I was taking a look at the Parametric Study, the new optimization tool in AMI 2015. In my opinion, it's an excellent feature, but I would like to suggest a few ideas in order to apply it in my daily activities.
First of all, the variables: I think more process settings should be added to the Parametric Study Builder. For example: in most of my simulations, I create four studies varying the packing pressure and the packing time. However, the pack/holding control settings do not appear on the Parametric Study Builder. Instead, only a very few filling options appear on it, such as Mold surface temperature, Melt temperature, Filling control, V/P Switch-over and the cooling time. It would be very interesting if all of the options in the Process Settings window could be altered in the Parametric Study Builder: not only the pack/holding control, but also the Warpage options ("consider mold thermal expansion", "consider corner effects").
Now, for the Comparison Criteria: I noticed that there isn't any option to change how you might want to analyze a criteria. Let me be more specific: when I'm analyzing the Temperature at flow front, I want to check its minimum value obtained in the simulation. However, the comparison criteria only offers to show the maximum value. This also applies to other criteria.
Also, when I'm analyzing the Volumetric Shrinkage at ejection, I usually generate a Path Plot with specific elements where the VS is greater than a specific value, and with that it's possible to analyze how the packing parameters can influence the results. If somehow, the user could define the elements to appear in the parametric results table, it would be very helpful.
If you have any doubts or suggestions, don't hesitate to contact me. Thank you for taking the time to read this.
when i am using multiple valve gate system for front bumper or interior panel part, hard to identifiy the valve gate numbers. is their any lable kind of thigs to show the vavel gate order number, its easy to identify the valve gate and properties.
Even if it interrupts calculation, he wishes the function which can be resumed from the middle.
When it is a model with many elements, it is because it becomes impossible for a job machine to use it all day.
Correspondence becomes impossible when a sudden analysis matter occurs.
There must be a recommended gate size in result or in LOG
1. It may be based on simple shear rate calculator(usually used Excel file)
2. It may based on shear rate results.
3. It may in table form/ circular size or rectangular sizes or Gate area.
The possibility to create a box in graphic area to make a annotation on result.
When you did a note in results, some times is difficult to describe the exactly point where will occur something wrong.
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.
Power copy option
There must be option to select some components of one study file & copy them or paster them in another study file.
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.
Can we set coordinates as anchor nodes rather than the node number
I found that in post-processing warpage, we can only select mesh nodes for anchor nodes/plane.
May we set coordinates as reference anchor nodes/plane?
As in reality, we can know the cooridinates of the reference anchor, but need extra work to know the node number (and some time mesh node doesn't existed there).
Can we find the nearest mesh node of the coordinates, or even better to use the coordianates directly.
Do you guys have similar request/scenario during your daily work?
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.
I want a new result what called "Particle Trace" in CFD programs.
The function is, some chosen point in the part displays the stream line which shows the way
plastics go and where it stops.
It will be usefull to predict silver defects and moving airtraps.
In today's version I am using the "Flow Rate" arrows. But it is so difficult to interprete the
contnuity of the flow.
Feature line select, the possibility to select an edge or feature line in mesh for path plot or align nodes.
Currently, when you will make a path plot, you need select node by node to represent a edge. When you have a several study with differents meshes, this will take a long time.
A tool for select a feature line by nodes in order. Like you have in some Pre-processor tools (e.g. ANSA)
Some times we may need to merge two nodes and the resultant node should form at the center of merged nodes.
is it possible to have a check box and if it is checked the resultant node will be at the center of merged nodes
M P Pradeep Kumar
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.
There much be an Option to Change Occurrence number to multiple beam elements/ tri or tetra elements of different property type in one instance.
For example :
If I need to assign occurance number of one quarter of layout, which having beam lements of different size and type(i.e cold runner, hot runner, cold gate etc) & having tetra elements or tri-elements. I can't select all at a time and assign one value of occurnace number. I need to select each type & assign occurance number separately. I.e if it have 4 different type of elements. I need to repete the task 4 times.
Instead of this, there must be option to change occurnce number of all the selected elements( beam or tri or tetra elements)at a time. & vice versa.
If option provided to create a centre line for cylindrical features will be helpful to generate cooling channels.
There must be a provision to simulation cooling for ' thermoplastic overmolding' process
i.e 'Cool + fill+ pack + over molding fill + overmolding pack + warp' option
Probably Autodesk team should develope the same.
Export the selcted components to a study file
There must be option to select some components of one study file & export them to a study file.
If I need to add same feed system to other study file, I should be able to export the only feed system from that study file & should be able to add them directly in to other study file.