SolidWorks Simulation 2014

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2014: New Features

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It’s time to start taking advantage of the new features in the 2014 release of SolidWorks Simulation that will make our lives easier. For 2014, I’ve compiled a quick video highlighting the what’s new features that simulation users will find exciting. I’ve grouped them into three main categories. Performance, Post Processing and Efficiency enhancements. Performance: Loading of Simulation Studies Solver Enhancements (non linear, iterative solver speed, new large problem direct sparse solver) Post Processing Results: Contact Pressure Plots in 2D […]

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SIMULATION TECH TIP: Visualizing Results on Full Model of Analysis Using Symmetry (Sim 2014)

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SolidWorks Simulation 2014 will let you visualize results on the full model of an analysis using symmetry. In an analysis, you can use symmetry to create a portion of the model instead of using the full model. You just need to cut the model in half and apply Symmetry restraints on all the cut faces. Also, when appropriate, taking advantage of symmetry can help you reduce the size of the problem and obtain more accurate results. Up until now, results […]

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SIMULATION TECH TIP: Contact Visualization Plot (Sim 2014)

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If you haven’t already heard, SolidWorks Simulation 2014 helps you visualize the applied contacts within your assembly analysis. With the new contact visualization plot, you can view how bodies are connected in multibody parts and assemblies. Before you run the analysis, you can detect the areas of contact applied by the global contact settings and any local contact sets. Not only does this ensure that you have created all the contacts that you need, but also confirms that you have […]

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SIMULATION TECH TIP: Automatic Conversion of Toolbox Fasteners to Bolts

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If you haven’t already heard, SolidWorks Simulation 2014 allows you to automatically convert your toolbox fasteners to Bolt Connectors. To run the automatic detection tool, simply right-click on the Connections icon in the Study PropertyManager and select Toolbox Fasteners to Bolts. This is found in the shortcut window, as shown in the picture below. During the conversion process, all information related to the location, geometric features, and material of the Toolbox fasteners is mapped internally to the formulation of the corresponding […]

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