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.


Integrating a Global Construction, Energy, and Biofuels Company with SOLIDWORKS Software


Martifer Group

The Company

Martifer Group is on a mission to remake the way the world looks and runs. From the stunning steel structures and aluminium and glass façades that the company has created for stadiums, shopping malls, and airports, to the wind tower farms, renewable energy systems, and biofuels equipment it manufactures, Martifer has grown to become a global leader in the development of large-scale metallic structures and cutting-edge energy technologies.

Managing the company's explosive growth - Martifer now comprises 120 companies across 20 countries - has presented a host of technological challenges, according to António Caroço, director of information systems and best practices at Martifer. "The company has grown so quickly that we needed to take our systems and processes to a completely new level," Caroço explains. "We embarked on a huge transformation program that involved a thorough assessment of our processes, software, and systems in an effort to integrate our design work, take advantage of our diverse expertise, and generate greater efficiencies across the organisation.

The Challenge

Integrate a global enterprise spanning 20 countries to leverage the company's diverse expertise and decrease production costs.

The Solution

Standardise on SOLIDWORKS integrated CAD/CAE/PDM solutions to manage the company's diverse operations and design data.

The Result

  • Reduced development cycles by 15 percent
  • Increased innovation
  • Decreased material costs
  • Integrated a diverse global organisation

"SOLIDWORKS software enables us to do what no one else can. The success of our CAD effort gave us the confidence to move ahead with additional SOLIDWORKS Simulation and PDM tools."

António Caroço
Director of Information Systems and Best Practices, Martifer Group