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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.

Resources

Making Orthopedic Braces More Stylish and Innovative with SOLIDWORKS Software

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DJO Incorporated

The Company 

Whether you are an elite athlete, a weekend warrior, or just a regular guy or gal, the prospect of wearing an orthopedic brace on an injured knee or elbow is often viewed with some degree of trepidation. Orthopedic rehabilitation devices help countless patients recuperate from surgeries and injuries, but braces have long carried the stigma of being bulky, uncomfortable, and unattractive.

The Challenge 

Streamline development, improve style, and increase innovation in the design and manufacture of athletic, protective, and orthopedic rehabilitation devices.

The Solution

Implement SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD and SOLIDWORKS Simulation analysis software to cut design cycles, enhance style, and boost innovation.

The Result

  • Reduced design cycles by more than 25 percent
  • Cut prototyping costs by 5 to 10 percent of project budget
  • Introduced first adjustable off-loading knee brace
  • Improved premarketing efforts with photorealistic renderings

"SOLIDWORKS software allows us to create sleek, stylish, and innovative products and present them to the market quicker, which has helped support our growth."

Robert Bejarano
R&D Senior Project Manager