Plastics Tech Tip: Is the Plastics Solver Able to Use Multiple Cores?

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I often get asked for hardware recommendations for our simulation products and if  the solvers are able to utilize multiple cores.  One great value with our solvers like Plastics and Flow is that you do not get charged for using multiple cores and both solvers show great scalability when adding cores.  I wanted to quantify that scalability with a quick test today.My general recommendation and rule of thumb is that clock speed/number of cores affect solve times and memory affects […]

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PLASTICS TECH TIP: Configuration Integration (with video)

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SOLIDWORKS Plastics gives you a little more flexibility than our other simulation tools with respect to simulation model management. In particular, you can choose if you want to link your simulations to your SOLIDWORKS CAD configurations. This is a handy way to manage multiple Plastics analyses but you only have to manage one CAD file. For example, if you have just run a plastics simulation and you want to change a gate location, material, or process setting you can copy […]

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SOLIDWORKS PLASTICS TECH TIP: Counter Deformed Geometry Export to Counteract Warpage

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The primary goals of any plastics part designer and molder are to manage costs and hit critical tolerances. SolidWorks Plastics can help us predict part warpage and therefore optimize our design and process to minimize its occurrence. There are many factors that affect part warpage. Here are just a handful: – Part Geometry – Material – Fill time – Cool Time – Pack Time – Ambient Temperature – Gate Locations When we have done everything in our control to minimize […]

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