Efficiently evaluate performance, improve quality, and boost product innovation with the powerful and comprehensive suite of SOLIDWORKS Simulation packages. You can set up virtual real-world environments to test your product designs before manufacture. Test against a broad range of parameters during the design process.

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium

Ensure product robustness using the range of powerful structural simulation capabilities in SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium. It goes beyond SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional and includes additional tools for simulating nonlinear and dynamic response, dynamic loading, and composite materials.

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

Efficiently simulate fluid flow, heat transfer, and fluid forces critical to your design’s success with SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation. Driven by engineering goals, SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation takes the complexity out of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and enables Product Engineers to use CFD insights for making their technical decisions in a concurrent engineering approach.


Predict and avoid manufacturing defects during the earliest stages of plastics part and injection mold design using SOLIDWORKS Plastics simulation software. Companies that design plastic parts or molds can improve quality, eliminate costly mold rework, and decrease time-to-market.

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SOLIDWORKS Sustainability

Conduct life cycle assessment (LCA) on parts or assemblies directly within the SOLIDWORKS 3D design window. Search for comparable materials, see in real time how they affect environmental impact, and easily document your findings.


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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:


Structural Analysis

Thermal Analysis

HVAC Analysis

Validate product performance and safety factors using finite element analysis (FEA) to perform structural simulation. Calculate temperatures and heat transfer within and between components. Optimize heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems quickly and easily.


Fatique Analysis

Vibration Analysis

Structural Optimization

Predict component fatigue failures by examining repeated or random load cycles. Examine how vibrating or unstable modes can shorten equipment life to eliminate failures. Optimize a design to meet defined strength-to-weight, frequency, or stiffness performance.


Motion Analysis

Fluid Flow Analysis

Electronic Cooling

Evaluate mechanical performance through operational movements using rigid body motion analysis. Simulate fluid (either liquid or gas) passing through or around an object and investigate the impact to improve product performance. Optimize heat dissipation and the selection of electronic devices.

Sustainable Design

Assess the environmental impacts of your designs in real time using life cycle assessment (LCA) criteria.
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Simulation Premium Simulation Professional Simulation Standard
Fully Embedded Analys1
Assembly and Multi-Body Stat
Stress Analysis1
Communication and Report Generation1
Fatigue Analysis
Trend Tracker
Kinematic Motion (Time-Based)1
Kinematic Motion (Event-Based)
2D Simplification
Optimization (Parametric & Topology)
Thermal Analysis2
Buckling Analysis
Frequency Analysis
Drop Test Analysis
Pressure Vessel Analysis
Load Case Manager
Shell Manager
Material Web Portal Access
Nonlinear Analysis
Plastic Deformation/Residual Stress
Plastic and Rubber Material Analysis
Enhanced Large Displacement
Composite Material Analysis
Dynamic Analysis
Forced Vibration Analysis
Simulation Offloading


1. Feature is also included in SOLIDWORKS Premium. 2. Thermal analysis using CFD methodology is also available in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation.