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.


Optimising Cooling Features for Electronics Packaging with S​OLIDWORKS Flow Simulation.


Polyrack Tech-Group

The Company

Effective packaging of racked electronic systems involving multiple printed circuit boards and complex heat transfer challenges demands the expertise of a company like the POLYRACK Tech-Group. The German manufacturer is a leading provider of integrated packaging solutions for the electronics industry. POLYRACK offers a range of products and services, including enclosures, 19-inch subracks, microcomputer packaging systems (MPS), industrial PC applications, and backplanes, as well as custom-tailored parts and solutions.

The Challenge

Optimise electronics cooling and innovate effective cooling system designs for racked electronic systems and components.

The Solution

Implement SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation CFD analysis software along with its Electronics Cooling Module to simulate heat transfer behavior in electronic systems.

The Result

  • Reduced development time from three months to two weeks
  • Cut two prototyping cycles 
  • Generated new flow simulation consulting business
  • Innovated new approaches to electronics cooling system design

"SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation not only improves our productivity and efficiency, but also lets us tackle heat transfer challenges that we would not be able to resolve without it."

Bernd Knab
Development Manager