Tips and Tricks

Local Temperature vs. Time of the Coolant Temperature

Obtain temperature values for any location

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Avoiding Jetting

See exactly exact position of ribs on the opposite side

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Excluding Individual Elements from Mesh Modification

Easy input for excluding groups of elements from re-meshing

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Finding Easily Reference Materials

Filtering properties returns a list of similar materials in the database

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Ramps via Table Input

For the filling and packing pressure phase, the volume flow rate or pressure profile can be defined as a ramp

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Measuring Devices: Roundness

Obtaining resulta of roundness: minimum, maximum and medium radius, comparing this with the target value and tolerance of the dimension

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Iso-lines for Detection of Errors and Areas with High Pressure Consumption

Iso-lines make it easy to examine weld lines and air traps more closely

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Easy Positioning of the Gate

Establishing the third coordinate of the gate position, if two of the three coordinates are entered

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Comparing Material Data Curves of Different Plastic Materials

Using the “wrench” button

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Flowlength/Wallthickness Ratio

Display of the flowlength/wallthickness ratio for selection of the right number of gates

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Flatness in the Focus

Visibility of the measured area on the part

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IGES Export of Cuts

Cuts through the simulation model can be saved and exported as IGES lines

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Automatic Determination of Missing Coordinates

Automatically determination of the 3rd spatial coordinate, if two have already been defined

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Temperatures Inside of Parts

Visibility of additional simulation results

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Temperature Distribution in Parts and Insert

Internal temperature distribution in inserts and parts

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Using Colors for Different Parts of the Model

Easier identification of inserts by selection of individual colors

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Get your Blue Balls

Marking unfilled areas automatically with blue balls

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Diagrams

Show comparisons of variants at a glance or to demonstrate the cause-and-effect relation

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Influencing the Display of Result Diagrams

Result diagrams can be modified in multiple ways

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The 2nd Generation of 3D-F „Unwarp to Catia“

STL-data can easily be exported into a TXT-file, which is readable by Catia RSO

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Speed-up of Cooling Channel Modelling

Creating quickly cooling segments from STL information

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Mold Open Time and Two Component Injection Molding Simulation

Specifying a very small polymer flow for the second component during mold open time between the first and second shot

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Display Options – Mesh

Visualization of overlapping elements, gaps and not connected areas of the part

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Mesh Preparation Using Groups

Automatically creation of a finite element mesh with different mesh densities

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Same View on the Part in Different Pictures

Getting the same view of a part in different pictures

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Saving Hard Disk Space

Choosing options for saving hard disk space

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Symmetry Tool

Multiple cavities, which are placed symmetrically, can be calculated faster using symmetries

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Simultaneous View of Part and Detail

Using the “description” option

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Saving Projects before Allocating a Final ID

Projects can be saved before allocating them a final ID

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Showing the Minimum and Maximum of a Result

Displaying the minimum and maximum value of a result at a glance

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Exporting Results

Export results into additional software systems

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Moving the Light Source

Improving visibility of shaded areas

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Back Flow Effects

Simulation of back flow by defining a packing pressure step with 0 bar

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Recovery of Original Wall Thicknesses

Easy recovery of the initial wall thickness distribution after changes

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Automatic Modification of the length of Last Runner Segment

Automatic definition of the length of the last segment

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Getting an Overview on the Available Result Data Files

Easy access via menu entry in Cadmould®

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Manual Limitation of Optimized Gate Locations

Limitation of allowable areas for gate location optimization

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Avoiding Graphical Display Problems

Using the latest graphic card drivers

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Balancing of Multi Gated Larger Parts

Making full use of Cadmould® functionalities

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