Mold Design Using SOLIDWORKS Course

Mold Design Using SOLIDWORKS teaches you several manual mold creation techniques and how to use the Mold Tools in SOLIDWORKS mechanical design automation software.



Advanced Part Modeling


2 Days


Lesson 1: Surface Concepts and Imported
  • Geometry
  • Hide/Show Tree Items
  • Accessing Commands
  • Importing Data
  • 3D Model Types
  • Case Study: Solids vs. Surfaces
  • Creating Solids from Surfaces
  • Decomposing Solids into Surfaces
  • Additional Surface Concepts
  • Importing and Mold Design
  • File Translation
  • Why Do Imports Fail?
  • SOLIDWORKS Import Options
  • Case Study: Importing a STEP File
  • Comparing Geometry
  • Addressing Translation Errors
  • Case Study: Repairing and Editing Imported
  • Geometry
  • Procedure for Rebuilding Fillets
Lesson 2: Core and Cavity
  • Core and Cavity Mold Design
  • SOLIDWORKS Mold Tools
  • Case Study: Camera Body
  • Mold Analysis Tools
  • Analyzing Draft on a Model
  • Using the Draft Analysis Tool
  • Draft Analysis Options
  • Adding Draft
  • Scaling the Model
  • Establish the Parting Lines
  • Shut-Off Surfaces
  • Creating the Parting Surface
  • Surface Bodies
  • Creating the Mold Tooling
  • Creating Part and Assembly Files
Lesson 3: Side Cores and Pins
  • Additional Mold Tooling
  • Case Study: Power Saw Housing
  • Trapped Molding Areas
  • Side Cores
  • Feature Freeze
  • Lifters
  • Core Pins
  • Manual Selection Techniques
  • Case Study: Mixer Base
  • Modifying Shut-Off Surfaces
  • Completing the Tooling
Lesson 4: Advanced Parting Line Options
  • Case Study: Manual Parting Line
  • Using Split Faces
  • Using Entities to Split
  • Case Study: Splitting a Part
  • Creating Ruled Surfaces
Lesson 5: Creating Custom Surface for Mold Design
  • Surface Modeling for Mold Design
  • Case Study: Drill Bezel
  • Manual Interlock Surfaces
  • Using Select Partial Loop
  • Case Study: Router Bottom
  • Manual Parting Surface Techniques
  • Copying Surfaces
Lesson 6: Advanced Surfacing for Mold Design
  • Surface Modeling for Mold Design
  • The Mixer
  • Case Study: Mixer Rear Housing
  • Insert Mold Folders
  • Case Study: Mixer Handle
  • Manual Shut-off Surfaces
  • No Fill Shut-off Surfaces
  • Manual Side Cores
Lesson 7: Alternative Methods for Mold Design
  • Alternate Methods for Mold Design
  • Case Study: Using Combine and Split
  • Creating a Cavity
  • Case Study: Cavity
  • Case Study: Using Surfaces
  • Techniques for Mold Tooling
Lesson 8: Reusable Data
  • Reusing Data
  • Task Pane
  • SOLIDWORKS Resources
  • Design Library
  • File Explorer
  • Case Study: 3D Content Central
  • Library Features
  • Case Study: Create a Library Feature
  • Configurations in Library Features
  • Case Study: Water Line
  • Smart Components
Lesson 9: Completing the Mold Base
  • Case Study: Mold Base
  • Organizing the Assembly
  • Modifying the Lifters
  • Lifter Motion
  • Ejector Pins
  • Cooling the Mold
  • Making the Drawing
  • Making Changes
  • Completing the Process

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