Simulation DFM software loads inside your 3D design tool to give you near-real-time feedback on the quality of your plastic part as you design it. Simulation DFM software reviews things such as nominal wall thickness, draft angle, material cost, part recyclability, sink marks, fill patterns, and more, to grade your part in the categories of manufacturability, cost, and environmental impact. In this class we will look at how we can analyze the part files during the design process. We'll also investigate the effect a change may have on the ability to design the most efficient part while cutting down on design errors for molded parts.
Robert Savage is an education specialist at Advanced Solutions, Inc., and he is a 15-year design veteran who has designed everything from molds and molded parts to robots. For Remotec (a division of Northrop Grumman Corporation), he spent 5 years as a designer in the Development Group, and he was also a CAD and Vault administrator. He is an Autodesk Certified Instructor and a Certified Inventor Professional, and he has used every release of Inventor software, as well as various other design packages. He also has 10 years of experience teaching 3D design software, including all parts of Product Design Suite Ultimate software, Factory Design Suite Ultimate software, Simulation Moldflow software, and Vault Professional software.
Kevin is currently the Cad Manager for Product Engineering at FS-Elliott Company, a Global Centrifugal Compressor Manufacturer with facilities in Asia, Europe, South America and headquartered in Export, Pa. US. He has 26 years of Autodesk applications experience in both design/drafting and as an Autodesk VAR channel technical mechanical applications engineer. There were 16 years spent with an Autodesk reseller consulting, implementing 3D processes and creating Vault database strategies along with performing training. Kevin has been a certified Inventor and Vault specialist creating best practices and workflows. He has presented lectures and hands-on labs at Autodesk University for 7 years and attending for 10 years. Kevin's philosophy is summed up in three words; Communication --- Consistency --- Standards. Kevin continues pursuing best practices and processes for the Product Design Suite and Vault Pro data management.