Predict and avoid manufacturing defects during the earliest stages of plastics part and injection mold design using SolidWorks Plastics simulation software
SolidWorks Plastics brings easy-to-use injection molding simulation directly to the designers of plastic parts and injection molds. 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 solve potential problems.
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 analyse and modify designs at the same time you optimize for form, fit, and function.
SolidWorks Plastics Professional gives anyone who designs or builds injection molds an accurate, easy-to-use way to optimise them. You can quickly create and analyse 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 optimise feed system design and avoid costly mold rework.
SolidWorks Plastics Premium includes everything in SolidWorks Plastics Professional plus advanced simulation functionality that allows CAE analysts and mold designers to analyse mold cooling line layouts and predict molded part warpage. Users can design and analyse simple or complex mold cooling line layouts, optimise cooling system design to minimize cycle times and decrease manufacturing costs and optimise part and mold design, material selection and processing parameters to reduce or eliminate molded part warpage.