SOLIDWORKS Mold Design

SOLIDWORKS Mold Design

Lesson 1: Surface Concepts and Imported Geometry

  • Course Overview
  • Hide/Show Tree Items
  • Accessing Commands
  • Importing Data
  • 3D Model Types
  • Definitions
  • 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
  • Repairing Gaps/Faces

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
  • Seeing Inside the Mold
  • Interlocking the Mold Tooling
  • Creating Part and Assembly Files

Lesson 3: Side Cores and Pins

  • Additional Mold Tooling
  • Case Study: Power Saw Housing
  • Thickness Analysis
  • Detecting Undercuts
  • Undercut Analysis
  • 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
  • Case Study: Splitting a Part
  • Creating Ruled Surfaces

Lesson 5: Creating Custom Surfaces for Mold Design

  • Surface Modeling for Mold Design
  • Case Study: Drill Bezel
  • Manual Interlock Surfaces
  • Using Select Partial Loop
  • Ruled Surface Direction
  • Case Study: Router Bottom
  • Manual Parting Surface Techniques

Lesson 6: Advanced Surfacing for Mold Design

  • Surface Modeling for Mold Design
  • Case Study: Mixer Rear Housing
  • Manual Parting Surface
  • Mold Split Folders
  • Case Study: Mixer Handle
  • Manual Shut-off Surfaces
  • No Fill Shut-off Surfaces

Lesson 7: Alternative Methods for Mold Design

  • Alternate Methods for Mold Design
  • Case Study: Using Combine and Split
  • Creating a Cavity
  • Case Study: Using Surfaces
  • Techniques for Mold Tooling
  • Using the Up to Surface Method
  • Using the Split Method

Lesson 8: Reusable Data

  • Library Features
  • Task Pane
  • SOLIDWORKS Resources
  • Design Library
  • Library Features
  • Configurations in Library Features
  • 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