Here in the year 2015, most engineers and engineering organizations have a solid understanding that computational engineering analysis tools offer enormous benefit to the design process, allowing designers to get useful information about product performance early in the design process. At Hawk Ridge … [Read more...] about Introducing the Simulation Effectiveness Matrix
One of the most important (and enjoyable) things that we do as an engineering team at Hawk Ridge Systems is plan and execute our regular Night School sessions. It gives us a great opportunity to get out and meet our customers, hear about the cool stuff they’re designing, and share some useful … [Read more...] about SOLIDWORKS Simulation Night School is Coming!
For the new Simulation user (and even for the experienced user) meshing an assembly model can be a real headache. Real-life assemblies, are complex, have detailed areas, and often have thin or small parts that need to be incorporated in the mesh. While SolidWorks has one of the most robust meshers … [Read more...] about SolidWorks Simulation – Curvature-based vs. Standard Mesher
SOLIDWORKS FEA Not a week goes by that I don’t get some sort of list sent to me from a CAD journal, website or spam email that promises to tell me“Ten great ways to improve your productivity”, “Five reasons why design projects go over budget” or “The top ten ways to procrastinate on the internet” … [Read more...] about SOLIDWORKS FEA – Simulation Analytics: 3 Golden Rules
When running different types of analysis, I frequently find myself entering blocks of data to define curves of various types. Whether it be a fan curve or a pressure drop curve for a filter, in SolidWorks Flow Simulation, a stress-strain curve for SolidWorks Simulation, or a Power Spectrum Density … [Read more...] about SolidWorks Simulation – Automatic Plot Digitizer
If you’ve been using SolidWorks Simulation for a while, you’ve probably seen a message like this when running a static analysis. If you are seeing these “Singular Matrix” or “Model is unstable” messages it tells you that some portion of your model is unrestrained in one or more degrees of … [Read more...] about SolidWorks Simulation – Unrestrained Models