Insight Fundamentals + Advanced Flow

Course Description

What You Will Learn?

In this course, we combine both Insight Fundamentals and Insight Advanced Flow which allows students to reach an intermediate level of understanding. Students learn features, functionalities, workflows and complex analysis types found in Autodesk Moldflow Insight through hands-on exercises. Additionally, students also learn how to become more efficient at evaluating digital prototypes, running analysis, and interpreting results of all analysis types available in the Design packaging.

Learning Details

Insight Fundamentals- 3 days

Introduction to Synergy:

Learn how to navigate and use the Interface

Quick Cool-Fill-Pack-Warp analysis:

Step through the general process typically used for analysis projects

Analysis Workflow:

Discusses Moldflow design philosophy and design procedures

Model Requirements:

Discuss mesh characteristics necessary to have a good mesh for a digital prototype

Model Translation and Meshing:

Discuss workflows necessary to import, mesh and repair all 3 mesh types digital prototypes

Gate Placement:

Gate placement guidelines and uses of the gate location analysis

Molding Window analysis:

The procedures to follow to find mold & melt temperatures and injection time

Results Interpretation:

Discuss results types along with results manipulation and interpretation

Gate & Runner Design:

Typical gate and runner designs and how to model them and conduct a runner balance analysis

Basic Packing:

Review of definitions, procedures to set a packing profile, and how to interpret results

Flow Analysis Process Settings:

Discussion of advanced options for a flow analysis along with all solvers and capabilities

Moldflow Communicator:

Review features and capability of Autodesk Simulation Moldflow Communicator

Insight Advanced Flow- 2 days

Family Tools:

Discusses how to analyze family tools including finding processing conditions, adding studies together and balancing the runners

Multiple Gates:

Discuss types of Multiple Gate problems that occur and how to analyze them. Also discusses clamp tonnage and how to work within the limits of the molding machine.

Packing Optimization:

Discusses procedure for reducing variation of volumetric shrinkage on part

Part Insert Overmolding:

Discusses definitions and capabilities with regards to running a flow analysis with part inserts.

Two-Shot Sequential Overmolding:

Discusses capabilities of two-shot sequential overmolding, setting up the analysis, running the analysis and reviewing results

Design of Experiments (DOE) Analysis:

Discusses theory of DOE & how to set up analysis and interpret results.

Using Valve Gates:

Discusses valve gate control methods, and how to set up

Core Shift Analysis:

Learn how to prepare for, run and interpret the results of a core shift analysis


Practice what you have learned with different models presented with diverse problems.

Database Management:

Discusses how to create personal databases of all types and how to use them


Thermoplastic Overview:

Review polymer definition and classification, key polymer properties, and thermoplastic material families & abbreviations

Injection Molding Overview:

Review of the injection molding process

Finite Element Overview:

Review of finite elements and mesh types used within Autodesk Simulation Moldflow Insight

Moldflow Design Principals:

Review of the Moldflow design principles and how to apply them

How to Use Help:

Shows how help is accessed and used

Creating Reports:

Shows ways to create reports & formats available

Modeling Tools:

Concentrates on modeling regions. some work with beams & use of local coordinate systems

Material Searching and Comparing:

Shows how to use the material searching capabilities

Job Manager:

Review of the job manager features and capabilities

Flow Leaders and Deflectors:

Discussion of how to use flow deflectors and flow leaders to move the location of weld lines and other defects

Using Valve Gates:

Discusses vale gate control methods, and how to set up

Guided Project:

Steps through in detail the entire Flow analysis process

Who Should Attend?

  • New Users of Autodesk/Moldflow
  • No prior mold experience necessary
  • 5-day web-training course

What You Will Need

  • Training files set up on your computer
  • Autodesk Training Manual for Advisor Training
  • Training Paid in Full prior to start of class

(Bozilla will provide Instructions for the above items prior to training)

Benefits of Web Training

  • Train in any convenient location
  • No travel or travel expenses
  • Official Autodesk Moldflow curriculum

Live Demo

Option to have Instructor use your “Live” part to demonstrate exercises students perform during class. (Instructions will be provided)