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Visualization in SolidWorks Simulation

You can:


  • Plot and list displacements, reaction forces, contact pressure, strains, and stresses in various directions. For example, stress plot options include stress in any direction, principal stresses, shear stresses, and stress intensity.
  • Generate section and iso plots to view results inside the model. Planar, cylindrical, and spherical cutting tools are available.
    Planar Section Plot Cylindrical Section Plot Spherical Section Plot
  • Use the Factor of Safety wizard to assess the safety of your design and plot the factor of safety distribution. SolidWorks Simulation provides four different failure criteria for ductile and brittle materials.
  • Graph the results along any path.
  • Process results of frequency, buckling, thermal, nonlinear, drop test, and fatigue analyses.
  • Add stress linearization plots for pressure vessel design studies.
  • Save the deformed model's geometry as a configuration in the current document or as new document, or save it as a new part or assembly.
  • Generate customizable study reports. You can include detailed results of displacements, strains, and stresses in your reports.


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