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.
SolidWorks 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.
The Professional Plastic Injection Simulation Tool for SolidWorks SimpoeWorks® is the first complete plastic injection simulation solution fully embedded into the SolidWorks graphic user environment. Users can now optimize the design and the tooling of their plastic parts, and minimize their manufacturing costs, without ever leaving their familiar everyday graphic user environment. SimpoeWorks® allow SolidWorks users to simulate the complete manufacturing process of their plastic parts, from filling to warpage. With SimpoeWorks , SolidWorks users can identify early into the design stage potential manufacturing problems, study alternative solutions and directly assess the impact of such part or process modification, always in the SolidWorks graphic environment. The seamless integration of SimpoeWorks with SolidWorks really “closes the loop” of plastic part design and manufacturing optimization, whatever the complexity and geometry of such parts, shell parts as well as plain solid parts. SimpoeWorks includes the following plug-in modules:
SimpoeWorks® FILL is the base plug-in package for conducting an analysis in the SolidWorks environment. You can study the flow patterns, weld lines, air traps, effect of gate positioning, runner design and distributions of pressure, temperature, etc. It contains the powerful Pre and Post-processing modules as well as shell and full 3D meshing technologies.
SimpoeWorks® PACK conducts the analysis during the post-filling phase. The module calculates the residual stress, volumetric and linear shrinkage, and allows you to determine the optimum pressure holding time and clamping forces. SimpoeWorks® PACK also indicates the locations of sink marks.
SimpoeWorks® COOL plug-in module conducts the thermal analysis. The module calculates the optimum cooling time, thermal stress, and temperature distribution. You can create your own cooling channel design and test it to determine the optimum configuration.
SimpoeWorks® WARP is used to calculate the warpage deflection of the part. The animation of the deflection shows the deformation in all directions and also the total deflection. The visualization of deflection can depend on the residual and the thermal stress. Linear shrinkage can also be added. SimpoeWorks® WARP also includes links to structural analysis, as well as export of the counterdeformed geometry for mold design optimization.
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