Course info
May 5, 2017
1h 21m

When using structural simulation, designers and engineers primarily determine the strength and stiffness of a product by reporting component stress and deformation. There are three segments involved in producing outputs that can be used in your design process, pre-processing, calculation time, and post-processing. In this course, SOLIDWORKS Simulation - Save Time with Simplification Methods, you'll be introduced to five major techniques to reduce your calculation time. First, you'll learn symmetry methods whether through modeling or through simulation, and how to use 3D and 2D symmetry restraints. Next, you'll cover contact conditions, hardware considerations, mesh types, and solver choices while comparing solve times for each scenario. This will provide you with useful metrics going forward. Additionally, you'll explore the pre- and post-processing segments, and make those segments more efficient. The aim is to reduce time spent while mouse tracking. Finally, you'll see SOLIDWORKS CAD tools that are very useful when applied to simulation setup. By the end of this course, you'll know the top five ways to reduce your calculation time, and efficiency techniques to speed up your pre- and post-processing time. Software required: SOLIDWORKS.

About the author
About the author

Shivani Patel is an Application Engineer at GoEngineer, which delivers software, technology, and expertise that enable companies to unlock design innovation and deliver better products faster. An aerospace engineer by training, she has been using SOLIDWORKS and other CAD tools for 6 years.

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Hello, my name is Shivani Patel. Welcome to my course SOLIDWORKS Simulation Save Time with Simplification Methods. I am an Elite Application Engineer at Goengineer who is a SOLIDWORKS reseller that sells to and supports customers on the west coast, south central United States, and the Rocky Mountain area. As an Application Engineer I teach, support, and demonstrate SOLIDWORKS Simulation and many other SOLIDWORKS add-ons.

In this course we are going to learn five techniques to decrease calculation time, and a handful of tricks to efficiently setup multiple studies.

Some of the major topics that we will cover include: symmetry, submodeling, analytical tips, and interface tricks.

By the end of this course you will know how to save time when preparing and running your simulation study.

Before beginning the course you should be familiar with the beginner level courses in the SOLIDWORKS Simulation learning path; most especially SOLIDWORKS Simulation – Linear Static Part Analysis, SOLIDWORKS Simulation – Static Assembly and Multi-body Analysis, and SOLIDWORKS Simulation – Mixed Meshing.

Thanks, guys, for tuning in, and I hope you’ll join me in this deep dive into speed techniques with the SOLIDWORKS Simulation Save Time with Simplification Methods here at Pluralsight.