Learn how to use specialized simulation software tools to predict how melted plastic flows during the injection molding process. Predicting how the plastic will flow enables you to predict manufacturing defects such as weld lines, air traps, short shots, and sink marks. By predicting these defects, you can change the part or mold geometry, the processing conditions, or the plastic material itself to eliminate or minimize them, saving energy, material, time, and money.

The SOLIDWORKS Plastics course covers all the features and functions of both SOLIDWORKS Plastics Professional (for mold designers) and SOLIDWORKS Plastics Premium (for production).

Classroom Course 3 Days

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Lesson Breakdown

Lesson 1 – Basic Flow Analysis
Lesson 2 – Detecting a Short Shot
Lesson 3 – Automation Tools
Lesson 4 – Injection Locations and Sink Marks
Lesson 5 – Materials
Lesson 6 – Mesh Manipulation
Lesson 7 – Detecting Air Traps
Lesson 8 – Gate Blush
Lesson 9 – Packing and Cooling Times
Lesson 10 – Multiple Cavity Molds
Lesson 11 – Symmetry Analysis
Lesson 12 – Valve Gates and Hot Runners
Lesson 13 – Reaction Injection Molding
Lesson 14 – Using Inserts
Lesson 15 – Multi Shot Mold
Lesson 16 – Gas Assistance Molding
Lesson 17 – Cooling Analysis
Lesson 18 – Warpage Analysis


Knowledge of plastic materials, plastic part design and/or injection mold design

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If a class you would like to take is not currently on the schedule, you can email us to place you on the waiting list, and you will be notified when the class is available to take. Please include your name, company name, phone number, desired class and class location.

What Our Clients Say

One of the best instructor/professors I have ever had. Easily relatable and easy to follow. Always asked if anyone needed help and walked around occasionally to look for trouble.

Mitchell Taylor

LDI Industries

The SOLIDWORKS training I received at GSC has turned me into the expert “Go to Guy” at my company.  For the times when I cannot answer my colleagues questions, GSC is one call away.  They give me the answers quickly so I can go back to being an expert!

Ryan Keenan

J.W. Speaker Corporation

The Solidworks Essentials class was packed with information delivered in a well-paced, clear format. The environment was inviting and comfortable, the people were very friendly and helpful, the instructor was a superb teacher, and the entire experience inspired creativity. The knowledge I’ve gained through this course will surely add great value to my skillset as an employee. I’m excited to take more courses at GSC!

Tory Meyer


One of the best training sessions I have taken in my 32-year career. The instructor showed a complete mastery of the subject, but could still meet students where they were starting from, and lead them to a better understanding of the material.

Mitchell Hein

CMD Corporation

Everything about the training was awesome. I have been using SOLIDWORKS for 6 years prior to taking the Essentials class, and I picked up a lot of tricks I didn't know.

Product Designer

Overall I was surprised to see how similar the online class was to the in person classes. I thought that the lecture part was identical as far as my eyes were concerned.