In this class we will introduce the basic concepts and principles behind the Application Programming Interface (API) and show how you can use it to enhance the capabilities of Moldflow Insight. The class will introduce the API functionality and conventions through a series of scripts that highlight common tasks completed with the API. Key areas covered will include creating custom plots and results, creating and examining mesh quality, exporting results, and interfacing with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint. The lab will consist of a mixture of lectures and hands-on exercises to ensure that both the theoretical and practical aspects of building API scripts are covered. No previous programming knowledge is required to take this lab.
- Gain all the required knowledge to build usable API scripts using Simulation Moldflow Synergy
- Discover the concepts, conventions, and principles behind the API
- Discover how to do common tasks with the API
- Discover how the API can be used to export data
David Astbury has over 23 years' experience in the Field of Rheology, Injection Molding, simulation and software development.Recognizing the need to provide more than just simulation and the requirement for customers to do things faster, better and cheaper, he became interested in combining optimization technologies with simulation and API scripting to provide unique solutions for customers. He is the principle author of the following optimization technologies within the Autodesk Moldflow suite: automatic injection time, molding window, design of experiments, runner sizing and balancing, gate location optimization, and process optimization.David is an optimization and automation evangelist, expert programmer, and has presented widely on the topic of optimization, the Autodesk Moldflow API, and automation at AU, within Autodesk, Moldflow and at Moldflow user groups.