It's that time of year again where all us geeky engineers are awaiting the new release of SOLIDWORKS to find out what all the latest and greatest features are. Well the simulation team here at Graphics Systems is specifically excited about some of the new enhancements in Simulation. Over the coming months many of us on the technical team will be spotlighting for you some of the new features in SOLIDWORKS 2016.
The feature that I want to highlight this month is the ability in SOLIDWORKS Simulation to now section the mesh. If any of you are familiar with the SOLIDWORKS Plastics software, you are well aware of it's ability to section it's mesh. It was only a matter of time before that technology filtered into the other simulation products as well. The ability to section the mesh is a great way for you to better diagnose the quality of your mesh. One of the things we always teach in a our simulation training class is that you want to have at least two high-quality elements through the thickness of a thin wall in areas of high bending stresses in order to get accurate results. Now with the ability to section the mesh, you can really make sure that these areas have a quality mesh. This will continue to give you more confidence in the results you obtain from SOLIDWORKS Simulation.
If you are interested in hearing more about the new features in SOLIDWORKS 2016, come join us for one of the 2016 Premiere events we are hosting in the coming month.
Register here: SOLIDWORKS 2016 Premiere
By: Chris Olson, Simulation Applications Engineer