FEA Made Simple


Leverage Your FEA Studies!

While the SOLIDWORKS 2021: FEA Made Simple course is an advanced course it’s easy to use. So beginner and advanced users can easily learn from this course. It uses FEA found in SOLIDWORKS Premium.

It also uses simple math. You’ll learn tricks and see examples of how to check the accuracy of FEA studies. Fundamental stress analysis concepts are used to do this, as well as simple procedures you can easily master. Everything is explained in detail so that you can gain confidence in your work.

Confidence in FEA study results is really what this is all about. First you need to know how to setup studies and you need to know how to predict the results. When the results match your prediction you’re confident in the work you’ve done.

It’s a little like using a calculator. If you enter 5+7 you can predict the output will be a little over 10. If the output is 35 you know something went wrong. In fact, knowing how the calculator works you can assume you typed the multiplication key instead of the plus key. You also know about multiplication, and 5X7 is 35. So you can feel confident that you mistakenly typed the multiplication key.

When working with SolidWorks FEA you do the same thing. You don’t use precise math. You use simple math. “The answer is going to be a little over 10.” Let SolidWorks do the heavy lifting and when you get an answer like 12 you can feel confident about the results.

Obviously there’s a little more to it, but this is the general idea. You just need to learn the basics about stress analysis along with a few simple math tricks and you can unlock the power of SolidWorks FEA.

The SOLIDWORKS 2021: FEA Made Simple course has over 4.3 hours of video instruction. It typically takes about a week to complete.

49 Lessons (Listed Below)
4.3 Hours

The SOLIDWORKS 2021 courses above install on your computer and never expire. Purchase it one time and have the training for life.

You can also purchase a subscription to our SOLIDWORKS Online Training. This training can be accessed from your phone, tablet, or computer. It also expires when your subscription ends.  Subscriptions are not auto-renewed. We will send you a reminder when it’s about to expire.

FEA Made Simple

Permanent license installs on your computer

FEA Made Simple
Download + USB

Permanent license installs on your computer

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SOLIDWORKS 2021: FEA Made Simple

Simulation Setup
Basic Static Simulation
Basic Static Study Results
Normal Stress
Shear and Normal Stresses
Principal Stress Intro
Simulation Number Types
Mohr’s Circle
Coordinate Systems
Principal Stresses
Von Mises Stress
Normal vs Von Mises
Calculating Bending Stress
Equivalent Moments and Forces
Couples and Moments
Common Sense Deduction
Torsion and Shear
Combined Loads and Stresses
Point vs Area Loads
Hand vs FEA Calculations
Separate Bending and Torsion
Iso Clipping
Mesh Elements

Second Order Elements
Mesh Controls
Automatic Mesh Transitions
Curvature Based Meshes
Beam Slenderness Ratio
Understand Direction 1 2
Beam Analysis
Profile Stresses
Tapered Beams
Tapered Beam Elements
Introduction to Trusses
Method of Joints
Force Propagation
Constraining Trusses
Truss Study Details
Fixing Truss Joints
Solving Short Beam Problems
Fixing Unstable Models
Shell Elements
Convert Solid to Shell
Shell Study Details
Design by Displacement
Factor of Safety