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Help molding this complex wheel

Question asked by Lucas Silva on Oct 10, 2017
Latest reply on Oct 11, 2017 by Lucas Silva

I'm learning molding

The wheel I need to mold is attached on this post

 

All tutorials tell me to create a plane for the parting line - but life ain't that simple.

 

Funny thing is: the Parting Line Analysis, under Evaluate, gives a perfect parting line (see pic), as it prevents undercuts, which are prohibitive for the milling operations

 

CorrectPartLine.jpg

That's exactly where I need the molds cut, but have no idea how to convert this to that.

 

The following gives an "idea" of where the parting line should go:

 

PartLine.jpg

 

I am to worry only about the inner side of the wheel. The mold already exists where the tire goes

 

 

PS.: There's a bug. Rebuild the document once it opens if it seems blank

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