Tutorial duration: Approximately 50 minutes
This product helps you determine the ideal combination of part geometry, material, mold design, and processing conditions that will produce quality finished parts.
The main tasks that you will perform are:
- Importing a model.
- Creating a mesh to represent the model geometry (also known as meshing the model).
- Repairing the mesh if it contains errors.
- Modeling the mold (cavity layout, feed system, and cooling).
- Analyzing the study.
- Viewing and interpreting the results of the analyses.
- Adjusting the molding parameters based on the analysis results.
Each of these tasks will be covered in the tutorials.
In the Getting Started tutorial, you will:
- Become familiar with the major sections of the user interface and the names used to describe them.
- Import a model.
- Learn the basics of model manipulation.
TipThe list of tasks below can be displayed at any time in the Help search panel. If this panel is not visible, click the icon at the top of the help screen. Click the tab, , and the task required.
Topics in this section
- Importing a model
A model of the part needs to be imported for analysis. The model is saved into a
Study in a Project
- Model manipulation
In this task, we will look at the tools that are available to rotate and zoom in and out of sections of the model you opened in the previous task.
- User interface-model pane
In this section, you will investigate the different sections of the graphical user interface.
- User interface-toolbar
Across the top of the screen is a panel where toolbars are displayed.
- User interface-project panel
The Project panel displays information about the model that is being analyzed.
- User interface-layers panel
Layers are an organizational tool that allow you to isolate components of your model. They assist in visualizing, manipulating, and editing your model more efficiently.
- User interface-logs pane
After an analysis has been run, the Logs pane is displayed at the bottom of the Model pane.
- Tutorial review
This tutorial has given you an overview of the basic methods available to import, open, and interact with a study.