Autodesk Moldflow Insight Fundamentals

This course gives you an understanding of polymer flow and how it relates to part quality and introduces you to Autodesk Moldflow Insight.

Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
Course Length: 40 Hours

What you'll learn

  • It’s All About Flow
  • Gate Placement
  • Molding Window
  • Gate and Runner Design
  • Meshing
  • Materials
  • Fill and Pack Analyses
  • Results
  • Reports

Course Description

The Introduction to Autodesk Moldflow Insight Fundamentals is a 40-hour course that gives you an understanding of polymer flow and how it relates to part quality and introduces you to Autodesk Moldflow Insight.

In It’s All About Flow, learn how polymers flow and how the Moldflow design philosophy is used to address polymers characteristics. In Gate Placement, find out where and why gates should be placed where they are and how Moldflow can help with gate placement.

In Molding Window, discover the primary processing conditions used in injection molding and how to optimize them. In Gate and Runner Design, learn how to model and analyze the runner system for injection molding—including valve gates.

In Meshing, discover the different mesh types used in Moldflow and how to create a good mesh. In Materials, familiarize yourself with specific polymer characteristics and polymer-related molding defects, and learn how to find materials to use in a Moldflow analysis. In-Fill and Pack Analysis, find out how to run filling and packing analyses and what results are available.

In Results, discover how to result from plot properties and how to manipulate them. Molding problems and results guidelines are also discussed. And finally, in Reports, learn the methods of sharing results from Moldflow to others on your team.

Course Outline

Autodesk Moldflow Insight Fundamentals Course Outline

It’s All AboutFlow 

  • Introduction
  • How Plastic Fills a Mold
  • Key Mold Settings
  • Moldflow Flow Concepts
  • Moldflow Design Philosophy

Gate Placement

  • Introduction
  • Flow Concepts
  • Number of Gates
  • Position Gates

Molding Window

  • Introduction
  • Analysis Inputs
  • Viewing Results

Gate and Runner Design

  • Introduction
  • Flow Concepts
  • Gate Design
  • Modeling Feed Systems
  • Manual Creation
  • Runner Balancing
  • Valve Gates


  • Introduction
  • Types of Mesh
  • Importing
  • Generate Mesh
  • Mesh Evaluation
  • Closer Inspection
  • Manual Mesh Repair


  • Introduction
  • Material Properties
  • Materials Database

Fill and Pack Analyses

  • Introduction
  • Fill Inputs
  • Fill Results
  • Pack/Hold Control
  • Pack Results


  • Introduction
  • Plot Type
  • Plot Properties
  • Results Display
  • Basic Symptoms
  • Molding Problems
  • Guidelines
  • Guidelines 2


  • Introduction
  • Create Reports
  • Export Files
  • Communicator

Navigation Strategies

Beginners: Complete the course in order from beginning to end. Once any topic is completed, you will have full access to it at any time for one year after registration, to use as a resource.

Intermediate/Advanced Users: Use the course as a flexible resource tool to find what you need, whenever you need it. Try the assessment tests first, if you get 80%+ you can move to the next level, if you get less than 80% you should complete the lecture. This gives you a pre and post-assessment score, which can be used to track your skills improvements.

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