Log in to follow, share, and participate in this community. Under the cswpa mold making certification exam, one of the topics that we need to know is the "mold cooling problem" as shown below. From what I searched, mold cooling is done by using water and coolant to keep the mold temperature optimum. I see a lot of Solidworks simulation on this topic, however, I don't expect to learn simulation for the… Show more First and foremost, I'm not able to post photos of any of these parts. I'll do my best to keep things away from specific geometries. I just want to get a handle on workflow for this type of work. I've got a handful of different .step files for thin fiberglass parts, some that have extrusions where they'll lay a core on the first component and… Show more Hey, I have this part that i have to create a mold design for. However, due to its complexity, i have struggling in a few areas. 1. SW won't create the drafts that are required on the inner surfaces, would i just create the side cores with drafts? 2. I CANNOT split this part. I've tried using split lines and specifying all the outer edges as a… Show more I am trying to create the mold for a propeller in SolidWorks, I couldn't make a split line over the prop blade. I couldn't really figure out what is wrong with geometry? Suggest what are other ways I can create a mold for a propeller on SolidWorks or modify the existing one? Hello, I am trying to create a mold for the folding propeller, every time I do draft analysis (first step creating the mold), it leaves curved faces as straddle (what to do with them). All the tutorials I have seen, they just click on draft analysis and there are positive and negative surfaces. I have tried creating a parting line and then… Show more Hi everyone, I designed a propeller blade for model aircraft (type folding prop which has a hinge at the root of the blade). I want to create a mold, so followed the steps: created parting line and parting surface. That went down well after some fiddling around. The step tooling split fails and leaves me with the error message "The sketch should… Show more If you look in the design tree, you can see i extruded the test and then used an offset plane to cut .030 from surface. I've had no success with the draft feature. This is a extension of a following forum thread. A video by Alin Vargatu shows how to repair a straddle face of a part. About Straddle Face In the following attached “Straddle Face-Ratchet” video 1)Straddle face is there when draft angle is 6 degree and Face classification option is checked. 2)Straddle face disappeared when Face… Show more Since i moved to 2020 I noticed weird behavior of Hole wizard. When I make a hole with End Condition "up to next" i get this message: I I select "up to surface" it's not going to the surface. I found the dimensions are correct but height is dim is tilted: I'm pretty sure that's the problem but question is why SW do this? And how to fix it? … Show more Load more items Hi Below is image of die-cast part for which I need to apply draft on EXTERNAL SURFACE. This part is to be made by split mould with split line as highlighted in BLUE. If I try using this split line for adding draft, it fails. Can someone please suggest a method to apply draft? (N.B.: I'm beginner with Solidworks) Thanks in advance.