1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 17, 2010 1:42 PM by Deepak Gupta

    Symmetric Assembly Simulation

    Scott Pratt

      Hello All,

      I am new to SolidWorks Simulation and I have a quick question. I would like to perform an analysis on an assembly that is symmetric about the Right & Top planes. I know that Simulation can do this type of analysis and it would be a preferred method since it'll make the calculations simpler. What is the best method to divide up my assembly into a fourth? Do I just create a sketch that encloses the three quarters of the assembly I don't want and cut it out? Thoughts? Thanks.



        • Re: Symmetric Assembly Simulation
          Deepak Gupta
          Scott, you are right in going for the using Symmetric in simulation. And it can be used for for both part and assembly. The idea is to have simulation finished in lesser time hence saving lot of resources. So depending on the need and geometry,  you can go for 1/2 or 1/4 of the assembly and cut extrude remaining 1/2 or 3/4. Just make sure you apply Symmetry condition properly.