SOLIDWORKS Plastics Packages

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Software offers three different packages – SOLIDWORKS Plastics Standard, SOLIDWORKS Plastics Professional, and SOLIDWORKS Plastics Premium.  Each package tier builds in functionality to best suit the needs of your organization.

Plastics Standard

Plastics Professional

Plastics Premium

Ease of Use

SOLIDWORKS Plastics is fully embedded in SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD for ease of use and data integrity. Using the same user interface (UI) as SOLIDWORKS in toolbars, menus, and context-sensitive right-click menus ensures rapid familiarization. Built-in tutorials and searchable online help aid learning and troubleshooting.

Plastics Standard

Plastics Professional

Plastics Premium

Design Data Reuse

SOLIDWORKS Plastics supports SOLIDWORKS materials and configurations for easy analysis of multiple loads and product configurations.

Plastics Standard

Plastics Professional

Plastics Premium

Materials Database

With 4,000+ commercial thermoplastic grades, you can browse and select the desired from the customizable built-in material library.

Plastics Standard

Plastics Professional

Plastics Premium

Meshing

SOLIDWORKS Plastics includes these meshing features:

• Wizard for mesh generation and analysis setup
• Automatic Mesh
• Local Mesh Refinement
• Global Mesh Refinement
• Boundary Mesh (Shell)
• Solid 3D mesh

Plastics Standard

Plastics Professional

Plastics Premium

Parallel Computing (Multi-core)

The 3D Solver benefits from a multi-core CPU (multiple threads).

Plastics Standard

Plastics Professional

Plastics Premium

Filling Phase (1st Stage Injection)

Predicts how material fills the cavity. Results include distributions of pressure and temperature within the cavity, and detection of potential short shots and weld lines.

Plastics Standard

Plastics Professional

Plastics Premium

Automatic Gate Location(s)

Defines up to 10 injection locations on the part cavity automatically. SOLIDWORKS Plastics adds injection locations onto the part based on the geometry and optimized balanced fill pattern.

Plastics Standard

Plastics Professional

Plastics Premium

Instantaneous Fill Time Plot

Predicts the plastic flow pattern through the cavity at the end of fill.

Plastics Standard

Plastics Professional

Plastics Premium

Sink Mark Analysis

Predicts the depth of sink marks after the part has been ejected and cooled to room temperature.

Plastics Standard

Plastics Professional

Plastics Premium

eDrawings Support

Results can be exported to eDrawings.

Plastics Standard

Plastics Professional

Plastics Premium

Ease of Fill

Displays the quality of the injection process with ‘confidence of fill’ legend.

Plastics Standard

Plastics Professional

Plastics Premium

Results Advisor

User assistant for interpreting results.

Plastics Standard

Plastics Professional

Plastics Premium

Nominal Wall Thickness Advisor

Analyzes the part thickness and locates the high thickness ratio

Plastics Standard

Plastics Professional

Plastics Premium

Pressure at End of Fill

Displays the maximum pressure to fill the cavity.

Plastics Standard

Plastics Professional

Plastics Premium

Front Flow Temperature

Displays the melt front temperature history

Plastics Standard

Plastics Professional

Plastics Premium

Temperature at End of Fill

Displays the melt front temperature history.

Plastics Standard

Plastics Professional

Plastics Premium

Shear Rate

Displays the shear rate reached at the end of fill to check the injection process quality.

Plastics Standard

Plastics Professional

Plastics Premium

Cooling Time

Estimates cooling time at fill time analysis.

Plastics Standard

Plastics Professional

Plastics Premium

Weld Lines

Displays weld lines formed at locations of the part where two (or multiple) melt fronts meet.

Plastics Standard

Plastics Professional

Plastics Premium

Air Traps

Shows the location where high pressure air may be trapped inside the cavity.

Plastics Standard

Plastics Professional

Plastics Premium

Sink Marks

Displays the location of sink marks.

Plastics Standard

Plastics Professional

Plastics Premium

Frozen Layer Fraction at End of Fill

Displays the fraction of frozen material into the part at end of fill.

Plastics Standard

Plastics Professional

Plastics Premium

Clamp Force

Displays the minimum clamp force for the current injection process.

Plastics Standard

Plastics Professional

Plastics Premium

Cycle Time

Displays the cycle time for the current injection process.

Plastics Standard

Plastics Professional

Plastics Premium

Symmetry Analysis

Avoid simulating both cavities in a symmetrical mold layout, saving computer time for the simulation.

Plastics Professional

Plastics Premium

Packing Phase (2nd Stage Injection)

Evaluates the material freezing process in the cavity. Predicts the temperature to evaluate hot spots, gate freeze, and cycle time. Distributions of pressure, stress, and shrinkage results are also available.

Plastics Professional

Plastics Premium

Runner Balancing

Determines the runner parameters to balance filling between parts.

Plastics Professional

Plastics Premium

Runner Design Wizard

Automates the process of creating common flow control devices and components such as sprues, runners, and gates.

Plastics Professional

Plastics Premium

Sprues & Runners

Quickly and easily simulate the impact of the sprues and runners layout.

Plastics Professional

Plastics Premium

Hot & Cold Runners

Hot runners are initially filled with hot polymer at the start of the filling simulation.

Plastics Professional

Plastics Premium

Multi-cavity Molds

Simulates multiple cavities of the same part in the same mold.

Plastics Professional

Plastics Premium

Family Molds

Simulates a set of different cavities parts in the same mold.

Plastics Professional

Plastics Premium

Mold Inserts

Include the impact of mold inserts on the simulation.

Plastics Professional

Plastics Premium

Volumetric Shrinkage

Displays volumetric shrinkage distribution at the end of fill or pack.

Plastics Professional

Plastics Premium

Density at End of Pack

Displays density distribution at post-filling end to check the pack phase quality.

Plastics Professional

Plastics Premium

Export with Mechanical Properties

Export with Mechanical Properties ABAQUS®, ANSYS, DigiMat®.

Exports mesh, residual stress, fiber orientation and material data to run non-linear analysis.

Plastics Professional

Plastics Premium

Cooling Lines

Simulates the coolant flowing inside for the mold cooling analysis.

Plastics Premium

Conformal Cooling Channels

Cooling passageway follows the shape or profile of the mold core or cavity to perform rapid uniform cooling process.

Plastics Premium

Runner Domain Category

Domain category assigned to the runner allows easy selection for runner’s conditions.

Plastics Premium

Sink Mark Profiles

Displays the location of sink marks and their depth.

Plastics Premium

Mold Temp at Cooling End

Displays the mold temperature distribution at cooling end.

Plastics Premium

Displacement Due to Residual Stress

Displays the displacement distribution due to in-mold stress.

Plastics Premium

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