3 Ways To Use Simulation In 3DEXPERIENCE

In today’s world of tight deadlines and even tighter budgets, it might be hard to validate all of your different design ideas before you settle on a final iteration. Physical testing is expensive and time-consuming; not to mention tedious! Plus, oftentimes we need to test our designs against a wide variety of testing standards. However, by utilizing Simulation tools in the 3DExperience Platform, it’s easier than ever to test your designs virtually to help speed up your design process and keep testing costs down.

Structural Simulation/FEA

I’ve written about the Structural Simulation roles on the 3DExperience Platform before and they’re still better than ever. Powered by world-class solver technology with the ability to solve on up to 144 cores on the cloud, the Structural solvers can help answer your important questions like:

  • Will my part break when dropped?
  • How many life cycles can my part withstand?
  • How bad is the damage when my part is crumpled?
  • And many more!
Structural Simulation/FEA screenshot in the 3DEXPERIENCE.

Computational Fluid Dynamics

The Flow Simulation tools on the 3DExperience Platform have also gotten more powerful with the addition of a new set of Electronics Cooling models to help simplify and speed up thermal management problems. These tools can also be used to predict assembly performance in terms of the following:

  • Pressure drop
  • Heat transfer
  • External aerodynamics
  • And more!
Flow Simulation / CFD screenshot in the 3DEXPERIENCE.

Electromagnetic Simulation

The newest addition to the 3DExperience Simulation family is the Electromagnetics Engineer package to allow for the simulation of electronic components in terms of voltage, current, and other electrical conditions. This tool can be used to predict:

  • Motor and Sensor design
  • Electromagnetic Interference
  • Bio-Electromagnetics
  • And more!
Electromagnetic Simulation screenshot in the 3DEXPERIENCE.

All of these packages come with the built-in data management and SOLIDWORKS connectivity of the 3DExperience Platform as an added bonus. Contact us today if you’d like to learn more!