SOLIDWORKS Simulation - Save Time with Simplification Methods
SOLIDWORKS Simulation solutions can be a regular part of your design reducing the need for costly prototypes, and eliminating rework and delays. This course will provide the knowledge of those techniques, such as model simplification. Software required: SOLIDWORKS.
When using structural simulation, designers and engineers primarily determine the strength and stiffness of a product by reporting component stress and deformation. There are three segments involved in producing outputs that can be used in your design process, pre-processing, calculation time, and post-processing. In this course, SOLIDWORKS Simulation - Save Time with Simplification Methods, you'll be introduced to five major techniques to reduce your calculation time. First, you'll learn symmetry methods whether through modeling or through simulation, and how to use 3D and 2D symmetry restraints. Next, you'll cover contact conditions, hardware considerations, mesh types, and solver choices while comparing solve times for each scenario. This will provide you with useful metrics going forward. Additionally, you'll explore the pre- and post-processing segments, and make those segments more efficient. The aim is to reduce time spent while mouse tracking. Finally, you'll see SOLIDWORKS CAD tools that are very useful when applied to simulation setup. By the end of this course, you'll know the top five ways to reduce your calculation time, and efficiency techniques to speed up your pre- and post-processing time. Software required: SOLIDWORKS.
Course SyllabusCourse Overview- 1m 35s
—Course Overview 1m 35sFive Techniques to Decrease Calculation Time- 48m 14s
—Overview 1m 25s
—Hardware Considerations 4m 57s
—Beams/Shells vs. Solids 5m 56s
—Modifying Mesh 4m 0s
—Contact Set Effects 3m 23s
—Solver Selection 5m 35s
—Modeling Techniques for Symmetry 2m 23s
—Symmetry Restraints 6m 17s
—2D Simplification 4m 47s
—Submodeling 5m 51s
—Summary 3m 35sMethods to Efficiently Setup Multiple Studies- 31m 52s