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SOLIDWORKS Plastics Matrix

Discover the features of SOLIDWORKS Plastics and compare all versions, SOLIDWORKS Plastics Standard, Professional and Premium. Click on each capability to find out more about each element of functionality. A copy of the product matrix can be found at the bottom of the SOLIDWORKS Plastics Datasheet.
PLASTICS STANDARD PLASTICS PROFESSIONAL PLASTICS PREMIUM
PLASTICS STD. PRO. PREM.

CAD Integration

  • SOLIDWORKS Native File Support
  • Associative with SOLIDWORKS
  • SOLIDWORKS-embedded

Plastics Material Database

  • 4000+ Commercial Plastics
  • Customisable

General

  • Wizard for mesh generation and analysis setup

Meshing

  • Automatic
  • Boundary Mesh (shell)
  • Solid 3D Mesh
  • Global Mesh Refinement
  • Local Mesh Refinement

Simulation Capabilities

  • Filling Phase (1st stage injection)
  • Packing Phase (2nd stage injection) - Not in Standard*
  • Automatic Gate Location(s)
  • Instantaneous Fill Time Plot
  • Runner Balancing - Not in Standard*
  • Sink Mark Analysis

Results

  • Fill Time
  • Ease of Fill
  • Results Advisor
  • Pressure at End of Fill
  • Flow Front Temperature
  • Temperature at End of Fill
  • Shear Stress
  • Shear Rate
  • Cooling Time
  • Weld Lines
  • Air Traps
  • Sink Marks
  • Frozen Layer Fraction at End of Fill
  • Velocity Vectors
  • Clamp Force
  • Cycle Time

Report Generation

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • HTML

Mould Geometry Support

  • Runner Design Wizard
  • Sprues and Runners
  • Hot & Cold Runners
  • Multi-Cavity Moulds
  • Family Moulds
 

Advanced Simulation Capabilities

  • Co-Injection
  • Multi-Shot
  • Insert Overmolding
  • Gas-Assist
  • Fiber Analysis
  • Reaction Injection Molding (RIM; Thermosets)
  • Birefringence
  • Valve Gate (sequential injection)
 

Results

  • Volumetric Shrinkage
 

Mould Geometry Support

  • Cooling Lines
  • Baffles & Bubblers
  • Conformal Cooling Channels
  • Mold Inserts
   

Advanced Simulation Capabilities

  • Cooling Line Analysis
  • Conformal Cooling Analysis
  • Warpage Analysis
   

Results

  • Sink Mark Profiles
  • Part Cooling Time
  • Part Temperature at End of Cooling
  • Mold Temperature at Cooling End
  • Displacement due to Residual Stress
  • Displacement due to Total Residual Stress
  • Displacement due to In-Mold Residual Stress
  • Displacement due to Thermal Stress (after ejection)
   
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