Hello all -

We have a need to model & simulate a design and was wondering if SW has the capability. To date, no firm or package (that we can afford) has been able to do this.

For simplicity I'd ask you visit our website to get an idea of what we're trying to model; basically a 'piston' traveling helically around a torus.

We first need to insert the constraints, then analyize for interference/fit.

Assuming we get past this the next steps would be FEA and CFD.

Any thoughts are greatly appreciated!

- JR -

I'm assuming first that you would like to simulate the motion. You can do this in SolidWorks Premium with either the Animation, Basic Motion or Motion Analysis capabilities to handle what you need. See this post Solvers used for Animation, Basic Motion & Motion Analysis

For the FEA or CFD, that might be a challenge depending on what you are trying to garner from the results.