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Easily create more accurate submodel studies for specific areas within your design that automatically utilize loads and boundary conditions applied to the full 3D model using SolidWorks Simulation submodel analysis.
Submodeling Study Overview
Submodeling is based on the St. Venant's principle which states that the stresses reasonably distant from an applied load on a boundary are not significantly altered if this load is changed to a statically equivalent load. The innovative Submodeling study technique of SolidWorks Simulation enables you to accurately test large and complex 3D models by performing precise simulation analysis for specific areas of interest faster and more efficiently.
To determine the stresses and deformations on these parts, you can:
- Refine the mesh for a selected portion of the model and rerun the analysis only for the submodel, saving computation time as well as improving the accuracy of the simulation
- Add new connectors, such as bolt connectors, between parts of the submodel