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In this tutorial, we perform a SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Tracer Study to find the carbon monoxide concentration within the air as it travels across a room. The design will consist of an internal study using the top of a stove surface as a heat source. As the surrounding air heats up, it causes it to spread out, which then exits through a ceiling fan at the top. A cut plot along with a flow trajectory can confirm the movement of air in the room.


SOLIDWORKS Simulation users often want to know how they can make their simulations run smoother and quicker. When it comes to meshing bodies in Simulation, it is often a goal to simplify the geometry to make the meshing process smoother. Unfortunately, the difficulty increases with thin components as it requires an increase in mesh size, which increases the number of elements. This often leads to larger solve times and wasted productivity. 


In this article, we discuss how to add a coefficient of drag goal into a flow simulation project. Derived from the principle of Bernoulli’s equation, SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation can help us obtain this value quickly by utilizing our setup parameters. 

This guide demonstrates how to change and update material types in a SOLIDWORKS Simulation nonlinear study to depict more accurate stress and deformation results. The nonlinear study type focuses on the deformation that is no longer linear throughout the calculation (beyond the yield strength). While a static study is common, a nonlinear study allows users to incorporate changes to the stress-strain beyond this area.

This guide explains adding a local mesh control in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation. When interpreting results, we want to ensure that the data is accurate by refining areas with a higher cell count. It is important to consider that only certain areas may need to be optimized, which can reduce the overall effort of adding too many cells. SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation introduces several local mesh settings to help pick the appropriate settings.

In this article, we demonstrate how to set up a static FEA (Finite Element Analysis) by reusing boundary conditions in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation. This method, known as a load transfer, allows flow parameters to act as an external load to solve for the ideal stresses of a model. An ideal scenario for this setup includes a wind velocity acting upon an object that can then be transferred as a loading condition to evaluate the stresses it causes our model to undergo. 


This article explains the options available for modifying the appearance of SOLIDWORKS Simulation Plot Legends. Legends are the color charts that appear when showing result plots. When viewing the chart, these options allow users to customize the look and have better flexibility to store these settings any time a new study is created.


In SOLIDWORKS, propagating changes from one file is a smart strategy to control design flow. But the reality is that picking the source for where these changes occur can be a bit tricky. In this blog, we’ll demonstrate a workflow that fine-tunes this process when it comes to updating multiple parts inside an assembly.


In this guide, we review how SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation can simulate the transient pressure pulse on a design where a fluid is allowed to enter and exit at different intervals. By setting up this study, we’ll review the time-dependent functionality where we can control the different areas of the fluid travel through a system caused by a pressure drop.