Onshape Simulation supports linear static and modal analyses - the most fundamental tools in a structural analyst's toolbox. Expert mechanical guidance is now available for you to use early and often in the design process.
Design better products faster as you interactively visualize stress, deformation, and natural frequencies to ensure designs meet their factors of safety and avoid mechanical resonance.
Onshape delivers simulation in the assembly environment, so you can easily simulate full assemblies, not just parts. Assembly mates – such as fastened, revolute, slider and more – automatically translate into simulation kinematics, dramatically simplifying your FEA analysis while ensuring an accurate physical representation of your assembly.
Onshape Simulation is easy and efficient for full assembly analysis and does not require defeaturing or meshing. You can apply loads and constraints directly to either full parts or individual part faces.
Seamlessly switch between visualizing stress analysis results and editing your part in the context of your CAD assembly allowing you to iterate quickly with informed mechanical guidance.
As part of your Onshape Document, simulations are version controlled with built-in product data management (PDM) and can be securely shared instantly with other users for better collaboration and better decisions.
Onshape Simulation is a unique, proprietary, and cloud-native approach to finite element analysis (FEA), offering designers the ability to perform and share structural analysis from any web browser, anytime and anywhere.
Simulations are part of your Onshape Document, making it easy to leverage high-performance cloud computing for fast and interactive FEA – without leaving your design environment or requiring any specialized hardware.
When it comes to agile product development, only Onshape has the technology and tools to support rapid simulation for interactive and iterative assembly design. Simulation works with configurations, branching and merging, and Onshape’s built-in PDM. Explore these Tech Tips to learn more about Onshape’s unique assembly-focused design environment.
Onshape Simulation supports structural linear static and modal analyses - offering stress, strain, natural frequency, and mode shape calculations. These tools help guide designers in determining where mechanical failure will occur, either under static or dynamic loading, and where excess material weight can be trimmed.
Onshape Simulation helps to automate the analysis setup based on the existing status of Assembly Mates, which determine the physical relationship between assembly components (such as fixed, slider or revolute). Onshape Simulation also delivers visual feedback to the user on an assembly's rigidity, helping to identify where a model is constrained and the degrees of freedom.
Onshape Simulation does perform finite element analysis, though the approach and implementation are unique to our proprietary technology.
Onshape Simulation is built into Onshape, so simulation occurs using the assembly you already know how to create. Onshape Simulation is not a separate, abstracted or simplified finite element analysis model. Onshape Simulation is interactive and adaptive, using cloud computing to give users very fast visual previews of an assembly's behavior while still running to refine the analysis for accurate results.