The process of subdividing the model into small pieces is called meshing. Finite element analysis programs look at the model as a network of interconnected elements. Meshing is a crucial step in design analysis. The software automatically creates a mixed mesh of solid, shell and beam elements.
What is mesh analysis in SOLIDWORKS Simulation?
Finite Element Analysis (FEA) provides a reliable numerical technique for analyzing engineering designs. The process starts with the creation of a geometric model. Then, the program subdivides the model into small pieces of simple shapes (elements) connected at common points (nodes).
How accurate is SOLIDWORKS Simulation?
SOLIDWORKS Simulation results generally fall within 1 percent of industry benchmarks. SOLIDWORKS Simulation and SIMULIA SPE are certified by the DIN – Aerospace Standards Committee (NL) The SIMULIA Abaqus solver is distinguished as the best solver for technology and advanced mechanics.
How do you convert solid mesh to Solidworks?
Because the feature only creates surfaces, the recommended workflow is to trim the surfaces to form a solid. To create a surface from mesh feature: In Tools > Options > Import, under File Format, select STL/OBJ/OFF/PLY/PLY2 and click Import as Graphics Body. Then click OK.
How do you assemble a mesh?
Meshing the assembly
- Make the hinge piece with the hole current in the viewport. From the main menu bar, select MeshPart.
- Click Yes in the prompt area to create the mesh. Abaqus/CAE meshes the part.
- Repeat the above steps for the solid hinge piece.