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A.Peeples   4/24/2012 12:06:08 PM
So it appears that SolidWorks Plastics will be a package on its own; an addition to the Premium/Professional SolidWorks packages that already exist. Much like the Simulation package for FEA and heat transfer analysis. Is this correct?

It's great to see SolidWorks expanding the options here. I'm sure we will be seeing a CSWP - Plastics exam coming out soon.


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Re: Integration
A.Peeples   4/24/2012 12:12:50 PM
Charles: In the SolidWorks press releases and documentation they do continually mention optimization. I agree with Beth that this is most likely in a reducing weight, cost, etc. type of way for the mold and molding process rather than actual FEA functionality? Especially since this package is completely seperate from the SolidWorks Simulation package which incorporates all FEA functionality. Since I don't believe Simulation is a requirement before buying Plastics, any FEA functionality would have to be completely inherent to the Plastics package - I.E. Plastics can't piggyback the functionality of FEA if you don't have FEA installed.

That being said, of course if you have Simulation and Plastics, you have a very strong package for developing plastics and molds. FEA could come from your Simulation package and refinement and modeling from Plastics.

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Re: Integration
matt214   7/28/2014 1:12:13 PM
It's this kind of computer programs that made the world of technology evolve so much. Today we can design and create whatever crosses our minds and we can even have the chance to test our prototypes even before we build them. It's fascinating how the Delrin balls have made it through and now I key elements in so many fields. That's a lesson to be learned by those who want to come up with new products.

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