SolidWorks offers a suite of simulation packages that let
you set up a virtual real-world environment to test your
product designs. Test against a broad range of
parameters throughout the design process.
Simulation lowers cost and speeds time to market by
reducing the number of physical prototypes you need
before going into production.
SolidWorks Flow Simulation
SolidWorks Flow Simulation takes the complexity out of computational fluid dynamics. You can quickly and easily simulate fluid flow, heat transfer, and fluid forces that are critical to the success of your design. Simulate liquid and gas flow in real world conditions, run “what if” scenarios, and quickly analyze the effects of fluid flow, heat transfer, and related forces on immersed or surrounding components. Design variations can be compared to make better decisions, resulting in products with superior performance. Specific modules simplify the specialized analysis of HVAC and electronic cooling.
SolidWorks Simulation Premium
SolidWorks Simulation Premium software bolsters the depth of Simulation Professional with additional capabilities, including a powerful set of tools for simulating nonlinear and dynamic response as well as composite materials. Dynamic loading is also fully supported. No matter the material or use environment, SolidWorks Simulation Premium will provide valuable insight to improve product reliability in the most cost effective manner.
SolidWorks Simulation Professional
SolidWorks Simulation Professional expands your virtual testing environment. You can determine product durability and natural frequencies and test heat transfer and buckling instabilities. Pressure vessel analysis and complex loading is also supported. You can optimize products based on a range of parameters. With the tight integration and consistent user interface across SolidWorks software, the advanced capabilities of Simulation Professional can be used early in the design process to maximize quality and reduce costs.
Included with the SolidWorks Premium 3D CAD design package, SolidWorks Simulation provides core simulation tools to test your designs and make the decisions to improve quality. The full integration creates a short learning curve and eliminates the redundant tasks required with traditional analysis tools. Component materials, connections, and relationships defined during design development are fully understood for simulation. Products can be tested for strength and safety, and the kinematics fully analyzed. Further, a wide variety of geometry types are supported so you can simulate the real world performance of solid, thin-walled, and structural features.
SolidWorks SimulationXpress is a first-pass analysis tool that comes with every SolidWorks Standard and Professional software packages, giving you the ability to do basic stress analysis on individual parts. You can quickly determine effects of force and pressure, and generate reports to document results. When you are ready to test full assemblies, it is easy to upgrade to advanced SolidWorks Simulation packages.