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Help with mold tools...

Question asked by Kevin Andrews on Sep 6, 2017
Latest reply on Sep 7, 2017 by Kevin Andrews

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:

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