SOLIDWORKS® Plastics delivers easy-to-use simulation for analyzing plastic parts and injection molds. It simulates how melted plastic flows during the injection molding process to predict manufacturing-related defects so you can quickly evaluate part 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 solve potential problems.
Which SOLIDWORKS Plastics package is right for you?
SOLIDWORKS Plastics Standard
Ensure parts are manufactureable during the design process. Easy to learn and use, SOLIDWORKS Plastics Standard is fully embedded within SOLIDWORKS CAD so you can analyze and modify part designs at the same time you optimize for form, fit, and function.
SOLIDWORKS Plastics Professional
For plastics part designers, SolidWorks Plastics Professional enables you to optimize parts for manufacturability in the early stages of design. Easy to learn and use, SolidWorks Plastics Professional 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.
SolidWorks Plastics Premium
SolidWorks Plastics Premium 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.
|SOLIDWORKS Plastics Standard||SOLIDWORKS Plastics Professional||SOLIDWORKS Plastics Premium|
|Ease of Use|
|Design Data Reuse|
|Parallel Computing (Multi-Core)|
|Filling Phase (1st Stage Injection)|
|Automatic Gate Location(s)|
|Instantaneous Fill Time Plot|
|Sink Mark Analysis|
|Ease of Fill|
|Nominal Wall Thickness Adviser|
|Pressure at End of Fill|
|Flow Front Temperature|
|Temperature at End of Fill|
|Frozen Layer Fraction at End of Fill|
|Packing Phase (2nd Stage Injection)|
|Runner Design Wizard|
|Sprues and Runners|
|Hot & Cold Runners|
|Density at End of Pack|
|Exports STL, NASTRAN|
|Export with Mechanical Properties ABAQUS®, ANSYS, DigiMat®|
|Baffles & Bubblers|
|Conformal Cooling Channels|
|Runner Domain Category|
|Sink Mark Profiles|
|Mold Temperature at Cooling End|
|Displacement Due to Residual Stress|