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Moldflow Insight vs. Moldflow Adviser

Compare Moldflow injection molding simulation products: Moldflow Adviser and Moldflow Insight.

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Integrated with CAD platforms. Customize design rules and share results.

Quick manufacturability advice for your plastic part designs.

3D mesh support and design advice for runner systems and cavity layouts.

Directional feedback for standard injection part, mold, and process designs.

Definitive results for polymer flow, mold cooling, and part warpage.

At a glance

  • Analyze manufacturability of your design
  • Evaluate the presence of air traps and weld lines
  • 3D analysis for parts with varying thickness
  • Includes Moldflow Adviser Premium, plus:
  • Mold filling, packing, and cooling guidance
  • Causes of warpage
  • Fiber orientation
  • Runner balancing and cavity layout
  • In-depth simulation of plastic injection molding
  • Polymer flow, mold cooling, and part warpage prediction
  • Meshing and process parameter controls
  • Includes Moldflow Insight Standard, plus:
  • Simultaneous solving capacity
  • Advanced mold heating and cooling processes
  • Process optimization
  • Includes Moldflow Insight Premium, plus:
  • Simulation for specialized molding processes
  • Optical performance prediction

Simultaneous local solving (max)    






Remote solving capable    

Cloud solving    

Dual Domain    



CAD solid models    



Command Line API Compatibility    

User Interface API Compatibility    

Solver API Compatibility    

Design advice    

Design adviser    

Result adviser    

Cost adviser    


Sink marks, air traps, and weld lines    

Molding window    

Gate location    

Shared views (requires active Moldflow Subscription)    




Fiber orientation    

Cold and hot runners    

Runner balancing    

Valve Gates    

Venting analysis    

Heating elements    

Cartridge heating    

Insert overmolding    

In-mold label    

Two-shot overmolding    

Core shift    

Transient mold cooling or heating    

Crystallization analysis    

Design of experiments (DOE)    

Conformal cooling    

Rapid temperature cycling    

Induction heating    

Wire sweep, paddle shift    

Thermoplastics injection molding    

Coolant flow analysis    

Powder injection molding (PIM)    

Resin transfer molding (RTM) and structural reaction injection molding (SRIM)    

Rubber, liquid silicone injection molding    

Multi-barrel thermoplastic injection molding    

Multi-barrel reactive molding    

Reaction injection molding    

Thermoplastics overmolding    

Reactive overmolding    

Microchip encapsulation    

Underfill encapsulation    

Thermoplastics injection-compression molding    

Thermoplastics injection-compression overmolding    

Reactive injection-compression molding    

Thermoplastics compression overmolding    

Reactive compression molding    

Gas-assisted injection molding    

Microcellular injection molding with and without core back    

Reactive microcellular injection molding    

Co-injection molding    

Bi-injection molding    

Chemical Blowing Agent (CBA)    

Chemical foam molding (including polyurethane foaming)    


Thermoplastic materials    

Thermoset materials    

Molding machines    

Coolant materials    

Mold materials    

Autodesk Helius PFA (Advanced Material Exchange)    

Autodesk Nastran (FEA)    

Abaqus (FEA)    



CODE V (Birefringence)    

Autodesk VRED (defect visualization)    

Elysium CADdoctor for Autodesk Moldflow    

Autodesk Fusion 360 (requires active Moldflow or Fusion 360 Subscription)    

Autodesk Moldflow Design