The user interface guides you through the modeling process in much the same way as you would do it in practice. First you import a model and select the analysis technology, or mesh type. Then you select the molding process and the analysis sequence, you choose a plastic material for the part, set an injection location, adjust your process settings, and analyze.
Autodesk Vault is an application that is shipped with Moldflow products. Vault is a database that manages the versions of all the files that make up your project.
A model of the part needs to be imported for analyzis.
Before you can run an analysis, you must have a meshed model. The mesh is a web that consists of elements, with each element containing a node at every corner. The mesh represents the part shape and provides the basis for the analysis, where molding properties are calculated at every node.
The molding processes available will depend on the analysis technology, or mesh type, used.
The analysis sequence is the sequence of analyses that you want to run. The analysis sequences that are available depend on the analysis technology, or mesh type used, and the molding process that you have selected.
The accuracy of the analysis results relies on the selection of the correct material.
The injection location represents the position where polymer is injected, which enables the software to simulate the flow pattern inside the mold cavity.
The Fill Preview is a pre-analysis representation of how the part will be filled.
The Process Settings Wizard helps you set up your analysis so that it is as close as possible to your real-life conditions. This enables the analysis to provide results that are realistic and reliable.
You will need to have set up the analysis before you can start it.
The results of each analysis that is run are listed in the Study Tasks pane. A Result Summary file, which provides information about the analysis inputs, is also generated for each analysis.
Reports summarizing analysis findings can be generated in Word, PowerPoint or HTML format.
Autodesk Simulation Moldflow products are very flexible and can be customized to fit your requirements. This section describes how to set up your workspace so that you can interact with your model in a way that is most convenient for you.
You can print the model pane, the analysis log, and the results summary for distribution to your team. You can also print sections of the online help if you prefer to read them in hard copy format.
You can use the Internet to check for revision updates or to access the Discussion Group.
Following are some suggested techniques to free disk space.