Mold Simulator is the solution to perform thermal and hygrometric analysis of walls, windows and ceilings. It makes easy to find a thermal bridge and areas affected by surface and interstitial condensation. Mold Simulator is available in Italian and English languages and for Windows and MacOSX.
NEW: since version 5 Bridge Generator is integrated into Mold Simulator: you’ll be able to parametrically geneate thermal bridges in few clicks starting from a large predefined library of presets.
Mold Pro – Ψ and Condensation analysis
Thermal bridges Ψ computation and condensation test conforming to EN ISO 10211 and EN ISO 13788
Mold Dynamic – Dynamic analysis
All the Pro features, thermal lag and analysis over time
Mold 3D – Tridimensional computation
Pro and Dynamic versions in three dimensions
Do you want to try Mold Simulator?
Mold Simulator Viewer is completely free; you can open and explore any project created with Mold Simulator:
After downloading the sample files above, please open them with Mold Simulator Viewer.
What’s new in version 5
- faster and more accurate simulation algorithm;
- totally renewed and faster interface;
- new print reports;
- new integrated bridge generator system and library of preset templates;
- possibility to import three-dimensional meshes (3D version);
- automatic ground boundary condition calculation with algorithm ISO13788;
- automatic ground and ceiling boundary temperatures according to ISO13788;
- conventional and detailed ISO6946 Rsi calculation settings;
- possibility of using segment materials with heat generation;
- improved algorithm for detecting increased surface resistance.
Plugins and features for thermal bridges
Every version of the sofware has a different set of features (see below for a full list). Since version 3 you can expand Mold Simulator capabilities by activating additional plugins, which can be purchased separately.
Some plugins’ features are already available by certain versions of the software (for example, geometric tools are already implemented by Mold Pro). Here you are the full list of plugins:
|Name||Features||Available for Pro||Available for Dynamic||Price|
|Import/Export pack||LBNL Therm import||X||X||€60 + tax|
|ISO 15099||ISO 15099 cavities, ISO 15099 boundary conditions, ISO 15099 glazing systems||X||X||€60 + tax|
|PHI module||Passive House Institute - specific features||X||X||€60 + tax|
Create you own slide shows!
You will be able to create real slide shows of your projects: simple “record” some screenshots and Mold Simulator will automatically generate an animation. To distribute it, for example, to some clients, is immediate: you just have to make them open your projects, containing the presentation, with the “Viewer” version of the software. This version is completely free and time unlimited, but it can just view files and not modify them.
Fully customizable print report
Forget the old reports: now you can modify and customize reports as you wish. You’ll have an internal editor (similar to the ones you’re familiar with) to define every single detail you want to print. It is even possible to save reports i various file formats (also html, readable by any computer). You’ll be able to insert various kinds of labels, adding more information; it is a key point for a complete documentation.
Mold Simulator is distributed by Dartwin; please visit www.dartwin.it for more information.
Here you are a list of blog articles about Mold Simulator:
|compute linear thermal transmittance of thermal bridges with few and simple steps||X||X|
|compute the thermal characteristics of building elements, windows and ceilings according to the ISO 10211 standard; in particular, once you have specified material properties and boundary conditions, using the finite element method you can find the distribution of temperature and heat flow over the cross section||X||X|
|create your own custom materials||X||X|
|visualize and print many different computation results: isotherms, heat flow, condensation areas, meshing triangulation, boundary conditions and many others||X||X|
|find areas of condensation according to the standard ISO 13788-2003||X||X|
|perform Glaser analysis to check for interstitial condensation (and eventually evaporation) according to the standard ISO 13788||X||X|
|perform Glaser analysis using simulated temperatures||X||X|
|compute thermal lag, according to EN ISO 13786||X|
|perform condensation and thermal analysis over time, considering heat capacity of materials||X|
|use boundary conditions depending on time||X|
|automatic cavity detection||X||X|
|construction axis management||X||X|
|subdivide and manage progect in blocks||X||X|
|geometrically transform entire project||X||X|
|customizable rendering settings||X||X|
|boundary conditions groups||X||X|
|3D view and management||X||X|
|EN 12898 correct emissivity computation||X||X|
|area computation method||X||X|
|additional material types: EN ISO 10077-2 insulation panel, segment, transparent, gas||X||X|
|EN ISO 10077-2, EN 1745, UNI 10351 material libraries||X||X|
|import projects from DXF files||X||X||X|
|export project to DXF files||X||X||X|
|LBNL Therm import||X|
|ISO 15099 cavities||X|
|ISO 15099 boundary conditions||X|
|ISO 15099 glazing systems||X|
|parametric bridge generator||X||X|