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C-MOLD Modeler & Visualizer


All computer simulations in this book employ C-MOLD software.

Copyright © 1995, 1996, 1997 Advanced CAE Technology, Inc.
All rights reserved.

No part of this document may be reproduced in any form or
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C-MOLD is a registered trademark of Advanced CAE Technology, Inc.
All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Product Number: D-711
Version Number: 981.1097

Table of Contents

Preface

Using this Manual
What's New in this Release
Modeler
Visualizer
Assumptions about Using C-MOLD
Conventions and Symbols
Typographic
Command
Keyboard
Illustration
C-MOLD Products
Design/Optimization Software Products
Interactive Software Products
Analysis Software Products
C-MOLD QuickFill
Dr. C-MOLD
C-MOLD Database
Documentation to C-MOLD Applications

Chapter 1

Getting Started

Launching C-MOLD Modeler and C-MOLD Visualizer
Anatomy of the Main Windows
Navigating with the User Interface
C-MOLD Modeler and Visualizer Application Palette
Saving Data for Use by the Control Panel

Chapter 2

Overview of the C-MOLD Modeler

Geometry Editor
Concepts
Working Planes
Reference Points
Topology Editor
Concepts
Regions
Topology Normals
Attributes Editor
Concepts
Selecting an Attribute
Mesher
Concepts
Method
Troubleshooting

Chapter 3

Modeling Techniques

Injection Molding
General Procedures for Injection Molding
Part and Delivery System in Injection Molding
Mold-Cooling System in Injection Molding
Special Procedures for Gas-Assisted Injection Molding
Tips for Modeling Gas Channels
Blow Molding & Thermoforming
Element Attributes
Nodal Attributes
Mold Meshing
Type of Elements
Parting Plane Modeling
Reactive Molding: Microchip Encapsulation
Tips
Reactive Molding: RTM and SRIM
Element Attributes
Nodal Attributes

Chapter 4

Using Translators

Import Geometry
Import .geo Geometry
Import IGES Geometry
Import VDAFS Geometry
FEA Interface
Overview
C-MOLD Mesh to Geometry Interface (.fem to .geo)
ANSYS Interface (ANSYS to C-MOLD Mesh)
PATRAN Interface (PATRAN to C-MOLD Mesh)
I-DEAS Interface (I-DEAS to C-MOLD Mesh)
Moldflow Interface (MF to C-MOLD Mesh)
Moldflow Release 9 Interface (MF R9 to C-MOLD Mesh)

Chapter 5

Command Reference

File Menu
File; New
File; Open Geometry
File; Open Mesh
File; Import Geometry
File; FEA Interface
File; Save Geometry
File; Save Mesh
File; Save Geometry As
File; Save Mesh As
File; Print
File; Exit
View Menu
View; Auto. Scale
View; Zoom
View; Pan
View; Reset
View; Redisplay
View; Split/Join
View; Select
View; View Palette
View; Views
View; Working Planes
View; Working Sets
Options Menu
Options; Units
Options; Color
Options; Visibility
Options; Labels
Tools Menu
Tools; File System
Tools; Script
Tools; Control
Tools; System Palette
Tools; User Palette
Tools; Custom Palette 1
Tools; Custom Palette 2
Tools; Custom Palette 3
Create Geom. Menu
Create Geom.; Points
Create Geom.; Lines
Create Geom.; Arcs
Create Geom.; Circles
Create Geom.; Splines
Create Geom.; Surfaces
Create Geom.; Runners
Create Geom.; Channels
Create Geom.; Connectors
Edit Geom. Menu
Edit Geom.; Merge Points
Edit Geom.; Project Points
Edit Geom.; Divide Edges
Edit Geom.; Merge Edges
Edit Geom.; Connect Edges
Edit Geom.; Trim Edges
Edit Geom.; Break Edges
Edit Geom.; Intersect Edges
Edit Geom.; Intersect Surfaces
Edit Geom.; Move Geometry
Edit Geom.; Copy Geometry
Edit Geom.; Project Geometry
Edit Geom.; Relabel
Edit Geom.; Delete Geometry
Edit Geom.; Check Geometry
Edit Geom.; Query Geometry
Topology Menu
Topology; Regions
Topology; Inner Features
Topology; Planar
Topology; Surface Regions
Topology; Surface Inner Features
Topology; Auto. Search
Topology; Align Topology Normals
Topology; Flip Topology Normals
Topology; Copy Topology
Topology; Delete Topology
Topology; Check Topology
Topology; Query Topology
Attributes Menu
Attributes; Select Attribute
Attributes; Set Value to Assign
Attributes; Assign Attribute
Attributes; Modify Attribute
Attributes; Delete Attribute
Attributes; Check Attribute
Attributes; Query Attribute
Mesh Menu
Mesh; Auto. Mesh
Mesh; Manual Mesh
Mesh; Copy Mesh
Mesh; Move Mesh
Mesh; Adjust Nodes
Mesh; Align Element Normals
Mesh; Flip Element Normals
Mesh; Delete Mesh
Mesh; Check Mesh
Mesh; Render Mesh
Mesh; Query Mesh
Annotate Menu
Annotate; Text on View
Annotate; Text on Model
Annotate; Set Text Size
Annotate; Arrow
Annotate; Modify Text
Annotate; Delete Text
Annotate; Query Text
Help Menu
Help; Context-Sensitive
Help; Using Help
Help; Overview
Help; Product Info.
Help; Version
Help; Keyboard
Help; Mouse
Help; Balloon Help

Chapter 6

Overview of the C-MOLD Visualizer

Viewing C-MOLD Results
Printing Capabilities
Print File Formats

Chapter 7

Data Types

Data Associated with Mesh Nodes
Nodal Data
Displacement Data
Data Associated with Mesh Elements
Element Data
Vector Data
Tensor Data
Data Associated with Mesh Nodes and Elements
Node-on-Element Data
Data not Associated with the Mesh
Scalar Data
Text Data
Highlight Data
Component Data
Vector data
Tensor data
Displacement data

Chapter 8

Plotting

Node and Element Selection
Mouse Selection
Keyboard Selection
Automatic Plotting of Data
XY Plots
XY Plot Selection
XY Query
XY Options
Contour Plots
Contour Plot Selection
Contour Query
Contour Options
Data-Shaded Plots
Data-Shaded Plot Selection
Data-Shaded Options
Vector Plots
Vector Plot Selection
Vector Query
Tensor Plots
Tensor Plot Selection
Tensor Query
Displacement Plots
Displacement Plot Selection
Displacement Options
Highlight Plots
Highlight Plot Selection
Reports
Plotting Options

Chapter 9

Command Reference

File Menu
File; Open
File; Print
File; Exit
View Menu
View; Auto. Scale
View; Zoom
View; Rotate
View; Pan
View; Reset
View; Redisplay
View; Split/Join
View; Select
View; View Palette
View; Views
Options Menu
Options; Units
Options; Colors
Options; Visibility
Options; View Palette
Options; Nodal Averaging
Options; Shade Empty Elements
Options; Clipping Plane
Options; Define Clipping Plane
Tools Menu
Tools; File System
Tools; Script
Tools; Control
Tools; System Palette
Tools; User Palette
Tools; Custom Palette 1
Tools; Custom Palette 2
Tools; Custom Palette 3
Mesh Menu
Mesh; Render Mesh
Mesh; Query Mesh Nodes
Mesh; Query Mesh Elements
Data Menu
Data; Select Analysis
Data; Select DataSet
Data; Select Tensor Component
Data; Select Displacement Component
Plot Menu
Plot; XY
Plot; XY Options
Plot; Contour
Plot; Contour Options
Plot; Data Shaded
Plot; Data Shaded Options
Plot; Displacement
Plot; Displacement Options
Plot; Highlight
Plot; Hidden Line
Plot; Plot Min/Max
Plot; Set Scale Factor
Help Menu
Help; Context-Sensitive
Help; Using Help
Help; Overview
Help; Product Info.
Help; Version
Help; Keyboard
Help; Mouse
Help; Balloon Help

Appendix A

Default Values of C-MOLD Modeler Attributes

Appendix B

Table Of Contents File and Analysis Output Extensions File

Appendix C

Unit Systems in C-MOLD

Appendix D

Error Messages

RD Error Codes

Appendix E

Mouse and Keyboard Shortcuts

Mouse Shortcuts
Keyboard Shortcuts


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