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True Simulation Driven Design with solidThinking Inspire

Guest Author - solidThinking Team on February 22, 2018 at 11:30 AM

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A few months back, we looked at a casting optimization design study we recently completed with our friends at Wisconsin Precision Casting. In that study we used our Click2Cast and Inspire simulation tools to investigate where the real costs for a foundry are and how we can eliminate them? Today I’d like to discuss Inspire in more detail and where it fits in the design process and look at some specific use case examples.

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Discover the Power of Thor's Hammer with SOLIDWORKS Simulation

Mike Dady on November 3, 2017 at 11:25 AM

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This week marks the release of Thor: Ragnorak, the highly anticipated 17th entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Ever since the first trailer dropped back in April many of us around the office have been counting down the days till we finally would be able to see what is next in store for the God of Thunder. 

Well let's just say I couldn't wait that long. Lucky for me there is SOLIDWORKS Simulation, a fantastic tool for testing your design performance in both linear and non-linear dynamic settings. So if it can test the accurate behavior of a bicycle gear or a car suspension, it certainly could be used to test one of the most fearsome and powerful weapons in the Marvel universe right? Let's find out!

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Reduce Product Weight with SOLIDWORKS Simulation Optimization

The Alignex Team on June 21, 2017 at 10:33 AM

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Reducing product weight and improving performance are key goals in most design projects to minimize costs, and differentiate your products. SOLIDWORKS design optimization allows you to quickly size your design to meet performance needs without using excessive amounts of material. 

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Improved Usability and Flexible Access to SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017

The Alignex Team on October 18, 2016 at 12:56 PM

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation speeds up the process to find creative breakthroughs for your products, giving you greater insight to your design and improving productivity. With the newest release of SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017, users not only have access to new tools with enhanced usability, but also have access to those virtual analysis tools with a quarterly or annual licensing option.

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How To Get Started with Nonlinear Structural Analysis [VIDEO]

Tim Spielman on June 10, 2016 at 5:20 PM

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During this short video, we’ll learn the differences between linear and nonlinear analysis, how to determine when you need to use a nonlinear solution, and finally, look at two examples that will give us the basics of setting up a nonlinear simulation study.

By asking the right questions up front and understanding a little about the physics of the problem, we can decide on the most appropriate study type for our simulation. Using the intuitive interface and powerful nonlinear solver in the SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium module, we can quickly gain valuable insight into how our design will perform, even in complex applications.

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How to Manage SOLIDWORKS Simulation Results with SOLIDWORKS PDM

Eric Weber on November 24, 2015 at 8:23 AM

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One question that often comes up from users of SOLIDWORKS Simulation and SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional (formerly SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM) is how to handle the simulation results files? This can be a difficult question to answer not always knowing different company’s policies. However, we do have some recommendations for using the two applications together.

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Seriously Cool Enhancements in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2016

Tim Spielman on October 22, 2015 at 2:05 PM

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SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2016 has several new enhancements to help you be more productive and get your work done faster than ever before. Let’s take a look at three specific areas: meshing, transient analysis and thermal analysis.

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Race to Design Simulation Event

Mike Strand on October 9, 2015 at 1:00 PM

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Engineers and designers from Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin joined us on September 23rd for a car-themed simulation event + classic car show at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. 

For those of you who weren’t there, here are the highlights!

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Step Up From SimulationXpress for Advanced Design Insights

Tim Spielman on April 17, 2015 at 9:25 AM

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Many SOLIDWORKS users have discovered SimulationXpress to be a very easy-to-use, first-pass analysis tool to test their products and quickly generate reports to document results. While SimulationXpress can certainly help us understand the effects of forces and pressures on individual parts, there are many cases where a more advanced SOLIDWORKS Simulation package will allow us to gain better insight into the design. This can often help us make important design decisions that improve quality, increase performance, and reduce costs.

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Virtually Testing a Jumping Drone Part with Linear Static Analysis

Tim Spielman on February 4, 2015 at 10:08 AM

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation provides easy-to-use design validation tools that allow you to test your product and make important decisions to improve quality and performance early in the product development process. Full integration with the SOLIDWORKS environment means that you won’t waste time with redundant data transfer tasks. There is no need to export your SOLIDWORKS model when you want to run a study in SOLIDWORKS Simulation! With this CAD-embedded technology, design engineers can quickly and easily perform virtual testing before ever building the first prototype. 

SOLIDWORKS Simulation comes in 3 different packages: Standard, Professional, and Premium. Additionally, there are basic simulation capabilities included in SOLIDWORKS Premium. In this article, we will focus on linear static analysis which is available in all of the packages listed above. Linear static analysis allows us to apply static loads to a part or assembly and calculate the resulting stress, strain, displacement, reaction forces, and other parameters that will allow us to improve the quality and performance of our design. The model we will be analyzing is the wheel assembly for the Parrot MiniDrone Jumping Sumo.

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