With the release of SOLIDWORKS 2020, many exciting productivity enhancements have been added to the software. One of these additions, the Simulation Evaluator, is a simple but powerful tool for reviewing and managing any Simulation. Let’s take a look at how it works.
Assembly Performance Evaluation
We are all familiar with the Performance Evaluation Tool, which provides a variety of Assembly information. Ranging from details on how the Assembly opens, graphics load, along with specifics on what is contained in the Assembly.
The Simulation Evaluator does the same thing for a Simulation Study. Giving us quick access to information on Results, Materials, and Mesh details. All this information can be found through other means in the Study, but the Evaluator brings it to us in one easy interface.
The Results section contains information on the Assembly location, where the results are written, and the storage capacity of the Results Drive. From here, one mouse click opens the Simulation Properties and we can quickly modify the location of the Results and all other settings associated with the Study.
Under Materials, the Evaluator immediately lets us know if all Bodies have a material assigned. If more specific information is needed, a full list of the material category and corresponding Material are available.
The meshing information provides specific details about the Mesh Volume, Model volume, and the percent difference for each Simulation body. Making it quick to decide if Meshing changes are required.
As you can see, it is easy to evaluate and analyze your SOLIDWORKS Models using SOLIDWORKS Simulation and the Simulation Evaluator tool. With all the information it puts at your fingertips, it truly is THE one-stop-shop for our SOLIDWORKS Simulation Studies. For more information on SOLIDWORKS Simulation, check out our Simulation Resource Library below.
Written by Mike Dady
Mike Dady is an Application Engineer at Alignex, Inc. Mike spends his days working with customers to resolve their manufacturing issues and helps them to improve on existing product designs. If he’s not solving customer challenges, he’s probably at home customizing his snowmobile or working on a home improvement project.