Project Harmony for Simulation Moldflow is our free technology preview of a fully automatic Simulation Moldflow 3D mesher that can mesh a possibly invalid CAD model, i.e., has overlapping surfaces or small gaps between surfaces, and can automatically size the mesh elements based on local thickness and curvature. You can install this technology preview next to your commercial products so as not to affect your production workflow but be able to play with it. Project Harmony for Simulation Moldflow requires an existing Autodesk Simulation Moldflow license (2014 or later including flex).
Project Harmony includes technology that performs automatic mesh correction. That sounds familiar. Where have I heard that before? Autodesk Memento is a technology that lets you automatically correct your mesh data so you can 3D print it or use it in downstream applications. Though similar in function, the two technologies being used are not the same. According to Senior Software Architect for Simulation and Material Science, Nanda Santhanam, the Harmony technology is a geometry repair (at a mesh level) and 3D, i.e., volume mesh generation tool aimed specifically at Simulation Moldflow. It uses the voxel-based wrapping technology previously introduced in Project Miller and Project Ventus but refined further. Other than the word "mesh," which actually means something quite different for Simulation compared to modelers, there is little in common with Autodesk Memento.
Please let us know what you think of this technology at [email protected] or the discussion forum associated with the project.
Automatic mesh correction prior to simulation is alive in the lab.