SOLIDWORKS Design Insight Plot: Locations of Max Loading

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When running Static Studies, there are many useful plots that can give a wide variety of information.  One of these plots is the Design Intent plot and sometimes known as a “load path” plot.  This plot is designed to show the areas with higher loading.  Using this plot, it can be determined what areas could potentially be reduced to save on material or weight.  It can also be used to identify what areas might need to be “beefed up,” but […]

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Create the Best Design Through Optimization

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Finding the best design is important for all engineers.  Whether by minimizing the amount of material or changing the material completely, cost can be saved.  While possible to create multiple simulation studies with minor differences to find the best design, separate studies take extra time, even when run at the same time.  One tool to help accomplish these tasks is Optimization through a design study.  First a  static study must be done.   While this design appears to be good, […]

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