Plastic parts and injection mold
simulation software

SOLIDWORKS® Plastics makes it easy for companies that design plastic parts or injection molds to predict and avoid manufacturing defects during the earliest stages of design, eliminating costly rework, improving quality, and accelerating time-to-market

Why Choose SOLIDWORKS Plastics?

SOLIDWORKS® Plastics delivers easy-to-use simulation for analysing plastic parts and injection molds. It simulates how melted plastic flows during the injection molding process to predict manufacturing-related defects so you can quickly evaluate part manufacturability while you design.

Key Benefits:

Avoid Hidden Cost

Products can be used to optimize part wall thickness, gate locations, runner system size and layout to ensure the mold works right the first time, reducing or eliminating the need for rework.

Reduce Manufacturing Defects and Scraps

Easy to analyze design iterations at the earliest stages of product development—when the cost of change is least and the impact on manufacturability is greatest.

Reduce Time-to-Market Delays

Predict and avoid potential manufacturing defects before any mold tooling is cut, virtually eliminating the need for time-consuming and costly mold rework and ensuring project deadlines and ship dates are met on-time and within budget.

Avoid Inefficient “Islands of Automation”

Provides automated report generation tools that facilitate the sharing and interpretation of simulation results, allowing increased collaboration among development teams at different sites.

Choose the right SOLIDWORKS Plastics Software package for you

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Standard

Plastic Part Designers

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Professional

Mold Designers and Mold Makers

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Premium

Advanced plastic part simulation

Easily identify and address potential defects by making changes to the part or mold design, plastics material, or processing parameters, saving resources, time, and money.

Change the length of cooling time in the mold, or raising or lowering injection pressure during filling and packing. They may also adjust temperatures in the mold cooling system as part of their efforts to shorten cycle times.

Design and analyse simple or complex mold cooling line layouts, optimise cooling system design to minimise cycle times and decrease manufacturing costs and optimise part and mold design, material selection and processing parameters to reduce or eliminate molded part warpage.

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CAD- integrated
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Easy to learn and use
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Facilitates design team communication
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Advanced plastic material library
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Avoid costly mold rework
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Analyse mold layouts
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Feed system design
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Estimate cycle time, clamp tonnage and shot size
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Modeling enhancement
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Runner balancing
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Cooling line analysis
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Co-injection analysis
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Fiber analysis
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Reduce time and cost
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Improve overall process
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Warpage analysis

Choose the right SOLIDWORKS Plastics Software package for you

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Standard

Plastic Part Designers

Easily identify and address potential defects by making changes to the part or mold design, plastics material, or processing parameters, saving resources, time, and money.
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CAD- integrated
^
Easy to learn and use
^
Facilitates design team communication
^
Advanced plastic material library

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Professional

Mold Designers and Mold Makers

Change the length of cooling time in the mold, or raising or lowering injection pressure during filling and packing. They may also adjust temperatures in the mold cooling system as part of their efforts to shorten cycle times.

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Avoid costly mold rework
^
Analyse mold layouts
^
Feed system design
^
Estimate cycle time, clamp tonnage and shot size
^
Modeling enhancement
^
Runner balancing

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Premium

Advanced plastic part simulation

Design and analyse simple or complex mold cooling line layouts, optimise cooling system design to minimise cycle times and decrease manufacturing costs and optimise part and mold design, material selection and processing parameters to reduce or eliminate molded part warpage.

^
Cooling line analysis
^
Co-injection analysis
^
Fiber analysis
^
Reduce time and cost
^
Improve overall process

What is the feature difference between the packages?

Learn More About SOLIDWORKS Plastics

DATASHEET

SIMULIAWORKS – Designer to Analyst

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation – Accurate Design Simulations

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation – Accurate Mold-Filling