SOLIDWORKS® Plastics is a simulation tool that allows for the analysis of plastic parts and injection molds. By simulating the flow of melted plastic during the injection molding process, it can predict potential manufacturing defects. This enables you to assess the manufacturability of your parts during the design phase in a quick and efficient manner.

SOLIWORKS Plastics Licences Offering

To ensure that parts are able to be manufactured during the design process, SOLIDWORKS Plastics Standard provides an easy-to-learn and user-friendly simulation tool. The software is fully integrated within SOLIDWORKS CAD, allowing you to analyze and make modifications to your part designs while optimizing for form, fit, and function.
SOLIDWORKS Plastics Professional is an extension of SOLIDWORKS Plastics Standard, which allows for the analysis of mold designs. The software offers user-friendly tools that enable you to efficiently analyze both single and multi-cavity mold layouts, as well as family mold layouts that include sprues, runners, and gates. Additionally, you can estimate cycle time and optimize feed system design with ease.
SOLIDWORKS Plastics Premium includes advanced simulation capabilities that allow for the analysis of mold cooling line layouts and part warpage. By optimizing cooling line layouts, cycle times can be minimized and manufacturing costs can be reduced.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Plastics Capabilities


  • Ease of use
  • Parallel Computing (Multi-core)
  • Filling Phase (1st Stage Injection)
  • Sink Mark Analysis
  • Fill Time
  • Shear Rate
  • Cooling Time
  • Weld Lines
  • Air Traps
  • Sink Marks
  • Cycle Time


(Standard + the following elements)
  • Symmetry Analysis
  • Packing Phase(2nd Stage Injection)
  • Runner Balancing
  • Sprues and Runners
  • Hot and Cold Runners
  • Multi-Cavity molds
  • Mold Inserts
  • Volume Shrinkage
  • Exports STL, NASTRAN
  • Export With Mechanical Properties ABAQUS, ANSYS, DigiMat


( Professional + the following elements)
  • Cooling Lines
  • Baffles and Bubblers
  • Conformal Cooling channels
  • Mold Temperature at cooling End
  • Displacement Due to Residual Stress

Predict and avoid manufacturing defects

in plastic part and injection mold designs, eliminating costly rework, improving part quality, and decreasing time to market.