Ease of Use/Intuitiveness
As with many of the other SOLIDWORKS tools, Simulation Standard is easy to get familiar with. The Simulation Study Advisor guides the user through analysis setup by asking simple questions involving analysis types, goals, and component interactions. Getting up to speed with FEA is fast and easy with SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard.
Decrease your product's time to market by running design validation analysis during the development of your CAD model. This allows your company to narrow in on the best prototype during the earliest stages of the design.
Finite Element Analysis
Finite Element Analysis for Stress, Strain, and Displacement of engineering materials is a universal method of testing the capabilities of your design in a virtual environment. SOLIDWORKS Simulation uses robust automatic mesh and calculation tools to solve your FEA studies quickly, and with accuracy.
Contacts and Connectors
Define how your components work together using contact types such as Bonded, No Penetration, or Shrink fit. Connect parts together using connectors such as pins, bolts, springs, and welds to help you save time in calculation, but still produce accurate study results.
When results are calculated, the SOLIDWORKS Simulation post processing capabilities allow engineers to review their results using intuitive color charts. Stress, strain, displacement, and factor of safety are some of the values that may be obtained from color charts or numerical results. These easy to use post processing tools will help you quickly understand the performance of your product.
Communication and Reporting
Easily communicate your simulation results using automatically generated Microsoft Word reports or eDrawings files with result plots. These reports will allow you to pass your results along to other engineers or customers, while minimizing the time you spend to create your simulation report.
Linear Static Simulation for Assembly
Apply static loads such as force, torque, gravity, remote loads, or bearing loads to your part or assembly models.
Time Based Mechanism Motion Simulation
Use motors, actuators, or forces to simulate a working kinematic mechanism. Combined with FEA results, the SOLIDWORKS Motion tools allows engineers to test moving parts, range of motion, and strength of material in an easy time based event setup.
Design Comparison Studies
Find out which revision of your design is best suited for a final production run. After running your FEA studies for several configurations of the design, compare post processor results for up to 4 designs side by side.
Trend Tracker analysis allows for easy comparison of FEA results as the design is modified. By using the first analysis as a baseline, engineers can compare trend data for stress, displacement, and even mass properties each time the design is modified. Trend tracking tools help to determine exactly which design changes will result in the best performance of your product.
SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard can save you time before physical testing for material fatigue. With simple fatigue calculation for repetitive loading, Simulation Standard will help you take your first look at material fatigue information, and determine if complete fatigue analysis should be involved in your virtual testing.