The script maps temperature results from a previous analysis (one shot or overmolding (2K)) to a new study. This mean you are able to see the temperature effects of an overmolding sequence with more than two shots.
Here an example of a multi-shot (three shots) process:
The picture shows an intermediate temperature result during the third shot.
A document for the workflow and the script are attached.
The Orhtotropic part insets script was updated for Autodesk Moldflow Synergy 2015 Service Pack 1 and 2.
An update is needed because of some changes we did in the service packs. I addition to this update an improvement was done to the memory usage of the SetOrthotropicProperties script which is useful if this script will be used for very large models.
Last week we released the first service pack for the Autodesk Simulation Moldflow 2015 products. The primary purpose of this service pack is to address issues caused by the Heartbleed bug. That said there are other small changes we made, all of which can be reviewed in the release notes of the service pack here.
You can get the service pack in several places, such as the Subscription Center. One of the best ways to access the service pack is to actually utilize new functionality via the Autodesk Application Manager. This tool will allow constant access to updates such as service packs or hotfixes, and makes downloading and installing simple and easy.
Autodesk Application Manager
The Autodesk Application Manager is a new tool that provides direct access for your computer to our software, via its own user interface. From here you can check for updates, learn more about how the application manager works, or review relevant tutorials.
One of the great things about the Application Manager is it only checks for content relevant to you as a user. So if you have simulation tools installed, that's what it checks for and notifies you of, nothing else. And then from there you can choose the relevant service packs and get feedback as to what the service pack or hotfix addresses.
You can also see current updates you don't have, updates that have recently come out, and access a download directly from the Application Manager itself. Even better, the download will automatically initiate the installation process.
All of this makes for a seamless and easy means of not only staying up to date on when new versions are available, but exactly what they address and allowing you to upgrade as quickly and efficiently as possible. The Application Manager needs to be selected during the installation of 2015 to be available.
We've recently made some new and exciting simulation technology available for a limited testing period via Autodesk labs. There are two worth noting, one with particular ties to Simulation Moldflow. Each is detailed below.
Autodesk Project Sundance
Project Sundance is a free technology preview that allows direct integration of fiber orientation results from Simulation Moldflow Insight fiber analyses for use to run nonlinear structural simulation in Abaqus Standard or Explicit.
Sundance offers an intuitive user interface and streamlined workflow that helps you set up your simulation easily and accurately. Simply import both your Moldflow study (with fill+pack+fiber analyses run) and structural models and apply nonlinear data and calculate material model parameters. The structural model does not need run prior to use, though we recommend that a linear run with an isotropic material defined is analyzed to ensure the model set up is correct.
Sundance helps you inspect and judge if the meshes are suitable for mapping and then maps the Moldflow fiber orientation results to the structural model. Finally, export the updated structural model to your FEA package for simulation.
Key Benefits Offered by Sundance:
Seamlessly integrates into your nonlinear FEA solver
Allows the structural application and Moldflow to use meshes appropriate for the respective applications
Applies multi-scale analysis to every material point within the model
Enables different properties for fiber and matrix constituents
Currently supports elastic-plastic material model with failure in the matrix constituent
Technology allows the model to capture different nonlinear behaviors with varying fiber orientations
Project Cassidy is a free technology preview of a composite plate bending simulation tool that allows designers and engineers to optimize composite layups for complex-geometry plates under bending loads.
Project Cassidy allows users to import their own 3D part geometry for composite plates and simulate their response for a specific laminate and load configuration. Project Cassidy walks through the simulation steps required for composite materials by helping the user build laminates, define material orientations of the laminate on the geometry, and simulate the plate under bending loads. Project Cassidy will graphically inform the user of maximum displacements, failure indices, factors of safety, and even display the material orientations of the laminate on the 3D geometry defined by the user. Part weight and thickness is displayed after a composite laminate is applied to the geometry.