I'm trying to use sketch 7 for my tooling split. Why does it say it won't knit?
When you made the "Parting Line3" feature, you defined where the parting line would be.
What you are doing when you define where the parting line will be, is you are telling Solidworks what surfaces will be formed by the cavity-side of the tool and what surfaces will be formed by the core-side of the tool.
So...the blue line on the part is where you told Solidworks the part would change from being formed in the cavity to being formed in the core.
So, per your instructions to Solidworks, Solidworks spit the part into 2 surfaces...the green surfaces are what Solidworks understands will be formed by the cavity-side of the tool and the blue surfaces are what Solidworks understand will be formed by the core-side of the tool.
Now...ASK yourself...will this work...
Is it possible for the cavity-side of the tool to form ALL the green surfaces?
Maybe...you might also ask yourself..."when I split the small diameter of the pin in feature Split Line4, why was it the only face I split?" "Would it have been beneficial for me to have split more faces???"
..maybe fix this first?
What needs to be fixed there?
Hmmmm, perhaps if you had really done all the built-in SWX tutorials you would a) know what needs to be fixed, or more likely b) not have made this mistake nor needed to post your question in the first place.
Dennis Dohogne - Some just can't do self diagnostics or dig deep to make it happen...
Yeah, the late Steve Jobs called that the reality distortion field.
I gave this answer as a reply to you before, but I'm not sure if you read it.
I do know some of the basics so I wouldn't think going through all the tutorials would be necessary. I also have to finish my assignments for school on time. Would you still recommend going through all the tutorials?
Also are there any specific skills you had in mind that could help me with mold creation?
I see this going downhill fast Eric Eubanks - don't ya get it - the experts are telling you to get a) either more training or b) more training or c) more training - Training can be self taught or you may want to call it study time.....
I understand that I need more training. I'm just asking questions so I can figure out how to get the most effective training.
The short answer is, YES!! DO ALL THE TUTORIALS IN SWX, at least up to and including the molding related items. So many of your questions are very basic. If you had done the tutorials for the stuff you think you know you would realize there are some simple things you overlooked. The tutorials are very well done. They even give a good estimate of how long each one takes to go through it. Look at it this way, even if a tutorial lesson is on a subject you think you know well then it should go fast. But don't try to race through it, that is an easy way to overlook something very valuable. Even if it turns out a particular lesson doesn't open your eyes to something new it will serve to validate what you know. By the way, the built-in SWX Help is excellent. You should search for your answers there before asking on this forum. You've been on this forum long enough to know that you can get excellent help here, but we expect you to really listen to our advice and pay heed to it or we lose patience and we pull back our level of assistance.
I get it, you don't like me telling you to do the tutorials. So here's the deal. Do the tutorials and learn them well and I won't have to tell that to you anymore. Your knowledge will improve and you'll be able to answer more of your own questions. Don't do the tutorials and you won't have to hear from me again either.
I want you to understand I do appreciate your advice. I'm not mad that you're telling me to do the tutorials. I ask questions to understand why I need to do all the tutorials and not just some of them. I only wanted to make sure they will be worth my time. I just don't easily commit to big tasks like that. Please continue to offer your advice to me.
It's time you come to terms with and commit to the "BIG TASK" you have taken on. You have taken on the "BIG TASK" of learning how to use Solidworks, with focus on how to design molds using Solidworks. Your work shows us that you do not know very much about how to use Solidworks and that you know even less about molds & mold design. That, Eric, is the "BIG TASK" you need to come to terms with and commit to. Doing every single Solidworks tutorial, is a very small part of that. The moldbuilding industry is in desperate need of self-motivated, hard working designers that are able to think for themselves, and are continually open to learning more. We are awash in people that have no interest in committing to the job, can't think for themselves, think they should get raises simply because they are alive and grace the company with their presence, and will not take initiative and learn things until/unless someone takes the time to explain to them exactly why it would be useful for them to learn it.
We are not here to waste our time by giving you bad advice and sending you down useless paths. When you ask "but will that really be worth my time to do?"...you imply that you believe we are investing our time to send you on a wild goose chase. We have better things to do than to spend time doing that...
There's always the ones that come here and complain of a 'bug' in SW. After all they frequently are educated in that it isn't a bug at all and they end up learning something. I have come here for help and asked many questions over the years and you guys have always done me right and I appreciate that. I have learned from the 'bug' reports!
C'mon Doug Seibel, you know you want to just blurt it out!!!!
The most basic split and he is stumped, me thinks someone needs to watch more of the tutorials.......
Yup...I'm fighting the urge to just blurt it out...but then he "won't learn nothing".
(also wishing I could just give 'em a "Gibbs slap")
I really have to go the sarcasm route or I would be blurting it out too.
I think I see it now. It needs to be all green on top and all blue on bottom. So the parting lines have to be in the right place to make that happen.
Actually, if you get it right it will be green on top red on bottom. Blue is a straddle surface (it is both green and red)
Yeah...I've got my colors customized...
Green is drafted for cavity
Blue is drafted for core
Red is dead vertical
Yellow is "Straddle"
I have it set that way so it matches up with the draft analysis tool...
Green is cavity
Blue is core
...and when you turn on "gradual transition", red is zero draft.
I got it to work. I just found out how projecting split lines works.
Pray tell, how did you figure it out?
By reading the answer I marked as correct and watching this video
split line basics in solidworks - YouTube
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