Introducing SolidWorks Plastics!

This new Simulation program brings easy-to-use injection molding simulation directly to the designers of plastic parts and injection molds.  SolidWorks Plastics simulates how melted plastic flows during the injection molding process to predict manufacturing-related defects on your parts.  Once defects are identified, they can be easily minimized or eliminated be making changes to the part design, mold design, plastics material, or processing parameters, to save energy, natural resources, time, and money.

SolidWorks Plastics works directly on your 3D model, so there are no translation issues.  You can make changes to your model and see the impact right away.  The state-of-the-art meshing system is powerful and fast, and covers a range of geometries, from thin-walled parts to very thick and solid parts.

SolidWorks Plastics is broken down into two levels:


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For plastics part designers, this level 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.
  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.

  Facilitates 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.

This level of SolidWorks Plastics 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 show size, enabling you to optimize feed system design and avoid costly mold rework.
  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 work.

  Optimize Feed System Design:

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.

  Assist With Project Estimates:

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.