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SOLIDWORKS Mold Design Essentials

Prerequisites: SOLIDWORKS Essentials or Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA), Advanced Part Modeling and Surface Modeling

Description: SOLIDWORKS Mold Design Essentials is intended for users that design molded parts so they can get a better feeling of what it takes to design molds. Basic Mold Design covers several manual mold creation techniques.

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Course Overview

Lesson 1: Surface Concepts and Imported Geometry
Importing Data
3D Model Types
Case Study: Solids vs. Surfaces
File Translators
Modeling Systems
File Translation
Why Do Imports Fail?
Diagnosis and Repair
Case Study: Repairing and Editing Imported Geometry
Checking Solid Bodies
Making Copies of Faces
Case Study: Import Diagnostics
Repairing Gaps
Repairing Faces

Lesson 2: Core and Cavity
Core and Cavity Mold Design
Case Study: A Simple Two Plate Mold Design
Mold Analysis Tools
Analyzing Draft on a Model
Draft Analysis Colors
Scale the Part to Allow for Shrinkage
Determine the Parting Lines
Manual Selection Of Parting Lines
Modeling the Parting Surfaces
Smoothing the Parting Surface
Surface Bodies
Interlocking the Mold Tooling
Creating the Mold Tooling

Lesson 3: Side Cores and EDM Design
Multiple Parting Directions
Trapped Molding Areas
Side Cores
Feature Freeze
Core Pins
Case Study: Electrode Design
Electrode Clearances
Keeping the Sharp Edges

Lesson 4: Advanced Parting Lines, Shut-Off Surfaces, and Cores
Parting Lines and Shut-Off Surfaces
Case Study: Mixer Base
Draft Analysis Options
Parting Line Options
Core and Cavity Surfaces
Shut-Off Surfaces
Parting Surface
Tooling Split
Seeing Inside the Mold
Case Study: Splitting a Part

Lesson 5: Using Surfaces for Model Prep and Interlocks
Surfaces in Mold Making
Case Study: Plastic Bezel of a Cordless Drill
Creating New Drafted Faces
Interlock Surfaces

Lesson 8: Reusable Data
Reusing Data
Design Library
Task Pane
Case Study: 3D ContentCentral
Library Features
Case Study: Create A Library Feature
Configurations in Library Features
Case Study: Water Line
Smart Components