SKU: SOLIDWORKS Plastics Standard_Product Group

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Standard

Fully embedded within SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD, SOLIDWORKS Plastics Standard plastic part analysis software helps you predict and avoid manufacturing defects during the earliest stages of your part design, eliminating costly mold rework, improving part quality, and decreasing time-to-market.

SKU: SOLIDWORKS Plastics Standard_Product Group


SKU: SOLIDWORKS Plastics Standard_Product Group

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Standard plastic part analysis software is ideal for plastics part designers, as it allows for parts to be optimized for manufacturability in the early stages of design. Easy to learn and use, the software is fully embedded within SOLIDWORKS CAD software so you can analyze and modify designs at the same time you optimize for form, fit, and function.

Evaluating manufacturability of a part during initial design provides designers with the opportunity to help their companies avoid design changes and production issues later in the process. SOLIDWORKS Plastics Standard software gives designers fast, accurate answers to important questions, including:

  • Will my plastic part fill?
  • Where will the parting/weld lines appear?
  • Will there be any voids or air traps?
  • Where will the best gate locations be?

The plastic part analysis software enables designers to simulate the mold-filling stage not so much for the purpose of developing actual tooling but for understanding whether design modifications prior to mold development will speed tooling design, accelerate production, and shorten time-to-market.

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Benefits
  • Avoid Hidden Costs: SOLIDWORKS Plastics products can be used to optimize part wall thickness, gate locations, runner system size, and layout to ensure the mold works right the first time, reducing or eliminating the need for rework.
  • Reduce Manufacturing Defects and Scrap: SOLIDWORKS Plastics makes it easy to analyze design iterations at the earliest stages of product development—when the cost of change is lowest and the impact on manufacturability is greatest. This improves part quality and minimizes scrap rates.
  • Reduce Time-to-Market Delays: SOLIDWORKS Plastics helps to predict and avoid potential manufacturing defects before any mold tooling is cut, virtually eliminating the need for time consuming and costly mold rework and ensuring project deadlines and ship dates are met, and projects are within budget.
  • Avoid Inefficient “Islands of Automation”: SOLIDWORKS Plastics provides automated report generation tools that facilitate the sharing and interpretation of simulation results, allowing increased collaboration among development teams at different sites.


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