In this tutorial you will learn how to import a model, orient it correctly in the mold and run several preliminary analyses.
A project might require you to run analyses using several variations and combinations of process settings, injection locations, cooling configurations, etc. before reaching the optimal solution. To efficiently manage this process, you can save copies of a study at various points in the analysis process. These copies can be used as a starting point when testing different settings and variations of the same model.
In this task you will import an existing CAD model into a new project, and then orient the model correctly within the mold.
In this task, you will use the Design Adviser analysis to check for areas of the part that are likely to cause problems during other analyses, or that would significantly increase analysis time.
In this task you will learn how to choose and set a suitable injection location, using the Gate Location analysis to suggest appropriate injection locations based on the geometry of the part.
In this task you will use the Molding Window analysis to check how the injection location, material and processing conditions will affect the final product.
In this task you will add a parting plane to the model to indicate where the mold separates when it is opened.
In this tutorial, you have learned how to specify analysis parameters by using Geometry, Gate Location and Molding Window analyses to find optimal analysis parameters.