SOLIDWORKS Simulation Training

CATalyst Premium

Credits: 3
Classroom: 3 sessions, 7 hours each
Virtual: 6 sessions 3-1/2 hours each

Class #: C102

SOLIDWORKS Simulation provides in-depth coverage of the basics of Finite Element Analysis (FEA). This course covers the analysis process from beginning to end, including mesh generation, how to mimic real-world boundary conditions, and evaluation of results for parts and assemblies. The course discusses linear stress analysis, gap/contact analysis, and best practices.

The focus of this course is to emphasize the processes and procedures to complete an analysis task. Utilizing case studies to illustrate these processes, students will learn the necessary commands, options, and menus in the context of completing a design rather than focusing on individual features and functions.

During this instructor-led course, students will learn:

  • The six steps to completing a SOLIDWORKS Simulation study.
  • Analysis of parts.
  • Analysis of assemblies.
  • Proper application of boundary conditions, including fixtures, loads, contacts, and connectors.
  • All available mesh types and their application.
  • Simulation best practices.
  • Unique study types, including thermal stress analysis, simulation design scenarios, and large displacement analysis. Completion of SOLIDWORKS Simulation will prepare the user to efficiently create, analyze, and understand their Simulation studies, providing invaluable insight into their design.

Class Details

  • The Analysis Process

  • Mesh Controls, Stress Concentrations and Boundary Conditions
  • Assembly Analysis with Contacts
  • Symmetrical and Free Self-Equilibrated Assemblies
  • Assembly Analysis with Connectors and Mesh Refinement
  • Compatible / Incompatible Meshes
  • Analysis of Thin Components
  • Mixed Meshing Shells & Solids
  • Beam Elements- Analysis of a Conveyor Frame
  • Mixed Meshing Solids, Beams & Shells
  • Design Study
  • Thermal Stress Analysis
  • Adaptive Meshing
  • Large Displacement Analysis

The SOLIDWORKS Simulation training guide will be supplied at the beginning of class and is yours to keep.

Students will have a strong understanding of how to utilize the tools in SOLIDWORKS Simulation to improve their designs.

  • Some experience modeling with SOLIDWORKS

19 Upcoming Classes:

Date Time Location  
January 27, 28, 29, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm - CST Register
February 3, 4, 5, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm - EST Register
March 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 2020 1:00pm - 3:30pm - CST Register
March 16, 17, 18, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm - CST Register
March 16, 17, 18, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm - MST Register
April 6, 7, 8, 2020 8:30am - 4:30pm - EST Register
April 13, 14, 15, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm - MST Register
April 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, 2020 8:00am - 10:30am - CST Register
April 27, 28, 29, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm - CST Register
May 4, 5, 6, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm - EST Register
May 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 2020 1:00pm - 3:30pm - CST Register
June 1, 2, 3, 2020 8:30am - 4:30pm - EST Register
June 8, 9, 10, 2020 8:00am - 4:00pm - CST Register
June 15, 16, 17, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm - CST Register
June 15, 16, 17, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm - MST Register
July 13, 14, 15, 2020 8:30am - 4:30pm - EST Register
July 20, 21, 22, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm - MST Register
July 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, 2020 1:00pm - 3:30pm - CST Register
July 27, 28, 29, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm - CST Register

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Training Testimonials

The instructor was very informative and I know that I will be able to use the skills I learned from this class in my designs.

Francisco Vega

Great class for novice users. Recommended to anyone who uses or wants to use SOLIDWORKS. The instructor was great, very friendly and approachable.

Nantha Krishna Sampamurthy

I liked how the case study was at a pace where each student could keep up with each step that the instructor was doing. It enabled each student to learn and be able to complete the lessons on their own.

Mary