• Trouble creating mould for cleat

    I have tried several ways to get this part to create core and cavity halves. The parting surface command give very unfriendly and small surfaces so I created surfaces for the split surface I would like to use.   ...
    Paul Gamble
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  • Rebuild Error: Cannot Knit Sheets Together

    Hi everyone,    I just wanted to ask how to solve this error. I'm currently learning mold-making and I made a phone case to try the side core feature out. When I tried to use the tooling split feature ...
    Mark Tian
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  • How to apply concentric mate to a drafted hole?

    Hi, We have a lot of injection molded parts at my company, therefore lots of draft too. After drafting, Solidworks no longer recognises holes, circle shape parts etc. as a cylindrical edge or surface. I don't un...
    Bence Forgo
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  • max mold opening

    Hello I'm preparing to take the CSWPA-MM and I want to know more about max mold opening the correct way this could be done, this is not my expertise area, maybe you could show me a difficult assembly example in order ...
    Cristhofer Sierra
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  • Mold Cooling Problem

    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 kee...
    Jack Hsu
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  • Design Library and Ejector Pins

    I need a little direction here. I have Ejector Pin file set up in the design library. I want to bring a pin into the assembly and mate it into position. (up to here I am fine.) Now, I want to save this as a ne...
    1-GCUQMA
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  • Maximum Mold Open distance

    I had read an earlier discussion on a similar case but I have one doubt about the 'infinite distance' between the two halves. I have seen two cases.   CASE 1: Here, the two mold halves remain attached together w...
    Rupesh Shrestha
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  • Design Notes Column in Feature Tree

    I've been thinking for a while that it would be incredibly helpful for SW to have a notes column in the feature tree where I could make notes to myself and other engineers about the design as it progresses. Has this e...
    Andriy Wybaczynsky
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  • Having problems with final steps of mold

    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. T...
    Peet Doddema
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  • The parting surface must be larger than the boundary of the sketch. Help...

    Hello,   I'm trying to make a mold for an old project as practice. I got to the tooling split, but got the error "The parting surface must be larger than the boundary of the sketch." I'm very much a beginner and...
    Madeline Kistler
    last modified by Madeline Kistler
  • the parting surface must be larger than the boundary of the sketch

    Hello,   I've been trying to make a mold for an old part as practice. I'm a student and very much a beginner at solid works and especially mold making. I got to tooling split, but I'm having the error "the parti...
    Madeline Kistler
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    Umberto Zanola
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  • Molds for composites from existing .step files

    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 ha...
    Daniel Mikiten
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  • Complex Part - Cavity / Core / Side Cores help!

    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 c...
    D. Russell
    last modified by D. Russell
  • Solidworks mold feature

    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...
    Shivam Goswami
    last modified by Shivam Goswami
  • Draft analysis parting line in Mold feature

    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, ...
    Shivam Goswami
    last modified by Shivam Goswami
  • How do I add text to a curved surface and add draft for injection molding?

    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.
    Jim McCarthy
    last modified by Jim McCarthy
  • Straddle Face and Draft Analysis

    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”...
    Maha Nadarasa
    last modified by Maha Nadarasa
  • End Condidtion "up to next" error

    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...
    Piotr Kluba
    last modified by Piotr Kluba
  • How to Design Better Plastic Parts

    Plastic part design offers many challenges to the design engineer. The entire process from start to finish is complex - from the modeling challenges to the analysis and tool design.     The following discip...
    SW Admin
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