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In our SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional course, I usually get a lot of questions from students when discussing No Penetration Contact Sets and how to set them up correctly. In this article, I'll answer those frequently asked questions and offer tips for no penetration contact setup in SOLIDWORKS Simulation.
What do bearing connectors do? When using SOLIDWORKS Simulation, a bearing connector simulates the support and movement between a housing support and a shaft, without needing a physical bearing component. This is a little different than a bearing fixture.
J. Michael McCarthy of University of California Irvine (UCI) teaches a course focused on the design of walking machines. These walking machines have a lot of components and mates, so simulating them using SOLIDWORKS Motion Analysis can be a huge performance “hog”. In this article, we show a technique that is used to simplify assemblies and make this hog run fast.
This article details how to use the two double carrot blue buttons at the bottom of the plot chart in some SOLIDWORKS Simulations as well as how to make Frequency charts colorless.
SOLIDWORKS Simulation is capable of simulating a nonuniform pressure gradient. This allows for a simulation setup on a model that would approximate the pressure of water on the inside of a tank or against a dike.
SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017 introduced the capability of offloading an analysis to another system to run the computation. The following is required to run an offloaded simulation:
If your organization uses SOLIDWORKS PDM, you have taken a step in the best direction to avoid data duplication and enforce revision controls during the product design process. Considering these benefits, your team may have stumbled across this conundrum – Do I manage my simulation results in the PDM vault?
In this blog, we perform a structural analysis case study using SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard and SOLIDWORKS SimulationXpress.
A successful fatigue analysis can be performed in seven steps. In this blog, we’re going to break down each of those steps. Fatigue is a phenomenon that is observed when repeated loading and unloading weakens an object over time, even when the induced stresses are considerably less than the allowable stress limits. 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.