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Setting Up Stress Analysis

With SolidWorks Simulation added in, you can perform stress, factor of safety, or deformation analysis of components without setting up loads and boundary conditions. The required loads are obtained automatically from a calculated Motion Analysis study.

To set up stress analysis on one or more components:

  1. Click Simulation Setup (MotionManager toolbar).

  2. In the graphics area, select a component on which to perform the stress analysis.

    The component is listed under Selection in the PropertyManager.

  3. Enter the Start Time and End Time for the analysis.


    • To enter an isolated time value, enter the same value for Start Time and End Time.
    • You can also select time values from the MotionManager timeline.

  4. Click Add Time.

    The time range is listed in the PropertyManager.

  5. Repeat Steps 3 - 4 to compute stress analysis on other time intervals.

    Click Advanced to modify the mesh density used in the stress analysis calculation for the selected part.

  6. Do one:
    • Click OK to close the PropertyManager
    • Click Keep Visible before clicking OK to set up stress analysis for other components



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