Molding Window

Use the Molding Window to calculate the optimal Mold Temperature, Melt Temperature, and Fill Time for the model.

Location: Molding ribbon

The Molding Window tool analyzes your model and shows optimal tempreatures for the mold and material as well as optimal fill time for the molding process. You can adjust one parameter at a time to see how different settings in that parameter affect the optimal settings for the other parameters.
  • The molding window provides information only. You must use the Material Temperature field in the Part Cavity tool's microdialog to change the melt temperature, the Mold Temperature field in the Mold tool's microdialog to change the mold temperature, and the Filling Time field in the Process Parameters window to change the filling time.
  • The Molding Window displays temperatures in degrees Kelvin and time in seconds.

Optimize Parameters

Use the Molding Window tool to find an optimal combination of mold temperature, melt temperature, and fill time for your model.

You must first designate a part cavity and create at least one injection point.
  1. Click the Molding Window icon.

    The Calculating Molding Window window appears.

    This operation may take several seconds, depending on the complexity of your model. Then, the Molding Window opens.

  2. The green area of the graph shows preferred settings for your part.
    1. If there are no preferred settings visible, adjust the slider until a set of preferred settings appears.
    2. Use the dropdown menu above the slider to select between mold temperature, melt temperature, and fill time for the adjustable parameter.
    Note: If you change the model and wish to see the preferred settings for the new changes, you will need to use the Relaunch button to run the analysis again. Use the Run Name menu to display the results from different analyses.