SOLIDWORKS Simulation Report Generation

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation Report Generation Need to quickly organize and publish results from SOLIDWORKS Simulation? Make use of the program’s report generation functionality, which publishes the information directly to Microsoft Word. First, set up the template to be used for all subsequent reports via the Simulation Options window, accessed via the Simulation pull down menu. Setup Sections are selected and edited during the report setup. Note that there are formats for each study type and you can uncheck the boxes typically […]

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SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation – Using Flow Freezing To Speed Up Analysis

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SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation – Using Flow Freezing To Speed Up Analysis Time Flow freezing is a great way to speed up analysis time for problems with substantial heat transfer and/or fluid substances propagation. Freezing captures flow values from a particular time step, or iteration, so that other parameters like solid temperature or fluid concentrations will converge faster, saving you time when trying to analyze your design. Freezing works well for problems where the flow of the fluid is steady through […]

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation-Using Symmetry

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Geometric and Loading Symmetry Some geometric shapes possess the property of symmetry. If a body, or an assembly of components, is able to be cut such that mirroring or patterning the remaining portion can be used to represent the entire body, then the body or assembly is said to be symmetric. Symmetry in the loading application is also present if the loading can be cut such that mirroring or patterning of the remaining portion can be used to represent the […]

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Unstable Models in SOLIDWORKS Simulation

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If you use SOLIDWORKS Simulation for an extended period, you’ll soon see that it has some strange error messages. This is one of my personal favorites: The Iterative Solver stopped, so what does this mean?  Thankfully the SOLIDWORKS Knowledge Base has (nearly) every Simulation error message documented so it’s an easy search to learn that it represents rigid body modes because of missing boundary conditions. Rigid Body Modes What are rigid body modes?  It means that a body is not […]

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Using Simulation Advisor To Perform SOLIDWORKS Simulation Analysis

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Using Simulation Advisor to Perform SolidWorks Simulation Analysis Recently, someone asked me if they could perform a Simulation analysis simply by using the Simulation Advisor, and without having taken a class. Now, being a proponent of training, I certainly recommended our Simulation Training class. There, not only do you learn how to use the commands, but you also learn about all the options, and all the tips and tricks in performing an analysis. One can sign up for either our in house class […]

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How to Define Fluids in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

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Flow Simulation allows you to analyze the flow of up to ten fluids of different types (Liquids, Gases/Steam, Non-Newtonian Liquids and Compressible Liquids) in the same project. Fluids mixing can be analyzed as well, but mixing fluids must be of the same type (All gases, for example). In the Default Fluid dialog box, you can specify the default fluids and default fluid type to be assigned for all fluid regions. After the project is created, you can specify different fluid […]

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Using Frequency Analysis

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by David Roccaforte, FISHER/UNITECH Simulation Product ManagerIf I were running for Simulation President – the frequency analysis platform would be the one I chose. Why you ask ? From a functionality standpoint many terrible design oversights and product failures are often attributed to resonance. Secondly the mode of vibration gives you insight into the efficiency of your structure. For a simple one degree of freedom system the frequency of vibration is the square root of stiffness over mass. Being stiffer […]

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Understanding Simulation Professional’s Frequency Analysis Support Issue

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Every structure has the tendency to vibrate at certain frequencies, called natural or resonant frequencies. Each natural frequency is associated with a certain shape, called mode shape, that the model tends to assume when vibrating at that frequency. When a structure is properly excited by a dynamic load with a frequency that coincides with one of its natural frequencies, the structure undergoes large displacements and stresses. This phenomenon is known as resonance. Recently, one issue came up for one of […]

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