SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional

  • SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional adds to SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard with more powerful and sophisticated simulation capabilities, to help you answer engineering challenges with complex load scenarios and multi-physics solutions.

    Product Engineers can efficiently evaluate structural product performance under a wide range of physical scenarios using the powerful virtual testing environment of SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional.

    Fully embedded with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD, SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional enables engineers to determine product mechanical resistance, product durability, natural frequencies, and test heat transfer and buckling instabilities. Pressure vessel analysis and complex loading is also supported. You can optimise products for weight, natural frequency or instability based on a range of physical and geometrical parameters.

    “It’s often in the design phase that the difference between winning and losing can be found.”

    –  Loren Poole, Design Manager, Mechanical Engineer, Emirates Team New Zealand

  • SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional enables designers and engineers to produce robust, innovative designs while ensuring product strength, reliability, and endurance.

    SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional delivers easy-to-use, powerful capabilities to carry out sequential multi-physics. Temperature distributions from a static or transient thermal analysis can included into a linear static analysis allowing for the effects of material thermal expansion in the stress calculations.

    • Structural optimisation: perform structural optimization analysis during design to reach the best available strength-to-weight, frequency, or stiffness performance for your designs
    • Motion analysis: conduct detailed motion analysis and evaluate the mechanical performance of your design
    • Thermal analysis: carry out thermal analysis to ensure that every component and assembly performs properly within expected temperature ranges, and spot safety issues before they arise
    • Linear stress analysis: quickly and efficiently validate quality, performance, and safety – all while creating the design
    • Fatigue analysis: carry out fatigue analysis and predict component fatigue failures during the design phase
    • Structural analysis: carry out structural simulation on parts and assemblies with finite element analysis (FEA) while you work to improve and validate performance – and reduce the need for costly prototypes or design changes later on


    Raise the quality of your products and reduce costs for live prototypes, with SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional.


    What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2018

    SOLIDWORKS 2018 provides four new solutions to help you simplify interactions between product development teams and ultimately improve your business. Accelerate product innovation and grow your business with these new processes:


    Complete solution to bring your ideas to market

    For years, companies have survived despite having a separation between their design and manufacturing departments, both by organisation, and by the tools they use. SOLIDWORKS Design-to-Manufacturing Process Solution provides everything you need to bring your ideas to market. Design to final assembly work can now happen concurrently in one seamlessly integrated and managed system.
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    The right data, at the right time, for the right people

    Electronic data within organisation needs to be easy to access regardless of the format – from documents and spreadsheets to metadata, processes data, and data from enterprise resource planning. SOLIDWORKS Distributed Data Management (DDM) Process Solution can organise all this data so it is easy to access across many disciplines and departments. It also makes it easy to capture non-electronic data and complex electronic data such as 3D shapes.
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    Analysis tools for every step of design

    Great designs are the result of inspiration, perspiration, and hours of hard work. SOLIDWORKS Designer to Analyst Process Solution helps you speed up the complete design cycle. Your engineering and design teams can work together concurrently evolving product designs while validating any changes, and reusing previous analysis information.
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    Connect your smart devices to your customers

    Every day products are becoming more complex. As web and app functionalities are added to everything from cars to sunglasses, many companies are looking for intelligent tools that work together so they can design and build the “smart” products today’s markets demand. Recognising this, one of the easiest and fastest ways to achieve a more efficient process when designing connected devices is to use one single, unified environment.


    The arrival of smart manufacturing

    Smart Manufacturing is a term used to describe a connected and seamless flow of intellectual property to all teams involved, from design to manufacturing. The creation of IP involves knowledge-capture early in the design process with intelligence from varied skill sets, such as design, costing, quality, manufacturing, marketing, supply chain.

    In Smart Manufacturing, information is available when it’s needed, where it’s needed, and in the form in which it is most useful. Manufacturing intelligence is built up front to actively integrate the three major components in the development process: design, manufacturing and innovation.
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    “Smart Manufacturing is more than ‘integrated’ manufacturing. It also means taking advantage of the rich content contained in the 3D CAD model.”

    – Gian Paolo Bassi, CEO of SOLIDWORKS