Hide Table of Contents

Venting Analysis

Available in SOLIDWORKS Plastics Professional and SOLIDWORKS Plastics Premium.

With venting analysis, you can specify various venting locations which are incorporated in the injection-molded plastic part. You can avoid potential defects of the plastics parts due to burning because of improper vent locations or specifications.

To run Venting Analysis, in the Fill Settings PropertyManager, select Venting Analysis. Run FLOW Analysis and click Venting Pressure.

Venting pressure distribution showing a hot spot location
At the locations of the mold where high venting pressures are observed, you can specify air vents:
  1. Under Boundary Conditions, right-click Air Vents and select Open Settings.
  2. In the graphics area, select the locations on the mold to specify air vents, and click Apply.
Location on the mold where air vent is specified
Run Flow Analysis again, and select Venting Pressure to view the new pressure distribution.
New venting pressure distribution with air vent specified


Provide feedback on this topic

SOLIDWORKS welcomes your feedback concerning the presentation, accuracy, and thoroughness of the documentation. Use the form below to send your comments and suggestions about this topic directly to our documentation team. The documentation team cannot answer technical support questions. Click here for information about technical support.

* Required

 
*Email:  
Subject:   Feedback on Help Topics
Page:   Venting Analysis
*Comment:  
*   I acknowledge I have read and I hereby accept the privacy policy under which my Personal Data will be used by Dassault Systèmes

Print Topic

Select the scope of content to print:



x

We have detected you are using a browser version older than Internet Explorer 7. For optimized display, we suggest upgrading your browser to Internet Explorer 7 or newer.

 Never show this message again
x

Web Help Content Version: 2015 SP05

To disable Web help from within SOLIDWORKS and use local help instead, click Help > Use SOLIDWORKS Web Help.

To report problems encountered with the Web help interface and search, contact your local support representative. To provide feedback on individual help topics, use the “Feedback on this topic” link on the individual topic page.