How to Create Runners in SolidWorks Plastics

Simulation of a runner created in SolidWorks Plastics

SolidWorks Plastics Runner

There are many practicle applications of runners in mold design. The runner in the picture above (T shaped bit) allows two parts to be made from a single gate. When the plastic has cooled, this runner can then be removed. The video below will explain how to create a runner and then run an analysis on it using SolidWorks Plastics.

A simplified version of the CAD file used in the video above can be downloaded by clicking


In the next blog post, I will explain some more advanced meshing options.