SOLIDWORKS Plastics brings easy-to-use injection molding simulation directly to the designers of plastic parts and injection molds.

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Ensure your plastic part design will mold without issues – the first time.

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Save Time and Money

Save Time and Money

Explore how adjustments to geometry, mold layout, material, and processing parameters can help save time, resources, and money – by optimizing the injection molding process and eliminating mold rework cycles. The cost of change in an injection mold tooling project increases sharply once the tool design is initiated – and the cost of one issue can often run to many times the cost of the software. SOLIDWORKS Plastics provides an easy-to-use tool to identify those issues before it’s too late.

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Intuitive Designer-Centric Workflows

SOLIDWORKS Plastics runs directly on 3D models inside of SOLIDWORKS – which provides the benefit of being able to instantly analyze the effect of design changes, with no need to translate SOLIDWORKS files to another design or analysis package.

An intuitive interface assists the designer step-by-step through the analysis process, with guided workflows to ensure correct setup, and robust and automatic tools for meshing and solving. This lets users focus on design and developing a good product, leaving the analysis to the software.

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Designer-Centric Workflows
SOLIDWORKS Plastics Design Options

Test Out Multiple Design Options

SOLIDWORKS Plastics allows experimentation with gate, runner and sprue locations and sizes, different mold cavity layouts, and features automated runner-balancing technology for family tools. The SOLIDWORKS Plastics material library features thousands of parts, and is fully customizable, so you’ll never be short of an alternate material to try.

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Eliminate Common Defects

Guided result advisers help draw attention to potential issues, and suggest adjustments to wall thickness or molding parameters that will help optimize the molding process. Identify and improve the location of weld lines, air traps, sink marks, surface finish defects, and other molding issues, and understand injection pressure and clamp tonnage requirements for plastic molding machines.

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Three packages of SOLIDWORKS Plastics injection molding analysis software are available:

Naming for SOLIDWORKS Plastics packages has changed as of Oct. 1, 2014. Plastics Professional is now Plastics Standard, Plastics Premium is now Plastics Professional, Plastics Advanced is now Plastics Premium. These videos use the previous naming, but see our product matrix for current packaging and functionality.

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Standard

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.

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Professional

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

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Premium

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Premium gives you complete understanding of your tool design and the molding process, allowing you to model cooling systems, and analyze warp.

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