Important Information – Simulation Thermal

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2016 SP4.0 Error, SPR978380

It has come to our attention that SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2016 SP4 has an issue that results in inaccurate Heat Power values.

This issue will be present when using “List Heat Power” values in 2016 SP4 ONLY.

If you are using 2016 SP4.0, you may manually convert this value by multiplying your Heat Powervalue by 4184 (the conversion factor from KCal/s to Watts).

Please note that in versions previous to SP4, the value will be correct; however, the units will display in Kcal/s regardless of the selected units. This is also being addressed.

This is reported as a critical issue and will be fixed as soon as possible.

This issue can be tracked as SPR 978380.

Thank you for your understanding, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.