Discussion Groups
New Idea
15 Kudos

Selecting multiple layers in Layers Pane

  • for sorting (moving up or down in list)
  • for hiding / showing multiple layers at a time
Status: Accepted
This fits in with some other ideas we have around the layers. With the current models with many different components,the number of layers can become very difficult to manage.
13 Kudos
madhukeshwart

Option to transfer inputs

Status: Accepted
by Mentor on ‎03-07-2013 03:39 AM

I may be bit lazy to ask this option, but I feel it must be.

 

1. There must be a option to transfer process parameters, including material details from one study to another study.

or else every time with new study or with new mesh needed to apply the inputs from previous iterations.

 

or else

2.There must be a option to export process parameters, including material details from one study as a file & that should imported to other new study or with new mesh, when ever needed to apply the inputs from previous iterations.

Status: Accepted
This is a fairly frequent request and completely makes sense.
13 Kudos

 

An Option to Dump results in between the analysis

 

In Sigma soft (competitor software similar to mold flow),

there is a option to dump the analysis in between, then stop the analysis. The, next time you open the study and re- launch the analysis, it will start analysis from where you stopped it.

 

In mold flow, we need similar option

i.e In Between; we can stop analysis instead of aborting and close the study. Then,we can re-run from, where we had stopped it. So that we can save time, incase we need to abort the analysis & re-run after some time,

Status: Accepted
Valid request. We have some experience with some of this (through restart files). This is a significant development and hard to get to work well. For the end user, this is clearly a valid request.
12 Kudos

Tiger strips/a surface defect, which often occurs in the injection molding, is characterized by a cyclic sequence of shiny and matt stripes at the flow front.

 

 The physical cause of the occurrence of tiger stripes, is the re-melting of already frozen outer layers the thermally damaged material reaches the surface and leads to spots with a matter shininess in appearance. 

 

It is possible with calculated plots with some relations, which is being used by some raw material suppliers.

 

Mold flow should introduce Tiger strips occurrence plot.

Status: Future Consideration
We are aware of this request and have been looking for methods to predict TigerStriping. There are several competing theories out there. This will probably requier some more time.
11 Kudos
Jacky1187

restrict globel merge to visible entities

Status: Accepted
by Jacky1187 on ‎10-09-2013 06:56 AM

Hello all together,

 

today if you use global merge it merges over all layers, visible or not visible.

 

Global merge need also an option to work only on visible entities, and not for all layers and parts in a study.

 

 

Michael

Status: Accepted
11 Kudos

Selecting individually results for export is a little bit boring.

So, why don't allow multiple selection by using ctrl or maiusc as in many other windows operations?

Status: Accepted
10 Kudos
eknema1

Collapsed folders as default

Status: Comments Requested
by eknema1 on ‎01-27-2014 08:07 AM

When opening a project, all folders in the task pane expand fully by default.  In a project with a lot of studies, this can be a bit of a nuisance.  I usually have to collapse almost all the folder to get the most recent info visible within the window.  If the folders could reopen in the state (collapsed/expanded) in which they were when the project was closed, that would be ideal.  At the very least, making the default have a project open with all folder collapsed would be an improvement.

10 Kudos
tim.vanast

Ability to open Logs file from job manager

Status: Accepted
by Valued Contributor tim.vanast on ‎03-27-2013 08:17 AM

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.

Status: Accepted
Understood
10 Kudos
KaindlJ

Drag and drop layers for sorting

Status: Accepted
by Contributor KaindlJ ‎02-11-2014 12:10 PM - edited ‎02-11-2014 12:11 PM

My team and I always sort layers in a specific order to make navigation easier between users - however I spend a lot more time than I would like to just reordering layers since one can only move a layer up or down 1 position in the order. It seems like a no-brainer to add the same drag-and-drop ability that is present in the studies pane. Folders would also be great, but even this would help.

Status: Accepted
We are working on this part of the code. If you are interested in having a conversation with our UX Designers, please send me an email: Hanno.van.raalte@autodesk.com
8 Kudos

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

Status: Accepted
Good and valid request
7 Kudos
Jacky1187

Hybrid Meshes

Status: Comments Requested
by Jacky1187 on ‎12-13-2013 01:25 AM

Hello all together,

 

to speed up the simulation, hybrid meshes would be advantageous.

 

For example Sigmasoft takes voxal meshes and this mesh is more tolerat of CAD problems. The calculation time for a compled Mould is very fast.

 

To decrease the preparation time and  computation time hybrid meshes can help.

 

It would be possible to simulat very large models in 3D.

 

Greeting Michael

Status: Comments Requested
Hi Michael and Harald, My personal goal is to remove 'meshing' as a skill we have to teach the user in order to get fast and reliable answers. And we do spend time every release to improve the meshing and the solvers, but this is certainly not a 'done' problem. I do want to provide a little context though. 1) Voxelation provides a very fast and robust mesh generation path. We actually developed what is probably one of the fastest voxel meshers available for other reasons, so we are very familiar with the technology. We did not develop it to replace our normal meshes as as there it comes with very significant sacrefices in appearance and run times (you generate very very large meshes). 2) Within Moldflow we can generate several different mesh types, and each works a bit differently, and depending on the starting geometry type, the meshing path may be different (this expalins why meshing on an STL or a Solid CAD model will give you different meshes on the same gemoetric part). Within the meshers there are typically a few steps that predeed or follow the 'mesh generation' like mesh imprinting and matching. These post meshing steps can take significant time compared to the brute mesh generation, but in the end pay back in better analysis results. For some pieces of some meshing paths we license technology (not Distine :-) ), but very significant pieces were developed internally and are continued to be developed. 3) In the last few releases (since 2013 I believe) we have improved the tolerance of the solver for dealing with meshes that are not pristine and perfect. Appart from this being a good idea, there is simply no way that we can guarantee that the initial starting geometry is good enough to create a pristine mesh. More work still needs to be done, but I have seen many customers spending too much time fixing the meshes up perfection, whereas the 'default' mesh would have given nearly the same analysis result. 4) Lastly, I agree that the meshing controls in Moldflow could use an overhaul. It's not as interactive as you would hope it would be. Thank you for your valuable input on this topic.
7 Kudos
fabio.caires

Valve gates in ASMA

Status: Accepted
by fabio.caires on ‎06-20-2014 08:17 PM

My sugestion is to create a possibility to simulate valve gates for a sequencial injection in ASMA Ultimate.

Status: Accepted
This has been a long standing request, and it's being considered.
7 Kudos
madhukeshwart

Power copy option

Status: New Idea
by Mentor on ‎05-05-2014 11:25 PM

Power copy option

 

There must be option to select some components of one study file &  copy them or paster them in another study file.

 

For example

 

If I need to add same feed system to other study file, I should be able copy the only feed system from that study file, should be directly paste in other study. file.

7 Kudos
phammer

cutting plane should be same in locked studies

Status: New Idea
by Active Contributor phammer on ‎05-27-2014 02:43 AM

HI

 

it would be good for analysis of several studies, if the studies are locked also the cutting plane would be the same in every study. 

would be helpfull.

 

Philipp

7 Kudos
renan.melhado

Insert Annotation in MFR file

Status: New Idea
by renan.melhado on ‎06-20-2014 09:27 AM

Summary
The possibility to create a box in graphic area to make a annotation on result.
Problem
When you did a note in results, some times is difficult to describe the exactly point where will occur something wrong.
Solution Proposed

You create a annotation tool, like a box that you can put a mensagem and link to a Node or local in the model. And this box follow the model in graphic Area.
I think this will be good in two situation, first in ASMI or ASMI to create a results or MFR file and when will revise the result in Communicator.

 

 

7 Kudos

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.

Status: Accepted
Good request
7 Kudos
madhukeshwart

thickness plot

Status: Under Review
by Mentor on ‎02-25-2013 04:08 AM

we have script to generate thickness plot, which can be added to results or exported to MFR(communicator file)

 

It should be readily available command or option in moldflow as many users dont have script to generate thickness plot

Status: Under Review
6 Kudos

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

 

 

 

 

Status: Comments Requested
I would like to have other people's perspective on this; if this is a significant amount of work involved (that we would for instance not dedicate to for instance accuracy) and the time estimate would be a very very rough ball park, it this worth doing?
6 Kudos
tim.vanast

Add Study notes to mouse over

Status: New Idea
by Valued Contributor tim.vanast on ‎03-27-2013 08:09 AM

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.

6 Kudos
madhukeshwart

Simulation of air cooling

Status: Comments Requested
by Mentor on ‎09-18-2013 11:00 PM

Simulation of air cooling

 

1. Air as a coolant

2.Simulation of air sprayed cooling systems

Status: Comments Requested
I've heard the use of air as a coolant medium a few times recently. The main reason that for its use seems to be that air as a cooling medium has low pressure requirements and would allow very thin coolant cross sections. I'd be interested in hearing more on this. Could you provide more insight into 'air sprayed cooling systems'.
Announcements
IdeaStation Guidelines
Review guidelines and best practices
before posting a new idea.