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SOLIDWORKS Simulation Product Matrix

The table below details the feature differences between SOLIDWORKS Simulation products.

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard

Ease of Use/Intuitiveness

     

Fully Embedded in SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD

Learn Fast: Toolbar Menus, Context Sensitive Right-Mouse Menus, Built-In Tutorials, Searchable Help Documentation

Help Documentation

Get Help Fast: Local and Worldwide Support Services

Knowledge Base


Concurrent Engineering      

Fully Embedded in SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD

Full Associativity with 3D Design Changes

Support SOLIDWORKS Configurations

SOLIDWORKS Material Properties Support


Finite Element Analysis

     

Solid, Shell and Beam modeling

h and p adaptive element type

Mesh control capabilities

Failure Mesh Diagnostic

Simplify model tool for meshing

Customizable Material Library


Contacts and Connectors

     

Bonded contact condition

Node-to-node, surface-to-surface contact condition

Shrink Fit condition

Virtual Wall condition

Connectors: bolt, spring, pin, elastic support and bearing

Connectors Safety Check

Self-contact condition


Post Processing

     

Contour, Iso-Surface, Surface, Section Result Plot

Probe tool

Design Insight

Compare test data

List values on selected entities

Animation of Results

Overlay Simulation results onto SW graphics

Hot spot detection (stress singularity)

Mass properties for simulation models


Communication

     

Customizable simulation report

eDrawings of Simulation results


Linear Static Simulation for Assembly

     

Analyze the structural behavior or parts and assemblies under loading

Fixtures to prescribe zero or non-zero displacements

Structural loads

Temperature loading

Import Flow/Thermal Effects

Calculation of stress, strain, displacement and FOS

Calculation of reaction forces and moments


Time Based Mechanism Motion Simulation


Automation

     

Macro recording and available APIs to automate Simulation features creation and repetition


 

Design Comparison Studies

     
What-if scenarios based on defined variables (dimensions, mass properties, simulation data)


Trend Tracker

     

Detect trends in results from different iterations of a static study


Fatigue Simulation

     

Analyse the life expectancy of structure under repeated loading

Theory of Cumulative Damage

Outputs: life, damage and factor of safety plots


Detecting Unconstrained Bodies


 

Equation Driven Results


Design Optimization (based on Simulation data)

 

Advanced Contacts & Connectors

     

Thermal contact resistance condition

 

Insulated condition

 

Edge and spot weld connector

 

Event-Based Motion Simulation

 

Frequency Simulation

     

Analyze the natural frequencies and mode shape of parts and assemblies

 

Import Flow/Thermal Effects

 

Load Stiffening

 

Buckling or Collapse Simulation

     

Analyze slender structure for critical buckling factors and the associated buckling mode shapes

 

Import Flow/Thermal Effects

 

Structural Thermal Simulation

 

Drop Test Simulation

     

Analyse the effect of the impact of a part or an assembly on a target surface

 

Inputs: drop height, gravity, velocity at impact

 

Outputs: stress, displacement, and strains

 

Pressure Vessel Design Simulation

     

Analyze the structural behavior or parts and assemblies under loading

 

Linear combination and square root of the sum of the squares (SRSS)

 

Submodeling Simulation

     

Analyze the structural resistance of a sub model from a main assembly

 

2D Simplification

     

Plane Stress

 

Plane Strain

 

Axisymmetric

 

Load Case Manager

     

Evaluate the effects of various load combinations on your model

 

Non Linear Simulation

     

Transient (time dependent) loads

   

Large component deformation

   

Nonlinear materials

   

Self-contact for nonlinear analysis

   

Real-time visual updates while solving

   

Dynamic Simulation

     

Modal Time History Analysis

   

Harmonic Analysis

   

Random Vibration Analysis

   

Response Spectrum Analysis

   

Estimate component life based on dynamic loading

   

Composites Components Simulation

   

 Offloaded Simulation

   

 

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