Warp Results PropertyManager

After running a Warp analysis, you can view deformation plots of the part because of stresses that develop during filling and packing, and stresses because of thermal contraction after the part has fully cooled.

To open the Warp Results PropertyManager, do one of the following:

  • In the PlasticsManager tree, expand Results, and double-click Warp Results.
  • In the SOLIDWORKS Plastics CommandManager, click Warp Results.

Available Results

Total Stress Displacement Shows the total deformation of the part after it is molded and cooled to room temperature. All simulated stresses and thermal effects are considered in this result.
In-mold Residual Stress Displacement Shows the portion of the deformation because of stress that develops during fill, pack, and in-mold cool stages. This stress includes the effects of nonuniform cooling and freezing while the part is in the mold.
Quenching Thermal Stress Displacement Shows the portion of the deformation that develops after the de-molding stage, because of the stress associated with thermal contraction as the part is cooled to room temperature.
Total Stress Displacement (without fiber) Available only if you use a fiber-reinforced polymer.

Shows an estimate of the total deformation of the part, if the material did not contain fibers.

Sink-Mark Profile Shows the depth of sink marks after the part has been ejected and cooled to room temperature. All thermal stresses and warping effects are included in this result.
In-mold Residual von Mises Stress Shows the magnitude of the residual von Mises stress inside the part at the end of the in-mold cooling time.
De-molding Residual von Mises Stress Shows the magnitude of the residual stress that remains after the part cools to room temperature, and allowed to deform freely.


Available for displacement results. Use these controls to display only the component of displacement in the X-, Y-, or Z-direction. This can be useful in checking a displacement solution against a specified tolerance that is aligned with a global direction. Select Total to see the entire deformation of the selected displacement result.

X-Direction Shows the displacement in global X-direction.
Y-Direction Shows the displacement in global Y-direction.
Z-Direction Shows the displacement in global Z-direction.
Total Shows the resultant displacement.
Displacement Plot, Y-direction Displacement Plot, Z-direction Displacement Plot, Total


Available for displacement results. These controls affect only the color display of the plot. The deformed shape that is displayed always respects the sign (positive or negative) of the displacement result.

Displacement Plot Z-direction - Direct Value Displacement Plot Z-direction - Absolute Value

Deformation Scale

Available for displacement results.

Scale Magnifies the deformation results. This is very useful for inspecting warped shapes with tiny deformations. A Deformation Scale of 1.0 shows the actual deformation.

Set Reference

Available for displacement results. These controls modify the reference location and orientation used to compute displacement results. Setting a reference can be useful in comparing displacements with those that you measure after placing the part in a checking fixture or jig.

Based on origin Selects a location on the model as the baseline of deformation by selecting a node on the model. A glyph is displayed on the selected origin.

Enter 0 in the box to use the default global origin.

Based on plane

Selects three nodes, which define a reference plane. The deformed part is reoriented such that these three nodes remain in the reference plane that they define.

First Reference

Select the first node and click Apply. This is the origin of the reference system.

Second Reference

Select the second node, and click Apply.

Third Reference

Select the third node, and click Apply.

Apply Applies the selected reference.
Reset Resets the reference back to the default global origin.
Fix Reference Origin Adjusts the orientation of the model to the displayed orientation.
Displacement plot based on default global origin.
Displacement plot based on origin selected on the left corner. Displacement plot based on reference plane defined by three corner nodes.

Clipping Options

Clipping Plane Mode Available for Solid Mesh.

Allows for visualization of results inside the part. Creates a section view of the selected contour plot.

Select a plane or a planar face of the model to create a clipping plane parallel to the selected entity. Select a curved face of the model to create a clipping plane tangential to the selected entity. You can adjust the position of a clipping plane by dragging the arrow symbol.

Clipping Plane

You can switch between existing clipping planes.

If you have not explicitly created any new clipping planes, the default clipping plane New Clipping Plane is available. The orientation of the default New Clipping Plane is parallel to the Y-Z plane, and is positioned in the middle of the X-axis.

You can change the orientation of each plane in Display Setup > Clipping Plane Settings (PlasticsManager tree).

Flip Normal

Flips the direction of the vector normal to the clipping plane.

Offset Distance

Creates a clipping plane at the offset distance from the selected entity.


Saves the current clipping plane, and keeps it available for the active study.


Creates a new clipping plane.

Clipping Plane on Deformed Model

Shows the deformed model on the clipping plane. When this option is cleared, the original undeformed model is shown.

Max Specifies the maximum value of the results shown on the active plot.
Min Specifies the minimum value of the results shown on the active plot.


You can animate the warp results plots. Use the available tools to control the animation speed, pause, stop, or loop the animation.

Report Options

X-Y plot Creates a graph of analysis results at selected mesh nodes. Use Measure (SOLIDWORKS Plastics CommandManager) to select nodes on the part at locations of interest.

The selected nodes are listed under Node List. Node numbers indicate the order of selection.

The graph in the right window displays the result value for each node. The software assigns numbers to the Curve points in the order in which you select the nodes.

You can select any of the available results to update the graph with the selected nodes.

Results Adviser Activates the Results Adviser panel.

The top window provides a brief interpretation of the simulation results, including any defects, such as short shots, which may have occurred during filling. It also provides recommendations for geometry and process parameters changes to improve the product quality.

At the top of the panel, an icon of a traffic light indicates the likelihood of the part filling successfully, based on the value of the injection pressure relative to the machine injection pressure limit.
  • Green: The injection pressure is 66% or less of the specified machine injection pressure limit.
  • Yellow: The injection pressure is 66% to 90% of the specified machine injection pressure limit.
  • Red: The injection pressure is 90% or more of the specified machine injection pressure limit.

The lower window describes the active result quantity.

Export to eDrawings Exports the result plot to an eDrawings file format (*.EPRT).