SolidWorks Plastics brings easy-to-use injection molding simulation directly to the designers of plastic parts and injection molds. It simulates how melted plastic flows during the injection molding process to predict manufacturing-related defects on parts and molds. You can quickly evaluate manufacturability while you design, to eliminate costly mold rework, improve part quality, and accelerate time to market. A Results Adviser provides troubleshooting steps and practical design advice to help diagnose and solve potential problems.
SolidWorks Plastics Professional
For plastics part designers, SolidWorks Plastics Professional enables you to optimize parts for manufacturability in the early stages of design. Easy to learn and use, SolidWorks Plastics Professional 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.
Simulation Plastics Premium
SolidWorks Plastics Premium gives anyone who designs or builds injection molds an accurate, easy-to-use way to optimize them. You can quickly create and analyze single-cavity, multi-cavity, and family mold layouts, including sprues, runners, and gates. You can even balance runner systems and estimate cycle time, clamp tonnage, and shot size, enabling you to optimize feed system design and avoid costly mold rework.
Simulation Plastics Advanced
SolidWorks Plastics Advanced is designed to help manufacturers and also targeted to moldmakers and tooling engineers.This package offers the ability to simulate part deformation, in either direction or globally, due to inmold constraints or after part ejection, as well as quantitative evaluation of sink marks. It also offers other state of the art functionality, as the ability to export the counter-deformed geometry, in order to optimize mold design. In addition users of this package will also be able to thoroughly analyse and optimize the efficiency of the cooling system of the mold. Conform cooling simulation, where the cooling channels follow complex shapes as an offset of the surface of the part to be manufactured, is also included in this package.