SOLIDWORKS Plastics Product Matrix

The table below details the feature differences between SOLIDWORKS Plastics products.



SOLIDWORKS Plastics Standard

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Professional

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Premium

CAD Integration


SOLIDWORKS Native File Support

Associative with SOLIDWORKS



Plastics Material Database


4000+ Commercial Plastics






 Wizard for mesh generation and analysis setup





Boundary Mesh (shell)

Solid 3D Mesh

Global Refinement

Local Refinement


Simulation Capabilities


Filling Phase (1st stage injection)

Packing Phase (2nd stage injection)


Automatic Gate Location(s)

Instantaneous Filling Pattern Visualizer

Runner Balancing


Sink Mark Analysis


Mold Geometry Support


Runner Design Wizard


Sprues and Runners


Hot & Cold Runners


Multi-Cavity Molds


Family Molds


Cooling Lines


Baffles & Bubblers


Conformal Cooling Channels


Mold Inserts




 Analysis Types


 Plastics filling analysis

 Gate location analysis

 Sink marks prediction


Cooling quality analysis

 Runner Balancing Analysis



 Packing Analysis


 Part Mass vs. Time


 Automatic Packing Time



Advanced Simulation Capabilities






Insert Overmolding




Fiber Analysis


Reaction Injection Molding (RIM)




Valve Gate (sequential injection)


Automatic Valve Gates opening times  

Cooling Line Analysis


Conformal Cooling Analysis


Warpage Analysis





eDrawings Support

Fill Time

Ease of Fill

Results Advisor

Nominal Wall Thickness Adviser

Pressure at End of Fill

Flow Front Temperature

Temperature at End of Fill

Flow Front Temperature

Shear Stress

Shear Rate

Cooling Time

Weld Lines

Air Traps

Sink Marks

Sink Mark Profiles


Frozen Layer Fraction at End of Fill

Velocity Vectors

Clamp Force

Cycle Time

Volumetric Shrinkage


Mold Temperature at Cooling End    

Displacement due to Residual Stress    

Mold Temperature at Cooling End    

Displacement due to Residual Stress    

Exports STL, NASTRAN    

Export with mechanical properties ABAQUS, ANSYS, DigiMat    



 Parallel computing (multi-core)


Report Generation


Microsoft® Word

Microsoft® PowerPoint



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