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Plastic Melt Flow Simulation Software

What is SOLIDWORKS Plastics and Why is it Important?

SOLIDWORKS Plastics is a superb add-in to the SOLIDWORKS CAD package and is specifically targeted for plastic part designers, mold designers and manufacturers. The software is simulation software that shows how the plastics will melt into the mold cavity. This will help the stakeholders make an informed decision and also undertake changes as necessary.

Avoid Costly Mold Cavity Rework


Plastic molds need precision to manufacture and even a slight mistake can lead to heavy losses. While prototyping will save time, simulation is a better option since even the prototyping cost is saved and users can get a direct result. All manufacturing-related defects are thus eliminated and one can evaluate even the manufacturability. By testing the mold and CAD models, checking on the plastic flow and other aspects with SOLIDWORKS Plastics you will emerge a sure winner in design and production!


SOLIDWORKS Plastics Standard is the premier mold cavity testing software for part designers. It contains analysis tools to validate and optimize plastic part design for the injection molding process. This is a great tool for a plastic part designer to use to detect potential molding defects before manufacturing begins.

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Professional is the next step up in mold cavity injection testing, with features that assist mold designers and builders to optimize mold design for a consistent processing window. It includes additional tools such as multi-cavity design and runner systems to prevent costly rework by minimizing tooling adjustments.

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Premium is the top-level injection molding analysis software tool available on the market. Plastics Premium gives you access to all of the tools that SOLIDWORKS Plastics has to offer. The advanced cooling and warp analysis tools are one of many advanced features used together to get the most accurate shrinkage and warp prediction possible.


Ease of Use
Design Data Reuse
Materials Database

Parallel Computing (Multi-Core)

Filling Phase (1st Stage Injection)
Automatic Gate Location(s)
Instantaneous Fill Time Plot
Sink Mark Analysis
eDrawings Support
Fill Time
Ease of Fill
Results Adviser
Nominal Wall Thickness Adviser
Pressure at End of Fill
Flow Front Temperature
Temperature at End of Fill
Shear Rate
Cooling Time
Weld Lines
Air Traps
Sink Marks
Frozen Layer Fraction at End of Fill
Clamp Force
Cycle Time
Symmetry Analysis
Packing Phase (2nd Stage Injection)
Runner Balancing
Runner Design Wizard
Sprues and Runners
Hot and Cold Runners
Multi-cavity Molds
Family Molds
Mold Inserts
Volumetric Shrinkage
Density at End of Pack
Export with Mechanical Properties ABAQUS®, ANSYS, DigiMat®
Cooling Lines
Baffles and Bubblers
Conformal Cooling Channels
Runner Domain Category
Sink Mark Profiles
Mold Temperature at Cooling End
Displacement Due to Residual Stress


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