Bring your product to market faster
and with less prototyping.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation is a comprehensive structural analysis solution fully embedded within SOLIDWORKS that can be used by designers and analysts alike to enable companies to get their products to market faster and with less cost without sacrificing quality or performance.

Why Choose SOLIDWORKS Simulation?

SOLIDWORKS® Simulation is an easy-to-use portfolio of structural analysis solutions using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to predict a product’s real-world physical behavior by virtually testing CAD models. The portfolio of simulation solutions offers everything designers need—from entry-level to more advanced capabilities—for linear, nonlinear static, and dynamic analysis.

Key Benefits:

Discovers alternative designs shapes with Topology optimisation

Products can be used to optimize part wall thickness, gate locations, runner system size and layout to ensure the mold works right the first time, reducing or eliminating the need for rework.

Reduces time-to-market by quickly determining optimal

Products can be used to optimize part wall thickness, gate locations, runner system size and layout to ensure the mold works right the first time, reducing or eliminating the need for rework.

Predicts product performance, Factor of Safety (FOS) and fatigue capabilities early-on in the process

Products can be used to optimize part wall thickness, gate locations, runner system size and layout to ensure the mold works right the first time, reducing or eliminating the need for rework.

Reduces materials cost. SOLIDWORKS Simulation enables design teams to safely remove unnecessary materia

Products can be used to optimize part wall thickness, gate locations, runner system size and layout to ensure the mold works right the first time, reducing or eliminating the need for rework.

Streamlines the costly testing and certification process by virtually testing and refining your designs first

Products can be used to optimize part wall thickness, gate locations, runner system size and layout to ensure the mold works right the first time, reducing or eliminating the need for rework.

Choose the right SOLIDWORKS Simulation Software package for you

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium

An intuitive virtual testing environment for static linear, time-based motion, and high-cycle fatigue simulation.
Provides significant product quality benefits; enabling engineers to detect design problems in less time than a physical prototype could be built.
Designers can simulate complex, real-world operating conditions by including nonlinear material models and dynamic loading scenarios.
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Powerful meshing tools
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Trend Tracker and Design Insight plots
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Real-world virtual testing
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Linear static analysis for parts
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Fatigue analysis
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Time-based kinematic motion
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Simulate frequency or buckling
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Analyse assembly motion
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Drop test analysis
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Topology studies
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Structural optimisation studies
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Analyse thermal loads
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Nonlinear analysis
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Composite/plastics material analysis
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Contact analysis
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Dynamic analysis
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Offload simulation
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Plastic deformations

Choose the right SOLIDWORKS Simulation Software package for you

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard

Easily identify and address potential defects by making changes to the part or mold design, plastics material, or processing parameters, saving resources, time, and money.
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Powerful meshing tools
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Trend Tracker and Design Insight plots
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Real-world virtual testing
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Linear static analysis for parts
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Fatigue analysis
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Time-based kinematic motion

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional

Provides significant product quality benefits; enabling engineers to detect design problems in less time than a physical prototype could be built.
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Simulate frequency or buckling
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Analyse assembly motion
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Drop test analysis
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Topology studies
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Structural optimisation studies
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Analyse thermal loads

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium

Designers can simulate complex, real-world operating conditions by including nonlinear material models and dynamic loading scenarios.
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Nonlinear analysis
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Composite/plastics material analysis
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Contact analysis
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Dynamic analysis
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Plastic deformations
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Offload simulation

What is the feature difference between the packages?