When setting up a simulation study, it’s important to use boundary conditions that closely represent the real-life test conditions. Have you ever added geometry to your SOLIDWORKS model just so you could apply a load in the correct location? Or have you ever done hand calculations to figure out the equivalent force and moment for a load applied at a distance? If so, using a remote load could be a better option.
Articles by Terence Woo
In the world of finite element analysis, or FEA, many problems require nonlinear simulations to be accurate. Nonlinear stress analysis in advanced tools like SIMULIA Abaqus can account for extreme deformation and complex contact on large models, but these studies can also take a long time to solve. How can users perform these advanced simulations without sacrificing a huge increase in solve time?
In March, SOLIDWORKS started offering a new product called SIMULIA Structural Simulation Engineer. There’s a lot of marketing information out there, but not much information about how this new tool fits in with the other simulation offerings from SOLIDWORKS and SIMULIA. So let’s take a look at what SSE is and what’s different about it.
There’s a lot that goes into creating SOLIDWORKS drawing templates – sheet formats, linked custom properties, document properties, and more. With all of this, one topic that often gets overlooked is how to keep your title blocks neat and organized. Here are some tips to help.
Get the latest news on SOLIDWORKS CAM. With the release of SOLIDWORKS 2018, CAM is now fully integrated with SOLIDWORKS. Join Hawk Ridge Systems CAM Specialist, Daniel Lyon, as he demonstrates the process of milling and turning sample parts. You'll learn about high-speed material removal, fixture avoidance in assembly machining and many more of the integrated capabilities in SOLIDWORKS CAM.