SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation - Templates

Article by GoEngineer on Jun 25, 2017

Saving Templates

You can save all SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation project data to a template, such as boundary conditions, sources, and goals. By creating Flow Simulation templates, you can save yourself some time setting up your next Flow Simulation study on any models similar to the one that you saved your template from.

Some of the items you can save to a template are…

  • General settings such as the analysis type and physical features, fluids, solids, and any initial conditions
  • Input data such as boundary conditions, fans, heat sources, goals, and mesh settings just to name a few
  • Result information such as, cut plots, flow trajectories, plots, and reports

To save a template, first setup the project that you want to save as a template, then…

  1. Right click on the study name in the simulation tree
  2. Click ‘Create Template…’
  3. Name your custom template
  4. Click ‘Save’ (Templates are saved in the following location by default –

    C:\ProgramData\COSMOS Applications\Flow Simulation 20XX\template)

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Templates

(Fig 1. Creating New Templates)

Deploying Templates

To deploy a template, click ‘New’ from within the Flow Simulation CommandManager tab (or click Tools -> Flow Simulation -> Project -> New)

Name your new study and choose the desired configuration, then choose the appropriate template for the type of study you wish to run from the ‘Template’ dropdown menu.

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation templates

(Fig 2. Selecting Templates)

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