CAE Products for Plastics Injection Molding

As one of the leading CAE products for the plastics injection molding industry in the world, the Moldex3D is equipped with what is considered to be the best-in-class analysis technology.

Through the use of this technology, the Moldex3D can help users to simulate a wide range of injection molding processes for various types of applications. As a result, these processes optimize product design and manufacturability, shorten time-to-market and overall maximize the product ROI.

Product Features

  • CAD-Embedded Pre-Processing
  • Superior Automatic 3D Mesh Engine
  • High Resolution 3D Mesh Technology
  • High Performance Parallel Computing

About the Moldex3D Mesh

The Moldex3D Mesh supports a wide variety of mesh types, such as 2D triangular and quadrilateral, 3D tetrahedral, prismatic, hexagonal, voxal (brick) and pyramid meshes.

Furthermore, the Moldex3D Mesh can be applied to various mainstream meshing methods, of which include: pure triangle surface meshing, quadrilateral dominate surface meshing, pure tetra generation, boundary layer meshing, pure voxel meshing, hybrid meshing methods, and midplane mesh extraction. Users are able to choose one of these methods according to their specific application needs and ultimately create their uniquely designed mesh model.

Design Validation
Molding Innovation
Molding Innovation+
Automatic Meshing Automatic Meshing

Advance Manual Meshing:

  • Hexa
  • Prism
  • Pyramid
  • Hybrid
CAD/PLM Integration CAD/PLM Integration
Process Optimization
Process Optimization
Innovative Process Supports
Easy, fast, efficient Accurate, precise, efficient Customized, delicate, accurate


Product Benefits

  • The Moldex3D Mesh is a pre-processing tool that is equipped with robust meshing technologies and different mesh elements. As a result, this tool has been shown to increase work efficiency in solid mesh preparation processes.
  • The Moldex3D Mesh offers pure triangle surface meshing and quadrilateral dominate surface meshing.
  • GenerationEnable can be used to generate very fine meshes for complicated 3D geometries, such as those existing in automatic tetra, boundary layer mesh, hybrid mesh and voxel mesh.
  • Auto-check and auto-fix tools are available to ensure that an adequate mesh quality is achieved to provide users with the highest accuracy levels for analysis.
  • Supported mesh input and output formats for the Moldex3D Mesh are outlined below:
Software Solid Mesh Shell Mesh
Input Output Input Output
ABAQUS   *.inp    
ANSYS *.ans *.ans *.ans *.ans
FEMAP *.neu      
HyperMesh *.ans   *.unv  
IDEAS *.unv   *.unv  
Moldex3D *.mfe *.mfe *.msh *.msh
MSC.Nastran *.dat *.dat    
MSC.Patran   *.pat *.pat  
*.fnf   *.fem  
STL       *.stl


Product Features and Portfolio

● Essential features contained   ○ Optional features

  eDesign Basic eDesign Professional Advanced
Product Package & Mesh Technology
True 3D Mesh        
Boundary Layer Mesh, Tetra    
Solid (Hexa, Prism, Pyramid, Hybrid)      
2.5D Mesh        
Standard Injection Molding
Solver Capabilities        
Simultaneous Filling Analysis (max) 1 1 1 1
Parallel Processing (PP) 4 4 8 12
Thermoplastic Injection Molding
Reaction Injection Molding (RIM)
Simulation Capabilities        
Surface Defect Prediction
Venting Analysis
Gate Location
Cold & Hot Runners
Runner Balancing
Transient Mold Cooling or Heating  
Conformal Cooling  
3D Coolant CFD  
Rapid Temperature Cycling  
Induction Heating  
Heating Elements  
Multi-shot Sequential Molding  
Solution Add-on
CAD Interoperability        
Moldex3D CADdoctor
Moldex3D Cooling Channel Designer (CCD)  
Fiber Reinforced Plastics        
FEA Interface  
Micromechanics Interface  
Molded3D Digimat-RP  
Thermal Management        
Advanced Hot Runner  
In-Mold Decoration (IMD)    
Viscoelasticity (VE)  
Special Molding Processes        
Powder Injection Molding (PIM)
Foam Injection Molding  
Gas-Assisted Injection Molding (GAIM)    
Water-Assisted Injection Molding (WAIM)    
PU Chemical Foaming    
Compression Molding (CM)      
Injection Compression Molding (ICM)      
Resin Transfer Molding (RTM)      


  • The Moldex3D SYNC supports PTC® Creo®, NX, and SOLIDWORKS®.
  • The Moldex3D FEA Interface supports Abaqus, ANSYS, MSC.Nastran, Nastran, NX Nastran, LS-DYNA, MSC.Marc, and Radioss.
  • The Moldex3D Micromechanics Interface supports Digimat and CONVERSE.
  • Database includes thermoplastics materials, thermoset materials, molding materials, coolant materials, and mold materials.

System Requirements: Supported Platforms

Platform OS Remark
Windows/ x86-64 Windows 10 family
Windows 8 family
Windows 7 family
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows HPC Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2012
Moldex3D R16 is certified for Windows 10.
Linux / x86-64 CentOS 6 family
CentOS 7 family
RHEL 6 family
RHEL 7 family
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2
Linux platform is only used as a calculation resource.
Moldex3D LM, pre-processor and post-processor do not support the Linux platform.


System Requirements: Hardware Recommendation

CPU Intel® Core i7 Processor
HDD 1 TB free space
CPU Intel® Xenon® E5 Processor
HDD 2 TB free space

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