Autodesk Moldflow: Injection and compression moulding plastic simulation software

What is Autodesk Moldflow?

Autodesk® Moldflow® simulation software provides plastic injection moulding and compression moulding insights to improve manufactured part quality. Advanced tools and a simplified user interface help you address manufacturing challenges such as part warpage, cooling channel efficiency, material selection and cycle time reduction.

Moldflow overview (video: 2:22 min.)

Why use Autodesk Moldflow?

Improve part quality

Predict as-manufactured part quality and address part defects earlier.

Minimise mould rework

Optimise mould designs including cavity, feed and cooling layouts.

Decrease cycle time

Utilise process optimisation to find the ideal processing window.

What you can do with Moldflow

Optimise parts, moulds and processes

Analyse single cavity or multi-cavity moulds to identify part manufacturability, tool design, material choice and process optimisation. Model or import cooling systems and feed systems.

Improve solver capacity with flexible solving

Run multiple simulations concurrently to quickly discover optimal designs. Mesh and solve Moldflow Insight simulation jobs through local, remote and secured cloud servers. Run multiple simulations concurrently.

Connect workflows

Connect product design teams with Autodesk Drive and Shared Views to minimise delays and rework costs. Achieve quicker geometry changes with in-product Fusion 360 push. Export CAD and results for post-processing.

Which Moldflow is right for you?

Moldflow Adviser

Thermoplastic injection moulding simulation tool for part and mould design engineers. Optimise designs for moulded part manufacturability.


Moldflow Insight

Injection and compression moulding simulation tools for engineers and analysts. Customised automation tools minimise production delays.


Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What is Autodesk Moldflow used for?

Autodesk Moldflow is used for simulating the plastic injection moulding process and the plastic compression moulding process.


It enables engineers, analysts and mould designers to optimise material choice, process settings, cooling efficiency and feed system designs to minimise the risk of poor moulded part quality.


Autodesk Moldflow simulations provide analysts insights to help predict and possibly prevent part defects such as sink marks, weld lines and part warpage. It also allows for exploring options that reduce cycle time.

Who uses Autodesk Moldflow?

  • Engineers and analysts who are interested in understanding how plastic material is flowing through a mould cavity and the resulting part quality.
  • Plastic process engineers who are interested in understanding the moulding process of a given plastic part and gaining insights into a processing window.
  • Mould tool designers and engineers who are interested in optimising a mould’s cooling design or the mould’s runner or gating design.

What is the difference between Moldflow Adviser and Moldflow Insight?

Moldflow Adviser provides manufacturability guidance and directional feedback for thermoplastic part and mould designs through high-level material flow, mould cooling and part warpage results.


Moldflow Insight provides detailed material flow, cooling and warpage results for both injection moulding and compression moulding processes. Additional control on materials, machines, moulds and processes is possible with Moldflow Insight.


Automation with scripts/API accelerate setup and post-processing capabilities. Thermoplastic and thermoset materials are supported, along with customisation of materials for part inserts and mould inserts. Advanced moulding methods, such as gas-assisted injection moulding, injection compression moulding, co-injection moulding, microcellular injection moulding and many more, are available to discover the best option for your part. Moldflow Insight also has advanced customisation of the process including the ability to select the moulding machine, specify valve gates, adjust mould materials, solve for a Design of Experiments (DOE) or parametric study and much more.

Which operating system does Moldflow run on?

Moldflow Adviser runs on Microsoft® Windows®. See Moldflow Adviser system requirements for details.


Moldflow Insight and Moldflow Synergy can run on Microsoft® Windows® and Linux®. See Moldflow Insight and Synergy system requirements for details

Does Autodesk Moldflow support cloud solving?

Yes, Moldflow Insight has a cloud solving option using Autodesk Tokens. The cost of cloud solving varies between the simulation study types. This cloud solve is in addition to the Moldflow Insight local solve and remote server solve options.


Moldflow Adviser does not support cloud solving.

Is there a certification programme for Moldflow?

Yes, there are three certification levels for Autodesk Moldflow: Associate, Professional and Expert.


You can find more information on the certification and how to become certified within this Autodesk Moldflow Certification (US Site) article.

Can I install Moldflow on multiple computers?

With a subscription to Autodesk Moldflow software, you can install it on up to three computers or other devices. However, only the named user can sign in and use that software on a single computer at any given time. Please refer to the Software Licence Agreement (US Site) for more information.

How much does a Moldflow subscription cost?

Please contact your Autodesk sales representative or our sales team to learn about the monthly, annual or 3-year subscription costs. If some of your users only occasionally use Moldflow, consider buying tokens to access it for 24 hours at a time. Visit to learn more.

Can I access Moldflow Adviser or Moldflow Insight with Flex using tokens?

Yes. Moldflow Adviser, Moldflow Insight and Moldflow Synergy can each be accessed through Flex to obtain a 24-hour licence for one user.


More information on Flex can be found at Autodesk Flex.


For current Flex rates, visit the Flex Rate Sheet.

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