Solid Edge Simulation Data Sheet

Data Sheet

Solid Edge Simulation Data Sheet

Embedded finite element analysis for design engineers

Solid Edge Simulation is an easy-to-use, built-in finite element analysis tool that enables design engineers to digitally validate part and assembly designs within the Solid Edge environment. Based on proven Femap™ finite element modeling technology, Solid Edge Simulation reduces the need for physical prototypes, thereby reducing your material and testing costs, while saving valuable design time.

Key benefits of Solid Edge Simulation:

  • Reduce the need for costly prototypes with virtual testing
  • Get your product to market faster with reduced physical testing
  • Innovate more by experimenting with your design virtually
  • Reduce recalls by finding out if your product fails before it reaches the customer
  • Optimize material usage and minimize product weight
  • Execute redesigns faster with synchronous technology


Designed for design engineers

This optional, built-in Solid Edge application uses the same underlying geometry and user interface as all Solid Edge applications. Solid Edge Simulation is easy enough for any Solid Edge user who has a fundamental understanding of FEA principles, yet robust enough to service most of your analysis needs. By enabling engineers to perform their own simulation, more analysis gets done in less time − improving quality, reducing material costs and minimizing the need for physical prototypes − without incurring the high costs of outsourced analysis.

The layout of the user interface is designed to guide the user through the whole analysis process, with on-hand help if required, which makes it easy to learn initially, and revisit if necessary.

Automatic finite element model creation

You can create and refine finite element meshes where required to improve accuracy of results. Solid Edge Simulation supports solid meshes (using tetrahedral elements), two-dimensional shell element meshes on mid-surfaced sheet structures, hybrid models that contain both 2D shell and 3D solid elements, as well as 1D beam elements for frame structures.

Prior to creating a finite element model, Solid Edge uses synchronous technology, with its ability to make history-free model changes, to help you prepare and simplify the geometry model quickly and easily.