SolidWorks Flow Simulation

4.1
(11 reviews)

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation is an intuitive Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) solution embedded within SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD that enables you to quickly and easily simulate liquid and gas flows through and around your designs to calculate product performance and capabilities.

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SolidWorks Flow Simulation review by Julia N.
Julia N.
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"Good for basic simulations and general understanding"

What do you like best?

Solidworks has a simple CFD add-in for doing flow simulations. It is quick to learn and less complicated than many other CFD softwares. It is good for getting a general idea of fluids behavior before diving into a deeper simulation with another software so that you don't have to spent time preparing the model if it isn't headed in the right direction in the first place.

What do you dislike?

It can be difficult to get the software to accept a model geometry. It has trouble recognizing what areas in a model to use for computations if there are complex geometries, open areas, or cavities. It also gives errors without enough explanation as to problem areas in the models. It can be difficult to find where things need to be changed or what an error is really addressing.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For more complicated parts, unfortunately you will probably be better of using a more complicated software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have used Flow Simulation to get a preliminary understanding of the effectiveness of aerodynamics parts for a race vehicle.

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SolidWorks Flow Simulation review by Chris  S.
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"बुनियादी सिमुलेशन और सामान्य समझ के लिए अच्छा है"

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सॉलिडवर्क्स में फ्लो सिमुलेशन करने के लिए एक आसान सीएफडी है। यह तेजी से सीखने और कई अन्य सीएफडी सॉफ्टवेयर की तुलना में कम जटिल है। अन्य सॉफ्टवेयर के साथ एक गहरे सिमुलेशन में गोता लगाने से पहले द्रव के व्यवहार के बारे में सामान्य विचार प्राप्त करना अच्छा है, ताकि आपको पहली बार सही दिशा में न मिलने पर मॉडल तैयार करने में समय बिताना न पड़े।

What do you dislike?

ज्यामितीय मॉडल को स्वीकार करने के लिए सॉफ्टवेयर प्राप्त करना मुश्किल हो सकता है। यह पहचानने के लिए समस्या है कि मॉडल में कौन से क्षेत्र गणना के लिए उपयोग किए जाते हैं यदि कोई जटिल ज्यामिति, खुली जगह, या गुहा है। यह मॉडल में समस्या क्षेत्रों की अपर्याप्त व्याख्या भी देता है। यह पता लगाना मुश्किल है कि चीजों को कहां बदलना चाहिए या वास्तव में किन गलतियों से निपटा जाना चाहिए।

Recommendations to others considering the product

अधिक जटिल अनुभागों के लिए, आप अधिक जटिल सॉफ़्टवेयर का उपयोग करके बेहतर हो सकते हैं।

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

हमने दौड़ वाहनों के लिए वायुगतिकीय भागों की प्रभावशीलता की प्रारंभिक समझ हासिल करने के लिए फ्लो सिमुलेशन का उपयोग किया है।

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SolidWorks Flow Simulation review by Sumit G.
Sumit G.
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"Easy to use - CFD package"

What do you like best?

The user interface is very easy to use. Anyone can learn to use it with the help of inbuilt tutorials in the software. Visualization is also very appealing

What do you dislike?

The results are not very accurate compared to other CAE packages like ANSYS Fluent. Meshing is also not very good. The results from Solidworks flow can be used as a first estimate for any design.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use it only if you want a rough evaluation of how your design and to get visuals for a presentation. For more complete analysis i recommend other CAE packages like Fluent.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

During my Formula SAE project we worked on the Solidworks Flow simulation to determine the drag of the bodyworks for the car and also the aeropackage

SolidWorks Flow Simulation review by User
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"Amazing software for simulation of the aerodynamics of a prototype"

What do you like best?

What I love about Solidworks flow simulation software, is that you can actually understand how is your design functioning, and work around it. We use it to build our car prototype for our university’s Supermileage group, and we could build the most competitive and efficient car prototype using the tools from the simulation and made it a dream come true!

What do you dislike?

The thing I dislike, is the steep learning curve of the software. You must practice, and you will probably have (initially) a lot of errors and can be very frustrating. However, once you get it, you can be unstoppable

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In our university group, we used the software to simulate how the air will go around the prototype and we could understand how to make it more aerodynamic. This way, when we built it, we already knew how the flow would affect the design and the performance on the competition we were going to

SolidWorks Flow Simulation review by User in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
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"Easy and fast"

What do you like best?

It is very easy to set up flow simulations and it takes less time to run. It is very useful to approximate flow properties and visualize the general fluid flow in and around 3d components.

What do you dislike?

Accuracy is not as good as dedicated cfd solvers. Has troubles with highly turbulent flows and with flow separation problems.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Fluid flow in and around luminaries and light poles. The major benefit is the ease of use as it can be used in conjunction with other Solidworks design modules. The solving times are short compared to other cfd tools I have used.

SolidWorks Flow Simulation review by Vrushank D.
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"Poor accuracy in results, little control over mesh "

What do you like best?

SW FS is very easy to learn to use and if you're designing parts in SW, the workflow pipeline to CFD becomes very simple

What do you dislike?

SW FS has given very strange results. Higher camber airfoils have shown to generate less downforce. SW FS also offers little control over mesh generation and options like spinning wheels/moving roads for automotive purposes lead to bad results.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

SW FS allows ease of use and application for CFD simulations. SW FS is good enough for low level fluid studies where accurate results arent as important.

SolidWorks Flow Simulation review by User
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"Go With The Flow"

What do you like best?

I cant say enough about how much this product has helped our company and every other company I have worked for. SolidWorks is the top of the line and without it we couldnt get any of our highly important projects done.

What do you dislike?

If there has to be one thing I dislike about this product it would be the price

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Flow Simulation

SolidWorks Flow Simulation review by User
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"Simulación de esfuerzos en equipos robotizados"

What do you like best?

La facilidad con la que con un modelo ya generado se adapta para iniciar las simulaciones de elementos finitos.

What do you dislike?

Lo menos intuitivo son las excesivas deformaciones visuales para elongaciones micrométricas

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Simulaciones de esfuerzos, cargas máximas soportadas por los equipos y dimensionamiento adecuado para los equipos

SolidWorks Flow Simulation review by User
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"Good for variety of applications"

What do you like best?

I like that the flow simulation accommodates a wide variety of flows, and allows a plethora of variables to be calculated.

What do you dislike?

Some simulations take a long, long time.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Allows us to predict how an object will “wear and tear” in real world conditions.

SolidWorks Flow Simulation review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Oil & Energy
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"It is very user friendly "

What do you like best?

The contraints are pretty easy to apply as compared to software like Ansys.

What do you dislike?

It cannot perform complex geometries accurately

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Oil and gas related equipments. It is user friendly

SolidWorks Flow Simulation review by User in Oil & Energy
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"Flow Sim Review"

What do you like best?

Easy to adjust mesh levels, not too complicated

What do you dislike?

Not the most accurate, hard to adjust fluid properties

Recommendations to others considering the product

Not accurate

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Making pretty images for customers

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