SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News – October 2020

Hello to all, Welcome to the new edition of the SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News!  This monthly news blog is co-authored by members of the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support teams worldwide. Creating and updating Material, Mass & Density custom properties using Task Scheduler  By Ankit Gupta The SOLIDWORKS Task Scheduler is a very useful and powerful tool. […]


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SOLIDWORKS 2021 SP0 is now available to download

This service pack for SOLIDWORKS and SOLIDWORKS PDM, is now available to Subscription Service customers. To download, click here. Alternatively log into the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal at and click Download Software and Updates to access the update. You will need your SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal login details to download SOLIDWORKS. If you don’t have an […]


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What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2021

We are excited to share with you some of the many exciting enhancements being delivered in SOLIDWORKS 2021 that will increase your productivity and help you not just get to market faster, but smarter. We can’t cover all the new features and enhancements in one blog, but here are a few highlights. Keep an eye […]


Linear Static FEA Productivity with Simulation Professional

My first exposure to FEA was using SimulationXpress in my first semester of graduate school. Even today, when I hear “Simulation,” I immediately picture finite elements, stress plots and deflection – the tenants of linear static FEA. Even with the vast capabilities of today’s software, how many projects do you work on that rely on […]



Contact Visualization Plot is now available to all SOLIDWORKS Simulation users

What is the Contact Visualization Plot? If you have not used the Contact Visualization Plot, then you should! It is a useful tool that allows you to quickly and easily set-up large assemblies with lots of contact while avoiding common contact set-up errors. When you import an assembly into SOLIDWORKS Simulation, by default, the software […]



Technology Preview: SOLIDWORKS 2021

One of the longstanding traditions at WORLD is to deliver a TECHNOLOGY PREVIEW to show off some of the new functionality that is under development for SOLIDWORKS Desktop products.  For 3DEXPERIENCE World 2020, we brought the preview directly to the users in targeted breakout sessions.  These “POP-UP” presentations let us showcase the new functionality directly […]


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Efficient Simulation Workflows

SOLIDWORKS 2020 continues our mission of delivering powerful Simulation Capabilities with enhancements that provide increased power, more realistic simulations, and more efficient workflows. When running simulation on Weldment Structures, beam elements are typically used since they are fast to setup and quick to solve. But what if you need to understand how Temperature affects the […]


SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip – Simulation Productivity Tools – Degree of Freedom (DOF) Analysis & Contact Visualization Plots

You have probably had a situation in the past where the SOLIDWORKS Simulation solver has given an error message as shown below, about a model having insufficiently restrained degrees of freedom or having to check the model boundary conditions. Often times, this is due to one or more solid body geometries being able to freely […]



Extending SOLIDWORKS Simulation’s Capabilities with the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

With the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform, you can now leverage the most advanced and powerful simulation capabilities in the industry: the gold standard for advanced nonlinear solvers, world-leading general contact algorithm, ability to quickly solve large and complex assemblies, cloud computing that reduces computation time, advanced mechanics, hex meshing—the list goes on and on. You can, with […]


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SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2020 Helps You Make Better Decisions for Superior Performance

What if ordinary designers and engineers at your company could quickly simulate fluid flow, heat transfer, and fluid forces that are critical to the success of your design? Fully integrated with SOLIDWORKS®, SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation is a user-friendly, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solution that enables your team to simulate liquid and gas flow in real-world […]


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