How to Use Moldflow Communicator 2016 to Share Simulation Results
Moldflow Communicator 2016 is a free software that helps you collaborate with your team members, suppliers, and customers on plastic injection molding projects. With Moldflow Communicator 2016, you can view, visualize, quantify, and compare simulation results from Moldflow products, such as Moldflow Adviser and Moldflow Insight.
In this article, we will show you how to use Moldflow Communicator 2016 to share simulation results with your stakeholders. You will learn how to:
Download and install Moldflow Communicator 2016
Open and explore Moldflow result files
Create and export reports
Use the online help system
Download and Install Moldflow Communicator 2016
To download Moldflow Communicator 2016, you need to visit the Autodesk website[^1^] and follow the instructions. You will need about 1 GB of free disk space for the installation. The software is supported on 64-bit Windows operating systems only. You will also need a graphics card that supports OpenGL and has at least 512 MB of memory.
To install Moldflow Communicator 2016, you need to run the setup executable file and agree to the license agreement. You can choose the install location and click Install. The installation process will take a few minutes. After the installation is complete, you can launch the software from the Start menu or the desktop shortcut.
Open and Explore Moldflow Result Files
Moldflow Communicator 2016 works directly with Moldflow result files (.mfr), which contain all the simulation data and settings from Moldflow products. You can open an .mfr file by clicking File > Open or dragging and dropping it into the software window.
Once you open an .mfr file, you will see a graphical representation of the model and a tree view of the simulation results on the left panel. You can select different results from the tree view and see them displayed on the model. You can also use the toolbar buttons to zoom, pan, rotate, or fit the model to the window.
You can use the right panel to adjust the display options, such as color scale, contour range, legend position, mesh visibility, etc. You can also use the tabs at the bottom of the right panel to switch between different views, such as XY plot, histogram, table, or animation.
Create and Export Reports
Moldflow Communicator 2016 allows you to create and export reports that summarize the simulation results in a professional format. You can create a report by clicking File > New Report or using the Report Wizard button on the toolbar. You can choose from different report templates, such as Summary Report, Detailed Report, or Custom Report.
You can customize your report by adding or removing sections, changing titles, inserting images or comments, etc. You can also preview your report before saving it. You can save your report as an .mfr file or export it as a PDF or HTML file. You can also print your report directly from the software.
Use the Online Help System
Moldflow Communicator 2016 has an online help system that provides detailed information and tutorials on how to use the software. You can access the help system by clicking Help > Contents or pressing F1 on your keyboard. You can browse through different topics or use the search function to find what you need.
The help system also includes example models that illustrate the benefits of Moldflow Communicator 2016 for visualizing, quantifying, and comparing simulation results. You can download these models from the Autodesk website[^1^] and open them with Moldflow Communicator 2016.
Moldflow Communicator 2016 is a powerful tool that helps you share simulation results with your stakeholders in an easy and effective way. By using Moldflow Communicator 2016, you can improve collaboration, reduce design changes, and prevent manufacturing defects.
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