SOLIDWORKS Simulation enables you to optimize your design, determine product mechanical resistance, product durability, topology, natural frequencies, and test heat transfer and buckling instabilities. It can also perform sequential multi-physics simulations.
Use finite element analysis to calculate stresses and displacements of parts and assemblies under internal and external loads.
Calculate stresses and deformations of parts and assemblies due to internal and external loads to validate product performance and safety while you design.
Calculate temperatures and heat transfer within and between components.
Predict component fatigue failures by examining repeated or random load cycles.
Examine how vibrating or unstable modes can shorten equipment life to eliminate failures.
Evaluate mechanical performance through operational movements using rigid body motion analysis.
Identify boundary conditions and ensure that natural modes of vibration are away from the environmental forcing frequencies.
Analyze stresses and deformations of geometry under general loading and material conditions.
Optimize material selection for plastic and rubber components, or assemblies containing plastic or rubber parts.
Determine the impact of time varying loads on structural response for your design.
Investigate the buckling strength of a design with and without environmental loads to ensure that it meets product requirements for strength, performance, and safety.
Optimize a design to meet defined strength-to-weight, frequency, or stiffness performance.