Tutorial - Beam calculator in SolidWorks?


The Beam Calculator dialog box performs deflection and stress calculations on structural steel cross sections.

  1. Step 1:

    Start SolidWorks.

  2. Step 2:

    Tools >> Addins.

  3. Step 3:

    Enable SolidWorks toolbox browser. Click OK.

  4. Step 4:

    Click Beam calculator in Office products tab.

  5. Step 5:

    The beam calculator dialogue box will appear. Change units to Metric.

  6. Step 6:

    Click beam and select the type of beam.

  7. Step 7:

    Enter the length and load & click Solve.

  8. Step 8:

    It will calculate the deflection.

  9. Step 9:

    Change type of caluclation to stress. And then select the type of beam and enter the value of load and length to calculate the stress.


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