Machine Design - SolidWorks Simulation Preferred Choice for Design Validation by Machine Designers
SolidWorks Simulation - Applications in Machine Design


SolidWorks Simulation:  Validate Design Concepts at the speed of your mind !

Machine Designers are always exploring new horizons when it comes to innovation and ingenuity.  Quick validation of design concepts helps Designers perfect their ideas into deployable form.  This is the intent of SolidWorks Simulation.  For a Machine Designer, SolidWorks Simulation is a validation paradise - with Simulation for checking the strength of designs and Motion Simulation for evaluating alternative designs. 

SolidWorks Simulation with Motion Simulation puts the mind to test !

Yes, with SolidWorks Simulation and Motion Simulation, it is REALLY the other way around.  SolidWorks Simulation ensures that you have exhausted all your design options before you conclude you have the best design.  SolidWorks Simulation delivers more than what the designers can ask for.  Be they contact stresses, life prediction, mechanical advantage, deflection calculations or just simple validation - whether a design will work or not - SolidWorks Simulation with Motion Simulation empowers designers to deliver the best.

Ensuring your designs work under What-if scenarios !

When a machine is subjected to a combination of loads, the cumulative effect cannot be easily predicted with ease.  SolidWorks Simulation empowers design engineers to validate numerous what-if scenarios eliminating the scope for errors or re-work.  This ensures that Design Engineers adopt 'Do it Once, Do it Right,' strategy to develop successful designs.

Why is SolidWorks Design Validation Toolset preferred by Machine Designers?

Be it CAM design, gearing design, mechanism analysis or stress analysis, Motor selection, SolidWorks Simulation with Motion Simulation fulfils the design requirements of Engineers involved in design and development of complex machines - be they small or large.  Challenges addressed by SolidWorks Simulation Suite of Software products include:

  • Value Engineering for Superior Performance
  • Design, Check, Validate and Release Drawings for Innovative Designs
  • Life Estimation and Failure mode prediction
  • Design-Validate-Drawing Release - Unique combination at work in a Single Window Interface
  • Checking for Vibration and providing solutions
  • Evaluation  of Multiple Design scenarios at the same time


Capability Matrix of SolidWorks Simulation for Machine Design

Functional Capability
SolidWorks Premium
SolidWorks
Simulation Professional
SolidWorks
Simulation Premium
SolidWorks Flow Simulation
Assembly Stress & Deflection (Stiffness)  for spindles, machine slides, bearing housing, fixtures, support structures
Available
Available Available
Mechanism Simulation for timing devices, cam actuated mechanisms, indexing mechanisms, actuator systems, sequencing / sorting devices
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 Gearbox, sealing systems, thermal management systems

Available Available
Drop Test Simulation for impact simulation

Available Available
Repeated Loading Simulation

Available Available
Forced Vibration Simulation and Response to cutting forces, geared systems performance and actuation system response


Available
Non-linear Dynamics of Elastomers, Seals, Advanced Tooth Contact Wear in Gears, contact stresses between components


Available
Simulate Plastic Parts


Available
Fluid Flow Simulation for better heat management



Available