Project Scandium for Autodesk® Simulation Moldflow® Insight 2014 software is a free* technology preview that extends simulation capabilities by offering new capabilities to try out and provide feedback.
Based on your feedback from previous instances of the technology preview, these new capabilities and extensions include:
New Parametric Study option in Optimization
In the Optimization section of the Study tasks, you now find an option to do a Parameter Study. This allows you to vary one or multiple processing parameters through a pre-defined value range. The results are published in a .csv file that can be found in the project directory, and can be read in to programs like Excel for interpretation.
3D Injection-Compression and 3D Compression molding enhancements
For both the thermoset and thermoplastic processes the 3D Injection Compression and 3D Compression molding processes also allow the inclusion of the cooling process in the analysis sequence. Part inserts can now also be included in these analysis processes.
3D Part Inserts can have orthotropic material properties
In addition to Metal and Polymer (with isotropic mechanical properties), an insert can now have user defined orthotropic material properties. Users can use this to provide properties of an insert made of for instance wood or a composite material.
New Core Shift boundary condition
A new "one sided constraint" boundary condition was added for the Core shift analysis. The one sided constraint allows you to restrict movement in for instance negative X-direction, but leave the movement in positive X-direction free (or define a maximum possible deflection).
New Results for Midplane/Dual Domain and 3D
For Midplane and Dual Domain, there is a new "Flow front velocity" result (already existed in 3D). For 3D Flow there is a new "Hold pressure" result (which was already available in Midplane and Dual Domain).
Gate Freeze improvements
Improvements were made to the flow codes to improve the gate freeze prediction in some cases. The improvement should lead to an improved prediction of the pressure in the cavity, an improved volumetric shrinkage prediction and improvements in the warpage prediction.
Dual Domain and 3D meshing improvements
Bad quality elements in the gate area can negatively affect the analysis accuracy. The Dual Domain and 3D meshers now both have an option to refine the mesh in the area of the injection location. The mesher will also produce less high aspect ratio elements.
The Project Scandium Technology Preview can be installed and work side-by-side with other Autodesk Moldflow 2014 products. This technology preview will expire on February 9, 2014. The technology preview relies on Moldflow Insight 2014 licenses and requires the Moldflow Insight 2014 product keys and serial numbers.
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