Hide Table of Contents

Running a Study

Verifying the Input

It is important to verify your input before running a study:

  • Verify that you have assigned the proper material for each component/shell.

  • Verify that you have specified the proper study properties.

  • Verify that you have specified the proper loads and restraints.

  • Verify the mesh and make sure it corresponds to the desired mesh options.

Running a Study

When you run a study, the software calculates the results based on the specified input for materials, restraints, loads, and mesh.

You can choose to run a study automatically after meshing it by checking the Run (solve) the analysis option in the Mesh PropertyManager.

When you run one or multiple studies, they run as background processes. Right-click the study and select Run. Simulation continues to run in the background after the SolidWorks session is ended. When the simulation completes, results are stored in the designated directory.

To run multiple studies, on the Simulation CommandManager, click Run , Run All Studies.

Related Topics

Analysis Solvers

Provide feedback on this topic

SOLIDWORKS welcomes your feedback concerning the presentation, accuracy, and thoroughness of the documentation. Use the form below to send your comments and suggestions about this topic directly to our documentation team. The documentation team cannot answer technical support questions. Click here for information about technical support.

* Required

Subject:   Feedback on Help Topics
Page:   Running a Study
*   I acknowledge I have read and I hereby accept the privacy policy under which my Personal Data will be used by Dassault Systèmes

Print Topic

Select the scope of content to print:


We have detected you are using a browser version older than Internet Explorer 7. For optimized display, we suggest upgrading your browser to Internet Explorer 7 or newer.

 Never show this message again

Web Help Content Version: SOLIDWORKS 2012 SP05

To disable Web help from within SOLIDWORKS and use local help instead, click Help > Use SOLIDWORKS Web Help.

To report problems encountered with the Web help interface and search, contact your local support representative. To provide feedback on individual help topics, use the “Feedback on this topic” link on the individual topic page.