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Autodesk Moldflow Adviser Training Course

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Moldflow Adviser Training Course Synopsis

Learn how to become more efficient at evaluating digital prototypes, running analysis, and interpreting the results for all analysis types available in the Design, Manufacturing, and Advanced packages.

Prerequisites for this Moldflow Adviser Training Course

Prior mold analysis experience is not necessary.

What you will Learn in Moldflow Adviser Training Course

  • Use of the interface and job manager
  • Customize databases
  • Complete Fill +Pack + Warp analysis
  • Step through the general process used for analysis projects
  • Learn to import, and check models from CAD systems
  • Check models for draft, thickness and undercuts
  • Gate placement and uses of the gate location analysis
  • Procedure to complete and interpret gate location analysis
  • Procedure to complete and interpret molding window analysis
  • Review part design guidelines
  • Learn about analysis sequences (Fill, Cooling Quality & Sink Marks)
  • Results visualization tools
  • Cost Adviser tool
  • Input parameters/result interpretation for filling, sink mark and cooling quality analyses
  • Review features and capabilities of Autodesk Moldflow Communicator
  • Create MRF in Autodesk Moldflow Adviser
  • Create reports and review available formats
  • Review and model typical gate and runner designs
  • Review the importance and how to balance runner systems
  • Review concepts of pack/hold for injection molds
  • Review and interpret packing results
  • Model cooling circuits with various cooling geometries
  • Review concepts of cooling for injection molds
  • Review and interpret cooling results
  • Compare results when running different analyses

Moldflow Adviser Training Course Length and Time

This class is 4 days long. Class time is 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Breaks are scheduled throughout the day and lunch is typically scheduled 12-1. Students provide their own lunch.

Enrollment in Moldflow Adviser Training Course

Please see our Enrollment Page ( for our enrollment form.

Moldflow Adviser Training Course Locations

We have training centers in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, San Diego and Washington DC. We also offer classes at a network of rental facilities. We offer private onsite training and instructor-led, live online training. If coming to a rental facility, please double-check the location of your class with our office to make sure you get to the right location.

Goals for Moldflow Adviser Training Course

Sterling Ledet and Associates realizes the importance of education and we take pride in being able to offer you classes that are more custom fit to your needs. Call us at (877) 819-2665 if you have any special questions or e-mail us at

Lesson 1 - User Interface Review

  • Familiarize yourself with the interface
  • Canceling an Analysis using the Job Manager
  • Customizing Databases
  • Competency check - User Interface Review
  • Evaluation sheet - User Interface Review

Lesson 2 - Quick Fill-Pack-Warp Analysis

  • Saw housing (Dual Domain)
  • Pivot_Base (3D)
  • Competency check - Quick Fill-Pack-Warp Analysis
  • Evaluation Sheet - Quick Fill-Pack-Warp Analysis

Lesson 3 - Design Adviser Analysis

  • Clamp (importing a good STL file)
  • Saw-housing (importing a bad STL file)
  • Filter cap (example of candidate for 3D technology)
  • Card holder (model fixed during import process)
  • Competency check - Design Adviser Analysis
  • Evaluation sheet - Design Adviser Analysis

Lesson 4 - Gate Location Analysis

  • Gate location analysis on the Cluster (Advanced Gate Locator algorithm)
  • Gate location analysis using Fill Preview
  • Gate location analysis on the Saw housing (Dual Domain)
  • Gate location analysis on the Pushfit (3D)
  • Competency check - Gate Location Analysis
  • Evaluation sheet - Gate Location Analysis

Lesson 5 - Molding Window Analysis

  • Molding window analysis results interpretation
  • Evaluating number of gates on the Saw housing
  • Evaluating gate location selection on the Pushfit
  • Evaluating thickness changes on the Phone
  • Evaluating alternative material on the AC Motor Cover
  • Competency check - Molding Window Analysis
  • Evaluation sheet - Molding Window Analysis

Lesson 6 - Evaluating the Part Design

  • Clamp. Evaluating weld lines
  • Clamp. Alternative material including cost
  • Camera. Evaluating wall thickness changes
  • Desk-insert. Evaluating sink marks
  • Bracket. Reducing material and production costs
  • Bracket. Alternative material including cost
  • Pedal. Evaluating gate location effects on part quality
  • Competency check - Evaluating the Part Design
  • Evaluation Sheet - Evaluating the Part Design

Lesson 7 - Report Generation

  • Mouse
  • Competency check - Report Generation
  • Evaluation sheet - Report Generation

Lesson 8 - Autodesk Moldflow Communicator

  • Creating results files in Autodesk Moldflow Adviser for Autodesk Moldflow Communicator
  • Using Autodesk Moldflow Communicator
  • Competency check - Autodesk Moldflow Communicator
  • Evaluation sheet - Autodesk Moldflow Communicator

Lesson 9 - Modeling Runners

  • Sander - Single cavity
  • Toothbrush - Multi-cavity
  • Phone handset - Family mold
  • Communication Device - Family mold
  • Competency check - Modeling Runners
  • Evaluation sheet - Modeling Runners

Lesson 10 - Runner Adviser & Runner Balance

  • Front_mid_section - Sizing multiple gates
  • Bricks - Sizing family runner system
  • Competency check - Runner Adviser & Runner Balance
  • Evaluation sheet - Runner Adviser & Runner Balance

Lesson 11 - Pack & Warp Overview

  • Housing (Dual Domain)
  • Pushfit (3D)
  • Competency check - Pack & Warp Overview
  • Evaluation Sheet - Pack & Warp Overview

Lesson 12 - Modeling Cooling Circuits

  • SGI Base
  • Competency check - Modeling Cooling Circuits
  • Evaluation sheet - Modeling Cooling Circuits

Lesson 13 - Cooling Analysis Overview

  • SGI Base - C-FP-W Sequence
  • Speaker - Evaluating cooling design changes
  • Competency check - Cooling Analysis Overview
  • Evaluation sheet - Cooling Analysis Overview

Lesson 14 - Effects of Cool Over Pack & Warp

  • SGI Base - Cooling Quality
  • SGI Base - Warpage
  • Competency check - Effects of Cool over Pack & Warp
  • Evaluation sheet - Effects of Cool over Pack & Warp

Lesson 15 - Advanced Modeling Tips

  • Filter-cover
  • Cap. Importing runners from another study
  • Competency check - Advanced Modeling Tips
  • Evaluation sheet - Advanced Modeling Tips


Our goal is to make sure your class meets your objectives, not ours. Therefore, all of our outlines are treated as guides to help steer the workshop. This outline does not guarantee that all the topics listed will be covered in the time allowed. The amount of material covered is based on the skill level of the student audience. We may change or alter course topics to best suit the classroom situation.

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