Efficient Simulation Workflows

SOLIDWORKS 2020 continues our mission of delivering powerful Simulation Capabilities with enhancements that provide increased power, more realistic simulations, and more efficient workflows.

When running simulation on Weldment Structures, beam elements are typically used since they are fast to setup and quick to solve. But what if you need to understand how Temperature affects the stress and displacement? SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2020 now allows Thermal Loads to be applied to beams!

Enhancements to SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation add realism to complex thermal systems to closely mimic real-world design logic. Have you ever accidentally left your phone in your car on a hot day, and received a message that your phone “needs to cool down before you can use it” ? While this may be a little annoying, it’s actually a pretty smart design – the phone sensed its environment and shut down to prevent damage. SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2020 can now mimic this type of design intelligence by using environmental conditions to drive thermal dependencies.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2020 also offers a better way to optimize the mesh. You can now mix draft and high quality mesh elements all within the same assembly. For example, if you’re only interested in the performance of a few key components – those can be meshed at high quality. For the other components, you can trade accuracy for speed by assigning them draft quality. It’s a much more efficient workflow – you get the overall accuracy needed with a faster run time.

Enhancements to our Simulation products provide new capabilities to solve more complex problems with improved efficiency and greater realism!

Andrew Gross

Andrew Gross

Andrew is a Senior Territory Technical Manager at SOLIDWORKS, and lives in Los Angeles, CA. He has years of experience working with resellers and customers, and has a strong background in Engineering Simulation and Design Validation. More recently, Andrew has expanded his interest and passion into Industrial Design. Andrew holds a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA.
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