SOLIDWORKS 2021 What’s New – Simulation Solver Enhancements

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Have you ever wondered how the characters in those sci-fi movies come up with technical calculations so quickly in their head to save the lives of all when in a serious life-or-death situation? “We’ve got just enough fuel to safely reach Planet Xterron if we keep our speed under warp 9.5. We’ll be only 0.0725 light years ahead of the enemy, but out of range of their photon ray guns!” I’d be in a severe panic, misplace more than just […]

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Solver Selection – Does It Matter?

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Choices. Everyone wants choices. We make simple choices like ‘paper or plastic’. Or one of my favorites, ‘domestic or import’! In SOLIDWORKS we can be faced with decisions like ‘assembly or multi-body’! While these are simple examples, what do you decide when you’re faced with the decision ‘FFEPlus or Direct Sparse’? Which solver should you select? While this question does not have an easy answer, there are some guidelines you can follow to help in your selection. Understanding the two […]

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