If you need to share SOLIDWORKS Simulation data that is either protected and sensitive design information or with someone who can't open SOLIDWORKS files, there are a couple of different options for exporting Simulation study results to other file formats. This can also be very useful for those who don't have the option of sending the full SOLIDWORKS file with the study and results.
Once you have run your SOLIDWORKS Simulation study and created all necessary plots, exporting the results is fairly easy. To do this, right-click on the Results folder of the study and select Save All Plots as JPEG Files. This will go through and save all the plots individually in their own JPEG files. Keep in mind, because JPEGs are 2D, the view orientation of the model in the JPEG file will be the orientation it was in when the results were exported.
The JPEG files are named in this manner:
File Name-Study Name-Plot Type-Plot Name.jpg
To view these results, find the corresponding file of the plot you are looking for and open it through File Explorer.
The option to export to an eDrawings file is right under the JPEG option, Save All Plots as eDrawings. This will save it as an eDrawings part or assembly file (.eprt/.easm). Be aware that the finer the mesh used on the part/assembly for the study, the larger the file size may be. The benefit of exporting the results to eDrawings is that you will be able to view the plots in 3D.
To view the plots in eDrawings, launch the program and open the .eprt or .easm file that was saved from SOLIDWORKS. Then follow these steps:
There is also the option to save plots individually instead of all plots. To do this, make sure to show the plot (right-click on plot > Show), then right-click on the plot again and select Save As. More file types can be saved out with this option. They are:
I hope you found this SOLIDWORK Simulation tutorial helpful. Check out more tips and tricks below.
About Tashayla Openshaw
Tashayla Openshaw is a SOLIDWORKS Technical Support Engineer based out of our Headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah in 2018 and has been part of the GoEngineer family since February 2019.
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