17
Dec

#14 Simulation Tree – Parts (Basic)

The next few blog entries will begin to look at the Simulation Tree in more detail, starting with Parts. For this we will use the simple simple assembly (shown below); an assembly will encompass more of the available options than just a part, but all information will be applicable to both. For this assembly the parts icon in the simulation tree […]

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19
Nov

#13 Direct Sparse and FFEPlus Solvers

So what’s the differences between Direct Sparse and FEEPlus and when should we use them? First it’s probably best to describe the function of a ‘Solver’. To find the solution to a Finite element Analysis problem we must solve simultaneous equations (#2 Finite Element Analysis, What is it?) and this is what the solver is used for. There are two […]

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25
Jun

#12 SolidWorks Simulation Default Options

Continuing on from #11 SolidWorks Simulation System Options I will now go through the Default Options tab of the SolidWorks Simulation Options Dialog Window. Here we can set up more options and customise the simulation and the results to save making changes afterwards. Units – By selecting Units on the left hand side we have […]

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18
Jun

#11 SolidWorks Simulation System Options

In this post were going to explore the wide array of SolidWorks Simulation Options and Settings; in the #10 SolidWorks Simulation Basic Video Tutorial changes such as additional result plots and changing units from Pascals to MPa were done after running the simulation, however many of these options can be set before running the study. I recommend to […]

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07
Jun

#10 SolidWorks Simulation Basic Video Tutorial

Below is a short video on how to set-up a simple study in SolidWorks Simulation, which quickly recaps the previous posts up to this point; activating the SolidWorks simulation add-in, creating a new study, working through the simulation tree from fixtures to meshing and finally running the simulation and looking at result plots. Note that […]

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