SOLIDWORKS Essentials - Simulation XPress

Learn to use the part level stress analysis tool in SOLIDWORKS to simulate how your model will react to real world loads and restraints, and how to use the results from the tool to refine design decisions before going to manufacturing. Software required: SOLIDWORKS.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
February 2, 2016
Duration
32m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
February 2, 2016
Duration
32m
Description

This course explores the part level stress analysis tool that is in every seat of SOLIDWORKS. This tool can simulate how a model will react to read world loads and restraints and give you results you can use to guide design decisions about loads, materials, and the model itself. Will something bend? Will it break? Can you save weight or does it need to be thicker? Wouldn't it be great to know this before going into manufacturing or have a failure? This course will show you the steps to analyze the handle on a valve assembly and go from model to results. Software required: SOLIDWORKS.

About the author
About the author

Tony Riggs is an Elite Applications Engineer at GoEngineer, which delivers software, technology, and expertise that enable companies to unlock design innovation and deliver better products faster. He received a BSME from the University of Tulsa and has been using SOLIDWORKS for over 18 years.

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Transcript
Transcript

Hi everyone, my name is Tony Riggs, and welcome to my course on SOLIDWORKS Essentials - Simulation Express. I'm an elite applications engineer at GoEngineer, a SOLIDWORKS reseller that sales and supports SOLIDWORKS in South Central and Western United States. As an application engineer, I have the responsibility for training, technical support, and product demonstrations of SOLIDWORKS and several other products that we carry.

Why do we need to run a stress analysis on a design? Did it already break? Did it break last time and we want to avoid it this time? Is the price of material high enough we want to optimize the design to reduce weight? Will a lighter part help in other ways?

The reasons are endless. Have we run analysis before and all that we know is red is bad and blue is good?

How bad is bad? In this course, we're going to look at making our designs better and catch potential issues before they catch us.

There are a couple major topics that we're going to cover, how to apply loads and restraints, what kind of materials do we want to use, and once we get the results, what do they really tell us?

By the end of this course, we're going to be putting real world loads and restraints on the model, measure run the analysis, and then see what the results tell us.

Before beginning this course, you should have an idea of the kinds of scenarios we're going to run through on the stress of our model. From here you should feel comfortable diving into courses on more advanced simulation products.

I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn SOLIDWORKS with the SOLIDWORKS Essentials - Simulation Express course at Pluralsight.