When conducting an insert shift analysis, where the insert is a composite material made up of several layers, it would be extremely helpful if the solid mesh generator would create a new layer for each row of elements specified. This way each new layer can be turned on and off as needed to assign the material property and orientation in the “User-defined orthotropic property” for that layer.
If I needed six (6) layers of elements through the thickness, each row of elements would be placed in its own layer and each layer represents a layer that makes up the composite insert.
My suggestion is, when defining the number of elements through the thickness, in the “Tetra” tab of the mesh generator, just below that would be a check box to isolate the layers. When that box is activated each row of elements would be separated into its own layer.
I realize that certain areas of the model would be difficult to define, but at that point several hours of labor would be done leaving only the minor “clean up” of re-assigning elements to their proper layer.
There should be a query on the cad body faces to identify which is the face with some problem for the mesher.
When you are meshing from cad body it happens it give this message:
Generating CAD mesh
Encountered problem when meshing face 88.
Trying to recover from previous error(s).
Retrying the mesh process using a fallback tessellation method.
Mesh density defined on faces will not be used by this approach.
Start region: 1
Percent 5 done ....
Percent 10 done ....
There is no way to identify which is the face 88 in this case.
In this way you loose the chord angle control...
You can Select F88 but you can't isolate it on a layer so it's not easy to see (usually it's a very small surface)
This is a very simple one - in fact so simple that for years I couldn't understand why it's still unchanged... But to the point:
How many times - when running a full analysis sequence (like Cool(FEM)+Fill+Pack+Warp) on a large, time-consuming model - did you realize some packing profile changes are needed only when Insight was only doing the Filling stage (just an example, and probably not the most extreme one)? OK, so - knowing the packing profile has had no influnce whatsoever on the results so far (with the Filling stage at some 75%) - you introduced them in the Process Settings, and while presented with the routine "Create copy", "Delete" or "Cancel" dialog window you just clicked on "Delete" in the hope it will just "breake" the sequence (so that after Flow is compeleted, you will need to "Continue Analysis" so that Warp iis started)?
While in reality, Insight indeed deleted all the Filling progress so far, so that you had to start from scratch (well not exactly - Cool results would stay intact in this particular scenario; not much of a consolation)...
So PLEASE, do make that "Create copy", "Delete" or "Cancel" dialog window more intelligent! And I mean it in 2 ways:
- be more informative, and inform you which results would actually be deleted after you presses that button
- be smarter, i.e. not delete results that would have been perfectly valid if left at their current stage at the moment while carrying on...
As improvement idea for Autodesk Moldflow tool while exporting warped geometry.
1) It will be better to have facility of exporting only selected parts from multi cavity tool.
2) Facility to select desired reference coordinate system to export.
This will help us to correlate the deformation with CAD and actual part scaned geometry in better way.
Please let me know any opinion.
Thanks and Regards,
I'd like to add the option to Gate Location analysis to add locked gate locations. IE, I'm running a gate location analysis on a part and I know that I will have 4 gates. I also know that due to part and tooling design, that one of those gate must be located in x,y,z location. So I'd like to add one gate location onto my part, then run the gate location analysis and have it determine the location for the last 3 gates.
The possibility to check a Option for DOE and Parametric study ignore short shot.
Sometimes not is a problem if part show a little short shot, but when this occur DOE not show results
Create an option to ignore it, when you know about short shot.
To improve result accuracy for instance material data has to be fitted.
Beside pure material data the chosen process setting parameters do have signifcant influence.
For instance, to calculate fibre orientation several approaches are available as FulgarTucker, RSC model with spec. Ci etc.
This makes it obvious that a link between material data set and process setting resp. chosen solver setting is required!
I request to implement such a link to make it possible for material supplier to announce for which solver/process setting a specific material data set is fitted, resp. which solver is recommended.
When creating feed systems or cooling channels, I often need to translate some nodes, curves and/or beams parallel to some geometry, but with a different distance than the nodes I use to specify the vector. Many of the translations are not in the directions of the coordinate system.
An option to specify the length of the translation vector would give a lot of freedom in altering existing runner systems or new concepts of cooling channels.
So I have two suggestions/ideas:
- Add a field 'distance' to the 'Input Parameters', to change the length of the vector. I would prefer to give the vector a specified length (not a percentage).
- Implement the possibility to change the distance in the field of the 'Measurements' window, so the 'Vector' field would be updated accordingly:
Maybe a similar option would be interesting for the creation of curves and beams.
Any comments or additions by anyone?
- Add some ability to visually tag studies as ‘FINAL’, ‘RPT’,’NOT REVIEWED’, ‘PROD RELEASE’ ‘ REV #’ something like this.
- When multiple runs on multiple projects are completed it’s difficult to remember what study was just run or had been reviewed or not. I typically use some naming convention on studies in process then rename after I review or sort them in folders and move after review.
- Would like any study yet to be reviewed automatically marked as such…like an email on an i-phone and the little blue dot.
- Drag left to mark as Read or Un-Read
- Drag right to Move, Flag or Other.
- Allow plot windows to be managed (repeated location) or at least keep the same location with the same loaded studies. With ‘clean screen’ and ‘tile’, changing plot types will usually rearange plot locations making pasting into comparison reports very difficult. Requires manually moving and resizing windows. This case has 4 different studies loaded for comparision. The report needs to hold locations as the plot type are loaded.
An option to automatically close the overflow well beam when the gas reaches a specified node.
In this way it could be easy to manage the gas.
At the moment it is very complicated to calculate the correct well beam volume and it takes several runs.
This sugestion is to add a selction box to complete mesh statistics after mesh is complete. With this selected the mesh would be created and upon completion the mesh statistics would be run base on the type of mesh created. On larger models with significant hesitation on completing the mesh transfer and open the mesh staistics dialog box would be a significant time savings, as the first thing I do after creating a mesh, is run mesh staistics as an input on how to proceed with mesh improvement.
Let me post the subjected request received from one of our customer.
Currently, when one pressed "Abort All Jobs" in Job Manager GUI, the process is done immediately.
To prevent mistake, one requested us to implementation of adding an message to make sure before process.
Request to have a diagnostictool for draft analysis
after orienting the part in Z axis, we can generate line (tooling draw direction)
Based on this line, if we could able to do draft analysis... that will be helpful in indentifying parting line or die lock conditions
of course we can do these things in CAD softwares.... by having these options in Moldflow eliminates CAD software usage
Would like to have an option in thickness plot diagnostic to specify number of contours.
This helps in identify / distinguish least thickness areas and nominal thickness areas easily