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Ideas for Parametric Study - AMI 2015

Status: New Idea
by htr.carneiro on ‎10-13-2014 05:27 AM



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.


Best regards,



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Valve gates identification

Status: Accepted
by Contributor inba.oneway777 on ‎10-12-2014 08:11 PM



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.






Status: Accepted

As Caroline mentioned, we have some concept going for this right now. I would suggest you keep an eye out for the beta release we hope to have available in the forseable future.



1 Kudo

Calculation is interrupted.

Status: New Idea
by xkoja.tomoyasu on ‎10-15-2014 02:16 AM

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.

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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. 


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Moldlow Communicator on tablet

Status: Accepted
by csegard on ‎08-06-2014 01:30 AM



As Moldflow Communicator can be use to present results to customers, it could be a good idea to have this sofware supported on tablet (any OS).

it would allow to share in an easier way results.





Status: Accepted

Hi All,


The request is fair, and ... at the moment I can tell you that Communicator in its current form is not portable to non-windows platforms because several of the licensed components we use within out product simply are not supported on these operating systems.


Havind said that ... if you currently save a .mfr file to A360.autodesk.com, you can visualize the results in a standard browser. The functionality of this first viewer is very limited, and it will be replaced by a new platform that is in development within Autodesk. So what currently is there is not as fully featured and it will be replaced with something that's even newer. This is why we have not published this actively.


We understand the request though and agree that this is valid.

9 Kudos

Insert Annotation in MFR file

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

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.
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.



10 Kudos

cutting plane should be same in locked studies

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



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.



Status: Accepted


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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.
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Power copy option

Status: New Idea
by *Expert Elite* 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.

5 Kudos

Sink marks estimate results

Status: New Idea
by xkoja.tomoyasu on ‎06-19-2014 12:33 AM

Our customer request you to display the Sink marks estimate results in the thick portion other than the boss geometry and a rib geometry.
Because he want to see the shrinkage of the thick portion.

1 Kudo

Can we set coordinates as anchor nodes rather than the node number

Status: New Idea
by JasperJie ‎09-08-2014 08:08 PM - edited ‎09-08-2014 08:21 PM


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).


Solution Proposed:

 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?





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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
5 Kudos

Particle trace for Moldflow results

Status: New Idea
by isidmf99 on ‎06-06-2014 12:27 AM

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.


Thank you.     

4 Kudos

option to select a Feature line

Status: New Idea
by renan.melhado on ‎06-20-2014 09:18 AM



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.


Solution Proposed


A tool for select a feature line by nodes in order. Like you have in some Pre-processor tools (e.g. ANSA)


1 Kudo

Merging two nodes

Status: Comments Requested
by mppkumar on ‎09-03-2014 10:34 AM

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



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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.

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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.





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If option provided  to create a centre line for cylindrical features will be  helpful to generate cooling channels.

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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.

4 Kudos

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.


For example:


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.

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