SolidWorks Plastics 2012

SolidWorks Plastics 2012

Dassault Systemes today unveiled SolidWorks Plastics, an easy-to-use software that enables users to predict and avoid manufacturing defects during the earliest stages of plastics part and injection mold design.

The new product runs fully embedded inside of SolidWorks, providing part designers and mold makers with familiar and intuitive workflows so they can quickly optimize their part and mold designs for manufacturability. The ability to make design changes early helps ensure that the mold works right the first time, reducing or eliminating the need for rework and improving part quality.

In addition, SolidWorks Plastics provides users with valuable knowledge so they can determine whether changes to the part geometry, mold design, material selection or processing conditions will have a positive impact on the ability to easily manufacture their products.

"For a lot of industries, such as Consumer package goods, using plastic molds provides added value in quality, time and cost savings. We believe a significant percentage of our installed user base is involved in plastic part or injection mold design and will benefit from the robust features in SolidWorks Plastics," said Monica Menghini, executive vice president, marketing, Industry & Corp Communication Dassault Systemes.

"The addition of SolidWorks Plastics into our product portfolio allows us to expand into new areas while following the traditional SolidWorks focus on ease-of-use and features that provide real benefits to customers. The new offering provides designers fast, accurate and easy-to-use tools that make plastics simulation-driven design a reality."