Solid Edge Simulation is a built-in finite element analysis (FEA) tool for design engineers to digitally validate part and assembly designs within Solid Edge.

Based on proven Femap finite element modeling and NX Nastran solver technology, Solid Edge Simulation significantly reduces the need for physical prototypes, which lowers your material and testing costs, and saves design time.

With Solid Edge Simulation you can create finite element models for solid and sheet metal structures automatically, as well as make adjustments to refine the mesh to improve accuracy of the results. For assemblies, Solid Edge Simulation offers automatic contact detection and sets up realistic component interaction, including iterative linear and glued contact.

With Solid Edge Simulation you can investigate static analyses, determine the natural frequencies of the structure, and find out if it can withstand expected loading conditions without buckling. You can also perform heat transfer and design optimization analyses. If your analysis needs go beyond the functions in Solid Edge Simulation, then you can easily transfer your design and modeling data into the advanced Femap FE modeling and analysis environment.

Interpret and understand the resulting model behavior quickly with the comprehensive graphical post-processing tools in Solid Edge Simulation. If the results show that a design refinement is needed, then you can use Solid Edge’s Synchronous Technology to make the required model changes quickly and easily.

Solid Edge Simulation Express offers you an entry into embedded simulation. Included in Solid Edge Classic, Solid Edge Simulation Express provides a first pass simulation of individual solid or sheet metal components for statics and modal analyses. Like Solid Edge Simulation, it is based on the proven Femap modeling technology and uses the industry-standard NX Nastran solver.