SOLIDWORKS Plastics Standard
Which SOLIDWORKS Plastics package is right for you?
Why choose SOLIDWORKS Plastics Standard?
Predict and avoid manufacturing defects in plastic part and injection mold designs, eliminating costly rework, improving part quality, and decreasing time to market.
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 Standard Features
SOLIDWORKS Plastics is fully embedded in SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD for ease of use and data integrity. Using the same user interface (UI) as SOLIDWORKS in toolbars, menus, and context-sensitive right-click menus ensures rapid familiarization. Built-in tutorials and searchable online help aid learning and troubleshooting.
SOLIDWORKS Plastics supports SOLIDWORKS materials and configurations for easy analysis of multiple loads and product configurations.
With 4,000+ commercial thermoplastic grades, you can browse and select the desired from the customizable built-in material library.
SOLIDWORKS Plastics includes these meshing features:
Wizard for mesh generation and analysis setup
Local Mesh Refinement
Global Mesh Refinement
Boundary Mesh (Shell)
Solid 3D mesh
The 3D Solver benefits from a multi-core CPU (multiple threads)
Predicts how material fills the cavity. Results include distributions of pressure and temperature within the cavity, and detection of potential short shots and weld lines.
Predicts the plastic flow pattern through the cavity at the end of fill.
Predicts the depth of sink marks after the part has been ejected and cooled to room temperature.
Results can be exported to eDrawing®
Time needed to fill the whole mold.
Displays the quality of the injection process with ‘confidence of fill’ legend.
User assistant for interpreting results.
Displays the maximum pressure to fill the cavity.
Displays the melt front temperature history.
Displays the Cavity Temperature field at the end of fill.
Displays the shear rate reached at the end of fill to check the injection process quality.
Estimates cooling time at fill time analysis.
Displays weld lines formed at locations of the part where two (or multiple) melt fronts meet.
Shows the location where high pressure air may be trapped inside the cavity.
Displays the location of sink marks.
Displays the fraction of frozen material into the part at end of fill.
Displays the minimum clamp force for the current injection process.
Displays the cycle time for the current injection process.