SOLIDWORKS Plastics

Plastic parts and injection mold simulation software

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Solutions

SOLIDWORKS® Plastics makes it easy for companies that design plastic parts or injection molds to predict and avoid manufacturing defects during the earliest stages of design, eliminating costly rework, improving quality, and accelerating time-to-market.

Intuitive workflow and design advice

SOLIDWORKS Plastics works directly on your 3D model, avoiding translation issues. You see the impact of design changes right away. Powerful and fast state-of-the-art meshing covers geometries from thin-walled parts to very thick and solid parts.

An intuitive interface leads you step by step. Guided analysis, intelligent defaults, and automated processes ensure correct setup, even if you rarely use simulation tools. The SOLIDWORKS Plastics material database contains thousands of commercial plastics and is fully customizable.

Part designers get rapid feedback on how modifications to wall thickness, gate locations, materials, or geometry can effect the manufacturing of their part, while mold designers can quickly optimize multicavity and family mold layouts and feed systems—including sprues, runners, and gates.

Capabilities

SOLIDWORKS Plastics provides technical insights to engineers during the design process so they can innovate while reducing costs and time to market.

Thin Walled Part Analysis
Optimize Plastic Part Production

SOLIDWORKS Plastics products can be used to optimize part wall thickness, gate locations, and runner system size and layout to ensure the mold works right the first time, reducing or eliminating the need for rework.

Scrap Reduction

SOLIDWORKS Plastics makes it easy to analyze design iterations at the earliest stages of product development—when the cost of change is least and the impact on manufacturability is greatest—increasing part quality and minimizing production scrap rates.

Reduce time to market

SOLIDWORKS Plastics helps to predict and avoid potential manufacturing defects before any mold tooling is cut, virtually eliminating the need for time-consuming and costly mold rework and ensuring project deadlines and ship dates are met on time and within budget.

Collaborate and Report

SOLIDWORKS Plastics provides automated report generation tools that facilitate the sharing and interpretation of simulation results, allowing increased collaboration among extended development teams.

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SOLIDWORKS Plastics Packages

Optimize your plastic part design process with a suite of easy-to-use solutions

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Standard

Intuitive simulation software designed specifically for Plastic Part Designers

The most cost-effective time to optimize plastic parts for manufacturability is during the initial stages of product design. Skipping this step often leads to an inefficient mold design with an extremely narrow “good parts” processing window, resulting in high reject rates and time-to-market delays.

  • CAD-integrated: fully embedded in the SOLIDWORKS 3D design environment so you can analyze and modify designs for manufacturability while 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 design team 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
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SOLIDWORKS Plastics Professional

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Professional

Intuitive simulation software designed specifically for Mold Designers and Mold Makers

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Professional gives designers or builders of injection molds an accurate, easy-to-use way to optimize them. Quickly create and analyze single, multicavity, and family mold layouts.

  • Avoid costly mold rework: ensure molds will work right the first time to avoid time-consuming, costly, and unnecessary rework
  • Optimize feed system design: analyze sprues, runners, and gates to balance runner systems; optimize gate type, size, and location; and determine the best runner layout, size, and cross-sectional shape
  • Estimate cycle time, clamp tonnage, and shot size: quote tooling projects quickly and accurately; size the injection molding machine for a given mold; optimize cycle time, and reduce plastics material scrap

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Premium

Advanced plastic part simulation

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Premium includes everything in SOLIDWORKS Plastics Professional plus advanced simulation functionality that allows users to analyze mold cooling line layouts and predict molded part warpage.

  • Cooling line analysis: Design and analyze simple or complex mold cooling line layouts
  • Reduce time and cost: Optimize cooling system design to minimize cycle times and decrease manufacturing costs
  • Improve overall process: Optimize part and mold design, material selection, and processing parameters to reduce or eliminate molded part warpage
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SOLIDWORKS Plastics Benefits

Handle your design changes in the early stages of product development

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The cost of change

While the cost of making changes is low in the early stages of product development, the impact is highest. The sooner you can optimize your plastic parts and injection molds for manufacturability, the better.

The challenge in plastics part production is determining how your part or mold design impacts manufacturing and how manufacturing will impact your design, and then communicating that information early and often throughoutthe design-to-manufacturing process.

SOLIDWORKS Plastics gives you the tools to quickly identify potential problems so you can make changes early in the design process.

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Training

Learn how to create plastic parts and optimize them

Training Course

SOLIDWORKS Plastics

Training Course

SOLIDWORKS Mold Design

Training Course / Training Passport

SOLIDWORKS Advanced Part Modeling

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Technical Support

With SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service, you have access to extensive help from our SOLIDWORKS experts. Which will enhance your software investment and guide you through development challenges.

Benefits
  • Live Technical Support from our certified support team.
  • Remote Support to solve your technical issue right on your machine.
  • Regular Communication of software updates and technical tips and tricks.
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Upgrades & Resources

Enjoy the latest version of your software and direct access to a comprehensive library of drawings, parts, assemblies, and features contributed by users around the globe.

Advantages
  • Automatic Upgrades to the most Up-to-date Version of your SOLIDWORKS software.
  • FREE access to the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal for Macros, Documentation, and the ability to submit Enhancement Requests.
  • Full access to the SOLIDWORKS Knowledge Base for Articles, Tech Tips, and Best Practices.
MySolidWorks

Online Training & Certification

A MySolidWorks online account is included with your subscription service where you can get answers, stay current, and sharpen your design skills with online training:

Features
  • MySolidWorks Standard Account includes 600+ online tutorial videos.
  • FREE access to SOLIDWORKS testing and certification to help you become a Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) or Professional (CSWP).

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