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SOLIDWORKS: Simulation for Finite Element Analysis

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Discover how to set up a model for finite element analysis, run the analysis, and interpret the results to optimize your SOLIDWORKS models.


  • Welcome
  • What you should know
  • Exercise Files
1. Introduction to Solidworks Simulation
  • Creating the Simulation Add In
  • Setting up Simulation properties
  • Setting up defined views
2. The Simulation Task Background
  • Analysis background
3. Preparing the Geometry
  • Preparing the geometry overview
  • Setting up a local coordinate system
  • Splitting surfaces
4. Loads and Boundary Conditions
  • Review of loads and boundary conditions
  • Defining the constraint
  • Defining the loads
  • Using the Load Case Manager
5. Meshing
  • Meshing objectives
  • Meshing curvature
  • Meshing local
6. Running the Analysis
  • Running analysis
  • Separate studies
  • Single study
7. Viewing the Results: Post-Processing
  • Contour control
  • Displaced shape
  • XY plots
  • Next steps

Taught by

Tony Abbey


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