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This article details how to use the two double carrot blue buttons at the bottom of the plot chart in some SOLIDWORKS Simulations as well as how to make Frequency charts colorless.
SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017 introduced the capability of offloading an analysis to another system to run the computation. The following is required to run an offloaded simulation:
If your organization uses SOLIDWORKS PDM, you have taken a step in the best direction to avoid data duplication and enforce revision controls during the product design process. Considering these benefits, your team may have stumbled across this conundrum – Do I manage my simulation results in the PDM vault?
In this blog, we perform a structural analysis case study using SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard and SOLIDWORKS SimulationXpress.
A successful fatigue analysis can be performed in seven steps. In this blog, we’re going to break down each of those steps. Fatigue is a phenomenon that is observed when repeated loading and unloading weakens an object over time, even when the induced stresses are considerably less than the allowable stress limits. Setting up a fatigue analysis in SOLIDWORKS Simulation will allow us to determine whether a product will be able to withstand usage requirements over a period of time and not just if the product will hold up a single specified load environment.
SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium has the ability to perform a composite analysis. Users can perform a Linear Static, Buckling or Frequency analysis with composite materials.
The Dynamic Design Analysis Method (DDAM) is a methodology developed by the U.S. Navy for testing shock loading from underwater explosions. Both Altair HyperWorks and SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium can test your designs using this method.
When setting up a structural simulation study, it never seems like you have ALL the information you need. Without exception, you’ll have to be content with making approximations and assumptions. Absent or unreliable material data is one key area that virtually all simulation users will need to question.
Have you ever leaned back on the backrest of your chair, and then realize that you didn’t have a backrest? Though this “simulation” can be comedic for onlookers, if you try to simulate this type of event using a Static analysis (included in SolidWorks Simulation) you will either a get an error messages, or it will send your model into outer space. So how do you stabilize your model?