simulation results from any location with an internet connection.

Learn More

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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.