Electronics Design - Mechanical CAD Integration with SolidWorks - Benefits Using SolidWorks Simulation
SolidWorks Simulation - Applications in Electronics - Validation for Thermal, Shock and Performance


SolidWorks Simulation:  Perfecting Electronics Design for Superior Performance

Critical Design Objectives in Electronics application include efficient thermal management, ability to withstand Shock and Vibratoin and better performance considering fit, form and functional requirements.  Necessarily the mechanical considerations such as mounting methods, placement of heat sinks, passive and active elimination of thermal and mechanical shocks affect the performance of electronic equipments.  Noise control, vibration elimination and cost reduction become focus of design consideration when development of successful designs with superior performance is no longer a secondary objective.  SolidWorks Simulation and SolidWorks Flow Simulation deliver no-compromise solutions while addressing critical challenges in the areas of performance providing cross-functional design engineering teams, comprising of mechanical and electrical/ electronics engineers, with rich toolsets to make empowered decisions at the right time.  This approach has saved time and money for many engineering corporations world wide resulting in fail-safe designs of superior quality and function.

Thermal Management of Electronic Devices - SolidWorks Simulation Tools deliver accurate results faster

Overheating of electronic devices result in mal-functioning, breakage and reduced up-time leading to reduced reliability and higher costs of replacement.  Thermal management is a critical function that needs to meet desired results, to ensure the fail-safe performance of sophisticated and wide ranging electronic equipments.  Choice between natural heat dissipation and forced cooling is always made after considerable amount of debate.  Forced cooling using Fans come with better thermal performance and higher Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) for the electronic devices.  However, the Fan system needs to be Reliable, Less energy consuming, noiseless and have a lower vibration foot-print while keeping the costs low.  Such challenges weigh in the minds of designers before choices are made in thermal management.  SolidWorks Simulation and SolidWorks Flow Simulation helps designers achieve efficient and better designs with reliable estimates of performance up-front leading to low cost, more reliable and highly efficient systems that deliver all the time.

Six Reasons for successful Electronic Product Designs using SolidWorks Simulation Solutions

Increasing complexity, demanding functionality and aggressively reduced cost have been achieved by Users of SolidWorks Simulation Solutions for a variety of reasons.  Some of the compelling reasons include:
  • ECAD to MCAD Integration for fit and function testing inside SolidWorks
  • Integrated CAD environment for Simulation and Flow Simulation
  • Design Optimization Studies based on 3D CAD Parametric Model inside SolidWorks
  • Easy to Define, Solve and Interpret Analysis methods
  • Integrated Multi-physics environment for true seamless integration with Design environment
  • Proven and Trusted Technical Support from EGS India - Reseller since 1997

Vibration Proof Designs - SolidWorks Simulation solves critical problems

Time and again, design engineers have relied on SolidWorks Simulation to perform numerous simulations to assess response to shock and vibrations.  MIL STD, NAVSEA standards for Shock provide guidelines for shock calculation procedures and acceptability criteria that are solved easily using SolidWorks Simulation.  Re-design of anti-vibration mounts, peak response calculations, life usage factor estimation are accomplished using SolidWorks Simulation.



Capability Matrix of SolidWorks Simulation in Electronics Application

Functional Capability
SolidWorks Premium
SolidWorks
Simulation Professional
SolidWorks
Simulation Premium
SolidWorks Flow Simulation
Assembly Stress & Deflection (Stiffness)  for cabinets, control panels, support structure, battery stacks, plastic parts and sheetmetal components
Available
Available Available
Mechanism Simulation for solenoid actuated devices, force transfer mechanisms, timing devices, sequencing systems
Available Available Available
Welded Structure Simulation for structures, load carrying members
Available Available Available
Failure Prediction in moving / rotating components

Available Available
Compare and Optimize Alternative Designs for Weight Reduction

Available Available
Estimate Natural Frequencies of systems to identify vibration problems

Available Available
Estimate Buckling Loads and critical buckling modes

Available Available
Heating and Cooling Simulation in electronics in steady state and transient conditions

Available Available
Drop Test Simulation for impact simulation

Available Available
Repeated Loading Simulation

Available Available
Forced Vibration Simulation and Response to shock, vibration, tri-axial excitation input


Available
Non-linear Dynamics of Elastomers, Seals, mounts, rubberized anti-vibration devices


Available
Simulate Plastic Parts


Available
Fluid Flow Simulation for better heat management of electronics with enclosures - with and without fans, heat sink optimization, temperature estimation, air flow studies



Available