Simufact released Simufact Welding 7, the next version of its welding simulation software. Using solid shell elements, assemblies made of thin sheets can be calculated more quickly because the required number of elements in the model drops significantly. The parallel segment-to-segment calculation in the new solver allows faster and more efficient calculation of large models with many contact surfaces. The software introduces the “Thermal Cycle” simplified calculation method for resistance spot welding processes. Complex and large assemblies can be calculated in a shorter calculation time.