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Which SOLIDWORKS Simulation package is right for you?

Why Choose SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium?

Subject your designs to real world conditions to raise product quality while reducing prototyping and physical testing costs.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium lets you efficiently evaluate your designs for nonlinear and dynamic response, dynamic loading, and composite materials. SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium includes three advanced studies: Non-Linear Static, Non-Linear Dynamic, and Linear Dynamics.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium Features

Fully Compatible with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD
  • Fully embedded in SOLIDWORKS for ease of use and data integrity.

  • Supports SOLIDWORKS materials and configurations for easy analysis setup.

  • Same user interface as SOLIDWORKS (toolbars, menus, and context-sensitive right-click menus). SOLIDWORKS users can get up to speed rapidly with SOLIDWORKS Simulation

Replace description with: In a design study, the parameters of the SOLIDWORKS models (CAD dimensions) and simulation setup (materials, loadings, and fixtures) can be varied to assess the impact of parameter change on the model and perform a wide-range of “what if” analyses.

Estimate high cycle fatigue life of components subjected to multiple varying loads where the peak stress is below the material yield stress. Cumulative damage theory is used to predict locations and cycles to failure.

Time-based motion analysis is a rigid body kinematic and dynamic motion tool used to calculate velocities, accelerations and movements of an assembly under operational loads.

In addition, designers and engineers can determine assembly power requirements together with spring and damper effects. With the motion analysis complete, the component body and connection loads can be included in a linear analysis for a complete structural investigation.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation includes solid, shell, and beam element formulation.

Professional and Premium:

  • 2D Simplification

  • Plane Stress

  • Plane Strain

  • Axisymmetric

  • Sub-Modelling

  • Fixtures to prescribe Degrees of Freedom

  • Force, pressure, and remote structural loads

  • Temperature loading

  • Import Pressure and Thermal Loads from SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

  • Professional and Premium: Load Case Manager evaluates the effects of various load combinations on your model

  • Bonded, No Penetration and Shrink Fit contact

  • Node-to-node, node-to-surface and surface-to-surface contact

  • Virtual Wall condition

  • Self-contact

  • Connectors: bolt, spring, pin, elastic support, and bearing

  • Connectors Safety Check

Professional and Premium:

  • Edge Weld

  • Thermal contact resistance condition

  • Insulated condition

  • Edge and spot weld connector

SOLIDWORKS Simulation includes parallel computing on multiple cores and batch run.

Premium: Off-load computing

Extensive post-processing displays and quantitative result extraction.

Overlay Simulation results onto SOLIDWORKS CAD graphics. 

Online help, knowledge base and embedded product tutorials.

  • Customizable Simulation report

  • eDrawings of Simulation results

Solves part and assembly structural analysis problems for stress, strain, displacements, and Factors of Safety (FOS). Typical analysis assumes static loading, elastic linear materials, and small displacements. 

SW SIM Premium: Composite materials are added for to Static studies.  Component setup includes ply orientation and sandwich definition. Results include ply failure index as well as stress and deflections.

Solve steady-state and transient thermal problems for temperature, temperature gradient, and heat flux.

Thermal analysis results can be imported as loads into Static Studies.

Frequency Studies determine a product’s natural modes of vibration which is important for products that experience vibration in their working environment.

Buckling failure mode for long and slender components is by collapse at a load below material yield stress. The buckling study predicts the components buckling load factor.

The Pressure Vessel Study calculates Linearized stress, key for safe pressure design.

Enables users to discover new minimal material design alternatives under linear elastic static loading while still meeting component stress, stiffness and vibrational requirements.

Builds upon the Frequency Study to calculate the stresses due to forcing vibrations. Calculates the effects of dynamic loads, impact or shock loading for linear elastic materials. Study types are:

  • Modal Time History Analysis

  • Harmonic Analysis

  • Random Vibration Analysis

  • Response Spectrum Analysis

Non-Linear Analysis enables users to analyze complex material behavior, such as post-yield metals, rubbers, and plastics, as well as account for large deflections and sliding contact.

The complex material models in Non-Linear Static Studies can be used to calculate permanent deformation and residual stresses due to excessive loads, as well as predict performance for components, such as springs and clip fasteners.

Non-Linear Dynamic Study accounts for the effect of real-time varying loads. In addition to solving non-linear static problems, Non-Linear Dynamic Studies can solve impact problems.

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium solutions enable you and your team to perform comprehensive analyses for transforming new ideas into great products.