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Properties for the Optimization Design Study solidworks simulation

While analysis helps you simulate a product development cycle on the computer quickly and inexpensively, you still need to create several studies and simulate many scenarios. Each time you make a change, you need to run the analysis and examine the results. Even in a relatively simple design, you can …

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Optimization Design Study solidworks simulation

You specify values for each variable, either as discrete values or as a range. You use sensors as constraints and as goals. The software runs iterations of the values and reports the optimum combination of values to meet your specified goal. To perform an optimization, on the Design Study tab, …

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Product Development Cycles solidworks simulation

The design process is iterative in that a design is continuously modified until it meets acceptance criteria defined by safety, cost, performance, convenience, and shape. An initial design can go through many product development cycles before mass production. A product development cycle includes: Building the model in SolidWorks Prototyping the …

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Design Study Outcomes solidworks simulation

The following tables summarize the expected results for combinations of study quality and variables. Optimization Design Study Variable Type Study Quality High Quality Fast Results Continuous(Range) Operation Finds the optimal solution using many iterations (Box-Behnken design) and displays the initial scenario, optimal scenario and all iterations. Finds the optimal solution …

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Viewing the Results of the Design Study solidworks simulation

Click the Results View tab to see the results of the study you run. Clicking a scenario updates the model in the graphics window with the variables of that scenario. The following table explains the significance of the colors of scenarios. Scenario Color Meaning Example Green(available only for Optimization Design …

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Defining Goals solidworks simulation

Define goals to specify your objective functions for the Optimization Design Study. (Not available in SolidWorks Standard and SolidWorks Professional.) On the Variable View or Table View tab of the design study, in Goals section, do one of the following: Select a predefined sensor from the list. Select Add Sensor, …

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Defining Constraints solidworks simulation

Define constraints to specify the conditions that your design must satisfy. The constraints can be driven global variables or sensors for mass properties, dimensions, and simulation data. On the Variable View tab or Table View tab of the design study, in Constraints section, do one of the following: Select a …

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Defining Variables solidworks simulation

Defining Continuous Variables Define continuous variables to perform optimization. You cannot perform an Evaluation Design Study using continuous variables. A continuous variable is one which has any value (whole, rational, and irrational) between the minimum and the maximum values. For example, 2.131567 is a valid value between a minimum value …

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Setting the Properties of a Design Study solidworks simulation

On the Design Study tab, click Design Study Options . In the PropertyManager, under Design Study Quality, select the quality of the study. In the Results folder, specify a folder for the default location. Under Remark, type any remarks and select Include in report if needed. Click . Parent topic …

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Evaluating the Results of the Initial Studies solidworks simulation

If using the simulation studies in your Design Study, evaluating the results of the initial studies helps you define the Design Study problem. In particular, it is useful to examine the quantities that you want to use as constraints. The results of the initial studies give you a good idea …

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