What's New SOLIDWORKS 2022: Simulation, Flow, & Plastics

Article by GoEngineer on Nov 02, 2021

In this article, get a sneak peek at what’s new for SOLIDWORKS Simulation, Flow Simulation, and Plastics. 

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2022

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2022 offers improved solve time, a brand new connector, and enhanced contact performance. 

The NEMO frame assembly below has several bonded contacts. In SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2022, users can now expect solve time to be 25% faster than previous releases. 

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2022 Solve Time Improvements

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2022 also has a new Linkage Rod connector. Users can specify cylindrical faces, circular edges, or vertices, plus indicate the end condition by specifying rigid, spherical, or pivot. 

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2022 Linkage Rod Connector

Users will also notice that the default mesh type is now the powerful Blended curvature-based mesh which now allows mesh controls. Even with a refined mesh, we see improved solve times, especially with the FFE solver. 

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2022 Blended Curvature-Based Mesh

These simulation improvements will allow you to make better and faster design decisions. 

GoEngineer YouTube Video What's New SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2022 See these new features in further detail and more of what's new in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2022 in this video

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2022

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2022 offers enhanced features for Transient studies

In the example below, the NEMO has a new lamp with three different brightness settings. Here, we can run the Transient Analysis while switching the power settings of the bulb.

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2022 Transient Studies

Users can now view a Flux Plot in the transient explorer to see how power is moving in and out of the system. 

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2022 Flux Plot

Users can also create a new equation goal based on other defined goals. 

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2022 Equation Goal

Here we can calculate the max temperature of all the LEDs in the transient analysis. 

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2022 Transient Analysis

Also new in Flow Simulation 2022 are tools available for interrogating and comparing studies. Users can now merge studies to view the maximums across results, we can see a difference plot, and a results summary that tabulates the comparison. 

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2022 Results Summary

GoEngineer YouTube Video What's New SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2022 See these new features in further detail and more of what's new in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2022 in this video

SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2022

SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2022 added more than 100 new materials and updated over 1,500 material properties.

The new Injection Location Advisor optimizes and simplifies the selection of injection points and even calculates the best pull direction based on the geometry. 

SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2022 Injection Location Advisor

SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2022 Best Pull Direction

The Runner Tool has also been updated and simplified and the new Flip Dimension button makes runner system design even easier.

SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2022 Flip Dimension

Users can use the Symmetry Boundary Condition to create family molds with symmetry in a snap, and the new Cyclic boundary condition allows for the creation of virtual cavities in a circular pattern. 

SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2022 New Cyclic Boundary Condition

Users can even visualize all of their results in full symmetry as well. 

SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2022 Results in Full Symmetry

GoEngineer YouTube Video What's New SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2022 See these new features in further detail and more of what's new in SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2022 in this video

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