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Moldex3D 2022 R1 Release

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Package Update

1.[Warp] Remove Mechanics add-on and include its functions into Warp as standard functions

-Include Buckling analysis (2021) and Non-linear Warp analysis (2022)

2.[Plastification] Add Plastification add-on with its new functions

-Additional license required to enable the corresponding functions

Function Enhancements

Solver Capability & Database

1.[RC] Job Scheduler support calculation with older version solvers

-Computing Manager add information section of server version and supported version

2.[RC] Job Scheduler supports Open SSH file transfer configuration

3.[RC] Provide Moldex3D Azure-Connect setup package

-Users can quickly arrange Moldex3D computing nodes on Azure

-Azure VPN enables calculation through users’ own LM server

4.[Linux] Enhance Linux solver with more comprehensive capability

-Supports Shell Solver

-Support Mold Deformation, Paddle Shift and Wire Sweep analysis sequence

-Improve calculation on both speed and stability

5.[Linux] [LM] Allow license server on Linux platform

-Provide tool for Export Machine Information to create MIF file

-Provide MDX3DLicenseAdmin tool on Linux platform

6.[Material] Update material database

-132 thermoplastic materials are newly added
LCP(1), PA(114), PC+ABS(1), POLYBLEND(2), PBT(12), POM(1), PPS(1)

-2 material information is updated for properties including viscosity, PVT, specific heat and thermal conductivity

7.[Machine] Update Moldex3D Machine Bank

-Add machine maker of BMB (299 machines)

-Add machine maker of Tederic (1 machine)

8.[Machine] Support more Machine Interface in Moldex3D Machine Bank

-Wittmann controller of Wittmann Battenfeld machines

-Electric, Hongxun and KEBA controllers of Tederic machines

-Dual and Dualrear controllers of SUMITOMO machines

-F200HE controller of TOYO machines

-FANUC-B_10-Sections_CN controller of FANUC machines
(Simplified Chinese UI of FANUC-B_10-Sections)

-FCS-6500S controller of FCS machines

9.[Barrel] Support Fast Plastification (Fast PL) simulation inside the barrel

-Add advanced process parameters for process setting inside barrel and coupled with screw data in Machine Bank

-Predict solid bed ratio to see if material is fully molten

-Predict time required for plastification and the temperature rise in nozzle and barrel

10.[Flow] Add more simulation options for injection machine settings

-Extend Injection Response Time simulation to CAE mode

-Add option to control VP-Switch by control point pressure

-Support Suck Back simulation in Machine mode without need of Machine Interface

11.[Flow] Enhance accuracy of Flow behavior simulation

-Improve valve gate control and compressing switch to better approach use setting

-Improve predicted result of flow through non-matching mesh faces

12.[Warp] Upgrade Enhanced Warp solver on crystallization material Simulation

13.[Warp] [Stress] Speed up calculation for Warp/Stress analysis

-Up to 25% time saving in Enhanced Warp calculation

-Up to 40% time saving in Annealing/Post Curing calculation

14.[Stress] [Optics] Improve Annealing analysis and prediction accuracy

15.[FEA-I] Enhance mapping performance to fit different outputs and attributes

16.[MMI] Support NX Nastran in Micro-Mechanic Interface

-Export data such as fiber orientation to NX Nastran

-Export mesh with fiber analysis result for Simcenter to project and run structure analysis

17.[Warp] Support advanced output for Enhanced Warp

-Fiber orientation effect displacement and differential temperature and shrinkage effect displacement

18.[Warp] Support Non-linear Warp analysis

-Enable Warp analysis considering geometry non-linear

-Support high level Quadratic Element for better resolution

-Add out-of-core computation for more computer capacity

19.[CoIM] [BiIM] Support Fiber Orientation analysis for Co-Injection & Bi-Injection Molding

20.[IC] Improve Dispensing Related Process Simulation (behavior under different viscosity)




Project Management & Usability

1.[Studio] Support user-defined result item

-Allow more options of result display setting

-Support with Result List and Report Generation

2.[Studio] Add more Inspection and Measurement functions

-Radius of Curvature tool to measure the radius of target curvature

-Measuring Face tool for the measurement result on selected faces

-More Functions with UCS (User Coordinate System)

-Add filter for Particle Tracer results for better tracing melt flow

3.[Studio] Enhance capability of Report Wizard

-Enable run comparison in Report Wizard (up to 4 runs)

-Add result note (added in result tree) in report generation

-Support user-defined Molding Process Sheet template

4.[Studio] Add more wizard tools for simulation run management

-Support batch runs submission from Studio

-Support detailed run summary with comparison between runs

5.[Studio] [Shell] Support Shell model simulation on Studio for quick design workflow

-Support user setting of thickness through Modify Thickness Wizard

-Support full modeling tools for runner and cooling system

6.[Studio] [API] Support API for Studio to automate Studio application

-Run a Script in Studio to do tasks automatically

7.[Studio] [DOE] Enhance DOE Wizard with more analysis capabilities

8.[Studio] [CM] [Fiber] Support SMC process simulation in Studio

-Support Full Factorial Design Parallel Coordinates Plot

-More result display in DOE run summary together

-Alignment and UCS setting for defining quality factor

-Local measurement items as quality factor

-Support Shell model and Linux solver for high performance computing

9.[RTM] Support Wet RTM process simulation

10.[CM] [Fiber] [Studio] Support SMC process simulation in Studio

11.[SYNC] Enhance Design Parameter Study (DPS) optimization tool

-More DPS capabilities and better usability workflow

-View study result directly on web page

-Integrate DPS Workflow with HEEDS and SYNC for NX

12.[SYNC] Add more pre-processing and post-processing tools

-Support Gate Wizard and model thickness display

-Support scaled warpage and part insert result display

13.[SYNC] Enhance usability for project management

-Provide wizard and indicator tools right under project tree

-Improved ribbon and project tree design to support more functions

14.[SYNC] Enhance sDFM function workflow and usability

15.[SYNC] Support Reaction Injection Molding (thermo-set) simulation

16.[SYNC NX] Provide interface to create runner with NX MoldWizard

17.[SYNC] [3D CFD] Support 3D Coolant CFD analysis

18.[SYNC] [Fiber] Add interface to export fiber orientation data for NX

Pre-processor and Integration

1.[Wizard] Upgrade Runner/Gate Wizard

-Upgrade with new design of wizard interface

-Enhance performance of Baffle/Bubbler modeling: Automatically adjust model orientation based on coolant flow direction

-Support annular runner model with both Brep and line-defined objects connected to each other

2.[Wizard] Add more runner and gate design types

-Film Gate (Hexa-based mesh recommended)

-Two-sectional Pin Gate and Cashew Gate

-Hexagon cross-section (Hexa-based mesh only)

-Add option to locate with Center Line for rectangle channel

3.[Wizard] Add 7 new cooling channel templates in Layout Wizard

4.[Wizard] Enhance Cooling Channel and Moldbase Wizard

-Add more preference options to control automatic moldbase mesh generation

-Allow Melt Inlet attaching to moldbase boundary

-Refined mesh layer on flow direction in cooling channels

5.[CAD] Improve CAD reader and processing kernel

-Enhance solid Boolean and project calculation

-Support reading Creo file format of *.part.*, *.asm, and *.asm.* and CATIA V5 file format of *.CATProduct

6.[CAD] Enhance Geometry Check tool

-Enhance Geometry Check browser: show/hide, group and user specified criteria

-Add geometry check item of Sharp Face Angle

7.[CAD] Add more CAD tools: Rectangle and Array

8.[CAD] Enhance Conformal Cooling Wizard

-Add tool creating spiral curve

-Add tools to create perpendicular lines between curves

-Add CAD tool transferring line-defined channels to true 3D

9.[Mesh] Enhance meshing capability for better surface mesh quality

-Enable user-specified setting of advanced mesh parameters mesh quality fine-tune

-Refined Non-matching mesh quality for AHR models

10.[Mesh] Upgrade Moldex3D Mesh for Rhino 7 integration

11.[CM] [CAD & Mesh] Enhance modeling workflow for Compression Molding

-Allow Compression Zone created from multiple moving surface BCs

-Allow surface mesh modifying before solid mesh generation for Compression Zone

-Improve meshing specifically for undercut feature (Not support Prism)

-Improve meshing specifically for side wall geometry

12.[IC] [CAD & Mesh] Upgrade IC Wizard for Auto Hybrid Mesh

-Allow local seeding adjustment and surface mesh modification for more customized meshing performance

-Allow IC component creation by selecting faces for better usability

13.[IC] Add more modeling functions for better usability and model quality

-Enable fast creation of large number bumps in Component Wizard using data in CSV

-Surface mesh tools: Create Face Mesh, Quad to Tri and Combine


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