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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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.

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.
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Simulation Services

Whether you’re a new SOLDWORKS 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.

Let our dedicated analysis team work for you

In our complex world of engineering design, you may be faced with challenges that you have the knowledge to solve, but may be lacking the tools, the time, or the people to address them. At Hawk Ridge Systems, many of our customers have asked us to help them with their analysis so they can make the right design decisions. If you are interested in outsourcing your analysis, or want to acquire a template analysis through mentoring or benchmark analysis, a technology transfer of files and documentation for your analysis workflow,  Check out our services to learn more.


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.


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.