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 Packages

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Matrix/

CAD INTEGRATIONSOLIDWORKS PLASTICS STANDARDSOLIDWORKS PLASTICS PROFESSIONALSOLIDWORKS PLASTICS PREMIUM
SOLIDWORKS Native File Support
Associative with SOLIDWORKS
SOLIDWORKS-embedded

PLASTICS MATERIAL DATABASESOLIDWORKS PLASTICS STANDARDSOLIDWORKS PLASTICS PROFESSIONALSOLIDWORKS PLASTICS PREMIUM
4000+ Commercial Plastics
Customizable

GENERALSOLIDWORKS PLASTICS STANDARDSOLIDWORKS PLASTICS PROFESSIONALSOLIDWORKS PLASTICS PREMIUM
Wizard for mesh generation and analysis setup

MESHINGSOLIDWORKS PLASTICS STANDARDSOLIDWORKS PLASTICS PROFESSIONALSOLIDWORKS PLASTICS PREMIUM
Automatic
Boundary Mesh (shell)
Solid 3D Mesh
Global Mesh Refinement
Local Mesh Refinement

SIMULATION CAPABILITIESSOLIDWORKS PLASTICS STANDARDSOLIDWORKS PLASTICS PROFESSIONALSOLIDWORKS PLASTICS PREMIUM
Filling Phase (1st stage injection)
Packing Phase (2nd stage injection)
Automatic Gate Location(s)
Instantaneous Fill Time Plot
Runner Balancing
Sink Mark Analysis

MOLD GEOMETRY SUPPORT   
Runner Design Wizard
Sprues and Runners
Hot & Cold Runners
Multi-Cavity Molds
Family Molds
Cooling Lines
Baffles & Bubblers
Conformal Cooling Channels
Mold Inserts

ANALYSIS TYPESSOLIDWORKS PLASTICS STANDARDSOLIDWORKS PLASTICS PROFESSIONALSOLIDWORKS PLASTICS PREMIUM
Plastics filling analysis
Gate location analysis
Sink marks prediction
Cooling quality analysis
Runner Balancing Analysis
Packing Analysis
Part Mass vs. Time
Automatic Packing Time

ADVANCED SIMULATION CAPABILITIESSOLIDWORKS PLASTICS STANDARDSOLIDWORKS PLASTICS PROFESSIONALSOLIDWORKS PLASTICS PREMIUM
Co-Injection
Multi-Shot
Insert Overmolding
Gas-Assist
Fiber Analysis
Reaction Injection Molding (RIM; Thermosets)
Birefringence
Valve Gates (sequential injection)
Automatic Valve Gates opening times
Cooling Line Analysis
Conformal Cooling Analysis
Warpage Analysis

RESULTSSOLIDWORKS PLASTICS STANDARDSOLIDWORKS PLASTICS PROFESSIONALSOLIDWORKS PLASTICS PREMIUM
eDrawings Support
Fill Time
Ease of Fill
Results Advisor
Nominal Wall Thickness Adviser
Pressure at End of Fill
Flow Front Temperature
Temperature at End of Fill
Shear Stress
Shear Rate
Cooling Time
Weld Lines
Air Traps
Sink Marks
Sink Mark Profiles
Frozen Layer Fraction at End of Fill
Velocity Vectors
Clamp Force
Cycle Time
Volumetric Shrinkage
Mold Temperature at Cooling End
Displacement due to Residual Stress
Mold Temperature at Cooling End
Displacement due to Residual Stress
Exports STL, NASTRAN
Export with mechanical properties ABAQUS, ANSYS, DigiMat

LANGUAGE SUPPORTSOLIDWORKS PLASTICS STANDARDSOLIDWORKS PLASTICS PROFESSIONALSOLIDWORKS PLASTICS PREMIUM
English
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
German
Korean
French
Japanese
Italian
Russian
Spanish

COMPUTINGSOLIDWORKS PLASTICS STANDARDSOLIDWORKS PLASTICS PROFESSIONALSOLIDWORKS PLASTICS PREMIUM
Parallel computing (multi-core)

REPORT GENERATIONSOLIDWORKS PLASTICS STANDARDSOLIDWORKS PLASTICS PROFESSIONALSOLIDWORKS PLASTICS PREMIUM
Microsoft® Word
Microsoft® PowerPoint
HTML