Tuesday, January 24, 2017

How can SOLIDWORKS Simulation act as a boon for Design Engineers?

Inspiration always fuels innovation. You must be wondering about which innovation I am talking? Well, this innovation is regarding the virtual simulation that most of the manufacturing companies across all the industries is using. 3D virtual simulation is being used as an engineering tool to synthesize and define products.

How is Simulation technology creating an impact in the design process?

Simulation technology helps the design engineers to make better design decisions by providing the right tools, right hardware at the right time which are crucial factors for any design process. Simulation is acting as a design driver for both product and process. This results in better products at a faster rate and lower cost rates.

Have you ever come across such questions like- whether the moving parts will clash with each other, the weight a product can carry, deformation during stresses, proper circulation of heat and air through the design?

If all these questions worry you then SOLIDWORKS Simulation is the right answer for you because SOLIDWORKS Simulation enables you to subject your designs under real-time conditions like stresses, impact, heat, airflow etc. It also helps in optimizing the design for maximum performance by helping prevent errors during early stages of design process. If the errors are discovered late in the design process, then it becomes difficult to rectify the errors. This helps in making the product development process linear and more efficient.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Tools

The various SOLIDWORKS Simulation tools or solutions available in the market are:

SOLIDWORKS Motion Simulation: SOLIDWORKS Motion helps in ensuring the performance of the product by performing structural analysis. Simulation helps in assembly motion analysis. It not only determines the physical movements of the assembly under load, as well as time-based motion and event-based motion.

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation: SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation intuitive Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) enables the designer to simulate fluid flow, heat transfer, and fluid forces. It also analyzes the effects of fluid flow, heat transfer on surrounding components.

SOLIDWORKS Plastic: SOLIDWORKS Plastics injection molding simulation helps to determine the melted plastic flows during the injection molding process. SOLIDWORKS Plastics helps the user to minimize the defects by enabling them to change part or mold geometry, processing conditions, or the plastic material. This ultimately saves time and money.

SOLIDWORKS Sustainability: SOLIDWORKS Sustainability performs real-time environmental assessments and provides instant feedback which helps you to make changes in your design very quickly.
"SOLIDWORKS Simulation for 2017 speeds up the process to find creative breakthroughs for your products, giving you greater insight to your design and improving productivity."

Benefits of SOLIDWORKS Solutions

1. Reduces Product Development Cost: 

Reduces the need for prototyping and also lessens outsourcing costs as performance and functionality testing is possible internally.

2. Enhances product efficiency

Improves the performance of the product like increased horsepower and lower pressure drop.

3. Shorten time-to-market 

Optimizes the assembly performance by parts verification, reduces the need for physical prototyping and optimize product development.


Simulation technology is the best solution for all the companies as it helps the designer to identify the defects at the earlier stage of the design process, helps the designer from making any big mistake and thus it saves cost to the company.

Thanks for reading this blog post. Engineering Technique offers SOLIDWORKS Simulation software solutions and services at affordable prices. If you need help with your simulation projects let us know and we will be glad to help.