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The software reportedly can create the mesh in minutes from a suitable CAD model and can analyze a medium-size model (200,000 elements) in one day--including plastic filling and primary and secondary gas penetration.
It can analyze as many as 10 factors, performing interactive factor analysis and fractional factorial experiments.
More important, 2D models utilized somewhat crude abstractions of actual part geometry, and they required the user to make assumptions about the very thing the programs were intended to analyze - plastic flow - and those assumptions influenced the results the computer would generate.