SOLIDWORKS Plastics brings easy-to-use injection molding simulation directly to the designers of plastic parts and injection molds, as well as advanced CAE analysis. 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 avoid potential problems.
For plastics part designers, SOLIDWORKS Plastics Standard enables you to optimize parts for manufacturability in the early stages of design. Easy to learn and use, SOLIDWORKS Plastics Standard 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.
Plastics Professional 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.
SOLIDWORKS Plastics Premium includes everything in SOLIDWORKS Plastics Professional plus advanced simulation functionality that allows CAE analysts and mold designers to analyze mold cooling line layouts and predict molded part warpage. Users can design and analyze simple or complex mold cooling line layouts, optimize cooling system design to minimize cycle times and decrease manufacturing costs and optimize part and mold design, material selection and processing parameters to reduce or eliminate molded part warpage.
|Operating Systems||SOLIDWORKS 2014
|Windows 10, 64-bit||(2015 SP5)|
|Windows 8.1, 64-bit||(2014 SP1)|
|Windows 8.0, 64-bit|
|Windows 7 SP1, 64-bit|
|Windows 7 SP1, 32-bit|
|RAM||8GB or more recommended|
|Disk Space||5 GB or more|
|Video Card||Certified cards and drivers|
|Processor||Intel or AMD with SSE2 support. 64-bit operating system required|
|Install Media||DVD Drive or Broadband Internet Connection|
|Internet Explorer||IE 8,9,10,11||IE 9,10,11||IE 10,11|
|Excel and Word||2007, 2010, 2013||2010, 2013||2010, 2013|
|Anti-Virus||Supported Anti-Virus Products|
|Network||Microsoft Windows networking. Novell networks and non-Windows network storage devices are not supported|
|Virtual environments||Supported virtual environments|
Product development processes are challenging enough, so why add poor data management to the list? The associated delays and costs add up. Product data management expert, Brian VanderPloeg, will show you how using SOLIDWORKS PDM can get your design data under control and improve the way your teams manage and collaborate on product development.
The impact of 3D printing in today's manufacturing landscape, specifically within the automotive sector, is completely changing how OEMs and suppliers bring products to market. Join us March 7th from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm as we discuss the latest in Stratasys technology