SOLIDWORKS 2020 has finally arrived, and with it comes a whole slew of new features intended to give you a huge competitive advantage going forward. Take a look at what's included in the newest version of SOLIDWORKS Simulation.
Distributed Coupling for Pins and Bolts
Bolt and pin connectors are widely used in design. Analysis of components that are connected with this method now have a new option in SOLIDWORKS SIMULATION 2020. Leveraging technology from SIMULIA, the load distribution between components through these connector types can be calculated using a more refined, distributed coupling option.
This option provides more accurate stress distribution through the connector, eliminating stress concentrations at bolt and nut heads. Ultimately, more accurate stress results can be obtained in the simulation. Additionally SOLIDWORKS SIMULATION 2020 now supports mixing both draft and high quality elements in a single mesh. This can dramatically improve the speed of simulation studies and provide accurate results where desired.
Free Body Forces in Non-Linear Studies
SOLIDWORKS SIMULATION 2020 adds the ability to calculate free body forces at every time step for both non-linear static and dynamic studies.
SOLIDWORKS SIMULATION 2020 adds a new tool called SIMULATION Evaluator. It provides users a single location to verify and update or re-attach simulation results, check simulation study setup, verify materials and mesh. This single location provides feedback needed to move forward with confidence.
Additionally, several User Interface enhancements in SOLIDWORKS SIMULATION 2020 make it easier to navigate the study setup, letting you get your study ready quickly. Also new, studies that are no longer needed or corrupt can be deleted without loading, saving significant time on large, non-linear or dynamic studies.
Written by The Alignex Team
The Alignex Team of application engineers combined their depth of experience and industry knowledge to bring you the contents of this article.