Finite Element Analysis Built for You
Solid Edge Simulation is a new, built-in finite element analysis (FEA) tool for design engineers to digitally validate part and assembly designs within the Solid Edge environment. Based on proven Femap finite element modeling and NX Nastran solver technology, Solid Edge Simulation significantly reduces the need for physical prototypes, which lowers your material and testing costs, and saves design time.
With Solid Edge Simulation you can create finite element models for solid and sheet metal structures automatically, as well as make adjustments to refine the mesh to improve accuracy of the results. For assemblies, Solid Edge Simulation offers automatic contact detection and sets up realistic component interaction, including iterative linear and glued contact.
Solid Edge Simulation provides all of the boundary condition definitions that you’ll need to model realistic operating environments for analysis. Loads and constraints are geometry-based and easy to set up using Solid Edge’s Quick Bar input options and handles.
With Solid Edge Simulation you can investigate static analyses, determine the natural frequencies of the structure, and find out if it can withstand expected loading conditions without buckling. If your analysis needs go beyond the functions in Solid Edge Simulation, then you can easily move your designs and modeling data into the advanced Femap FE modeling and analysis environment.
Interpret and understand the resulting model behavior quickly with the comprehensive graphical post-processing tools in Solid Edge Simulation. If the results show that a design refinement is needed, then Solid Edge Simulation lets you easily accomplish this by utilizing Solid Edge’s Synchronous Technology to make the required model changes.
Solid Edge Simulation Express
Solid Edge Simulation Express offers you an entry into embedded simulation. Included in Solid Edge Classic, Solid Edge Simulation Express provides a first pass simulation of individual solid or sheet metal components for statics and modal analyses. Like Solid Edge Simulation, it is based on the proven modeling technology of Femap and uses the industry-standard NX Nastran solver.