Design Analysis Features

Design Analysis

Quickly and easily employ advanced simulation techniques to optimize performance while you design. Enable every designer and engineer to simulate and analyze design performance with fast, easy-to-use SOLIDWORKS Simulation CAD-embedded analysis solutions. You can quickly and easily employ advanced simulation techniques to optimize performance while you design with capabilities that cut down on costly prototypes, eliminate rework and delays, and save you time and development costs.



Structural Analysis
Validate product performance and safety factors using finite element analysis (FEA) to perform structural simulation.

Thermal Analysis
Calculate temperatures and heat transfer within and between components.

HVAC Analysis
Optimize heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems quickly and easily.

Fatigue Analysis
Predict component fatigue failures by examining repeated or random load cycles.

Vibration Analysis
Examine how vibrating or unstable modes can shorten equipment life to eliminate failures.

Structural Optimization
Optimize a design to meet defined strength-to-weight, frequency, or stiffness performance.

Motion Analysis
Evaluate mechanical performance through operational movements using rigid body motion analysis.

Fluid Flow Analysis
Simulate fluid (either liquid or gas) passing through or around an object and investigate the impact to improve product performance.

Electronic Cooling
Optimize heat dissipation and the selection of electronic devices.

Sustainable Design
Assess the environmental impacts of your designs in real time using life cycle assessment (LCA) criteria.

Integrated Simulation Workflows
Efficiently test product performance with multi-physics testing, taking into account various physical environments.