A Beginner’s Look at SOLIDWORKS SimulationXpress. Part Two

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Welcome back! For a refresher on SOLIDWORKS SimulationXpress and setting up a simulation study, click here. Today we’re going to cover running a simulation study, reading the results and optimizing the design. 4. Run the Study After applying fixtures, loads and materials you are now ready to run a study! Without getting too in depth, SimulationXpress takes your part file and divides the whole component into simple triangular volumes, also known as elements, that are connected at common points, or […]

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A Beginner’s Look at SOLIDWORKS SimulationXpress. Part One

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I’m guessing if you’re here you’ve probably heard about this amazing tool hiding inside every SOLIDWORKS package. SimulationXpress focuses on simplicity making it a great introduction to simulation. The step by step wizard guides you through the process and does not require you to be an expert in design validation or Finite Element Analysis (FEA). Plus, it’s free! Being new to the world of simulation myself, I found this tool so easy to learn I kicked myself for not taking […]

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