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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

SOLIDWORKS-embedded

 


Plastics Material Database

     

4000+ Commercial Plastics

Customizable

 


 

 General

     

 Wizard for mesh generation and analysis setup

 


Meshing

     

Automatic

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

     

Co-Injection

 

Multi-Shot

 

Insert Overmolding

 

Gas-Assist

 

Fiber Analysis

 

Reaction Injection Molding (RIM)

 

Birefringence

 

Valve Gate (sequential injection)

 

Automatic Valve Gates opening times  

Cooling Line Analysis

   

Conformal Cooling Analysis

   

Warpage Analysis

   

 


Results

     

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    

 


 

 Computing      
 Parallel computing (multi-core)

 


Report Generation

     

Microsoft® Word

Microsoft® PowerPoint

HTML

 

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