SOLIDWORKS 2017 - Flow Simulation

For SOLIDWORKS FLOW Simulation 2017, there are two significant enhancements that offer tremendous power to users.

The first enhancement is using FLOW conditions from a lower level component (part or assembly) in a higher level assembly.  In this case, imagine first analyzing the PCB board itself or even a heat sink you are attempting to optimize!  When you are ready to move to the higher level, in this case the full electronics enclosure, you no longer need to recreate the conditions of the PCB – you can simply import them from the model.  

The second major enhancement to SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2017 is the ability to setup Multi-Parameter Optimization studies.  Previous versions allowed only a single parameter.  With 2017, multiple parameters, both SOLIDWORKS CAD geometry and FLOW Simulation variables, can be used as input.