BACK TO MAIN MENU   The Riser Design Wizard allows you to analyze a casting model without risers or feeders, and determine the number, placement and size of risers or feeders that should be attached to the casting. After performing these calculations, you should add the risers to the model and perform a verification simulation to determine

BACK TO MAIN MENU   SOLIDCast lets you set a starting and ending angle to simulate tilt pouring. Tilt pouring is used primarily in the permanent mold process, and involves the gradual tilting of a mold from a horizontal to a vertical position in order to provide a relatively quiescent fill and also to promote

BACK TO MAIN MENU   The SOLIDCast Gating Design Wizard is an integrated function of the SOLIDCast system. The Gating Design Wizard allows you to size sprues, runners and gates for either horizontally-parted or vertically-parted molds, using generally recognized methods for calculation of these gating system components. Basic Theory of Gating Design The basic idea in gating

BACK TO MAIN MENU   The use of thermocouples in a model to record time/temperature data is supported in SOLIDCast. It requires that you add, as an item in the Material List, a material type called Cooling Channel, controlled by a thermocouple. This is done when a model is being displayed, by selecting Model Materials

BACK TO MAIN MENU   Visual Fortran run-time error forrtl: severe (157); Program exception – access violation   This error normally occurs just at the end of a simulation. An error of this type usually indicates that the mold did not fill completely with liquid metal during the filling simulation. Possible reasons for this may

BACK TO MAIN MENU   It is possible to run multiple instances of both SOLIDCast and FLOWCast on a single machine. This allows you to take advantage of multi-core processors. If you have sufficient memory, this can be very efficient, and one simulation will not affect or slow down another. Another way to improve efficiency

BACK TO MAIN MENU   SOLIDCast can be used to model the heating of a casting in a heat treat oven or furnace. This can be done as follows: Create Mold Material (using “Normal Mold” type) that has the same properties as that of the cast alloy. Create or import the casting model, and designate

BACK TO MAIN MENU   The Simulation Results Viewer in version 8.3 combines the functionality of four of SOLIDCast’s existing plot types into a single application, using a modern user interface better suited to today’s operating systems and users. Compared to the SOLIDCast model builder, the way you interact with the Results Viewer is different.