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

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