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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2014: New Features

It's time to start taking advantage of the new features in the 2014 release of SolidWorks Simulation that will make our lives easier. For 2014, I've compiled a quick video highlighting the what's new features that simulation users will find exciting. I've grouped them into three main categories. Performance, Post Processing and Efficiency enhancements.

Performance:

  • Loading of Simulation Studies
  • Solver Enhancements (non linear, iterative solver speed, new large problem direct sparse solver)



Post Processing Results:

  • Contact Pressure Plots in 2D Simplification
  • User interface enhancements
  • Listing Connector Output Forces
  • Results Comparison Across Configurations
  • Mirrored Results About Planes of Symmetry



Efficiency:

  • Extended material database is provided through a partnership with Matereality LLC.
  • Automatic Conversion of Toolbox Fasteners to Bolts
  • Contact Visualization Plots

Take a look here for a few examples in this 11-minute video:

You can also read up on the updates by going to the SolidWorks help menu and selecting "What's New."

Happy Simulating!

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