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SOLIDWORKS Plastics Nov 15, 2023

In the ever-evolving world of engineering and design, staying at the cutting edge of technology is crucial. SOLIDWORKS Plastics, a powerful tool for simulating plastic injection processes, has once again added innovative features and enhancements. SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2024 takes plastic part design and injection molding simulations to new heights.

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.

SIMULATION Oct 25, 2023

This article is part four of a five-part blog series that provides guidance on how to optimize your workstation purchase for different CAD workflows. This blog covers flow simulation—often referred to as CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics). 

After solving a study in SOLIDWORKS Simulation, exact numerical values of the result plot can be obtained from specific faces or nodes in the model using the Probe feature for post-processing. This article demonstrates how to use the Probe tool in SOLIDWORKS Simulation to see results on specific nodes or on particular faces/entities.  

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Sep 26, 2023

SOLIDWORKS simulation tools can provide valuable feedback on your projects by simulating designs and manufacturing processes early in the development workflow. Using this feedback, designers can save considerable time and prevent costly redesigns that might have gone unnoticed until production started. SOLIDWORKS Plastics can help prevent common manufacturing and quality issues in injection molded parts such as weld lines.

In this article, we discuss how to add a coefficient of drag goal into a flow simulation project. Derived from the principle of Bernoulli’s equation, SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation can help us obtain this value quickly by utilizing our setup parameters. 

In order to run an internal flow analysis in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation, we need to be working with an enclosed volume. If our model has openings, then we need to close them by adding bodies called lids. SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation includes a tool called Create Lids that will, as the name suggests, create lids automatically. 



Welcome to part three of our five-part series that provides guidance on optimizing your workstation purchase for different CAD workflows. This article will focus on Structural and Plastics Simulation. In each article, we discuss which components of the workstation are essential to that particular workflow and develop some sample configurations to help optimize your spending budget.   



Abaqus Jul 26, 2023

Each FEA tool on the market contains its own selection of solvers and solution procedures that may or may not be able to represent these phenomena with varying degrees of efficiency and accuracy. Abaqus excels at having a widely applicable and highly efficient solver portfolio. Let’s take a closer look at the many applications of that broad and deep FEA toolbox. 

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