We have a few parts that have to be cast for us. Our current method is to design the part in it's finished state and then back track our way back to a cast part.
Then we add in the draft angles for the mold....I have just started here, and have never had to design for molded parts before, but this sound like a LOT of redundant work.
Is there a way that I can design my cast part and then, using mold tools, have the draft automatically added to my parts? I have figured out how to use draft analysis and I know there are other tools that I can use. I figure I can use draft analysis to see where draft is required - then be able to, somehow, split the part in to two separate halves and then have the system automatically add draft...but I don't know how to do that. If someone could supply me a video link, that would be awesome.
Here is a sample of one of my parts: