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Searching Analysis Documents

You can search for analysis keywords within:

  • analysis library parts and assemblies (*.sldalprt and *.sldalasm)

  • parts and assemblies (*.sldprt and *.sldasm)

You must save documents in SolidWorks Simulation 2008 or later to search for analysis keywords.

See Search in the SolidWorks online help for instructions on how to use search, add search paths, navigate results, etc.

Analysis Keywords

The following table lists categories and examples of valid analysis keywords.



All documents with an analysis study


Study types

static, frequency

Mesh types

solid, shell

Mesh options


Connector types

bolt, spot weld

Contact types

bonded, no penetration

Dynamic analysis

dynamics, random vibration, harmonic, modal time history

Other valid keywords

alternate mesh, bearing load, mesh controls, trend analysis

Analysis Advisor Examples

In addition to the keywords listed above, you can search keywords and comments within the Analysis Advisor examples. The keywords and comments are in the Summary tab of the Summary Information dialog box. Click File, Properties to access this dialog box. Note that you cannot search for comments on the Remark tab of the study's properties dialog box.

To search Analysis Advisor Examples:

Add <install_directory>\Data\Analysis Library\Examples as a search path.

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