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.


Creating Modern, Attractive Outdoor Landscapes with SOLIDWORKS


Landscape Forms

The Company 

Designing attractive site furniture—such as transit stops, benches, planters, tables, and chairs—that adds beauty and style to outdoor landscapes has helped Landscape Forms, Inc., grow over the past 40 years. Working with world-class design partners, including industrial designers, building architects, and landscape architects, the company has made outdoor site furniture fashionable. By applying stylish shapes, unique design methods, and innovative materials to product development, Landscape Forms achieves its mission of enriching outdoor spaces.

The Challenge

Develop and manufacture modern, attractive outdoor site furniture more efficiently while pushing the limits of innovation.

The Solution

Implement integrated SOLIDWORKS development solutions, including SOLIDWORKS Professional, SOLIDWORKS Premium, SOLIDWORKS Simulation, SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation, and SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM software.

The Result

  • Cut design cycles by 30 percent
  • Shortened time-to-market by 15 to 20 percent
  • Expanded product line by 350 percent
  • Reduced file search time by 15 to 20 percent

"Our products have to look good, and SOLIDWORKS gives us the tools we need to make them look their best."

Todd Halstead
CAD Engineer