SOLIDWORKS PLASTICS STANDARD

Premier Mold Cavity Analysis Software

Test YOUR Mold Cavity Defects Before Production

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Standard is the premier mold cavity analysis software that contains analysis tools to validate and optimize plastic part design for the injection molding process. 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 analyze and modify designs at the same time you optimize for form, fit, and function.

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SOLIDWORKS Plastics Standard

Easy to learn analysis tools to optimize part designs for injection molding.  

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Standard Easy to Leran Analysis Tool

Ease of Use

Plastics is fully integrated into SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD for ease of use and data integrity. The familiar user interface, toolbars, and menus shorten the learning curve.

Results Adviser

Assists the user with an explanation of each of the results.

Design Data ReusE

Uses SOLIDWORKS configurations and materials to simply analyze iterations.

Nominal Wall Thickness Adviser  

Used to analyze part wall thickness and display thickness ratios.

Materials Database

A dense library of material options, including some from the world’s most recognized suppliers. Also included are all of the relevant material properties needed for the analysis.

Pressure at End of Fill

Displays the maximum pressure to fill the cavity.

Meshing

Built-in automated discretization of your geometry.

Flow Front Temperature

Displays the plastic melt front temperature history.

Parallel Computing (Multi-core)

The 3D solver takes advantage of multi-core (multi-thread) computing.

Temperature at End of Fill

Cavity temperature scale at the end of the fill.

Filling Phase (1st Stage Injection)

Analysis predicts how the material flows in the mold cavity. Results will show fill time and pressure distribution and indicate short shots, weld lines, and air traps.

Shear Rate

Display of the shear rate scale to check for excessive polymer shear and process quality.

Automatic Gate Location(s)

Let the software suggest optimum gate location(s) or choose them manually if you prefer.

Cooling Time

Estimate of part cooling time in fill time analysis.

Instantaneous Fill Time Plot

Predicts the flow pattern based on a selected gate location. This is useful for initial injection location placement.

Weld Lines

Reveal where two flow lines might meet, flagging areas for potential cosmetic flaws, and impacted material integrity.

Sink Mark Analysis

Predicts the depth and location of sink marks on the molded part.

Air Traps

Predicts the depth and location of sink marks on the molded part.

eDrawings Support

Capability to export results to eDrawings file.

Sink Marks

Sink marks are indentations caused by poor cooling in non-uniform thickness regions. Identify problem areas before it’s too late.

Fill Time

This is the time to fill the entire mold cavity or cavities.

Frozen Layer Fraction at End of Fill

Displays the frozen (solidified) material in the cavity at the end of the fill.

Ease of Fill

Displays a confidence of fill legend.

Clamp Force

The calculated force required to keep the mold closed during the injection process.

Cycle Time

The time for a complete injection molding cycle.

Symmetry Analysis

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Packing Phase (2nd Stage Injection)

Simulates the second…
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Multi-cavity Molds

Simulates multiple cavities…
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Runner Balancing

Runs through iterations…
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Family Molds

Simulates cavities… 
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Runner Design Wizard

Automates creation…
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Mold Inserts

See the impact…
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Sprues and Runners

Show the impact on…
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Volumetric Shrinkage

Shows the scale…
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Hot and Cold Runners

Specify if the runner… 
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Density at End of Pack

Displays the material… 
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Exports STL, NASTRAN

Allows the export…
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Export with Mechanical Properties ABAQUS®, ANSYS ®, DigiMat®

Exports the mesh…
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No, SOLIDWORKS Plastics is a purchased add-in that will run on any level of SOLIDWORKS CAD.
Yes, with the use of duplicate study and the batch manager, you can setup multiple studies and choose to run them in a batch. While the batch analysis is running, SOLIDWORKS can be shut down and the solver will continue to run.
Yes, you can export and save individual results as an eDrawing file.

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SOLIDWORKS Plastics Professional is the next step up in mold cavity injection testing developed to assist mold designers and mold builders to optimize the mold design that will result in a consistent processing window. It includes additional tools such as multi-cavity design and runner systems to prevent costly rework by minimizing tooling adjustments.

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SOLIDWORKS Plastics Premium is the top-level injection molding analysis software tool available on the market. Plastics Premium gives you access to all of the tools that SOLIDWORKS Plastics has to offer. The advanced cooling and warp analysis tools are one of the many advanced features to get the most accurate shrinkage and warp prediction possible.

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