SOLIDWORKS Plastics

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Standard enables you to optimise parts for manufacturing in the early stages of design. SOLIDWORKS Plastics Standard is fully embedded within the SOLIDWORKS CAD environment so you can analyse and modify designs at the same time you optimise for form, fit, and function.

SOLIDWORKS Plastics for injection moulding simulation.

Fully embedded in SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD, product engineers get an intuitive virtual testing environment at their fingertips. They can test for static linear, time-based motion, and high-cycle fatigue simulation. SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard ensures you can answer common engineering challenges quickly and easily.

The Trend Tracker capability and Design Insight plot enable designers to highlight optimal design changes while they work. Built on a concurrent engineering approach, SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard helps engineers know if their product will perform properly and how long it will last.

Video: The fundamentals of SOLIDWORKS Plastics.

Injection moulding simulation and more within SOLIDWORKS.

Injection moulding has never been easier

Plastics show the melting and solidification of liquid plastic in a clear and easy to read way. Easily analyse flow behaviours and design better products.

Reduce time to market and slash product development costs

Easily tweak various parameters like geometry, material and moulding points.

Work quickly and easily

Easily tweak various parameters like geometry, material and moulding points.

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Standard.

Built for designers

Kinematic analysis studies how your design moves due to forces and motions drivers applied to your assembly. The key results of interest are the assembly range of motion and determining part displacements, velocities, and accelerations.

Dynamic motion analysis

Dynamic motion analysis evaluates the forces generated by movement, as well as the movement itself.

Standard Simulation functionality

In a time-based analysis, external actions occur at a pre-set time irrespective of the assembly motion.

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Perfect for mould design

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard gives you the tools to simulate, evaluate and improve a part or assembly that must withstand the rigours of daily operation.

Analysis milestones

Evaluate the differences in your system’s performance to varying speeds or frequencies and estimate the design life of your entire product.

Enhanced simulation functionality

Evaluate the differences in your system’s performance to varying speeds or frequencies and estimate the design life of your entire product.

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The complete package

The trend Journal lists details about the baseline and every iteration and the gallery shows displacement and stress plots for every iteration.

The very best simulation toolset

Graphs show trending for important results quantities. You can view as a default graph or add a tracked data graph.

Rollback

Add iterations automatically or manually when you run studies or design scenarios. The helpful rollback feature lets you restore your model to specific iterations. You can also add iterations automatically or manually when runing studies or design scenarios.

Accurate mould filling whitepaper

To demonstrate the accuracy of SOLIDWORKS Plastics simulations – and to validate the application’s viability for accelerating injection-molded part design and production – Dassault Systèmes initiated a project with the University of Massachusetts Lowell, one of the world’s leading plastics engineering research centres, to compare mould-filling simulation predictions with the results of actual physical tests.

This paper examines the project’s findings, which validate how accurate SOLIDWORKS Plastics mold-filling simulations can streamline injection-moulded part and tooling development.

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