SolidWorks Simulation


3 Days


Delivery Methods
Virtual Instructor Led
Private Group

Course Overview

The course is designed to make SOLIDWORKS users productive more quickly with SOLIDWORKS Simulation Bundle. This course will provide in-depth coverage of the basics of Finite Element Analysis (FEA), covering the entire analysis process from meshing to evaluation of results for parts and assemblies. The class discusses linear stress analysis, gap/contact analysis, and best practices.

Course Objectives

  • What is SOLIDWORKS Simulation?
  • What is Finite Element Analysis?
  • Build Mathematical Model
  • Build Finite Element Model
  • Solve Finite Element Model
  • Analyze Results
  • Errors in FEA
  • Finite Elements
  • Degrees of Freedom
  • Calculations in FEA
  • Interpretation of FEA Results
  • Units of Measurement
  • Limitations of SOLIDWORKS Simulation

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Course Prerequisites

Knowledge of SOLIDWORKS and basic mechanical engineering concepts is recommended.


Lesson 1: The Analysis Process

Lesson 2: Mesh Controls, Stress Concentrations, and Boundary Conditions

Lesson 3: Assembly Analysis with Contacts

Lesson 4: Symmetrical and Free Self-Equilibrated Assemblies

Lesson 5: Assembly Analysis with Connectors and Mesh Refinement

Lesson 6: Compatible/Incompatible Meshes

Lesson 7: Analysis of Thin Components

Lesson 8: Mixed Meshing Shells & Solids

Lesson 9: Mixed Meshing Solids, Beams & Shells

Lesson 10: Submodeling

Lesson 11: Design Study

Lesson 12: Thermal Stress Analysis

Lesson 13: Adaptive Meshing

Lesson 14: Large Displacement Analysis

Appendix A: Meshing, Solvers, and Tips & Tricks

Appendix B: Customer Help and Assitance


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