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IronCAD and SolidWorks Comparison Chart. Part 3/3: Design Validation Capabilities

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  • IronCAD Draft
  • IronCAD
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IronCAD and SolidWorks Comparison Chart. Part 3/3: Design Validation Capabilities

IronCAD and SolidWorks Comparison Chart. Part 1/3: Mechanical CAD Capabilities

IronCAD and SolidWorks Comparison Chart. Part 2/3: Data Management Capabilities

Answer

IronCAD vs SolidWorks Comparison

Part 3/3: Design Validation Capabilities

This table shows the Design Validation Capabilities differences between IronCAD and SolidWorks

  SolidWorks
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SolidWorks
Premium
SolidWorks
Enterprise PDM
IronCAD
Assembly Simulation

Study the interactions of assembly components onscreen, before incurring the costs of physical prototypes. Accurately simulate static or dynamic loads to evaluate your design's performance under stress, strain, and displacement.

  SolidWorks
Professional
SolidWorks
Premium
SolidWorks
Enterprise PDM
IronCAD
Fully-Integrated Mechanism Simulation

Apply a wide variety of physics-based models to simulate real-world operating conditions for your design. Check for colliding parts. Output numerical and graphic data of the results, as well as animations of your tests.

  SolidWorks
Professional
SolidWorks
Premium
SolidWorks
Enterprise PDM
IronCAD
Simulated Welded Structures ?

Ensure your welded structures perform at peak operating conditions. Apply pressure, forces, and bearing loads. Then use powerful visualization tools like sections plots, iso- clipping, and animation to review the response of either the full assembly or only certain parts.

  SolidWorks
Professional
SolidWorks
Premium
SolidWorks
Enterprise PDM
IronCAD
Product Failure Prediction

Save the time and cost of prototyping AND create safer, more durable products. Predict structural failure thresholds due to yielding, overheating, buckling, and fatigue. Evaluate failure of both common materials as well as more advanced materials such as plastics, elastomers, and layered composites.

  SolidWorks
Professional
SolidWorks
Premium
SolidWorks
Enterprise PDM
IronCAD
Compare and Optimize Alternatives

Determine the best design option by comparing strengths, life, cost, and weight. Perform all comparisons and design modifications within the SolidWorks environment.

Can be achieved via custom properties assignment to parts/assemblies.

  SolidWorks
Professional
SolidWorks
Premium
SolidWorks
Enterprise PDM
IronCAD
Simulate Natural Frequencies ?

Predict and control your products natural modes of vibration to avoid potentially damaging resonant frequencies. Study the effects of both loads and material choices on your products performance.

  SolidWorks
Professional
SolidWorks
Premium
SolidWorks
Enterprise PDM
IronCAD
Predict Buckling or Collapes ?

Virtually apply forces, pressure, gravity, and centrifugal forces to your designs to determine maximum loads before buckling. Study the effects of various materials as well as isotopic and orthotropic factors.

  SolidWorks
Professional
SolidWorks
Premium
SolidWorks
Enterprise PDM
IronCAD
Simulate Heating or Cooling

Thermal analysis capabilities enable you to easily study heat effects on your designs. Simulate thermal boundary conditions, fluid flow, thermal-structural interactions, and radiation effects in high-temperature applications.

  SolidWorks
Professional
SolidWorks
Premium
SolidWorks
Enterprise PDM
IronCAD
Simulate Drop Test or Prod. Failure ?

Save time and cost by reducing the number of physical tests. SolidWorks gives you integrated capabilities for detailed drop-test simulation. Define drop height, surface, and orientation. Perform realistic collision simulation between parts or assemblies. Visualize resulting contact, deflection, and even part-part separation.

  SolidWorks
Professional
SolidWorks
Premium
SolidWorks
Enterprise PDM
IronCAD
Fluid Flow Simulation

Study the flow of liquids (including non-Newtonian liquids such as toothpaste, slurry, and blood) and gasses inside and around your designs. Examine the performance of electronic component cooling systems, valves and regulators, drug delivery systems, turbo machinery, and moving objects.

 

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