Why Choose SOLIDWORKS Simulation?

SOLIDWORKS® Simulation is an easy-to-use portfolio of structural analysis tools that use Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to predict a product’s real-world physical behavior by virtually testing CAD models. The portfolio provides linear, non-linear static and dynamic analysis capabilities.

Adds the ability to calculate free body forces at every time step for both non-linear static and dynamic studies.  Free body forces can come from contact, external loads, connectors, and restraints and are important information for design considerations when components go through large deformations and have non-linear material properties.  

SOLIDWORKS SIMULATION 2020 adds a new tool called SIMULATION Evaluator that provides users a single location to verify and update or re-attach simulation results, check simulation study setup, verify materials and mesh.  It navigates the study setup, letting you get your study ready quickly.  


SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard is an intuitive virtual testing environment for static linear, time-based motion, and high-cycle fatigue simulation.  It delivers a concurrent engineering approach, helping you know if your product will perform properly and how long it will last-during the design phase.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional enables you to optimize your design, determine product mechanical resistance, product durability, topology, natural frequencies, and test heat transfer and buckling instabilities.  It can also perform sequential multi-physics simulations.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium lets you efficiently evaluate your designs for nonlinear and dynamic response, dynamic loading, and composite materials.  It includes three advanced studies: Non-linear Static, Non-linear Dynamic, and Linear Dynamics.