Mold Design Using SOLIDWORKS
2 day training course, $799

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

Recommended Prerequisites:
- Attended SOLIDWORKS Essentials or equivalent level of knowledge
- Attended the SOLIDWORKS Advanced Part Modeling course or equivalent level of knowledge

The topics covered in this course are: 

Introduction
About This Course
Using this Book
Windows 7
Use of Color
Icons
Hide/Show Tree Items
Course Overview 

Lesson 1: Surface Concepts and Imported Geometry
Beyond the Basics
Importing Data
3D Model Types
Definitions
Terminology
File Translators
Modeling Systems
File Translation
Why Do Imports Fail?
Diagnosis and Repair
Checking Solid Bodies
Making Copies of Faces
Repairing Gaps
Repairing Faces
 
Lesson 2: Core and Cavity
Core and Cavity Mold Design
SolidWorks Mold Tools
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
Automation
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
Trapped Molding Areas
Side Cores
Feature Freeze
Lifters
Core Pins
Electrode Clearances
Keeping the Sharp Edges  

Lesson 4: Advanced Parting Lines, Shut-Off Surfaces, and Cores
Draft Analysis Options
Parting Line
Core and Cavity Surfaces
Shut-Off Surfaces
Parting Surface
Tooling Split
Seeing Inside the Mold 

Lesson 5: Using Surfaces for Model Prep and Interlocks
Surfaces in Mold Making
Creating New Drafted Faces
Interlock Surfaces 

Lesson 6: Using Surfaces for Mold Design Features
Surfaces for Mold Design Features
Mold Split Folders 

Lesson 7: Alternate Methods for Mold Design
Using Combine and Split
Creating a Cavity
Using Surfaces
Using the Up To Surface Method
Using the Split Method
Manually Creating Shut-off Surfaces 

Lesson 8: Reusable Data
Reusing Data
Design Library
Task Pane
3D ContentCentral
Library Features
Creating a Library Feature
Smart Components 

Lesson 9: Completing the Mold Base
Developing a Plan
Modeling Repairs
Mold Split Folders
Runners and Gates
Side Cores
Ejector Pins
Core Pins
Creating Individual Parts
Mold Base
Organizing the Assembly
Modifying the Lifters
Ejector Pins
Cooling the Mold
Making the Drawing
Making Changes
Completing the Process