Category Archives: Simulation

Optimizing Golf Design Using SOLIDWORKS Tools

by David Cersley

Optimizing Golf Design Using SOLIDWORKS Tools

When given the incredible opportunity to present at 3DEXPERIENCE World 2020, we shared how we used SOLIDWORKS to design golf equipment, how simulation can validate design theories, and AI or Topology Optimization could change the way golf putters look.

Beating COVID-19 with a Snorkel

by Shaun Bentley

Beating COVID-19 with a snorkel

With the partnership of CAD, computer simulation, and 3D printing experience, we were able to get a working prototype of an adaptor that would convert a snorkel mask into a respirator in less than 24 hours.

Manifold Optimization with SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation – Part 1

by Arunachalam Thiraviam

Modified Optimization with SOLIDWORKS Flow

The automotive world is filled with engineers who are constantly trying to improve the performance of their vehicles by swapping out their stock parts with custom designs. This can be a tedious and expensive process if you are attempting a new design that hasn’t been field-tested.

8 Altair Inspire Cast Tips: solidThinking Unit Access

by Drew Tucker

Altair solidThinking Dashboard

This is the final blog in our eight-part series for getting started with Altair Inspire Cast! We’ve solved meshing issues, element size queries, added custom materials to the database, and much more. In this final quick tip, you’ll learn how to gain access to solidThinking units and the portal.

8 Altair Inspire Cast Tips: Adding Custom Materials

by Drew Tucker

Welcome to part seven of our Altair Inspire Cast blog series. In this eight-part series, we address common issues that can occur and share how to easily solve them. In this quick tip, you’ll learn how to add custom materials.

8 Altair Inspire Cast Tips: Detecting Porosity Problems

by Drew Tucker

Altair Inspire Cast Analysis Explorer

Having porosity issues with your casting? The answer to that question is “yes” 99% of the time it’s asked – so you’re not alone! Altair Inspire Cast has some excellent tools to help you diagnose and correct these defects.

8 Altair Inspire Cast Tips: Component Mesh Factors

by Drew Tucker

Altair Inspire Cast Element Size is Very Small

Welcome to part five of our Altair Inspire Cast blog series. In this eight-part series, we share tips, tricks, and address common issues and questions when getting started with Inspire Cast. In this quick tip, you’ll learn about Component Mesh Factors.

8 Altair Inspire Cast Tips: Choosing an Element Size

by Drew Tucker

Altair Inspire Cast Measure Length

Welcome to part four of our blog series where we share eight quick tips for getting started in Altair Inspire Cast. In this blog, we’re discussing how to choose the right size element for your simulation.

7 Steps to Perform a Fatigue Analysis in SOLIDWORKS Simulation

by Derrick Franklin

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.

Negative Pressure Rooms in Hospitals

by Shaun Bentley

Negative Pressure Animation

In hospitals, negative pressure rooms are used to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. To illustrate the concept and effectiveness of these rooms, we’ve run some fluid and particle studies using SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation.

How Do I Know My Mesh Is Good Enough?

by Shaun Bentley

The techniques outlined in this article are some of the most popular ways for building significant confidence that your mesh is adequate and reliable.