Displaying SOLIDWORKS Simulation Results in the Graphics Area

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.

This way, you do not have to switch between the simulation results and the modeling environment. It is not ideal to display simulation results on bodies and components. This display helps with marketing purposes and predictive design. Previously, if you ran a simulation on a component in an assembly, only the component was shown with the results and all other components were hidden.
An example of predictive design is making model changes based on simulation results.

Available with SOLIDWORKS Simulation licenses.

To display SOLIDWORKS Simulation results in the graphics area:

  1. Open an assembly that has a simulation study saved with it.

  2. Click the Static 1 tab.
  3. In the Simulation Study tree, right click Static 1 and click Run.
  4. Click the Model tab.
  5. Click Simulation Display (View toolbar) or View > Display > Simulation Display .
    If the Simulation Display dialog box appears, click OK.
  6. In the PropertyManager:
    1. Under Selected Result, select the item you want to view.
    2. Click .
      The assembly is displayed with the simulation results in the context of the assembly.

    The Simulation Display command only lists result plots for the studies for which you have loaded all simulation data. To load all simulation data, click Simulation > Options > System Options > General and select Load all Simulation Studies when opening the model (requires more time to open a model). You can also load simulation data for a specific study by clicking individual simulation tabs.