Opening Legacy Studies

Due to the extensive redesign of SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2020, plastics studies created in SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2019 and earlier releases are read-only.

You can open legacy plastics studies in SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2020, but you can only interact with post-processing features, such as results export and report creation.

After you import a legacy study into SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2020, the software renders all nodes in the PlasticsManager tree inactive, except for Results and Display Setup. You can use the active nodes to view the analysis results.

To create a new study after opening a legacy study, you must first add a new configuration using the Configuration Manager .