Moldex3D Products Overview

Moldex3D is the world leading CAE product for the plastics injection molding industry. With the best-in-class analysis technology, Moldex3D can help you simulate the widest application range of injection molding processes to optimize product design and manufacturability, shorten time-to-market, and maximize product ROI.


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

Moldex3D Mesh

Moldex3D Mesh supports various mesh types, including 2D triangular and quadrilateral, 3D tetrahedral, prismatic, hexagonal, voxel (brick) and pyramid meshes. Several mainstream meshing methods are available in Moldex3D Mesh: pure triangle surface meshing, quadrilateral dominate surface meshing, pure tetra generation, boundary layer meshing, pure voxel meshing, hybrid meshing method and midplane mesh extraction. You can choose among them to create the mesh model depending on your specific simulation needs.



  • A pre-processing tool with robust meshing technologies and different mesh elements to boost work efficiency in solid mesh preparation.
  • Offer pure triangle surface meshing and quadrilateral dominate surface meshing Provide automatic tetra, boundary layer mesh, hybrid mesh, and voxel mesh generationEnable to generate very fine mesh for complicated 3D geometry.
  • Provide auto-check and auto-fix tools to ensure the mesh quality for accuracy of analysis.
  • The mesh input/output formats that are supported by Moldex3D Mesh are as follows.
  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  
Creo (Pro/Engineer) *.fnf    *.fem  
STL       *.stl 


Complete molding simulation tool with automatic meshing capability.


Efficient support under high-precision requierments with automatic meshing capability.


Flexible extension for high-precision or special process simulation.

Product Portfolio and Features

● Essential features contained   ○ Optional features
  Professional Basic eDesign Professional Advanced
Boundary Layer Mesh (BLM)  
Solid (Hexa, Prism, Pyramid, Hybrid)      
Shell (2.5D Mesh)      
● Essential features contained   ○ Optional features
  Professional Basic eDesign Professional Advanced
Solver Capabilities        
Simultaneous Analysis (max.) 1 1 1 3
Parallel Processing (PP) 4 4 8 12
Cloud Extension
Material Database 1
Thermoplastic Injection Molding (IM)
Reaction Injection Molding (RIM)
Simulation Capabililties        
Surface Defect Prediction
Venting Analysis
Gate Design
Cold & Hot Runners
Runner Balancing
Machine Response 2
Transient Mold Cooling or Heating  
Conformal Cooling  
3D Coolant CFD  
Rapid Temperature Cycling  
Induction Heating  
Heating Elements  
Insert Molding
Multi-shot Sequential Molding  
● Essential features contained   ○ Optional features
  Professional Basic eDesign Professional Advanced
CAD Interoperability        
Moldex3D CADdoctor
Fiber Reinforced Plastics        
Fiber 4
FEA Interface 5
Micromechanics Interface 6
Moldex3D Digimat-RP
Viecoelasticiry (VE)  
Design Management and Optimization        
Expert (DOE)    ○
Advanced Hot Runner (AHR)    ○
In-Mold Decoration (IMD)     ○ 
API ○ 
Special Molding Processes        
Powder Injection Molding (PIM)
Foam Injection Molding (FIM)  
Gas-Assisted Injection Molding (GAIM)    
Water-Assisted Injection Molding (WAIM)    
Co-Injection Molding (CoIM)    
Bi-Injection Molding (BiIM)    
PU Chemical Foaming Molding (CFM)    
Compression Molding (CM)      
Injection Compression Molding (ICM)      
Resin Transfer Molding (RTM)      
  1.  Database: Thermoplastics materials, thermoset materials, molding materials, coolant materials, and mold materials.
  2. Machine Response function requiresthe machine file received from Machine Characterization service.
  3. Moldex3D SYNC supports PTC® Creo®, NX, and SOLIDWORKS ®.
  4. Flat Fiber and Flow-Fiber Coupling function require additional license EnhancedFiber.
  5. Moldex3D FEA Interface supports Abaqus, ANSYS, MSC.Nastran, NXNastran, LS-DYNA, MSC.Marc, and OptiStruct.
  6. Moldex3D Micromechanics Interface supports Digimat and CONVERSE.

System Requirements

A. Supported Platform
 Platform OS Remark
Windows / x86-64 Windows 10 series
Windows 8 series
Windows 7 series*
Windows Server 2012 R2**
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2019
Moldex3D 2021is certified for Windows 10
*: Win 7 support to be terminated in the next major release (Moldex3D 2022)
**: Update to KB2919355 or newer version required
Linux / x86-64 CentOS 7 series
CentOS 8 series
RHEL 7 series
RHEL 8 series
Linux platform is used for calculation resource only. Moldex3D LM, Pre-processor and post-processor do not support Linux platform
B. Hardware Recommendation
CPU Intel® Core i7 Sandy Bridge series
HDD 1 TB free space
CPU Intel® Xeon Platinum 8000 series
HDD 4 TB free space
Graphic Card NVIDIA Quadro series, AMD Radeon series
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080
  • To increase calculation efficiencyand stability, it is recommended to switch off Hyper-Threading under RC/DMP structure.
  • For memory population rules, please refer to your CPU processor type for optimized performance.
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