SimSolid is the game-changing simulation technology for designers, engineers, and analysts. It eliminates geometry preparation and meshing: the two most time-consuming, expertise-extensive, and error-prone tasks performed in a conventional structural simulation.

Multiple design scenarios can be simulated quickly under real-life conditions. Early CAD models, in any common format, can be used. SimSolid tolerance of imprecise geometry means that, unlike CAD-embedded simulation tools, there is no need to simplify complex geometries before analyzing designs.

SimSolid supports all typical connections (bolt/nut, bonded, welds, rivets, sliding) and analysis of linear static, modal, thermal properties, along with more complex coupled, nonlinear, transient dynamic effects. Providing the simulation power to help quicker engineering decisions, it aids development of quality products faster to beat competitors to market.

Check out all the features of Altair Simsolid

Why SimSolid?

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Eliminate Geometry Simplification

Seamlessly perform accurate linear and nonlinear structural, thermal, and computational fluid dynamics analyses locally or in the cloud.

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Analyze Complex and Large Assemblies

Highly efficient feature recognition algorithms, process-oriented automation templates, and an intuitive GUI dramatically speed up the model build phase.

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Get Results in Seconds to Minutes

Geometry modifications, part variants, and assembly updates are easily managed via the bi-directional CAD coupling.

Key Features

Available Solutions

Linear statics, modal, stress linearization, thermal, coupled thermal-stress, nonlinear statics (contact, material and geometrical), fatigue analysis, linear superpositioning, linear dynamics (time, frequency, and random response)

Materials 

Isotropic, Elasto-plastic, Orthotropic, Rigid parts and liquid bodies

Supported Connections

Bonded, sliding and separating with friction, bolts, virtual connectors, welds (spot, laser, and fillet), rivets, adhesives, joints, and bushing

Boundary Conditions

 

Immovable, sliding, hinge, force, pressure, gravity, thermal, inertial loads, inertia relief, bolt/nut tightening, hydrostatic, bearing, volumetric expansion and shrinkage, distributed and remote mass, and remote loads

CAD Connectivity

Reads all common CAD/PLM file formats including: CATIA, NX, PTC/Creo, Inventor, Fusion 360, SOLIDWORKS, JT, STEP, VDA, Parasolid, ACIS, PLMXML, CGR, STL. Direct data integration to Onshape and Teamcenter.

Result Types

Contour plots with displacements, stress & strains, deformed shape animation, max/min labels, point probes, XY plots, reaction/contact forces, bolt/nut forces, spot weld forces, frequencies and mode shapes, modal participation factors, safety factors