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What’s New in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2019: Post-Processing Tools

What's New in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2019

Written by: Shaun Bentley, Application Engineer

Flow Simulation Enhancements for 2019

Can you spot all the new enhancements shown in the image above?  Let’s break it down: 

Surface Parameters

Surface Parameters now let you section the model anywhere you want just like a Cut Plot. Notice that I have two subsections in the exhaust manifold. This new tool will allow you to show results on only the sections you care most about.

Surface Parameters

 

Integrals

What is this parameter called “PositiveFlow Area”?

PositiveFlow Area

I created this parameter using the new Integral capability in Custom Visualization Parameters.

Integrals in Flow Simulation

 

Logic

By entering in the formula below using the newly added Logic Statements, this parameter helps calculate the area of flow traveling in the negative Z direction. Now I can use this parameter to easily compare to other versions of my exhaust design and get the flow going in the right direction! 

Formulas and Logic in Flow Simulation