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Part failure detection

Question asked by David Dearing on Mar 3, 2014
Latest reply on Mar 4, 2014 by Jared Conway

Hello guys, I've been using simulation for a while, but in a very limited way.  I design a part, assign it a material, apply the load, check the results against the material properties to make sure it hasn't failed, and move on.  My client wants to know how much force his part can take before it fails.  Is there any way to do that OTHER than just increasing the force over and over until the resultant stress is greater than the material's property allows?  In other words, is there a way that Solidworks will automatically determine the force required to make the part fail?