SolidWorks

SolidWorks Simulation Premium


4 / 5
14 reviews


Average Ratings

14 Reviews

  • 4 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $7,995.00/one-time/user
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • SolidWorks
  • www.solidworks.com

About SolidWorks Simulation Premium

A powerful set of tools for simulating nonlinear and dynamic response as well as composite materials.


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Basically all simulation tools are garbage in- garbage out unless you fully understood the problem

Jun 12, 2017
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is embedded with CAD so it is relatively easier to use. If you understand the theory of the problem you want to solve : the results that you get from SolidWorks simulation tools are as equivalent to other tools like NASTRAN, ANSYS etc. I am the advanced lead engineer at GE transportation and use this tools for vibration analysis, fatigue analysis and static analysis. I solved the real vibration problem using this tool. I am the expert in the vibration analysis theory so for me using SolidWorks is easier, less time consuming than other software like ANSYS, ABAQUS and NASTRAN. I have used ANSYS and NASTRAN in the past but I like SolidWorks Simulation most because you can easily edit the geometry in SolidWorks. Basically the only weak part of SolidWorks Simulation is mesh optimization , it doesn't have that much as it just use tetrahedral element for solid meshing but you need to be aware that mesh optimization is not only the thing through which you get the results what you want. You need to fully understand the problem and only use the simulation as a solver. For example you need to the literature survey and define the problem and data related to the problem first.

Cons: I think SolidWorks has less strength in fatigue analysis. It has only the stress life approach and it will calculate the fatigue life based on the entered SN Curve. The other problem is: it has just a 5000 data point limit. You cannot enter more than 5000 data input curve for any analysis . It might be the huge problem. For example, if you have a signal of 5 sec time series and the signal is sampled at 1khz , you cannot enter more than 0.5sec time series that might be the issue for analyst . It would be great if they increase the input data limit and especially if they work more in the contact issue in the linear dynamic analysis. They should introduce bolt connector , no penetration/penetration contact , interference fit contact , sliding contact in the dynamic analysis . These contacts are really creating the inferiority of the software as compared to other tools like ANSYS and ABAQUS. The other thing I don't like about this software is they don't have frequency response function tool. If you want to correlate your experimental data with the simulation tool you need to have a frequency response function as FRF is the first measured quantity from the experiment. Try not to be confuse FRF with harmonic response analysis . FRF is ratio of output to input in frequency domain whereas harmonic analysis in SolidWorks is just the maximum amplitude response at the excitation frequencies range.

Overall: I am using this tool for research purpose as well as solving the daily problems

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Amazing experience, I recommend this software

Jul 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is the perfect tool to your projects as an engineer, architect or industrial designer. You can perform fluid simulations, including not only water and air (I performed simulataions with oil). Also, there are simulations for motions, forces and structures. It is so useful to reduce time in calculations and improve your designs reducing your factor of safety. These simulations are very close to reality because the software includes variations due to model material, surface and geometry.

Cons: I did not find many problems with this software. Perhaps, solidworks must include a lite version to do fast reviews of your models and simulations. Just in the case, you need check simulation results or verify something in blueprints.

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SolidWorks Simulation is today a complement of solidworks, is an application that is evolving

Jan 19, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: SolidWorks Simulation has grown steadily, is a complement of solidworks, comes with the package and is very useful to test the designs.

Cons: SolidWorks Simulation generates reports whose presentation still leaves much to be desired, for simulations using the FEM method, it would be interesting to use other methods of analysis such as BEM, and a more intuitive application to work with external simulators such as matlab is desirable.

Overall: With SolidWorks Simulation I have carried out works of simulation of resistance of materials, mechanical interactions, fluids and heat transfer.

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Excellent software

Aug 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: As an engineer, I found so useful SolidWorks simulation. It helps you to develop calculations related to fluid motion (including thermodynamics) and stress/deformation in your designs. So, you can correct or improve materials, dimensions, geomeotry or mechanisms in order to have a better design. It is simple and easy, you just need knowledge in mechanical design and thermodynamics. Also you can simulate motion using a library and templates that SolidWorks has.

Cons: I had some troubles trying to view my results in other software. I think theremust be a lite versión in order to just check results and basic characteristics

Great too specially for engineers

Nov 22, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: As a production engineer and a person that has a taste for designing vehicles prototypes, CAD softwares are extremely important. It is very visual and helps you understand the dynamics of your design. It's helpful when it comes to the selection of the right material as well.

Cons: It has a very important learning curve, but once you pass it, it's a very powerful software and will make your life so much easier.

Overall: It helped me when I was designing a vehicle prototype for a SAE competition. It's a very helpful tool and made me a better engineer.

Excellent for engineering design

Aug 14, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: In the area of engineering design, simulations are very important as they bring us closer to the final product, this software allows us to simulate finite element simulations, make fluid simulations, allows you to include many variables in your simulations to obtain in this way desired security factors. The software gives you reliability in the results.

Cons: Solidworks simulation occupies a lot of memory, so it is necessary that it be backed by a good computer for optimal development.

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My experience is good while using this software. Very helpful in design simulation.

Mar 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I really like it's easy to use simulation tools based on the design and it's functionality. The results are almost correct with the theoretical results.

Cons: Some time it lags while analysis big file or design. It has some features missing if compare to its competitor products like Ansys.

Overall: I do buckling analysis in a project to analyse the buckling effect on column at different end point conditions. The results was very effective. I really recommend this.

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It is a robust software for 3D design whose main virtues are its performance and its ease of use.

Mar 20, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Being a parametric modeling software, allows the forms and dimensions with which you want to work, can be defined from formulas, while allowing the operations involved in the process can be executed in sequence.

That is, each operation is done as part of a logical sequence that allows reaching a result.

Cons: It has shortcomings for the modeling of complex surfaces, because it is limited by drawing curves.

The other important limitation is that it has a high modeling time when it comes to parts with multiple parts.

Overall: I have benefited from its great ease when it is used for the generation of technical drawings and when I have used it to simulate resistance of different materials before the action of external solicitations.

I have not found a better software to do the modeling of a piece that must be defined until its last details.

Solidworks simulation

Sep 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Easy to move between CAD model and simulation, also very easy to change model when running simulation

Cons: There are no shape optimization, and some contacts is hard to define

Best tool for Mechanical projects

Jun 25, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: SolidWorks Simulation Premium is an easily available and advanced feature tool like the rendering of images, a design model of any mechanical tool by drawing its axis. Toolbar and commands are very easy to learn.

Cons: One of the major disadvantages of SolidWorks Simulation Premium is it is very costly as we can't use its advanced pro version having high prices. Some designing modules are also missing in this tool.

Overall: Various tool drawing like nut bolt

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Very good experience. I really like it.

Mar 23, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I really like it's analysis tools that are so simple and easy to understand. I do buckling analysis in this and results are almost correct.

Cons: All features of the analysis are not present in this software compare to other analysis software like Ansys. So, it needs to be improved.

Overall: Very good software. I really recommend this for analysis.

Easy to use simulation software for Solidworks

Jan 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I enjoy that I can model things in Solidworks, then run a simulation of the part to see if there may be any flaws in my design

Cons: I think that the add-on could be more user-friendly, since sometimes it does not work for me, but that may be my computer...

Overall: This software is able to test my parts so I can save money

Regular software for simulation and modeling on various applications

Jun 10, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The software has a good appareance and its functionality is limited. It works on various aspects and presents many functions to work in engineering and science.

Cons: The simulation in CFD is regular. the graphics and results are limited and poor. I think that this software must improve many things to be a great software in CFD and simulations.

Had an awesome and wonderful experience with this software and really recommend this for analysis

Apr 06, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The perfect software for analysis since its easy to understand. The analysis carried will give eesults which are accurate

Cons: The software requires knowlegde on how to use it and hence this software requires trained and skilled personel.Also the learning curve for how to use the software is a bit long