Predict real-world behaviours of your products in a virtual setting to ensure optimal product quality.


Put Your Designs to the Test
This simple-to-use portfolio utilizes Finite Element Analysis (FEA) that allows you to predict the behaviour of real products by virtually testing CAD designs and models. Focusing on structural analysis tools, the portfolio provides linear, non-linear static and dynamic analysis capabilities.Our team is always eager to help you find the tool and solution best suited to your unique business needs. Explore the different solution packages of SOLIDWORKS Simulation now.


Satisfying Your Unique Product Design Needs

Test and Analyze your designs against real-world conditions at any point in your design phase, helping you save time and money on prototypes.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard provides an intuitive virtual testing environment, specializing in static linear and time-based motion.

  • Make use of the enabled concurrent engineering approach and helps you understand your product design's performance properly.
  • Determine how long it will last - all during the design phase.
  • Includes a Trend Tracker to detect trends in simulation results from different iterations.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional brings your simulation capabilities to the next level.

  • Builds on top of all the available features of SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard.
  • Work with design optimization, determine product mechanical resistance, ensuring product durability, topology and natural frequencies, heat transfer testing and studying buckling deformations.
  • Allows you to perform sequential multi-physics simulations and high-cycle fatigue simulation.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium

The most advanced of the three, SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium lets you efficiently evaluate your designs.

  • Builds on top of all the available features of SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional.
  • For non-linear and dynamic response, dynamic loading, and composite materials.
  • Includes 3 advanced studies for unconventional product designs: Non-Linear Static, Non-Linear Dynamic, and Linear Dynamics.


Stay On Top Of Your Game

Flexible & Efficient
SOLIDWORKS Simulation has 4 options for solvers: FFEPlus, Intel Direct Sparse, Direct Sparse, and Large Problem Direct Sparse for different studies for maximum efficiency.
Accurate & Reliable
All SOLIDWORKS Simulation study types have been tested and validated by NAFEMS against benchmark studies with validated known results mathematically and empirically.
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Reduce Iterations
Wide range of usage across multiple industries to speed up the iteration and prototyping phase of your product design process.


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SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard

Essential Features

  • Fully integrated in SOLIDWORKS® 3D CAD
  • FEA Modeling
  • Interactions and Connectors
  • Loads and Constraints
  • Stress Hot Spot Diagnostics
  • Communication with Reports and eDrawings®
  • Linear Static Simulation for Assemblies
  • Time-Based Motion
  • Design Comparison Studies
  • Fatigue Simulation
  •  Trend Tracker
SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional

~All features in Simulation Standard included

  • Automatic Conversion of Toolbox Fasteners to Bolts
  • Design Optimization
  • Load Case Manager
  • Advanced Interactions and Connectors
  • Topology Optimization Studies
  • Event-Based Motion Simulation
  • Frequency Simulation
  • Buckling or Collapse Simulation
  • Thermal Simulation
  • Drop Test Simulation
  • Pressure Vessel Design
  • Submodeling Simulation
  • 2D Simplification
SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium

~All features in Simulation Professional included

  • Linear Dynamic Simulation
  • Nonlinear Simulation
  • Composites Simulation


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