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.


Designing a New Generation of Eco-Friendly Homes with SOLIDWORKS Software


Domespace International

Harmony Is A Curve. 

That's the philosophy behind Domespace International, a leading innovator in the construction of eco-friendly homes. Based in Quimper, France, Domespace has transformed Principal Designer Patrick Marsilli's spherical home designs into world-class rotating, dome-shaped homes.

The Challenge

Visualizing eco-friendly house designs in 3D, assessing the viability of innovative home concepts, and ramping up production to meet increasing demand.

The Solution

Implement SOLIDWORKS Professional design software for concept development, SOLIDWORKS Premium design and analysis software for structural design, and SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis software for studying airflow and environmental conditions.


  • Shortened time-to-market by 50 percent
  • Cut development costs by 50 percent
  • Increased design reuse by 50 percent
  • Reduced design errors by 30 percent

"The advantage of SOLIDWORKS design and simulation tools is that we can experiment with our concepts without incurring costs."

Benjamin Thoby
Computational and R&D Head