SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2024 - What's New

Article by Sam Oanes on Oct 30, 2023

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2024 has some new capabilities that really boost productivity. This article offers a sneak peek at some of our favorite new features. 

Flow Simulation users can now import and export component lists from Excel. The component list has been a great tool for visualizing component properties. This year, a new import and export function has been added to allow users to rapidly iterate thermal problems and manage materials, volume heat sources, PCB definition, and two-resistor components.

Note: PCB definition and two-resistor components are only available in the Electronics Cooling Module

To use this new function, export a component list to Excel to get a template to work from, make any adjustments in Excel, and re-import the new properties. It’s that simple to quickly test new scenarios.

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2024 Import Excel

Another improvement in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2024 is the inclusion of mesh boolean operations. This new option handles complex and poor-quality geometry faster and more easily.

We can use this option when the SOLIDWORKS CAD operation fails due to geometry issues like bad topology, missing entities, or self-intersecting faces.

The mesh boolean operation will catch problems from low-quality imported files and exceedingly complex geometry.

SOLIDWORKS 2024 Flow Simulation Mesh Boolean What's New

SOLIDWORKS 2024 Flow Simulation also has some behind-the-scenes improvements in mesh generation scalability. Large cell count meshes are calculated considerably faster this year, especially on systems with 16 and 32 CPU cores.

Mesh Generation Scalability SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2024 Improvements

has hundreds of new enhancements. Learn more about what's new below!

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About Sam Oanes

Sam Oanes is an Application Engineer at GoEngineer. When Sam isn’t helping customers or teaching SOLIDWORKS classes at GoEngineer, he enjoys running, camping and fishing.

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