An intuitive virtual testing environment for linear static, time-based motion and fatigue simulation so you can answer common engineering challenges with a SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD embedded solution.

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation Buyer's Guide

What's New in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018

Learn about the exciting new features of Topology Optimization, Import Simulation Study features into Assemblies, Confirm Stress Singularities in the Stress Hot Spot Diagnostics interface and MUCH more with SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018!

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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.

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Featured Solutions

Boost Product Innovation

Grow your market share and differentiate through groundbreaking product design. Empower the engineering team with intuitive, powerful 3D simulation tools to compare design scenarios and new ideas to bring innovative products to market.

Shorten Time-to-Market

Optimize product development with intuitive, CAD embedded simulation for structural, fluid flow, motion, plastics injection molding, and sustainable design. Reduce the need for time-consuming physical prototyping. Optimize assembly performance by verifying part and mold designs in the earliest stages of development.

Decrease Product Development Costs

Reduce the need for costly prototyping by integrating virtual testing early in product development. Reduce outsourcing costs by testing performance and functionality internally.

Improve Product Efficiency

Improve product performance, such as lower pressure drop and increased horsepower. Improve eco-effectiveness of product designs.


Analysis Services

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Whether you’re a new SOLIDWORKS Simulation user who needs help getting started or you have an analysis task that needs to be completed, our analysis consulting team is ready to help.

Our team of experts can help you solve complex structural, thermal, fluid flow, electronics cooling, vibration and shock, multibody dynamic motion, nonlinear, sustainability assessment, and mold flow analysis problems using a broad set of tools through analysis consulting and mentoring.

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation - SOLIDWORKS Simulation Product Tour

Stress analysis in SOLIDWORKS comes in all shapes and sizes – from the SimXpress toolset that comes in every license of SOLIDWORKS to nonlinear and dynamic analysis in our Simulation Premium suite. This presentation takes you, regardless of your analysis experience and skill, from the simplest approximations of problems, to more complex and accurate approaches, explaining the differences, techniques and real-world applications along the way. If you've ever wondered about what stress analysis tool you might need for a given problem, or what approaches are possible, this is the webinar for you.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation - Premium - Dynamics and Nonlinear

If you’re interested in exploring the full range of finite element analysis available for SOLIDWORKS, this eDemo is for you. SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium allows the user to analyze the complex behavior of plastic and rubber components, permanently deformed metal, and other nonlinear loading scenarios. It also provides access to dynamic analysis modules, providing a cost-effective alternative to shaker table, vibration, shock, transport, random vibration and seismic testing, all right inside the SOLIDWORKS window.


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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017 Datasheet

  SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017 Datasheet

SOLIDWORKS Simulation is a complete suite of structural, functional, and flow analysis applications for every designer in the product development process. The software is easy to use, yet powerful enough to tackle the most complex design issues. It helps you to predict the performance of your design under real-world operating conditions and to detect problems and correct them before prototyping, tooling, and production.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017 Product Matrix

  SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017 Product Matrix

The SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017 matrix outlines the features available in the SOLIDWORK Simulation suite.


SOLIDWORKS Simulation Buyer's Guide

  SOLIDWORKS Simulation Buyer's Guide

Selection of analysis software can often be a daunting task. For any given situation there are multiple software products, technologies, and underlying strategies that can be considered to increase product performance and design efficiency. Each software product comes with its own set of limitations, assumptions, and methodologies that may or may not be appropriate for a problem.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation: Bringing Innovative Medical Products to Market Faster

  SOLIDWORKS Simulation: Bringing Innovative Medical Products to Market Faster

To succeed in today’s medical device manufacturing industry, product designers must not only create innovative medical products but also navigate an increasingly challenging regulatory environment. SOLIDWORKS® Premium software can help you meet this challenge. Powerful part definition and industrial design tools foster product innovation while integrated software prototyping and comprehensive design management capabilities support regulatory compliance. With SOLIDWORKS software, you can quickly develop and analyze medical devices and components—and bring them to market faster.

Grow Your Business with Integrated SOLIDWORKS Simulation

  Grow Your Business with Integrated SOLIDWORKS Simulation

Design and engineering consulting firms can take advantage of emerging opportunities for business and revenue growth by implementing integrated simulation technologies. In response to a challenging economic climate, more and more manufacturers seek engineering service providers to help them evaluate design performance, as well as consult on other facets of product development and manufacturing. With integrated SOLIDWORKS® Simulation software, you can position your consultancy to reap the rewards of this trend, securing valuable customer partnerships and improving your operations at the same time.

Case Studies

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  Case Study - ioSafe

ioSafe leveraged SOLIDWORKS design, simulation, and fluid-flow analysis tools to solve the technical and business challenges associated with developing a disaster-proof data storage device.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Capabilities

Easy-to-use CAD-embedded analysis capabilities power SOLIDWORKS Simulation software tools and solutions to enable all designers and engineers to simulate and analyze design performance. You can quickly and easily employ advanced simulation techniques to optimize performance while you design, to 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.

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.

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.