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.


Accelerating the Development of Innovative Oilfield Solutions with SOLIDWORKS Software


Sanjel Corporation

The Company

Meeting the equipment needs of today's fast-paced oil and gas industry demands responsiveness, innovation and accuracy. As the largest privately owned oilfield services company in Canada, with international operations stretching around the globe, Sanjel Corporation embraces the use of design technology to promptly deliver better performing, more reliable products to gas- and petroleum-producing customers.

The Challenge

Improve responsiveness to the equipment needs of oil and gas exploration and production customers through increased quality, better flexibility, and faster delivery.

The Solution

Adopt the SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software development platform and leverage integrated structural and fluid-flow simulation technologies.

The Result

  • Reduced design time by 40 percent
  • Cut development costs by 25 percent
  • Decreased scrap by 50 percent
  • Improved design communications with field personnel

"SOLIDWORKS software enables us to develop equipment rapidly, which gives us a definite advantage."

Jeff Spence
Manager - Engineering, Sanjel Corporation