Design & SimulationMay 27, 2021

3DEXPERIENCE Works Simulation Portfolio for SOLIDWORKS Users

Introduction: 3DEXPERIENCE Works is a powerful and comprehensive portfolio available to the…
Avatar Sagar Mandave


3DEXPERIENCE Works is a powerful and comprehensive portfolio available to the vibrant SOLIDWORKS community for design, simulation, manufacturing, data management and marketing domains.

Do you know this portfolio offers you a multi-domain solution for your simulation workflows? In this post, I will show you how the 3DEXPERIENCE Simulation solution can support your product innovation objectives.

3DEXPERIENCE Works Simulation gives designers and design engineers alike the power to perform structural, fluid flow, plastic injection and electromagnetic simulations during your design process to validate product designs and make better-informed product decisions faster. Being part of the cloud-based 3DEXPERIENCE Works portfolio means any company can easily access advanced simulation with no hardware barrier and no IT overhead.

Square Robot:

To illustrate the value of this portfolio for the SOLIDWORKS community, I will use a design coming from Square Robot, an innovative company building systems for submerged oil and gas inspections. Such a system is designed for tough jobs in a harsh environment. It has to be safe and reliable.

Storing, managing, and collaborating on design data is the challenge every company faces. Now, with so many teams are working remotely, this has become even harder. They need to centralize and access the data, improve collaboration and enable com-current engineering. These were all goals the Square Robot design team had as well.


We will start with how can you work in the familiar SOLIDWORKS environment and access comprehensive simulation capabilities through the 3DEXPERIENCE Works Simulation portfolio with real-time collaboration and data sharing capabilities.

Structural Simulation:

3DEXPERIENCE Works Simulation portfolio provides various structural roles including SIMULIA Structural Designer, Structural Engineer, Structural Performance Engineer, Structural Mechanics Engineer, Durability Performance Engineer, and Durability Mechanics Engineer that scale to your needs as a designer or an engineer, from routine linear static analysis, thermal, nonlinear, dynamic to durability simulations.

SOLIDWORKS users can easily save SOLIDWORKS data on the cloud-based 3DEXPERIENCE platform directly from SOLIDWORKS. Full design associativity enables efficient what-if scenarios that update your simulation model for any change made with SOLIDWORKS. Test all your design ideas with this efficient workflow designed for SOLIDWORKS community.

You can adopt virtual structural simulation easily with an intuitive guided workflow that includes modeling, meshing,  scenario setup, and results review accelerating adoption. With 3DEXPERIENCE Works, you are now empowered to leverage virtual structural performance assessments to develop best-in-class products.

Fluid Flow Simulation:

As a part of the 3DEXPERIENCE Works Simulation portfolio, SIMULIA’s Fluid Dynamics Engineer Role offers cloud-based solutions for exploring and validating fluid flow and thermal performance of product designs.

You can launch SIMULIA Fluid Dynamics Engineer Role directly from SOLIDWORKS user interface to perform flow simulations on your SOLIDWORKS geometry with a streamlined workflow

Subsequently, the simulation model created on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform can be updated in minutes, when design changes are made in SOLIDWORKS for inspiring what if scenario during the design process. SIMULIA Fluid Dynamics Engineer Role brings comprehensive and robust Fluid Flow physics capabilities for a broad spectrum of applications such as pressure drop in valves, dead zone detection in medical devices, turbulences reduction in consumer product design.

Plastic Injection Simulation:

The SIMULIA Plastic Injection Engineer Role available with the 3DEXPERIENCE Works Simulation portfolio is an essential tool to validate and optimize injection molded plastic part and mold designs.

With this, you can use a guided workflow to quickly set up and simulate the filling, packing, warpage, and mold cooling phases of the injection molding process. Product designers can assess the manufacturability and quality aspects such as weld-lines and air-traps.

When potential issues are identified, you can easily make a design change in SOLIDWORKS, and quickly rerun the simulation, evaluate the results and compare design alternatives.

Electromagnetic Simulation:

Electromagnetic simulation portfolio offered under 3DEXPERIENCE Works Simulation introduces a new paradigm to easily access the most comprehensive portfolio of electromagnetic simulation, SIMULIA CST Studio Suite, inside the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

With SIMULIA Electromagnetics Engineer, engineers are empowered with state-of-the-art virtual testing tools for antenna, microwave, and electronic device design to optimize performance and reduce the electromagnetic compatibility risk.

Closing Statement:

This is just scratching the surface of what 3DEXPERIENCE Works has for you, with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform pooling together all the great workflow capabilities you need for the best product performance assessment. Please note that I did not cover the powerful collaboration capabilities available to communicate and collaborate around simulation data for informed decisions.

3DEXPERIENCE Works is a single place where everyone can work together regardless of their responsibilities, roles, systems they are using, or geographic locations. Stay tuned for more about the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform and 3DEXPERIENCE Works Simulation!

SIMULIA offers an advanced simulation product portfolio, including AbaqusIsightfe-safeToscaSimpoe-MoldSIMPACKCST Studio SuiteXFlowPowerFLOW and more. The SIMULIA Community is the place to find the latest resources for SIMULIA software and to collaborate with other users. The key that unlocks the door of innovative thinking and knowledge building, the SIMULIA Community provides you with the tools you need to expand your knowledge, whenever and wherever.

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