Injection molding is a complicated process and it can be difficult to predict when defects will occur. Troubleshooting is often required to address issues discovered after an initial trial run. Unfortunately, the mold has already been manufactured by this point so adjustments are limited and costly. It is much less problematic if issues canRead the Rest…
The weekend is fast approaching and you need to run several different Plastics analyses. You’d rather not come into the office or VPN from home to click the “Run” button every time an analysis finishes. What can you do? In this edition of Plastics Quick Tips, I will show you how to use the Batch Manager to batch run multiple Plastics analyses.
Have you needed to put an injection location at a specific XY location in SOLIDWORKS Plastics, but weren’t sure how? Or, have you created multiple Plastics studies and needed to add injection locations multiple times? Have you found it difficult to add these injection locations in same place every time? In this edition of Plastics Quick Tips, I will show you how to select the exact location you want the first time, every time.
Have you ever needed to test several configurations of an injection molded part, but didn’t want to create a brand new study and re-input all the parameters? Or, have you needed to test several different fill times, materials, etc. for the same part? In this edition of Plastics Quick Tips, I will show you the right way to duplicate Plastics analyses to make setting up multiple analyses a breeze.
I always recommend to simplify models and utilize the techniques available within SOLIDWORKS Simulation to reduce the size of the problem. This often includes cutting the model in half or in a quarter to utilize the symmetry features available in our stress analysis tools.