Moldex3D Material Wizard

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Moldex3D Material Wizard

Menu toolbar is on the top of Material Wizard window. It contains File, View, Edit Curve, Material and Help. Among them, options in File, Edit, and Material vary as switch to different manage tab. You can get more information in the following description.

 

Project > File

Switch the manager tab to Project, and click File. There are only two options in work listed on File panel.

Add to User Bank

You can add any materials under Project tab into User Bank.

Select the material under Project, click Add to User Bank, and the selected material will be added into User Bank immediately.

 

Exit

Exit Material Wizard.

 

User Bank > File

Switch the manager tab to User Bank, and click File. There are four options listed on File panel.

 

Add to Project

It is an available function in User Bank. You can add any selected material listed under User Bank into Project.

Select the material, click Add to Project, and the selected material will be added into Project immediately.

 

Add to Project As

It is an available function in User Bank. You can add any material under User Bank into Project in other name.

Select the material, click Add to Project As, and save it in other name.

 

Import

You can import any material from other source and save it in User Bank for later usage. Click Import, and a pop-up dialog shows.

 

Exit

Exit Material Wizard.

 

Moldex3D Bank > File

Switch the manager tab to User Bank, and click File. There are four options listed on File panel.

 

Add to Project

It is an available function in Moldex3D Bank. You can add any selected material listed under Moldex3D Bank into Project.

Select the material, click Add to Project, and the selected material will be added into Project immediately.

 

Add to Project As

It is an available function in Moldex3D Bank. You can add any material under User Bank into Project in other name.

Select the material, click Add to Project As, and save it in other name.

 

Add to User Bank

You can add any material under Moldex3D Bank into User Bank.

Select the material under Moldex3D Bank, click Add to User Bank, and the selected material will be added into User Bank immediately.

 

Exit

Exit Material Wizard.

 

View

This is another way you can switch tabs in Manage Window.

Click View, and there are three options you can click as below.

Project

Moldex3D Bank

User Bank

 

Edit

With this function, you can edit material parameters.

 

Project > Edit

Switch the manager tab to Project, and click Edit. There are only two options in work listed on Edit panel.

 

Refresh

Click Refresh to reload current available material list in Project.

 

Unit

Click Unit, and a pop-up panel shows. You can change the unit of variables or do the unit conversion.

 

User Bank > Edit

Switch the manager tab to User Bank, and click Edit. There are five options in work listed on Edit panel.

 

New

Click New, you can create a customized new material file on your own. Input all necessary information in each step, and click Finish to save the new file in User Bank.

 

Modify

Click the material you want to modify in User Bank, and click Modify. The material information shown on the pop-up panel is changeable per your need. Complete all steps, and click Finish to save the changes of this material in User Bank.

 

Delete

Select the material you want to delete, and click Delete.

 

Refresh

Click Refresh to reload current available material list in Project.

 

Unit

Click Unit, and a pop-up panel shows. You can change the unit of variables or do the unit conversion.

 

Molex3D Bank > Edit

Switch the manager tab to Moldex3D Bank, and click Edit. There are only three options in work listed on Edit panel.

 

Refresh

Click Refresh to reload current available material list in Project.

 

Unit

Click Unit, and a pop-up panel shows. You can change the unit of variables or do the unit conversion.

 

Sort by producer

Click Sort by producer, material list under Moldex3D Bank will be sorted by producer instead of material type.

 

Curve

Curve provides you control function of the curve display of material. Click Curve, there are six options in work as shown below, and no option difference exists when switch to any manage tab.

 

Setting

You can change Curve type, and set the curve display range of the variable on the chart. Click Apply to current setting; click Default, recover the default setting.

Curve type and display range vary as the material property item changes. For example, when switch the tab from Viscosity to PVT, curve type and display range change accordingly.

 

Default

When you change any setting of the curve and want to revert the original setting, this option can help revert all curve settings back to default.

 

Capture

When you want to cut the curve of material property, this option can help capture the curve chart.

Click Capture, and paste it on other executive software, such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Paint, and so on.

 

Save Image

When you want to save the curve chart, this option helps save it immediately.

Click Save Image, and a pop-up dialog shows. Name the image, and save it in your preferred destination.

 

Model

When you want to view the model of the current material property, this option will show the model immediately.

Click Model, and the model of the material property shows.

 

Switch

This is another way to switch the property option of the selected material.

Click Switch, and 9 property options show on the panel. Click PVT, the curve chart changes as PVT curve.

 

Material

Material offers two options, Find and Compare. Only when the manage tab is switched to Moldex3D Bank, Find option is available.

 

Project > Material

Compare

Click Compare, Compare Material dialog shows.

The default setting of Temperature Range is By Process condition. However, it is changeable by selecting By User Specification from the drop-menu of temperature range. After select By User Specification, click Setting next to the option box. A pop-up panel shows, input Max. and Min. temperatures here.

Select the materials you want to compare from any manage tab, and click Add on the bottom of the panel. Click Compare, and the chart will show the comparison result.

 

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Other functions of Compare Material panel:

Remove

remove specific material(s). Select the material you don’t want, and click Remove.

 

Clear

remove all materials on the list. Click Clear to remove all materials.

 

Close

exit Compare Material.

 

User Bank > Material

Compare

The function description is the same as that in Project_Material. Refer to the above description.

 

Moldex3D Bank > Material

Find

1.Click Find, and a Find Material panel shows.

2.Click the dropdown menu of Polymer, and select the material type.

3.Input material producer’s name. Note that the wizard will record the name of the material producer you input, so you can pick the name from the dropdown menu next time as well.

4.Check the required items, and click Find. The material matching the conditions will show one the panel.

5.Select the material you want from the list, and right-click it. From the context menu, select the suitable option. Click Close to exit Find Material.

? Note: If there is no material matching the conditions, a warning message would pop up.

 

Compare

The function description is the same as that in Project_Material. Refer to the above description.

 

Help

Help provides you some information of material.

 

About Moldex3D Material Wizard

It shows the version information of Material Wizard.

 

Online Help

It links the online help of Material Wizard.

 

Polymer property

It links information of Density and mold shrinkage and Shear stress and shear rate.