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SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional

Efficiently evaluate structural product performance under a wide range of physical scenarios using the powerful virtual testing environment of SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional.

Perform virtual testing and analysis of parts and assemblies. Drive your design with optimization technology to improve product performance. Virtually prototype the most challenging machines with event-based motion simulation. Determine the structural impact of thermal loads on your design. Estimate component life based on calculated or SOLIDWORKS Motion loads.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional gives you a powerful virtual testing environment for advanced simulation, so designers can evaluate difficult issues like the lifespan of their designs, complex load scenarios, and multi-physics problems.


SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional goes beyond core simulation and expands the virtual test environment to product durability and natural frequencies, heat transfer and buckling, and pressure analysis and complex loading.

  • Reduce cost by reducing prototype
  • Optimized for speed and accuracy
  • Performed advanced simulation analysis
  • Enables clear communication
  • Unrivaled support
  • Easy to learn, easy to master

Capabilities (Standard Capabilities Included)

Thermal Structural Analysis
Thermal structural analysis is the application of the finite element method to calculate the temperature distribution within a solid structure, which is due to the thermal inputs (heat loads), outputs (heat loss), and thermal barriers (thermal contact resistance) in your design. Thermal structural analysis solves the conjugate heat transfer problem with the simulation calculation of thermal conduction, convection, and radiation.

Vibration Analysis
SOLIDWORKS Simulation provides detailed vibration data through frequency analysis and dynamic analysis to ensure product performance and safety. Vibration analysis is an important consideration when an applied load is not constant (static), inducing unstable modes of vibration (resonance) which result in a shortened service life and cause unexpected failures.

Structural Analysis
Structural simulation covers a wide range of FEA problems – from the performance of a part under a constant load to the stress analysis of a moving assembly under dynamic loading, all of which can be determined using SOLIDWORKS Simulation tools.

Structural Optimization
SOLIDWORKS Simulation simplifies structural optimization with a goal-driven design approach to parametrically alter a design so that it meets defined structural goals.

Drop Test Analysis
In a drop test analysis, the time varying stresses and deformations due to an initial impact of the product with a rigid or flexible planar surface (the floor) are calculated. As the product deforms, secondary internal and external impacts are also calculated, locating critical weaknesses or failure points, as well as stresses and displacements. Drop test analysis using SOLIDWORKS Simulation enables you to visualize the elastic stress wave propagating through the system so that the correct assembly methods are used.

Frequency Analysis
Quickly and efficiently investigate the natural frequencies of a design—with and without loads and boundary conditions – with easy-to-use SOLIDWORKS Simulation. Ensure that the natural modes of vibration are away from environmental forcing frequencies, indicating that the design will meet the required service life.


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