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Adviser application for Pro/Engineer is available for subscription customers

08/19/2011 8:59 PM

Dear Moldflow customer,


After the initial availability of the Autodesk Moldflow Adviser Design application for Inventor, the highly anticipated Autodesk Moldflow Adviser application for Pro/ENGINEER is now available on Subscription center. To access the application from subscription center, you are required to have an active subscription contract for Autodesk Moldflow Adviser Design, Manufacturing or Advanced.

For a quick overview of how this exciting application works, have a look at this YouTube video.


What is the Autodesk Moldflow Adviser Design application for Pro/ENGINEER?

Part designers using Pro/ENGINEER design software have the option of using the Autodesk Moldflow Adviser Design application to evaluate their plastic part designs directly within the native CAD environment. Part designers can get feedback on the manufacturing feasibility, cost efficiency and environmental impact of each design decision, while designing the plastic product. The feedback is provided in near real time and is un-intrusive to the workflow.


The feedback is provided to the plastic part designer through easy to understand indicators which can change color from Green, when there are no problems identified, to Red when there are potential problems with the design. When a problem has been identified, the designer can drill down and get detailed information of the potential problem. The ruled that are being used for this can be customized using the Autodesk Moldflow Adviser Design Rule Configuration application that can be found under Start > All Programs > Autodesk > Autodesk Moldflow Adviser Design 2012.


The application also includes a near real-time filling simulation that can be done directly on the cad model, and the location of weld lines and air traps can be highlighted. The default injection location can be moved, and the filling pattern, weld lines and air trap locations will update almost instantaneously. These capabilities allow designers to address design issues while the design is happening and corrections can be made easily and cheaply.

This revolutionary product is ground breaking in that it is really developed for part designers. It's a developed to assist the designer with the plastic product development using real-time simulation technology, without requiring the user to have deep plastics or simulation knowledge. This is simulation assisted design!


Supported platforms

A valid license of Autodesk Moldflow Adviser 2012 is required for the application. Supported CAD systems include:

■ Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire V3

■ Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire V4

■ Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire V5


The application is available in English and Japanese.


Hanno van Raalte,

Product Manager for Autodesk Simulation Moldflow products

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