SOLIDWORKS Plastics

SOLIDWORKS Plastics brings easy-to-use injection molding simulation directly to the designers of plastic parts and injection molds, as well as advanced CAE analysis. It simulates how melted plastic flows during the injection molding process to predict manufacturing-related defects on parts and molds. You can quickly evaluate manufacturability while you design, to eliminate costly mold rework, improve part quality, and accelerate time to market. A Results Adviser provides troubleshooting steps and practical design advice to help diagnose and avoid potential problems.

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Premium

Overview

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Premium includes everything in SOLIDWORKS Plastics Professional plus advanced simulation functionality that allows CAE analysts and mold designers to analyze mold cooling line layouts and predict molded part warpage. Users can design and analyze simple or complex mold cooling line layouts, optimize cooling system design to minimize cycle times and decrease manufacturing costs and optimize part and mold design, material selection and processing parameters to reduce or eliminate molded part warpage.


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Determine Part Warpage and Cooling Effects Accurately with SOLIDWORKS Plastics


SOLIDWORKS Plastics Premium Include

  • Cooling line analysis: Design and analyze simple or complex mold cooling line layouts
  • Reduce time and cost: Optimize cooling system design to minimize cycle times and decrease manufacturing costs
  • Improve overall process: Optimize part and mold design, material selection, and processing parameters to reduce or eliminate molded part warpage

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Professional

Overview

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Professional gives anyone who designs or builds injection molds an accurate, easy-to-use way to optimize them. You can quickly create and analyze single-cavity, multi-cavity, and family mold layouts, including sprues, runners, and gates. You can even balance runner systems and estimate cycle time, clamp tonnage, and shot size, enabling you to optimize feed system design and avoid costly mold rework.


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SOLIDWORKS Plastics Professional Include

  • Avoid Costly Mold Rework: SOLIDWORKS Plastics helps ensure molds will work right the first time to avoid multiple rounds of time-consuming, costly, and unnecessary rework.
  • Optimize Feed System: Analyze sprues, runners, and gates to balance runner systems; optimize gate type, size, and location; determine the best runner layout, size, and cross-sectional shape.
  • Estimate Cycle Time, Clamp Tonnage, and Shot Size: Enables mold designers and mold makers to quote tooling projects quickly and accurately; assists manufacturing teams to size the injection molding machine for a given mold, optimize injection molding cycle time, and reduce plastics material scrap.

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Standard

Overview

For plastics part designers, SOLIDWORKS Plastics Standard enables you to optimize parts for manufacturability in the early stages of design. Easy to learn and use, SOLIDWORKS Plastics Standard is fully embedded within the SOLIDWORKS CAD environment so you can analyze and modify designs at the same time you optimize for form, fit, and function.


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Simulate filling in SOLIDWORKS Plastics


SOLIDWORKS Plastics Standard Include

  • CAD Integrated: Fully embedded in the SOLIDWORKS environment so you can analyze and modify designs for manufacturability at the same time you optimize for form, fit, and function.
  • Easy to Learn and Use: Takes only minutes to learn and does not require extensive analysis or plastics expertise
  • Facilitated Design Team Communication: Web-based HTML reports make it fast and easy to communicate simulation results and design advice to all members of the design-to-manufacturing team.

Products Matrix
SOLIDWORKS PLASTICS STANDARD SOLIDWORKS PLASTICS PROFESSIONAL SOLIDWORKS PLASTICS PREMIUM
CAD INTEGRATION
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PLASTICS MATERIAL DATABASE
4000+ Commercial Plastics check-icon check-icon check-icon
Customizable check-icon check-icon check-icon
MESHING
Automatic check-icon check-icon check-icon
Boundary Mesh (shell) check-icon check-icon check-icon
Solid 3D Mesh check-icon check-icon check-icon
Global Mesh Refinement check-icon check-icon check-icon
Local Mesh Refinement check-icon check-icon check-icon
SIMULATION CAPABILITIES
Filling Phase (1st stage injection) check-icon check-icon check-icon
Packing Phase (2nd stage injection) check-icon check-icon
Automatic Gate Location(s) check-icon check-icon check-icon
Instantaneous Fill Time Plot check-icon check-icon check-icon
Runner Balancing check-icon check-icon
Sink Mark Analysis check-icon check-icon check-icon
MOLD GEOMETRY SUPPORT
Runner Design Wizard check-icon check-icon
Sprues and Runners check-icon check-icon
Hot & Cold Runners check-icon check-icon
Multi-Cavity Molds check-icon check-icon
Family Molds check-icon check-icon
Cooling Lines check-icon
Baffles & Bubblers check-icon
Conformal Cooling Channels check-icon
Mold Inserts check-icon
ADVANCED SIMULATION CAPABILITIES
Co-Injection check-icon check-icon
Multi-Shot check-icon check-icon
Insert Overmolding check-icon check-icon
Gas-Assist check-icon check-icon
Fiber Analysis check-icon check-icon
Reaction Injection Molding (RIM; Thermosets) check-icon check-icon
Birefringence check-icon check-icon
Valve Gate (sequential injection) check-icon check-icon
Cooling Line Analysis check-icon
Conformal Cooling Analysis check-icon
Warpage Analysis check-icon
RESULTS
Fill Time check-icon check-icon check-icon
Ease of Fill check-icon check-icon check-icon
Results Advisor check-icon check-icon check-icon
Pressure at End of Fill check-icon check-icon check-icon
Flow Front Temperature check-icon check-icon check-icon
Temperature at End of Fill check-icon check-icon check-icon
Shear Stress check-icon check-icon check-icon
Shear Rate check-icon check-icon check-icon
Cooling Time check-icon check-icon check-icon
Weld Lines check-icon check-icon check-icon
Air Traps check-icon check-icon check-icon
Sink Marks check-icon check-icon check-icon
Sink Marks Profiles check-icon
Frozen Layer Fraction at End of Fill check-icon check-icon check-icon
Velocity Vectors check-icon check-icon check-icon
Clamp Force check-icon check-icon check-icon
Cycle Time check-icon check-icon check-icon
Volumetric Shrinkage check-icon check-icon
Part Cooling Time check-icon
Part Temperature at End of Cooling check-icon
Mold Temperature at Cooling End check-icon
Displacement due to Residual Stress check-icon
Displacement due to Total Residual Stress check-icon
Displacement due to In-Mold Residual Stress check-icon
Displacement due to Thermal Stress (after ejection) check-icon
REPORT GENERATION
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