Design Analysis Software

How do you know you have the best design? Test It!

Test and verify your designs quickly reducing the need for expensive physical prototypes. SOLIDWORKS Simulation is available in a number of versions of design validation software, each offering an increasing range of analysis tools, such as finite element analysis, structural analysis and design analysis to enable you to quickly and easily check your products.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard

 An intuitive virtual testing environment for linear static, motion and fatigue simulation, suitable to answer common engineering challenges embedded within SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD.

  • Linear Static Analysis for Assembly
  • Time-based Motion Simulation
  • Fatigue Analysis - to test product durability
  • Trend Tracker Productivity Tool, which provides visual feedback on the impact of a design change on performance criteria such as maximum stress level.

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.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium

Provides a full range of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) simulation capabilities to ensure product robustness. Additional tools for simulating nonlinear and dynamic response and dynamic loading.

See also:
SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation - takes the complexity out of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to simulate design-critical fluid flow, heat transfer, and fluid forces quickly and easily.

Key Benefits

  • Included within the SOLIDWORKS Premium 3D CAD design package
  • Core design analysis simulation tools test for strength and safety, analyse assembly kinematics, and simulate product performance.
  • Full integration with SOLIDWORKS creates a short learning curve
  • Redundant tasks often required with traditional analysis tools are eliminated
  • Component materials, connection, and relationships defined during the design process are carried through to simulation.
  • Wide range of geometry types are supported, enabling simulation of real-world performance of solid, thin-walled and structural features.



Clearstream Environmental, Inc

Clearstream Environmental, Inc are a supplier of water and wastewater equipment and biological process equipment. All mechanisms are fully designed using SOLIDWORKS to produce the highest quality and customer friendly designs possible.

Advancing Water Treatment Technology with Integrated SOLIDWORKS Solutions.


Clearstream Environmental, Inc.

The Company 

When ClearStream Environmental, Inc., entered the water treatment market in 2002, the company was swimming against the industry stream in more ways than one.

Instead of adopting the development approaches that its competitors had used for decades, ClearStream embraced a philosophy of innovation and a commitment to using 3D design and simulation tools. The water treatment system developer did not want to merely match existing equipment for water, wastewater, and industrial treatment applications, but sought to grow its business by exceeding the effectiveness of traditional equipment and advancing the state of the art in water treatment system design.

The Challenge 

Carve out market space in the water treatment equipment industry by automating system development and advancing the effectiveness of water treatment technology.

The Solution

Implement SOLIDWORKS design, simulation, and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis software along with the Certified Gold Product TactonWorks product configuration software.

The Result

  • Increased sales 100 percent annually for seven consecutive years
  • Boosted water/sludge separation efficiency by 25 percent
  • Delivered systems four to eight weeks faster than competitors
  • Cut proposal development time from days to hours

"When a prospective customer sees our SOLIDWORKS design renderings, our sales closing rate is somewhere between 90 and 100 percent."

Dustin Birch
Director of Engineering