How To Reuse Your Simulation Setup

   By TriMech Marketing on August 27, 2020

Want to save time when using SOLIDWORKS Simulation? In this week’s Video Tech Tip, we show you how to duplicate a study and copy features from one study to another. This makes it easy to run several iterations of a simulation. Because, let’s face it, we never run just one simulation. It’s a process, made up of many iterations of a study. Here’s how to save time and do this efficiently.

This tip begins after you already have a study set up. Once you have a Simulation created and defined with all the features you can then take advantage of this pro tip. But what goes in a simulation?

  • Materials
  • Contacts / Connections
  • Fixtures
  • Loading
  • Mesh

The setup can at sometimes be tedious and time-consuming. So to save time, you have two ways you can reuse your simulation setup. You can either duplicate the entire study or copy and paste study features. Let’s start with the first method, duplicate the entire study.

With a study already defined you can just right-click on the study itself and click Copy Study. Here you have the choice to define the study type and all of the existing features will be copied to the new study.

SOLIDWORKS simulation study

The other option is to drag and drop features from one study to another. Just control select the features from one study and drag and drop them to another existing study. It’s an easy way to pick and choose the specific features you want to copy instead of duplicating the entire study.

Drag and drop in SOLIDWORKS Simulation
With these tips, you’ll be able to speed up your simulations and save time in your design process.

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