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SOLIDWORKS Plastics Feb 01, 2024

SOLIDWORKS Plastics comes pre-loaded with a wide variety of materials used for injection molding. The built-in database includes common polymers, metals, and coolants derived from data provided by different manufacturers. But what if a project in development uses a material that isn’t found in this list?


SOLIDWORKS Plastics Nov 15, 2023

In the ever-evolving world of engineering and design, staying at the cutting edge of technology is crucial. SOLIDWORKS Plastics, a powerful tool for simulating plastic injection processes, has once again added innovative features and enhancements. SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2024 takes plastic part design and injection molding simulations to new heights.

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Sep 26, 2023

SOLIDWORKS simulation tools can provide valuable feedback on your projects by simulating designs and manufacturing processes early in the development workflow. Using this feedback, designers can save considerable time and prevent costly redesigns that might have gone unnoticed until production started. SOLIDWORKS Plastics can help prevent common manufacturing and quality issues in injection molded parts such as weld lines.

SIMULATION May 23, 2023

Ever-increasing computing capabilities have allowed program developers to incorporate the fundamental engineering equations describing fluid flow into fast and accurate CFD simulation programs. CFD results allow virtual comparison of multiple design ideas and examination of the tradeoffs. In the process, the number of prototypes needed to achieve an acceptable design can be significantly reduced.

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Nov 24, 2020
The SOLIDWORKS Plastics Premium 2021 injection molding add-in for SOLIDWORKS CAD provides the highest level of analysis with the advanced cooling function. The cooling analysis is important for more accurate study results because it accounts for the mold steel thermal properties with the coolant flowing through the cooling channels. In this blog, we will learn how the improved sketch-based mesh is a time saver over meshing the 3D cooling channels.
SOLIDWORKS Plastics Sep 17, 2020
The sink mark prediction tool in SOLIDWORKS Plastics is a potent tool in predicting sink mark locations and how deep the sink mark will end up being. In this article, I will show how to find and reduce sink marks that tend to form in injection molds at rib locations.
SOLIDWORKS Plastics Feb 06, 2020
GoEngineer customer, Plastic Sample Kits, used SOLIDWORKS Plastics Simulation software to create an aid for choosing the best plastic for your part design.
SOLIDWORKS Plastics Mar 18, 2018

These are the most frequently asked questions about SOLIDWORKS PlasticsQuestion: Is SOLIDWORKS Plastics included in SOLIDWORKS Premium? Answer: No, SOLIDWORKS Plastics is a separate product. It runs as an add-in on top of SOLIDWORKS Standard, Professional, or Premium. Question: Is there an “Xpress” version of SOLIDWORKS Plastics? Answer: There is no “Xpress” or light version of SOLIDWORKS Plastics. For a demonstration of SOLIDWORKS Plastics Professional or Premium, please contact your local SOLIDWORKS reseller.

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Apr 06, 2017
SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2015 introduced the capability of analyzing a model using a symmetric runner. Follow these steps to setup your model in SOLIDWORKS Plastics Professional and SOLIDWORKS Plastics Premium.