Solidworks and Injection Molding Analysis Review
July 30, 2021

Solidworks and Injection Molding Analysis Review

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS is used by certain departments. Primarly, it's used by our Technical Applications team in order to perform Injection Molding draf analysis when required, on 3D files provided by customers.
  • While SOLIDWORKS has many features to learn, it is quite easy to start modeling if you're new to software.
  • The UI has always been one of my favorite reasons to use it, as other 3D modeling software provides a more "industrial" feel to the process of CAD modeling.
  • From the administrator side, managing licenses needs some major improvements. They offer 2 ways to manage: 1) per machine 2) online. Both are painful and need some feature development to improve both methods.
  • Injection Molding Analysis
  • Stress Analysis
  • 3D CAD Modeling
  • SOLIDWORKS provides relative low cost of licensing, with respect to other CAD modeling software. Given that we only use it if needed, it provides the best tools for the price and for our usage frequency.
Our team in China uses Siemens NX for the same reason our U.S. counterparts use SOLIDWORKS. Siemens provides similar features as SOLIDWORKS from the 3D CAD usage and Injection Molding Analysis.

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As a mechanical engineer, it is one of the best tools to just start modeling and engineering with. The UI tools are intuitive and engineering analysis such Mold Analysis, FEA, are great! Other 3D CAD modeling tools have a longer learning curve to master.

All in all, if you're not planning to design an entire airplane with large assembly files, then Solidworks is your tool!