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When you make design changes to structural members that mesh with beam elements, you do not need to recalculate the existing definitions of beam joints in a Simulation study. The program automatically updates the beam joints when you switch to the Simulation study tab.
You can copy a static study to a new linear dynamic study or nonlinear study. Only supported boundary conditions are transferred to the new study.
The Stress Hot Spot diagnostics tool detects regions of the model that exhibit the highest stresses.
You can display SOLIDWORKS Simulation results in the SOLIDWORKS graphics area along with other components or bodies in the model that are not part of the simulation.
You can select multiple contact sets in a single step to modify their common properties. You can convert multiple contact sets to a common contact type that is different from their original settings.
You can analyze the buckling behavior of any structure more accurately with the inclusion of no penetration contacts between components that may come into contact during the analysis.
The software can automatically select the most robust solver for Nonlinear studies.
The management of large result files from Linear Dynamic Studies is improved.
You can record operations performed with the SOLIDWORKS Simulation user interface in a macro script.
You can calculate mass properties of all or selected bodies included in a Simulation study.
You can offload running a simulation to another computer connected on your local network domain. By offloading a simulation, you can continue working with SOLIDWORKS in the coordinator computer executing parallel tasks.
Several improvements in the areas of graphics, meshing, and contact formulation enhance the overall performance of the Simulation product.
Several improvements in post processing of results and plot viewing enhance productivity.
After you run a Simulation, you can probe results at nodes identified by their node number. The nodes you select from List Result and Probe Result PropertyManagers are highlighted on the model with their annotations.
You can define remote loads, remote mass, and distributed mass over beams.
During a Simulation run, solver messages that prompt you with a choice of action automatically time out.
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