What’s new in SOLIDWORKS 2020—Simulation

Simulation

Accelerated Simulation Calculations

Combine linear elements and quadratic elements in the same simulation for improved speed and accuracy. This allows users to perform simulations faster, while still having accurate results for critical components.

Simulation evaluator

A diagnostic tool that can be used to check for a range of errors, such as result location, material and mesh volume, and the benefit of this is that users can now be sure they have the correct set up and end results.

Distributed Coupling for Pins and Bolts

Faces attached to pin and bolt connectors will now deform, this will allow for a realistic results of the behaviour of the components.

Thermal Loads for Beams

Import thermal analysis onto beams for a faster stress analysis rather than create solids or shells for a faster simulation.

Free-Body Forces for Nonlinear Studies

Carry out non-linear simulations on free body’s, such as external loads, restraints and contact. This assist users to gain results, such as reaction forces.

Plastic simulation

Redesigned Mesh Property Manager and Enhanced Solid Mesh Workflow

Use the mesh property manager to create hybrid mesh combining prism elements and tetrahedral elements with the solid mesh. The benefit of this is that it reduces the steps needed to make a mesh that is better suited for injection molding.

Ability to Create Body from Deformed Shape

Export deformed parts from simulations as a cad model in order evaluate deformed parts in the context of assemblies.

Material Library Updates

Access to an online data base which is subject to updates, for plastic materials. The benefit of this is that it not only saves time for users in finding the correct material, but ensures that the data they have is accurate.

Geometry-Based Boundary Conditions

Assign more boundary condition (e.g injection points) on parts, which connected and automatically update to changes that occur. This allow users to position injection points and control valves much more accurately.

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

Flux Plot

Generate graphs in order to show heat transfer from conduction between components, giving users a much better insight to their thermal design.

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