The Element of (No) Surprise in Product Design

The element of surprise works great in advertising or theme park rides. Storytelling and entertainment often rely on surprise to make you laugh or cry or to keep you on the edge of your seat. Surprises can be fun, unless they throw a wrench into your product design process. Then…Read More

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2021: Enhanced Contact for Faster, More Stable and Accurate Results

SOLIDWORKS® Simulation 2021 is the biggest release we have seen in many years! We remain focused on making Simulation easier and faster for SOLIDWORKS users to apply to their designs. With the enhanced 2021 Simulation features, you can design better products faster than ever before. Better Performance: Faster Contact Simulation…Read More

How Accurate Is a Digital Simulation When Compared to Physical Reality?

Software companies like to trumpet the idea that a computer simulation is a close approximation of how your product design will behave when exposed to actual physical forces, such as pressure, temperature, airflow, vibration, and more. Companies say simulations help optimize designs, reduce the number of physical prototypes needed, and…Read More

Intro to Metal Forming Simulation with an Explicit Solver

The 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS® Simulation portfolio includes the ability to simulate the metal-forming process. The products can be leveraged on SOLIDWORKS® models when connected to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. Forming processes may include stamping, punch stretching, forging, drawing, and more. Truth be told, simulating forming processes can be a difficult task. Usually…Read More

How to Improve SOLIDWORKS Designs Even More with Structural FEA

The 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS Simulation portfolio provides a comprehensive structural analysis solution for evaluating how your product may behave in real life. Optimize your product to increase its performance or use simulation for guiding engineering decisions throughout the design process—all while saving the time and expense of building prototypes. To participate…Read More

Guided Simulation with Structural Performance Engineer

For new users, setting up simulations can require a bit of a learning curve. For more experienced users, knowing when all required steps have been successfully completed can help ensure a simulation is ready to be solved, thereby increasing efficiency. The Structural Performance Engineer role (part of the 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS…Read More

Team HyperShock Optimizes Robot Designs for Functionality, Efficiency, and Mojo with SOLIDWORKS

Will Bales and Tyler Bond built their first battling robot when they met the minimum requirement of 12 years of age for BattleBots IQ. Their 15-pound, full-body spinner robot made from an upside-down wok was named HeiferBot for its black-and-white pattern. They won their first battle and were hooked. Bales…Read More

How SIMULIAworks Can Benefit SOLIDWORKS Users

SIMULIAworks was announced at 3DEXPERIENCE World earlier this year. It provides comprehensive and robust simulation capabilities for three roles for SOLIDWORKS® users on the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform. Here’s what you can expect. The initial offering is focusing on structural simulations from basic stress analysis to advanced nonlinear analysis (impact and drop…Read More

Infocus Supercharges Simulation Power with SIMULIAworks

InFocus Energy Services, Inc. is in the business of facing problems as hard as rock. Primarily an R&D-based company for downhole products for the oil and gas industry, the company licenses its technology and products to strategic partners. Testing is everything, especially in the unpredictable environments of downhole drilling. Not…Read More

Bridging the Gap Between Designers and Analysts

Simulation has always been the holy grail of engineering. In the early days, simulation was restricted to engineers with specific levels of education and experience. This often meant that designers would have to wait days, weeks, and sometimes months to get back simulation results for their CAD designs. Seeing the…Read More

Mike Patey: SIMULIAworks is “the Coolest Software Ever.” Here’s Why

I think it’s true that many of us have a ‘dream job’ or ‘dream career.’ For some of us, it’s the place where our thoughts go when we’re daydreaming. For others, it’s an active pursuit. And, of course, some of us already have that ‘dream job’ or ‘dream career’ I’ve…Read More