Novacast NovaOne HPD Casting simulation software

Novacast NovaOne HPD Casting simulation software

NovaOne is NovaCast’s elementary collection of casting simulation tools, streamlined to meet the essential demands of specific processes. NovaOne is a slim version of our premium casting simulation system, NovaFlow&Solid.

[Software Introduction]

NovaOne HPD has the essential functionality for the high-pressure die casting process to simulate mold filling and solidification. It also contains much more than that, and it really gives you the possibility to simulate the casting production that you dream to have. We think that you should be able to find solutions faster and more accurate than before and that it should be easy to learn to use the program. NovaOne HPD can make your casting production greener by guiding you on how to increase your yield and optimize your production process. This will help you save energy, material and eventually use less of our planet’s resources.

We believe that every casting counts which means that we should work together for a future where casting defects do not exist and you make good business with a good conscience.


NovaOne HPD can simulate high pressure die casting with hot or cold chamber. Most HPD casting materials are possible to simulate. Included in NovaOne HPD are aluminum alloys and zinc-based alloys. Additional alloys can be added for a fee. The system can use all types of mold and core materials that are commercial on the market. Also here, missing materials can be added for a fee.

NovaOne HPD visualizes the consequences of a specific gating system. Casting defects, such as cold-flows, shrinkage porosities and problems due to excessive turbulence can be avoided by optimizing the design of the gating. You can also investigate the efficiency of your venting system or find the optimal placement for your venting system.

[CVM(Control Volume Method)]

The CVM(Control Volume Method) technology as we call it, also known under the name FVM(Finite Volume Method), allows the surface of the 3D model to control the shape of the mesh elements on the border of the casting. This creates cubic elements inside the casting and border cells on the boundary of the casting, which generates much faster and more accurate results.

CVM works all the time during the simulation. It is especially important during filling since it calculates the actual height/width of a metal front. It fills only the necessary fraction of a cell instead of cell by cell.


The CVM technology has the following advantages in comparison with FDM(Finite-Difference Methods)/FEM(Finite Element Method) methods:

  • For most castings, simulation time is reduced to around 10 percent with keeping the same or improving it.
  • You receive a higher accuracy in simulation, due to a perfect description of the 3D model, since all sections are correct in size. CVM technology is exactly as the 3D model dimensions.
  • Less cells are needed to define the casting geometry, which  ensures faster simulations and smaller result files.
  • The meshing process is completely automatic and only takes seconds .

[Prediction of shrinkage cavity]

[System requirements]

  • PC: PC with QUAD Core (4) (Multiple processor support)
    (*)High clock frequency is more important than number of cores.
  • CPU: Intel Core i7, 3.3 GHz and higher (Highly recommended)
  • OS: Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows 10, 64-bit
  • Memory: 16GB RAM (Recommended)
  • disk space: 200GB free hard disk space
    (*)Highly recommended: Solid state drive 256GB as primary disc where simulation should run and be stored during simulation, normal HDD 4TB for storage after simulation as secondary disc.
  • Graphics card: NVidia 8GB or higher