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raalteh
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Autodesk Simulation DFM, available for Adviser 2013 subscription customers!

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04-12-2012 07:53 PM

Dear Moldflow users,

 

It doesn’t happen often that I we get to welcome a completely new product to our product portfolio, but I’m very happy to announce the availability of Autodesk Simulation DFM (Design For Manufacturing), a new product for the plastic part designer. The product release coincided with NPE2012 in Orlando, where it got a lot of attention.

Autodesk Simulation DFM is completely based on Moldflow technology, but has a very different focus from out traditional products. Whereas the Autodesk Simulation Moldflow Adviser and Insight are tools help to decisions on how to manufacture a plastic part, Autodesk Simulation DFM is developed to assist the part designer in developing a viable plastic part that is cost effective and sustainable.

 

The product works directly within:

  • Autodesk Inventor and Inventor LT,
  • SolidWorks and
  • Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire and Creo products

 

The product uses three simple indicators representing manufacturability, cost and sustainability. While the design is taking shape one step at a time, the indicators provide instantaneous feedback. When a design change is made that negatively impacts for instance manufacturability, the indicator may change color from green to yellow, or even red.

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The designer can then find out the exact the cause and location of the problem and resolve it before fixing it late in the game when it becomes harder and more expensive. And let’s face it, even experienced designers can forget to add a draft angle or create an unnecessary undercut. Autodesk Simulation DFM can help avoid these basic design problems.

   

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It can also show the underlying real time filling simulation, and you can explore how different gate locations affect weld line positions and sink marks, injection pressure. However this is not required to benefit from this tool.

 

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To see the product in action and see how interactive it is, please have a look at this video.

 

Autodesk Simulation DFM does not interfere with the designers normal workflow and does not require any training. It does not require any knowledge of injection molding knowledge only a basic understanding of plastic part design.

 

Autodesk Simulation DFM can be purchased as a license by itself. However customers that have a license of Autodesk Simulation Moldflow Adviser 2013 on active subscription, can use this license to run Autodesk Simulation DFM 2013 free or charge To product is available for download from Subscription center under ‘Product Enhancements’ (look for ‘Autodesk Simulation DFM 2013 for Moldflow Adviser Subscription Customers’). To install the product you can use the serial number and product key from Autodesk Simulation Moldflow Adviser 2013.

Hanno van Raalte,

Product Manager for Autodesk Simulation Moldflow products
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raalteh
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Re: Autodesk Simulation DFM, available for Adviser 2013 subscription customers!

04-24-2012 09:26 AM in reply to: raalteh

Here is an additional video demonstrating Autodesk Simulation DFM (link)

 

Hanno van Raalte,

Product Manager for Autodesk Simulation Moldflow products
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kevinyucc
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Re: Autodesk Simulation DFM, available for Adviser 2013 subscription customers!

08-03-2012 01:09 AM in reply to: raalteh

Is DFM 2013 support the Creo 2.0?

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raalteh
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Re: Autodesk Simulation DFM, available for Adviser 2013 subscription customers!

08-03-2012 09:32 AM in reply to: kevinyucc

Hi,

 

Autodesk Simulation DFM 2013 was tested one and is supported on 'CreoElements/Pro5.0'. Other flavors of Creo are not tested and may or may not work.

 

Hanno

Hanno van Raalte,

Product Manager for Autodesk Simulation Moldflow products
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Dakar23
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Betreff: Autodesk Simulation DFM, available for Adviser 2013 subscription custom

09-28-2012 02:56 AM in reply to: raalteh

Is Cimatron E10 also supported or will be in the future?

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raalteh
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10-17-2012 09:20 AM in reply to: Dakar23

Thank you for the request to get a version for Cimatron. In the short term there will most likely not be an integrated version for Cimatron, but we are exploring a work around for CAD systems that are currently not supported.

 

Hanno van Raalte,

Product Manager for Autodesk Simulation Moldflow products
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gochoats01
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Re: Autodesk Simulation DFM, available for Adviser 2013 subscription customers!

04-04-2013 11:33 AM in reply to: raalteh

Will be available simulation DFM 2014 free of charge for active subscription customers?,

 

if that is correct, when will be available for download?

 

Regards!

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raalteh
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Re: Autodesk Simulation DFM, available for Adviser 2013 subscription customers!

04-05-2013 08:59 AM in reply to: gochoats01

Hi,

 

Yes this is still available as a subscription advantage for Adviser customers. DFM 2014 will become available shortly and I will create a post about it.

 

Hanno

Hanno van Raalte,

Product Manager for Autodesk Simulation Moldflow products
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