The Fill Preview is a fast, interactive tool that provides a pre-analysis representation of how a part will fill and where weld lines are likely to form. This new technology helps you make informed decisions about gating locations, without the need of multiple, full analyses, resulting in a dramatic decrease in your time to solution.
The Fill Preview option appears in the Study Tasks pane when no analysis results are available in the study.
It is available for both Dual Domain and 3D analysis technologies.
When the Fill Preview option is enabled, when an injection location is set on the part, the predicted filling pattern is displayed almost instantaneously. The filling pattern is overlaid with the positions of weld lines. This information aids in finding the optimal gating location and avoiding potential overpacking and warpage problems.
When you relocate or add an injection location, the filling pattern updates interactively. You can quickly assess the impact of potential gating scenarios on the filling pattern and the resulting weld lines to decide on the optimal gate location, before you have run a full analysis.