How Cloud Simulation Can Speed Up Your Design Cycle
It seems like almost every software on the market has a cloud-enabled option these days, and SOLIDWORKS is no exception. You’ve heard from us how easy it is to connect your SOLIDWORKS install to the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, or how Lean Team Player can help facilitate virtual meetings, but let’s talk about the cloud Simulation capabilities on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform for a second.
The desktop SOLIDWORKS Simulation products come with their own set of IT/data management challenges:
- Simulation hardware is expensive to purchase and maintain.
- Simulation data sets are usually very large and cumbersome to deal with in a PDM environment.
- Moving data between machines or users takes significant network bandwidth.
How many of the above issues resonate with you? Or do you get to work and realize you ran your simulation on your laptop at home and you have the wrong version of the file with you? These issues can be a thing of the past with cloud Simulation on the 3DExperience Platform!
All 4 Simulation domains on the platform (Structural FEA, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Plastic Injection Molding, and Electromagnetics) are powered by Abaqus solvers and are cloud-enabled. Not only are the latest version of your simulation and the results data automatically stored in the cloud, you can browse out and view it wherever you have an internet connection!
Yes, even on your phone. It’s also easier than ever to pull your geometry into SOLIDWORKS, make changes, and update and re-run the simulation on the cloud with minimal clicks. The design cycle just got even tighter with cloud-enabled simulation. No more expensive hardware either; the cloud solvers in all 4 domains of Simulation allow the cloud servers to do all the heavy lifting, rather than your local machine cranking away for hours on end. You can solve with up to 144 cores of computing power; results are available faster than ever!
Not having to worry about maintaining top-of-the-line hardware and massive amounts of server space for data sets is one key reason to consider simulation on the 3DExperience Platform. The ease of data sharing and file management is another added aspect. Share your results with key stakeholders with a few simple clicks to make sure you’re on the same page.
If this all sounds like it’s too good to be true, it’s not! Give us a call today and let us help you get up and running with the 3DExperience Platform.