Getting Started with Simulation on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform #4: How Strong is the Frame?

Designing for Strength and Durability: How Strong Is the Bike Frame?

Discover how to design and analyze your parts to meet strength requirements without a single physical prototype with SOLIDWORKS and 3DEXPERIENCE Works Simulation (MODSIM) by watching our recently recorded live webinar.

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Stronger as a Team

Utilizing SOLIDWORKS in conjunction with 3DEXPERIENCE Works Simulation significantly enhances the design and strength testing processes for your parts. As many of you already know firsthand, 3D CAD software enables engineers and designers to create detailed and accurate models of parts. 3DEXPERIENCE Works Simulation facilitates virtual testing of various real-world conditions to assess part strength and performance.

This combination (MODSIM) enables early detection of design flaws and potential failures, minimizing the need for costly physical prototypes and additional testing. When used in tandem, SOLIDWORKS and 3DEXPERIENCE Works support iterative design improvements from the earliest stages of design. Integrating 3D mechanical CAD and FEA technologies is a comprehensive, cost-effective, and efficient approach to preventing downstream manufacturing issues and producing reliable, high-quality products.

And because the 3DEXPERIENCE platform is cloud-based, collaboration with team members, including suppliers and customers, is streamlined. Once on the platform, you can access SOLIDWORKS files from the office, at home, or anywhere with an internet connection. You can also easily share your results with others in real-time with a web viewer—no CAD skills required.

The Value of Virtual Testing

Strength analysis plays a crucial role in the design and testing of parts. Here are just some of the reasons to consider 3DEXPERIENCE Works Simulation.

  •         Detect Design Flaws – Simulating the performance of a part under different conditions helps to identify potential weaknesses or points of failure before physical prototypes are produced. This leads to more efficient design processes and reduces the risks associated with faulty parts.


  •         Use Time and Money Efficiently – Testing designs using structural analysis simulation tools is cost-effective because it eliminates the need for multiple physical prototypes and time-consuming testing processes. Make changes quickly and easily and retest in the virtual environment to accelerate the design process.


  •         Simulate Real-world Conditions – Structural analysis tools can analyze a wide range of conditions, such as varying loads, temperature changes, and pressures a part may encounter in its targeted environment. This enables you to understand how a part will perform under realistic conditions and adjust a design accordingly for optimal performance and safety.


  •         Run Complex Simulations – Real-world conditions can be complex and difficult to replicate in a physical test. 3DEXPERIENCE Works Simulation tools enable you to leverage a multidisciplinary approach to simulation, providing a more accurate picture of how the part will behave in its intended environment.


Design Knowledge Is Power

Testing the strength of parts is critical because it enables engineers and designers to mitigate risks and improve the design process. Simulation allows you to test components under a variety of conditions in a virtual environment before they’re manufactured. This approach prevents potential failures, saves time and costs associated with physical testing, and fosters a more iterative design process.

Moreover, 3DEXPERIENCE Works Simulation enables you to predict when things might break or wear out over time. It can help make it easier to meet regulatory standards, improve product reliability, and even determine when maintenance may be required.

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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.