I have pressform for mold design of aluminium details. I would like to make an imprint in order to make elektrode.
Can anybody help me?
Thanks in advance.
Use offset surface with 0 value and get the internal surface. Knit them to make solid and finally model your electrode
Extrude a block (don't merge and create a separate body) and use subtract option in the combine feature (Insert > Combine). Subtract the press form from the extruded block.
Thanks a lot Deepak.
Can I use offset surfaces with 0 value, knet them to make solid instead of mold tools (parting lines, shut-off surfaces, cavity)?
Which method is better?
You looking for making a electrode and not mold, so you can use either of the methods I have suggested and not the mold tools.
I mean, but I can use methods that you have suggested for mold?
I mean it is more difficult to use mold tools?
What do you mean is better for mold?
Mold tools are easy to use but yes sometimes you might need to take addtional helps of other tools like solids/ surfaces, etc. You can also use the methods I have suggested for making molds.
Thanks for information Deepak.
you can also use the cavity tool in assemblies...works great. was the only way to do it before the combine tool. insert new part, extrude block and then use the cavity feature, then do any mods that are need to refine the trode.
Why don't you try our ElectrodeWorks which automates the whole process and also allows you to use both cavity methods and surface knit methods to create electrodes, whichever is suitable.
R&B (developers of MoldWorks/SplitWorks and ElectrodeWorks)
I am posting here because I can not get the new to work. I am ooking at this site as anew user. I am a mold maker thinking of going in to mold design. I am just using solid works for fgetting dim. right now I have done a real simple mold. but have been looking at all your posts and they all seem to be older. Is there any way to see the newer ones or is everybody just not using the site. much anymore.
When you say "I can not get the new to work", do you mean that you can't start a new thread? I think the way you start a new thread is to pick on the little down arrow next to "New" at the top and pick "Discussion".
When you say "have been looking at all your posts and they all seem to be older", do you mean Zdravko's posts? Sometimes people stay away for quite a bit of time for reasons we don't necessarily know. I am just now catching up after not visiting the site for over two months due to the press of work. Some people come in only when they have a particular problem they want help with. Some people get jobs where they don't have easy, or any, access to the web. Some people get jobs where they no longer use SolidWorks. Some people lose their SolidWorks job and don't get another. Some people burn out on the site.
When you say "is everybody just not using the site", do you mean that the "Plastics and Mold Design" doesn't get that much traffic? If so, you are right, that it is not one of the most heavily trafficked sites, but it is exactly the right one for you to post questions in. A belated "Welcome!"
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