Update to Create Better-Looking Simulation Plots

Plot customization for Simulation Update.

In April 2015, I wrote a blog post on how to overlay your SOLIDWORKS Simulation Plots onto a rendered image of your assembly.

Now that you read it forget it and upgrade to SOLIDWORKS 2017. There is a new feature in 2017 named “Simulation Display.” This allows you to view your simulation results in the context of the overall assembly.

With PhotoView 360, you can view the static results, animate, overlay, and even render!

So the very manual (and, let’s face it, crude) method I wrote about is now obsolete. My theory is that the SOLIDWORKS developers read my blog and implemented a solution! So, next time you have to present your simulation results, check out the new features in SOLIDWORKS 2017. You will be pleasantly surprised, as will the people you are presenting to!

If you want more information on how to set up these engaging visuals, give us a call. Be sure to subscribe to our Tech Tip videos, as I will soon release a Tip on setting this up.

Thanks for reading, and as always, Happy Simulating!