It should be interesting to show on the result window the valge gate status.
For example by a red or green circle. This option could be shown on fill time, pressure, velocity, etc results.
Please see the picture attached.
in reality before you can start with injection moulding the mould has to be heatet up to working temperaturen.
And then starts the injection molding process.
With bad cooling layout you already get here very different mold surface temperatures.
Today cool fem starts with constant temperature in the mold and it calculates with cooling of the melt even when you start it from 25°C.
And this is not real.
So it would be very good if there is a new analysis sequence in moldflow, perhaps called mold heating,
that calculates the temperature just in the mould prior starting a cool fem analysis from production start up and uses the temperature
distribution in the mold as starting boundary conditions for cool fem from production start up.
- more precise results for cool fem
- more precise warpage results
- getting real information how long it takes to get the mold to working temperature
- and how long it takes in njection molding to get a stable process
When there are large undercuts surfaces the clamp force is overestimated.
You have to select double surfaces and manually exclude from clamp force calculation.
This operation should be automatic.
I would like to add the ability to open Logs file of a job that is running without having to open the file itself. Important as 3d files get larger and larger. At times I do not want to open the model due to the amount of RAM required if I am already near limit of RAM. I see this often during cooling analyses.
when defining a sequential gating and the valve gates are controlled by flow front and trigger nodes and the user is changing f.e. a location of a injection location AND is using "global merge" the nodes are renumbered.
afterwards all the triggernodes have to be defined completely new.
when simulating big parts with lots of injection locations this can be annoying.
or the filling behaves in a unexpected way because the triggernodes have changed. when simulation time is very long this is recognised to late.
solution 1.: lock the trigger node numbering. so the trigger node keep their number, even when all nodes are renumbered
solution 2: highlite the triggernode location by f.e. an clearly visible arrow
solution 3: change the way to define triggernodes or triggerlocations.
at the moment the user has to "remember" the trigger node. then swich to the property of the valve gate or change to the valve gate timing tab and enter the trigger node.
this could be more comfortable. like f.e. after highliting a node and rightclick, a menue could appear and the user could define "define this node for valve gate XY"
we are not gettting 'Sink marks estimate' results in "3D - overmolding / 2 shot molding analysis"
I am not sure, whether it is available in 2014.
Moldflow should introduce 'Sink marks estimate' results in "3D - overmolding / 2 shot molding analysis"
For example, when using split / tiled windows ,
if we select query results a part of the model on one windo, then at same time we would like to select the query results in another window of split screen, the the previously selected query on the other window dissappears
It's been well documented that 3d gates are much more accurate than beam element gates for 3d models. So I'd like the ability to create a dual-domain mesh from beam elements for gates. I would use this to easily create 3d gates. The technology to do this already exists when you create tool files for Cool(FEM). But it's a real pain to do that to a whole tool just to get a gate.
I am ok with having to stich the new gate in myself.
Proper results visualization
Time to reach ejection temperature, Part and Runner –there is limitation in Moldflow
Time to reach ejection temperature (cold runner) - shows only for feed system elements with beam elements.
Time to reach ejection temperature (part) shows for feed system elements with tetra elements as well as part tetra elements.
I'd like to have the study notes added to the mouse over feature that currently shows imported file name, mesh type and # of elements, material, and # of injection locations. This would allow me to see what changes I did to the study without having to open the study. This would be a great benifit for large files, and important when looking back a studies months, or years after you worked on them. See picture.
The window size of the study comparison report is fixed. So it's very difficult to compare the desired studies in Moldflow. I know there is the 'Export' option, but I only use this for documentation purposes and not for a quick overview.
Having the opportunity of resizing the window (like others) would help comparing several studies quickly.
Furthermore I think this option should be simple to implement by the Moldflow programmers without impact on other parts of the program.
There should be another command between "Unmark All for export" and "Mark for export".
Often it happens you Unmark all selected results just for a wrong click.
See the attached.
moldflow should be able to estimate the time for analysis.
when ever, we are launch an analysis, moldflow should be able to pop up tentative time to complete the analysis.
it should be based RAM/ memory / processor availble/solver settings and number of nodes/elements
need of compatibility with older Material data base (*.UDB) file.
With recent release, we are facing problem with using available Material data base (*.UDB) file, which are not compatible with latest release.
Or else, we need to request raw material supplier to create updated UDB to support latest release.
Due to compatibility, many times projects are getting delayed.
I would like to see all ribbon tabs available at all times. Then when I'm in Mesh ribbon, I wouldn't have to click Home, before clicking Geometry. I could click any tab at any time. This will result in less back and forth clicking. And there is plenty of room along the current dark grey bar to add them all. See attached picture.